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Three of our most exciting contemporary poets discuss their new collections, which experiment with language and form as they critique the status quo and the social order. A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems presents three decades of Marilyn Chin’s poetry, from love lyrics to Asian-American identity anthems, from political and subversive hybrid forms to feminist manifestos. The new collection of poems by Eileen Myles, Evolution, ranges from intimacies and exploration of self to indictment of contemporary politics. Justin Phillip Reeds’ “visceral and teasingly cerebral debut” Indecency, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, is at once political and personal, tender and daring, as he confronts masculinity, sexuality, exploitation and the prison industrial complex. Moderated by John Freeman, editor of Freeman’s and author of Maps.