BUT BACK TO SAN FRANCISCO...
But San Francisco was busy, too, while I was in NYC! So thanks to Jai Arun Ravine for covering my SPT reading with Susan Gevirtz over at the Kelsey Street Press Blog. Click on excerpt below for whole coverage:
The orphanage becomes a constellation of disposable friendliness and second-hand toys, of surface presentations and meaningless gestures, where only a certain few have the power to connect the dots [“Dear Government Agency In Charge Of Children...”]. The form of Eileen’s “haybun,” a pairing of prose poem with hay(na)ku, becomes a vehicle that transports emotion and compresses it into compact fists [“...wind smolders song...silk sunders wind...”].
X POETICS also provides both coverage and a poetics essay by Moi over HERE, complete with an illustration by Michael--I'm shameless and insufferable when it comes to giving my son coverage!.
Okay, speaking of Jai, be sure to check out the KUNDIMAN WEST BERKELEY READING where, among other things, a raffle will contain copies of THE THORN ROSARY. I hope you'll go out to support Kundiman, a lovely cause:
invites you to
LOVE & LIBERATION!
KUNDIMAN READING & CHAPBOOK RELEASE PARTY
Celebrating Asian American Poetry!
SUMMI KAIPA and INDIVISIBLE: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian
JAI ARUN RAVINE and IS THIS JANUARY
SATURDAY, MAY 29
8:00 – 10:00 PM
UC BERKELEY CAMPUS
BARBARA CHRISTIAN ROOM, 554 BARROWS HALL, 5TH FLOOR
$3 – 10 suggested donation — to benefit Kundiman (no one turned away for lack of funds).
+ SPICY BOOK RAFFLE!
Win a copy of “Here is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets,” Joseph O. Legaspi’s “Imago” or Eileen Tabios’ “The Thorn Rosary”!