Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm heading to San Francisco to do two exciting readings.

Friday, Oct 19, 7:30
with Linda Russo
Small Press Traffic Reading Series
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
Info for direcitons:

(they're allowing me to play a mix CD before the reading starts.)

Sunday, October 21, 3 p.m.
Asian American Poetry Now
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way / 510.642.0808

The Sunday reading is curated by the fearsome poet/critic Chris Chen and features an extremely talented roster of poets. Here's how they describe it:

How are young Asian American poets grappling with some of the issues that have engaged the artists featured in One Way or Another? Eight West Coast- and New York-based Asian American poets, from the same generation as the exhibition artists and with a comparable range of cultural backgrounds, will read from work that parallels the "post-identity" premise of One Way or Another. Their poetry displays a range of exciting experimental styles that depart from the focus on identity politics that has marked the work of many Asian American poets since the 1960s. Poet and UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate Chris Chen, whose dissertation explores experimental currents within contemporary Asian American and African American poetry, will introduce and moderate the program. Featured poets are Barbara Jane Reyes, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Cathy Park Hong, Paolo Javier, David Lau, Eileen Tabios, and Truong Tran. A reception will follow the program.