Bao Phi

Robert C. Wright Minnesota Writer-in-Residence

Bao Phi  


Thursday, February 27

Workshop
10–11 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato

Craft Talk
3–4 pm
Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Books will be available for purchase.

Reading
7:30–8:30 pm
Room 245, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Phi will be joined by 2019 Robert C. Wright Award winner Elizabeth Lanier
Real-time captioning will be provided.
Books will be available for purchase.


Bao Phi has been a performance poet since 1991.  A two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and a National Poetry Slam finalist, he has performed as a featured artist all over the U.S. and has appeared on HBO Presents Russell Simmons Def Poetry.  He is the author of two poetry collections:  Thousand Star Hotel, which was a finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and Sông I Sing, both published by Coffee House Press.  His first children’s book, A Different Pond, won the both the Caldecott Medal and Charlotte Zolotow Awards in 2018, in addition to the Minnesota Book Award for Children’s Literature; his second, My Footprints, also published by Capstone Press, is forthcoming in September 2019.