YOU ARE INVITED
Oct. 13, Litquake with SPD
Featured Poets: Eileen Tabios, Joseph Lease, Elaine Kahn, Dennis Somera, Tanea Lansford and "Pickleman"
Marsh Cafe at 1070 Valencia near 22nd, San Francisco
Begins at 8 p.m.
Featuring SPD's "Poetry Trading Post": Trade a poem or story for a Free Book!
Oct. 21, "One Way or Another"
Featured poets: Eileen Tabios, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Cathy Park Hong, Paolo Javier, David Lau, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Truong Tran
Gallery C @ Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
2626 Bancroft Way
2621 Durant Avenue
Between College and Telegraph
October 21, 2007; 3:00 p.m.
The October 21 event is curated by Chris Chen who sends out the following announcement for more information:
Asian American Poetry Now
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 Eileen Tabios, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Cathy Park Hong, Paolo Javier, David Lau, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Truong Tran.
Public programs for One Way or Another are supported by UC Berkeley's Consortium for the Arts, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, and Asian American Studies Program, and cosponsored by Asia Society Northern California.
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