Archive for May, 2013

zuihitsu in Mead Magazine

May 9, 2013

Thanks to Nicholas Wong & Laura McCullough for including my zuihitsu, Various Various, in the spring issue of Mead Magazine!

 

MA Poetry Festival, part of Kundiman Revolution & Art reading Saturday!

May 1, 2013
I’ll be part of a contingent of Kundiman folks at the upcoming Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, MA.  If you’re in the nabe, come on by:http://masspoetry.org/

* Featured Kundiman Events/Readings:

Asian American Poetry: Beyond LaChoy

 
Speakers 
CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING
TAMIKO BEYER
JOSEPH O. LEGASPI
AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL
11:00 – 12:00pm on Saturday, May 4 in Hawthorne Hotel, Essex Room 

What is Asian-American poetry? It is a question that follows every Asian-American poet. Of course, responses vary from individual to individual, from generation to generation. But what better way to know than to listen, since, as a rule in good poetry, it’s better to describe than to tell? Contemporary Asian-American poets will read from their books, illustrating how Asian-American poetry has shifted and evolved. It is no longer the miniature Asian Food aisle in U.S. supermarkets, stocked with LaChoy easy-to-prepare meals and Asian-inspired sauces.

 

Revolution and Art: Ekphrasis by Kundiman/Asian-American Poets

 
Speakers 
CHING-IN CHEN
SEJAL SHAH
TAMIKO BEYER
JOSEPH O. LEGASPI
R.A. VILLANUEVA
Track: Pre-Registered Event
Tags ekphrastic poetry 
12:15 – 1:15pm on Saturday, May 4 in Peabody Essex Museum Bartlet 

Every work of art is an act of revolution. It is a change in perception; changes perception; leads to profound change. Delving into the Asian Arts collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, Kundiman Asian American poets will attempt to create tiny sparks of revolution through ekphrasis, commentary on visual art. They will explore and respond to museum work in the context of their hyphenated heritage, and to pay homage to the historical and literary wealth and of Massachusetts. Introductions by Joseph Legaspi.