Saturday, April 13, 2013

Poetry Reading: Navigating the underCurrents, May 15 — SOMArts

I've been called an activist scholar, a freelance intellectual, and now I'm an activist poet. I like it! Thanks to author May-lee Chai for inviting me to be a part. Now to write (after I finish my taxes!)...

What: Poetry Reading: Navigating the underCurrents
When: Wednesday, May 15, 7–8:30pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: Free admission.
Bay Area author and international journalist, May-lee Chai curates this poetry reading inspired and surrounded by the socio-political visual art works during the underCurrents & the Quest for Spaceart exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, as part of Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s (APICC’s) Annual United States of Asian American Art Festival.
The activist poets read their original poems in reaction to specific art pieces, challenging the status quo and proposing new aesthetic spaces. The reading, which will take place in front of the art piece that inspired each poet, will question our concepts and assumptions of gender, race, class, nationality, and the constructed femininity used to silence Asian American women throughout history.

Poetry Reading: Navigating the underCurrents, May 15 — SOMArts

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