Book Fest spotlight: poets Tina Chang & Jericho Brown at Books are Magic

In the run up to this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival (Sept. 21 & 22), a series of literary “bookend” events are slated to take place at bookish spaces around the city. At Books are Magic in Cobble Hill, join poets Jericho Brown and Tina Chang for a reading from their latest collections on Sept. 19. Both poets deal with culture, privilege and identity through their work. 

Jericho Brown’s latest collection is “The Tradition.” He’s the author of “Please,” a 2008 collection that won the American Book Award. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time and elsewhere. He is an associate professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University. 

Tina Chang was named the Brooklyn Poet Laureate in 2010. Her most recent work, “Hybrida,” was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by NPR, Oprah magazine and Lit Hub. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. 

Chang and Brown will be reading at Books are Magic on Sept. 19 at 7:30 pm as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival. The event is free and open to the public.


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