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12/08/2012: Pinay Poets at the Oakland Public Library (Temescal Branch)
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12/08/2012: Pinay Poets at the Oakland Public Library (Temescal Branch)

http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/events/temescal-branch/pinay-poets-extravaganza-barbara-jane-reyes-et-al Award-winning Oakland poet Barbara Jane Reyes, author of the newly released chapbook For the City that Nearly Broke Me, will read from her work and host readings by three emerging Filipina-American poets from Oakland and the Bay Area: Rachelle Cruz, Melissa Sipin and Yael Villafranca. The event continues the series of monthly Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

Call for Submissions: Others Will Enter the Gates (Immigrant Poets)
Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: Others Will Enter the Gates (Immigrant Poets)

From Abayomi Animashaun and Black Lawrence Press: Abstract: No two immigrant poets are the same. Even those from the same country don’t necessarily answer to the same poetics or, for that matter, speak to the same concerns. How, then, do immigrant poets in America define themselves? How do they see and position themselves within the landscape … Continue reading

Gina Apostol: ‘Memory is deception’
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Gina Apostol: ‘Memory is deception’

Via The Recorder: ‘Memory is deception’ Story by Trish Crapo Wednesday, October 17, 2012 “Memory is deception,” Sol, the young narrator of Gina Apostol’s new novel “Gun Dealers’ Daughter,” muses. “There’s a pall under which intentions lie, gross as an astrologer’s ball.” To figure out how memory works is not just a passing fancy for … Continue reading