Next Saturday, September 15, PEN America will host three amazing poets for Lit Crawl NYC. Join us in the outdoor patio of Bantam, on the Lower East Side, for a night of poetry, drinks, and discussion. Poets Tina Chang, Deborah Landau, and Monica Youn will read from their new work. This is the final stop on the Lit Crawl NYC schedule so come on out and we’ll all head over to the after party at Happy Ending bar.

Bantam, 8PM
17 Stanton St
(near Chrystie St)
New York, NY 10002

For a full list of Lit Crawl events on the 15th, click here. And make sure to RSVP on Facebook here.

Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of the poetry collections Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books, 2011) and Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004). She is also co-editor of the Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). Her poems have been published in American Poet, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and Ploughshares.

Deborah Landau is the author of The Last Usable Hour (Copper Canyon Press, 2011), and Orchidelirium (Anhinga Press, 2004), which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared  in The Paris Review, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, The Best American Erotic Poems, and The Wall Street Journal, and her poetry has been translated into Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, and Greek.

Monica Youn is the author of Barter (Graywolf Press, 2003) and Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous journals and anthologies including Fence, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. She has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress and has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Rockefeller Foundation / Bellagio.