Monday, March 22, 2010

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents 7 Continents 9 Lives: Intersecting Identities and Communities
A panel discussion on the work of poet activist Fay Chiang
Wednesday, Mar 24th, 6PM - 8PM
A/P/A Institute at NYU, 41-51 East 11th Street, 7th Floor Gallery
Featured speakers and readings by:Fay Chiang. Thulani Davis, NYU, Alana Ruben Free, Patricia Spears Jones, Renato Rosaldo, NYU, Jack Tchen, NYU. Moderated by Bob Holman, Publisher Bowery Books
Join A/P/A Institute at NYU for a discussion with scholars and writers to celebrate and analyze this important New York poet’s new collection of poems, 7 Continents 9 Lives, published by Bowery Books. Fay Chiang has long been part of the early ‘70s New York poetry scene and continues to influence a generation of young writers, slam poets, and activists.

A writer, artist and community/cultural organizer living and working in Chinatown and the Lower East Side of New York City for the past four decades, Chiang writes from her experiences as a woman of color of the working class. Her complex and layered poetry stem from a belief that culture is a psychological weapon to reclaim our past, define our present, and to envision possibilities for our future; that the development of culture is an integral part of progressive social change and social justice movements.

For more information go to this link
Different Themes
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