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AWP 2019 Portland Conference: Wild Girl Poets

  • E147-148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 Oregon Convention Center Portland, OR (map)

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.