BookWoman presents Jenny Qi: Focal Point

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Jenny Qi
Jenny Qi Photo courtesy of BookWoman

BookWoman will host an evening with Jenny Qi, Susan Nguyen, and Annelyse Gelman in honor of the publication of Qi's debut collection of poetry, Focal Point. Cindy Huyser will host the event.

Winner of the 2020 Steel Toe Books Poetry Award, Focal Point is a scientist’s unofficial dissertation, a daughter’s faithful correspondence, and a coming-of-age story. Written largely while Qi was a young Ph.D. student conducting cancer research after losing her mother to cancer of another kind, the collection turns a kaleidoscopic eye on illness, early relationships, racism, climate change, mass shootings, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more - but not without hope or faith.

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5501 N. Lamar Blvd. #A-105
Austin, TX 78751


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Admission is free.