Posts Tagged ‘Rachelle Cruz’

‘Spell for Safety’ poem in Origins + Robots Speak Back!: Asian American Speculative Poetry reading FRI/APR 20/11a-12:30p @ Split This Rock Poetry Festival

April 20, 2018

Asked to write a poem for Lavender Graduation last semester, I wrote “Spell for Safety” for the trans & genderqueer students who made it to the finish line. Thank you to Origins Literary Journal for giving it a home in the Split This Rock edition! & check out poems by lovelies Ashley M. JonesSham E-Ali NayeemApril GibsonRachelle CruzSahar Muradi & more!


I’ll be reading speculative poems & writing/dreaming towards a more equitable world with Rachelle CruzSally Wen Mao & lo kwa mei-en FRI/APRIL 20, 11a-12:30p @ Robots Speak Back!: Asian American Speculative Poetry reading during Split This Rock Poetry Festival: 2018! We’ll be in National Housing Center Room B – 1201 15th Street NW, Washington DC. Come join us!


UW-Parkside Writers’ Conference, poems in Barzakh & WI Fellowship of Poets calendar & Conversant!

May 3, 2014

Hi friendlies,

With more sunshine comes lots of activity!  You can find me in person at the following events:

1) reading with Anne Shaw, Milwaukee, WI hosted by Cynthia Spencer – Saturday, May 3, 2014

2) Keynote @ UW-Parkside Writers’ Conference: “Mutate: Flirting with Boundaries” – 6pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2014


+ my creative work here:

3) my poems, “Letter for Export,” “Girl-not,” “Envelope/Recombinant,” “How heart open,” and “Open heart how” have found a home in the Correspondence issue of Barzakh, alongside some poets & writers I admire & friends including Myung Mi Kim, Purvi Shah, Nathaniel Mackay, Wo Chan, Tomás Urayoán Noel, Amaranth Borsuk & Andy Fitch. Thanks to editor Evan Chen!

4) Just received a hand-delivered copy of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ 2014 Calendar. My poem “Rummage: Shiny City” is re-published here. If you want a calendar, you can order it here!

5) An old-school interview (from 2009) from Rachelle Cruz’s The Blood-Jet Hour can be found in this month’s The Conversant. I’ll be joining The Conversant as a Senior Editor, along with Caleb Beckwith, this summer.  The Conversant is a monthly journal featuring serial interview projects, talk poetries, and interviews between poets and other language-based artists and I’m open to queries for provocative interviews on writers and artists.

Interview on Blood-Jet Writing Hour + NYC LouderArts & Asian American Writers’ Workshop Readings next week!

July 3, 2009

Dear ones,

I’m writing to you while watching the rain fall in the Massachusetts dusk. I’m grateful for this time to re-visit with fam back on the East coast and I’m grateful that my friend Melissa Roxas re-surfaced and was able to share her experience at a recent press conference in Los Angeles:;

In the spirit of gratefulness, I’m sharing this latest news on my journey and thank you all for being part of it.

1) Live Online Interview on Blood-Jet Writing Hour with Rachelle Cruz, July 3, 10am PST. For more info on the program,;
To listen live:;

2) Two NYC readings next week!
I’m excited to feature at LouderArts where I first tested out some of my Xiaomei poems when I lived in NYC! I’ll be also reading some new pieces in honor of the theme of the night with the help of my friends and fellow poets Wendy Cheung & Tamiko Beyer.

LouderArts New Shit Slam Featuring Ching-In Chen!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Come read poems that have never been used in a slam before (anywhere). New shit only!

Special guest host, Jon Sands.

Sign-up list goes out at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30.
Bar 13, Corner of 13th and University, 2nd floor
$6 ($5 for students)
2-for-1 drinks all night;
I’m also thrilled to be reading at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop with an all-star lineup!

Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7pm
Ching-In Chen, Minal Hajratwala, Kim-An Lieberman, and Nahid Rachlin

Crossing borders and genres. Nonfiction writers Hajratwala and Rachlin read from Leaving India and Persian Girls. Poets Chen and Lieberman read from their collections The Heart’s Traffic and Breaking The Map.

@ The Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
(btwn Broadway & 5th Avenue)

$5 suggested donation; open to the public;

Hope to see you on the road!