Paul Tran - Murray

Oct 10, 2022, 4:00 pm


Paul Tran

Book Title

All the Flowers Kneeling



Wasatch Front Region


Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science
5715 S 1300 E
Murray , UT 84121-1023
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Utah High School Poetry Slam Initiative invites you to a Teen Poetry Workshop with Paul Tran, author of All The Flowers Kneeling.

Visceral and astonishing, Paul Tran’s debut poetry collection All the Flowers Kneeling investigates intergenerational trauma, sexual violence, and U.S. imperialism in order to radically alter our understanding of freedom, power, and control. In poems of desire, gender, bodies, legacies, and imagined futures, Tran’s poems elucidate the complex and harrowing processes of reckoning and recovery, enhanced by innovative poetic forms that mirror the nonlinear emotional and psychological experiences of trauma survivors. At once grand and intimate, commanding and deeply vulnerable, All the Flowers Kneeling revels in rediscovering and reconfiguring the self, and ultimately becomes an essential testament to the human capacity for resilience, endurance, and love.

Paul Tran received their BA in history from Brown University and MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis, where they were the chancellor’s graduate fellow and senior poetry fellow. They have been awarded a 2021 Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Currently a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University, Paul’s work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere.

- ASL interpretation provided if requested. Email to make the request.
- On-site sensory kit available. ask Willy Palomo.
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This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Utah High School Poetry Slam Initiative.