Prof. Yuri Doolan (HIST) moderated a discussion on the role of personal identity in poetry and academia with Prof. Elizabeth Bradfield (ENG) and Chen Chen, the University’s Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence.
The theme of the discussion, Doolan said, was the relationship between poetry and identity, and the way those elements can be used to explore the world and other academic disciplines.
Aside from poetry, Bradfield is a naturalist and biology field researcher.
Chen teaches poetry workshops in the Creative Writing Program as the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence.
His work has been published in Poetry, the New York Times, the Best of American Poetry 2015-2019 and many other publications.