6pm: Meet The Author Jenny Yang Cropp

Join Us April 30th at 6PM for a Public Reading:

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Jenny Yang Cropp

Jenny Yang Cropp is the author of the poetry collection String Theory (Mongrel Empire), a 2016 Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and two chapbooks, Not a Bird or a Flower (Ryga) and Hanging the Moon (RockSaw). Her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ecotone, Arc Poetry Magazine, Poemeleon, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in cart blanche as well as the anthology Voices from the Heartland: Volume II (University of Oklahoma). She is an assistant professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University where she teaches poetry and publishing and serves as the poetry editor for Big Muddy. She was also recently elected to serve as chair of the Southwest Council and member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

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