online Casserole reading feature w/Douglas Kearney!

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.

Nibble on all the leftovers of Casseroles past by visiting or subscribing to the YouTube page. Follow Chelsea Kurnick (The Casserole) on Google+. If you want to be a future feature, write me and send a sampling of your work + a bio to the[dot]casserole[dot]reading[at]gmail[dot]com .”

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