Archive for July, 2013

art$upport pop-up performance today in support of Woodland Pattern

July 25, 2013

I’ll be participating in art$upport by doing a 5-min guerrilla-style reading in support of Woodland Pattern 12:15pm today (July 25) @ Milwaukee Public Market (400 N Water St  Milwaukee, WI 53202)

Writing Race & Belonging: A Protest Poem for Trayvon Martin

July 16, 2013
Join us tomorrow virtually or at Gramsci Monument in the Bronx for Kundiman’s WRITING RACE & BELONGING: A PROTEST POEM FOR TRAYVON MARTIN

To stand in solidarity with Trayvon Martin and his family and to speak on the national debate on civil rights and racial profiling, Kundiman will be writing a protest poem both virtually and as part of our Writing Race & Belonging presentation at the Gramsci Monument sponsored by Dia Art Foundation. Poets of color from around the country will participate in this poetic vigil for Trayvon Martin. You’ll be able to view the virtual poem as it unfolds in real time on the Kundiman website here:http://kundiman.org/news/2013/7/10/july-17-writing-race-belonging-a-live-monument-2

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gramsci Monument is located on the grounds of Forest Houses, off Tinton Avenue between 163rd and 165th Streets.

WRITING RACE & BELONGING: A PROTEST POEM FOR TRAYVON MARTIN

To stand in solidarity with Trayvon Martin and his family and to speak on the national debate on civil rights and racial profiling, Kundiman will be writing a protest poem both virtually and as part of our Writing Race & Belonging presentation at the Gramsci Monument sponsored by Dia Art Foundation. Poets of color from around the country will participate in this poetic vigil for Trayvon Martin. You’ll be able to view the virtual poem as it unfolds in real time on the Kundiman website here: http://kundiman.org/news/2013/7/10/july-17-writing-race-belonging-a-live-monument-2

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gramsci Monument is located on the grounds of Forest Houses, off Tinton Avenue between 163rd and 165th Streets.

Directions:

Subway: 2, 5 at Prospect Avenue
Head north on Prospect Avenue
Turn left onto 163rd Street
Pass Union Avenue
Turn right onto Tinton Avenue
Take first left onto pedestrian pathway leading into Forest Houses

online Casserole reading feature w/Douglas Kearney!

July 7, 2013

will be reading tonight on the Casserole Reading series w/Douglas Kearney, 6:30-7:30PST/8:30-930CST.  

To watch live, tune in on Sunday, July 7th from 6:30-7:30pm PDT at http://youtube.com/user/thecasserolereading

Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press). They are a Kundiman, Lambda and Norman Mailer Poetry Fellow and a member of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and Macondo writing communities. A community organizer, they have worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston. In Milwaukee, they are Cream City Review’s editor-in-chief. www.chinginchen.com

Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s second full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. It was also a finalist for the Pen Center USA Award in 2010. His newest chapbook, SkinMag (A5/Deadly Chaps) is available. Red Hen Press will publish Kearney’s third collection, Patter, in 2014. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, a Coat Hanger award and fellowships at Idyllwild, Cave Canem, and others. Two of his operas, Sucktion and Crescent City, have received grants from the MAPFund. Sucktion has been produced internationally. Crescent City premiered in Los Angeles in 2012. He has been commissioned to create and/or run workshops in ekprastic poetry for the Weisman Museum (Minneapolis), Studio Museum in Harlem, MOCA, SFMOMA, and the Poetry Foundation. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts.

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