Split this Rock w/Kundiman, Arktoi Reading @ Ruskin + Shiny City, writing tip up!

Dear friends,

I have a sweatshirt that I still wear from my days in the Bay from my old activist group, Chin Jurn Wor Ping (Moving Forward for Peace).  On the back is a logo from I Wor Kuen, an activist Asian American group in the 1970’s.  On the front, a design that an artist in our group created for us, which says From Roots to Revolution.

As I get closer to another transition in my life of leaving Riverside and finishing up my MFA program, I hope to remember my roots, both in community and in my writing.


Some new writing up:

— the first poem from my shiny city project — Shiny City, Origins

— a writing tip for Writers at Work

& thank you to Nicelle Davis for a review of The Heart’s Traffic on the Pank blog:  Ching-In Chen’s The Heart’s Traffic (and Quantum Physics as explained on YouTube): A Review by Nicelle Davis

& two upcoming readings/performances details below!

1) 7 & 7 Poets Celebrate Kundiman’s 7th Year 3/11 @ Split This Rock in Washington DC

2) Arktoi Reading @ Ruskin in LA 3/14


7 & 7: 7 Poets Celebrate Kundiman’s 7th Year @ Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location:  True Reformer Building-1 , Washington, DC  as part of the Split This Rock Poetry Festival


Kundiman poets Hossannah Asuncion, Ching-In Chen, Janine Joseph, Joseph O. Legaspi, Alison Roh Park, Soham Patel, & Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai gather to showcase a provocative range of voices and aesthetics engaging in a poetic conversation about building the imaginative capacity of our communities. Kundiman is dedicated to nurturing emerging Asian American poetry. In a culture where the lives and voices of Asian Americans are often marginalized or excluded, Kundiman works to overturn this inequality by creating a community where Asian American poets can articulate our struggles, possibilities, and liberation.


Red Hen Press Reading Series
Poetry at the Ruskin
, Sunday, March 14th, 2pm
The Ruskin Art Club
800 South Plymouth Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Featured Readers are from Arktoi Books:
Ching-In Chen and Elizabeth Bradfield

Eloise Klein Healy moderating


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