Join us at the Met with poets Amanda Calderon and Michael Leong as they read works in response to The Met's exhibition Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art. The ongoing exhibition features artwork from the 18th century to the present, inspired by what may be the most famous and emotionally resonant site on the Korean peninsula: the Diamond Mountains. The region's location in what is today North Korea has kept it largely inaccessible during modern times.
This event is free with museum admission and open to the public.
Amanda Calderon, a 2014 Emerging Poets Fellow at Poets House is a NYC-based poet. She is currently at work on her first manuscript, and is a Pushcart nominee and graduate of New York University's MFA program. Her work can be found at Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, Coldfront, and No, Dear.
Michael Leong is the author of e.s.p. (Silenced Press, 2009) and Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions, 2012). He has also published numerous chapbooks, most recently Li Po Meets Oulipo (Belladonna*, 2015) andFruits and Flowers and Animals and Seas and Lands Do Open (Burnside Review Press, 2015).