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

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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!

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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!

Ching-In

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.