Anime Wong and Magical Girls
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Anime Wong and Magical Girls

Join us for a reading and performance/talk by Anime Wong, the magical girl alter-ego of poet Sally Wen Mao, on her poetry collection OCULUS (Graywolf 2019), femme magic, and the power of harnessing our collective superpowers.

 

With fiction writer Karen Gu and poet Aria Aber! 

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ANIME WONG'S OCULUS: a celebration of Asian American women poets in San Francisco i-Hotel Manilatown
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

ANIME WONG'S OCULUS: a celebration of Asian American women poets in San Francisco i-Hotel Manilatown

Join me in an evening celebrating Asian American women poets in San Francisco at the historic International Hotel! This event is presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center for Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

There will be a special appearance by ANIME WONG, a reading and presentation of Oculus, along with readings by Mia Ayumi Malhotra and Emily Jungmin Yoon!

https://www.apiculturalcenter.org/oculus

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The Alter-Ego Persona Poem: A Workshop at Brooklyn Public Library
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

The Alter-Ego Persona Poem: A Workshop at Brooklyn Public Library

I will be leading a FREE poetry workshop for the public at the Brooklyn Public Library as a part of their Walt Whitman 200 year series of events. You can register through the library website.

Description of Workshop: Batman and Bruce Wayne. Drake and Aubrey Graham. Walt Whitman and Walt Whitman. The alter-ego might be that person that exists in us, with superhuman strength, star power, and bravery. Or it could be our shadow selves, a different, darker entity within us. In this workshop we will examine the use of alter-egos and persona in poetry, and explore what it means to access that alter-ego through poetry. We will cross-examine the use of the "I" speaker in poems, attempt to craft our own poems based on our alter-egos, and expand our understanding of Persona poems.

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AWP 2019 Portland: Offsite Reading w/Kundiman Poets
Mar
29
8:30 PM20:30

AWP 2019 Portland: Offsite Reading w/Kundiman Poets

Join Kundiman off-site at AWP 2019 as six fellows read from newly released books and chapbooks:

GEORGE ABRAHAM from THE SPECIMEN'S APOLOGY
JASON BAYANI from LOCUS
CHING-IN CHEN from TO MAKE BLACK PAPER SING
SHAMALA GALLAGHER from LATE MORNING WHEN THE WORLD BURNS
VANESSA HUANG from QUIET OF CHORUS
SALLY WEN MAO from OCULUS


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AWP 2019 Portland Conference: Wild Girl Poets
Mar
28
1:30 PM13:30

AWP 2019 Portland Conference: Wild Girl Poets

  • E147-148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’ll be at the AWP 2019 conference, and reading with these incredible fierce poets Michelle Penaloza, Jennifer S. Cheng, Soham Patel, and Diana Khoi Nguyen as part of “WILD GIRL POETS: A READING AN RECKONING!”

This reading and conversation features a new generation of Asian American women poets who declare themselves “wild girl poets,” a term Marilyn Chin used during a Kundiman gathering to signify the spirit of Asian American women who defy stereotypes. Being a wild girl poet is having a crew of wild girls fighting with you. It’s about resistance, about taking risks, about matrilineal and literary lineage, about laughter, about not being afraid of being too loud or too quiet.

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With Her Voice, She Rises: A Celebration of API Women in Performance and Literature
Mar
8
to Mar 9

With Her Voice, She Rises: A Celebration of API Women in Performance and Literature

Join me for an evening of celebrations for API women in performance and literature on March 8th and March 9th, International Women’s Day. Hosted by Bindlestiff Studio, APICC, and Kundiman!

With Artists:
Lauren Garcia
Mia Ayumi Malhotra 
Sally Wen Mao
Sunshine Roque
Janice Lobo Sapigao
Ava Tong

Friday March 8th at 8PM

Saturday March 9th at 8PM

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