Archive for August, 2017

‘recombinant’ in milwaukee (8.1), new york (8.3) & austin (8.18)!

August 1, 2017

Upcoming ‘recombinant’ readings!

Tues, August 1, 7p: Milwaukee Poetry Reading featuring Ching-In Chen, Dawn Tefft & Brenda Cárdenas @ Woodland Pattern (720 E. Locust St.)

More information: http://woodlandpattern.org/events/?event=337

Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart’s Traffic and recombinant and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities and Here is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets. A Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole and Callaloo Fellow, they are part of Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. A senior editor of The Conversant, they serve on the Executive Board of Thinking Its Presence: Race, Advocacy, Solidarity in the Arts. While completing their PhD in Creative Writing at University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, they served as editor-in-chief of cream city review as well as on the Woodland Pattern board and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission. A poetry editor of the Texas Review, they are assistant professor of poetry at Sam Houston State University.

Brenda Cárdenas is the author of Boomerang (Bilingual Press) and the chapbooks Bread of the Earth / The Last Colors with Roberto Harrison (Decentralized Publications); Achiote Seeds/Semillas de Achiote with Critstina García, Emmy Pérez, and Gabriela Erandi Rico (Achiote Seeds); and From the Tongues of Brick and Stone (Momotombo Press). She also co-edited Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Spuyten Duyvil Press and Dispatches Editions) and Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press). Cárdenas’ poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Latino Poetics: The Art of Poetry, The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, POETRY, City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, The Quarry: A Social Justice Database, the Library of Congress’ Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers, Jet Fuel Review, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry, and many others. Cárdenas served as the Milwaukee Poet Laureate from 2010-2012 and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dawn Tefft’s poems appear in Fence, Denver Quarterly, and BlazeVOX, among other journals. Her chapbooks include Fist, The Walking Dead: A Lyric, and Field Trip to My Mother and Other Exotic Locations. Her nonfiction has been published in Truthout, Jacobin, PopMatters, and Woodland Pattern’s blog. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works as a higher ed union organizer.

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Thurs, August 3, 7p: NYC Poets House Showcase Reading featuring Aziza Barnes, Ching-In Chen, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib & DéLana R. A. Dameron @ Kray Hall, 10 River Ter

Join us for an installment of our fantastic Showcase 2017 Reading Series, with readings by Aziza Barnes (‘i be, but i ain’t,’ YesYes Books); Ching-In Chen (‘recombinant,’ Kelsey Street Press); Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (‘The Crown Ain’t Worth Much,’ Button Poetry); and DéLana R. A. Dameron (‘Weary Kingdom,’ Palmetto Poetry Series)

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Fri, August 18, 7p: Ching-In Chen Austin Book Launch with mónica teresa ortiz & Jesus Valles @ Malvern Books (613 W 29th St, Austin, Texas)

Join us in celebrating the launch of Ching-In Chen’s new poetry collection, “recombinant.” With readings from Ching-In Chen, mónica teresa ortiz, and Jesus Valles.

“Ching-In Chen’s ‘recombinant’ is an innovative and powerful collection about genealogy, migration, survival, gender, memory, and ecology. The poems unearth and recombine fragments from museum artifacts, laws, census data, and historical archives with lyric reflections and open-heart composition strategies. By the end, you will feel haunted by the ghosts and ancestors who have continued their journey in the vessel of the poet’s tongue.” —Craig Santos Perez

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books) and recombinant (Kelsey Street Press) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press; AK Press) and Here is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press). A Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole and Callaloo Fellow, they are part of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. A senior editor of The Conversant, they serve on the Executive Board of Thinking Its Presence: Race, Advocacy, and Solidarity in the Arts. They are an Assistant Professor in Poetry at Sam Houston State University and poetry editor of the Texas Review.

mónica teresa ortiz was born and raised in Texas. Her work has appeared in Pilgrimage Magazine, Borderlands, the Texas Observer, Black Girl Dangerous, and elsewhere. A two-time Andres Montoya Letras Latinas Poetry Prize finalist, ortiz is the poetry editor for Raspa Magazine, a queer Latino literary art journal.

* A note on parking: If parking is unavailable in the store parking lot, please use residential streets. Or, for evening events, you can park at Breed Hardware, 718 W. 29th Street, when they’re closed (they close at 7pm Mon – Fri). And if you park in our lot, please watch out for potholes! *

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