Monday, November 8, 2021

RVCC to Present Poetry Reading Featuring Chrysanthemum Tran

A Poetry Reading with Chrysanthemum Tran

WHEN: November 15, at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Nash Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
ADMISSION: free of charge and open to the public
Face masks are required in all RVCC facilities.

Chrysanthemum Tran is a poet, writer, performance artist, and historian. She is the recipient of a MacColl Johnson Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation. In 2016, she burst onto the poetry slam scene when she became the first trans woman finalist of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Gracing the stages of the National Poetry Slam Finals and the College Slam Invitational Finals, she is a Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, FEMS Poetry Slam Champion, and Providence Grand Slam Champion. With poet Justice Ameer, she produced and debuted the multidisciplinary show, ANTHEM, at the American Repertory Theater’s OBERON. She is currently developing her first manuscript, which unveils the historical constructions and codifications of legal sex. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she resides in Rhode Island.

The event is being presented by the RVCC English Department. For additional information, contact Professor of English Michael McKeown Bondhus at

Ranked by, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.