The Department of English and the Robert P. Hubbard Professorship welcome poet Khaty Xiong to Kenyon.

Khaty Xiong is a Hmong American poet from Fresno, California. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, "Poor Anima" (Apogee Press, 2015) and three poetry chapbooks: "Ode to the Far Shore" (Platypus Press, 2016), "Deer Hour" (New Michigan Press, 2014) and "Elegies" (University of Montana, 2013). Her work has been featured in Poetry, Gulf Coast, The Adroit Journal, Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, The New York Times, and elsewhere.

Xiong's honors include a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, residencies at MacDowell, a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and two Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council.

She served as the artist-in-residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institution at New York University in spring 2022. Currently, she is working on her second poetry collection that focuses on a series of pastoral elegies dedicated to her mother.

Please join us in the Cheever Room, located in Finn House, on Thursday, April 4, at 5 p.m.