Midwest Poets Series - Monica Youn

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Arrupe Hall Auditorium
Color photo of Monica Youn

Monica Youn earned a law degree at Yale Law School, and, as a Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow at NYU School of Law, she focused on election law and First Amendment rights. She has litigated election-law cases nationally in federal courts, has testified before Congress, and has appeared on MSNBC's Hardball, PBS' NewsHour, Bill Moyers Journal, and other programs.

She also is a poet.

Let's be clear. "Monica Youn, quite simply," says poet and critic Linda Gregerson, "is one of the two or three most brilliant poets working in America today."
Youn's Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016) won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and named one of the best poetry collections of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post and BuzzFeed.

Admission: $3; no one will be denied entrance for lack of funds. For information call 816.501.4607 or visit www.rockhurst.edu/artsandletters.