Archive for September, 2010

1st Milwaukee reading & adventures & poem sightings

September 23, 2010

Dear friendlies,

I’m grateful for finding myself settling into a new community, new school, new city, new life!  This month here has been full of adventure, comparison, discovery and challenge & I’m excited to be reading for the first time in my new adopted city of Milwaukee along with other members of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee creative writing community here:

Thursday, September 23, 7pm
UWM Creative Writing Graduate Program Student/Faculty Reading
w/Christine Stroik & George Clark
Paddy’s Pub, 2339 North Murray Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Free and Open to the Public but must be 21 years old


Also,  I’m happy to report (very belatedly) that The Heart’s Traffic won the 2010 Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Poetry and an Honorable Mention from the Eric Hoffer Award.

New poems/writings are up or out here:

** “Letters To” Ifesto published in Esque, a new online journal edited by the fabulous editors Amy King & Ana Bozicevic, alongside Oetry by poets like Tamiko Beyer, Kate Durbin, Evie Shockley, Ken Chen & Brandon Shimoda.

** new poems from my Shiny City series in John Hoppenthaler’s Poetry Congeries series in Connotation Press

** & a beautiful issue of Eleven Eleven #9 in the mail with more Shiny City poems & the poems of other lovelies Natasha Marin & more!

Thanks for reading/listening & see you on the road!

University of New Haven reading 9/16 w/Phillip Memmer

September 16, 2010

Quick & dirty post just to announce that I’ll be reading @ the University of New Haven & the details!  & thank you to Randall Horton for organizing this!

More to come!


September 16th, 2010

6:00pm to 7:15pm

@ Dodds Theater

Poetry Reading Featuring Ching-In Chen and Philip Memmer

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, employees and general public

Philip Memmer is the author of three books of poems, including Lucifer: A Hagiography, winner of the 2009 Idaho Prize for Poetry from Lost Horse Press; Threat of Pleasure (Word Pres, 2008), winner of the 2008 Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry; and Sweetheart, Baby, Darling (Word Press, 2004). His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Epoch, and Mid-American Review, and in several anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day and Don’t Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review. He is the Executive Director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, and the founder of the YMCA’s Downtown Writer’s Center; he also serves as Associate Editor for Tiger Bark Press. He lives in Deansboro, NY.

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press). Daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is a Kundiman, Macondo and Lambda Fellow. A community organizer, she has worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston.  Ching-In is a co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities, forthcoming from South End Press, and is a member of the Save Our Chinatown Committee, a grassroots organization focused on the preservation of the archaeological heritage of Riverside Chinatown.