Boston & NYC Upcoming Readings + New Poems Up!

Dear friends,

I’ll be returning to the Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA to read with with Laura McCullough, Dave Zelsterman & Michael Sussman!

Tuesday, June 23, 3:30-5pm
Solstice Participant Reading
Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference
Pine Manor College
400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill MA

Later in the week, I’ll be reading in the Academy of American Poets’ Poetry from the Rooftops series with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and Daniel Tobin.

June 25, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
The Arsenal Building at Central Park, 64th Street at 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Free and open to the public

This summer, the Academy of American Poets continues its tradition of summer poetry readings by from the Rooftops. This outdoor reading series is held on the newly renovated rooftop of the Arsenal Building in Central Park, and features new and emerging poets.

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon’s books of poetry include Open Interval (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), and Black Swan (2002), which won the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her work has been widely anthologized, and she is currently an assistant professor of English at Cornell University.

Daniel Tobin’s collections include Second Things (Four Way Books, 2008); The Narrows (Four Way Books, 2005); Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2004); and Where the World is Made, co-winner of the 1998 Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize (University Press of New England, 1999). His work has been widely anthologized, and he has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the “Discovery” / The Nation Award, the Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in Tea Party, Fifth Wednesday Journal, OCHO, Iron Horse Literary Review, Water-Stone Review, and the anthology Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves.

Save the date: I’ll reading in NYC again on July 6 at LouderArts at Bar13 and July 9 at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop!
Lastly, two new poems up!
“Luo” appears in Rio Grande Review:

The poem, “Eight Foreign Years Are Equivalent to Four Chinese,” appears in From East to West:

Happy summer-ing!


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