37 minutes | Oct 6, 2021

Envisioning a Writing World Full of Good Literary Citizens with Victoria Chang

The celebrated poet Victoria Chang envisions a writing world in which collaboration, generosity, and mutual aid are regular features. In both her life as a writer and in her role as chair of Antioch’s Creative Writing MFA program, Victoria embodies these qualities, which together she calls “literary citizenship.” And she inspires her students to do the same. In this conversation we explore what being a good literary citizen means to Victoria, how this ethos has influenced her own work and career, and how building a more inclusive writing community benefits everyone.Visit Antioch University’s website to learn more about the MFA in Creative Writing program. Learn more about Victoria Chang click here.You can purchase the books we talked about in the show, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, Love, Love, OBIT, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief.Recorded September 2, 2021 via Riverside.fm. Released September 8, 2021. The Seed Field Podcast is produced by Antioch University.The Seed Field Podcast’s host is Jasper Nighthawk, and its editor is Lauren Instenes. Special thanks for this episode goes to Karen Hamilton and Melinda Garland for their contributions.For information about this and past episodes, and to access a full transcript, visit theseedfield.org. To get updates and be notified about future episodes, follow Antioch University on Facebook.
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