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Hunter Professor Named Brooklyn Poet Laureate

Tina Chang, Hunter adjunct professor of English, has been chosen over 21 other applicants to become Brooklyn’s next poet laureate. Borough President Marty Markowitz announced the news in his State of the Borough address on February 3, citing Chang’s many literary accolades and her commitment to becoming a “poetic ambassador.”  At the event, Chang read her poem “Praise.”

Chang is the author of the collection Half-Lit Houses and co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond.

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