Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai. She is the author of Debts & Lessons (Omnidawn), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and June (a chapbook from Corollary Press). She has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation. When not traveling, she lives in Marfa, Texas, where she co-edits Canarium Books. This year, Xu is a Visiting Professor in the MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She’ll be reading a series of “Lullabies” from Debts & Lessons, as well as selections from a work-in-progress, Telepathos.
Joshua Edwards directs Canarium Books. He’s the author of Castles and Islands, Architecture for Travelers, Imperial Nostalgias, and Campeche, and a photobook, Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa. He’s received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Program, University of Michigan, Stanford University, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, and elsewhere. He’ll be reading poems written for collaborations with artists (including Charlotte Moth, whose first US solo exhibition is currently up at the MIT List Visual Arts Center), and excerpts from a recently-completed verse novella, Agonistes.