Poetry Reading by Monica Youn
Monica Youn, Princeton University
November 29, 2016 · 6:00 pm—8:00 pm · Labyrinth Books
Co-sponsored by Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts
First coined in 1628, the term “blackacre” is a legal fiction, a hypothetical estate. It is also a password among lawyers marking one’s initiation into a centuries-old tradition of legal indoctrination. Monica Youn’s multifaceted new collection, Blackacre, uses the term to suggest landscape, legacy, what is allotted to each of us—a tract of land, a work of art, a heritage, a body, a destiny.
Monica Youn is the author of two previous poetry collections, Barter and Ignatz, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. A former lawyer, she teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
This event is co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.