A Live Online Poetry Reading in Celebration of ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Join us for the first (that we know of) APA online poetry reading ever!
Tune in via live Google Hangout, or view the livestream on YouTube.
/// Five Poets:
Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut
/// Five Publishers (introducing the poets):
Melissa Sipin, TAYO Literary Magazine (tayoliterarymag.com
Iris Law, Lantern Review (lanternreview.com
Asian American Literary Review (aalrmag.org
Kartika Review (kartikareview.com
Kaya Press (kaya.org
/// Host: Kenji C. Liu
WHERE: Google Hangouts on Air and/or YouTube
/// Bios (more forthcoming)
Rachelle Cruz (http://www.rachellecruz.com/
) is from Hayward, California. She is the author of the chapbook, Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood (Dancing Girl Press,2012). She hosts The Blood-Jet Writing Hour on Blog Talk Radio, and is the Podcast Editor at The Collagist. An Emerging Voices Fellow, a Kundiman Fellow and a VONA writer, she lives, writes and teaches in Southern California.
Matthew Olzmann's (http://matthewolzmann.com/
) first book of poems, Mezzanines, was selected for the 2011 Kundiman Prize and was published by Alice James Books. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, The Southern Review, Forklift Ohio and elsewhere. He's currently a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing in the undergraduate writing program at Warren Wilson College.
Margaret Rhee (http://www.nectarinedreams.com/
) is the author of the chapbook Yellow (Tinfish Press) and co-editor of Here is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achitote Press). Her poetry has been published in the Berkeley Poetry Review, Mission At Tenth, Comma, Poetry, and other literary publications. In 2012, she was recognized as one of Hyphen Magazine's ten next generation Asian American poets and writers. Margaret is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Kundiman Fellow.
Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut (http://www.nickysaeun.com/
) is a poet, scholar and teacher who teaches creative writing and college composition in Los Angeles. As a Korean adoptee, her creative and scholarly work reflects an ongoing interest to explore the emotional and historical aspects of the Korean diaspora as well as transnational adoption. Previously, she has collaborated on avante-garde music and art projects with composers and visual artists. She holds an M.F.A. degree in poetry (2002) and a Ph.D. degree in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Southern California (2012). Her first book of poetry, Magnetic Refrain, was published in February 2013 by Kaya Press. She is currently completing a second book, lyrical and narrative poems “Until Qualified For Pearl” and a non-fiction critical book about adoption narratives in literature and film.
R.A. Villanueva (http://caesura.nu/
) is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the 2013 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. A founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, his honors include the 2013 Ninth Letter Literary Award for poetry and fellowships from Kundiman and The Asian American Literary Review. His writing has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including AGNI, The Common, DIAGRAM, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives in Brooklyn.
Kenji C. Liu (www.kenjiliu.com
) is a 1.5-generation immigrant from New Jersey living in Southern California. A Pushcart Prize nominee and first runner-up finalist for the Poets & Writers 2013 California Writers Exchange Award, his writing is in or forthcoming in Los Angeles Review, Barrow Street Journal, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, The Baltimore Review, RHINO Poetry, and others. His poetry chapbook You Left Without Your Shoes was nominated for a 2009 California Book Award. A three-time VONA alum and recipient of a Djerassi residency, he is the poetry editor emeritus of Kartika Review.