Kundiman Poetry reading in the Bay to celebrate NYC poets Ocean and Tamiko and their publications! with Debbie, Margaret, and Truong!!
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219838354842419/
Hosted by the Handsomest: Dan Lau
Come celebrate with us the new publications of
Tamiko's WE COME ELEMENTAL
(ALICE JAMES BOOKS, 2013)
& Ocean's NO (YES YES BOOKS, 2013)
at EASTWIND BOOKS of BERKELEY
2066 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Saturday, September 28 at 4:30pm
REMEMBER: KUNDIMAN IS LOVE.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong is the author of two chapbooks: NO
(YesYes Books, 2013) and BURNINGS (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010), which
was an American Library Association's Over The Rainbow selection. A
recipient of a 2014 Pushcart Prize, other honors include fellowships
from Kundiman, Poets House, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts,
as well as the 2012 Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets and an
Academy of American Poets Prize. Poems appear in American Poetry Review,
Crab Orchard Review, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, Poetry
Northwest, and The Normal School, amongst others. He lives in Queens,
Debbie Yee's poems have appeared variously, including The Best American
Poetry 2009, Bateau and Fence. A Kundiman fellow and San Francisco Arts
Commission grant recipient in literary arts, Debbie lives in San
Francisco where she is in-house counsel for a national bank and
periodically teaches writing and Gocco printmaking. She has lately
returned to blogging about crafts, cooking, motherhood, and sometimes
poetry at linocat.com.
Loves green tea
ice cream, vegan foods, thinking about activism, dreams, and new media.
Recent poems published and forthcoming at Berkeley Poetry Review,
Hyphen Magazine, and Comma, Poetry. Her chapbook Yellow was published in
2011 by Tinfish Press. She is a Kundiman Fellow.
Truong Tran is a Vietnamese-American poet, visual artist, and teacher.
His collection dust and consciousness (2002) won the San Francisco
Center Book Prize is the author of several collections of
poetry. In 2003, he served as Writer in Residence for Intersection for
the Arts. Tran currently lives in San Francisco,where he teaches
creative writing at San Francisco State University, and is Writer in
Residence at theSan Francisco School of the Arts.
Dan Lau is a recipient of a Kundiman Fellowship, a William Dickey
Fellowship, an Archie D. and Bertha Walker Scholarship from the FAWC in
Provincetown,and an Individual Arts Commission grant from the San
Francisco Arts Commission. His poem have appeared in Generations, Cape
Cod Review, CRATE, Gesture, RHINO, The Collagist.
Tamiko Beyer is the author of We Come Elemental (Alice James Books),
winner of the 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award, and bough breaks (Meritage
Press). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The
Volta, Octopus, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. She has received grants
and fellowships from Kundiman, Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, Hedgebrook,
and Washington University in St. Louis where received her M.F.A..
Currently, she is the Senior Writer at Corporate Accountability
International and lives in Cambridge, MA. Find her online at