The official conference program is up and I'll be presenting and reading during two key sessions.
This year's theme is:
Where is the “Heart” of Asian America?
Troubling “American Identity and Exceptionalism in an Age of Globalization and Imperialism
My sessions are:
Session 9.4, "Poetry, Community, Activism: A Roundtable of Asian American Poetry in the Midwest." Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:30 pm. in room CC 12 D. I'll be presenting with:
Chair: Timothy Yu, University of Toronto
Asian American Poetry in the Midwest: Past, Present, Future
Ray Hsu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
What Is Poetry’s Public? Asian American Poetry and Activism in the Midwest
I'm replacing Dorothy Wang of Williams College. She was going to present: Teaching Asian American Poetry in the Midwest. I'm still formulating my remarks.
Helene Achanzar, University of Iowa
Asian American Poetry and Community in Chicago
17.10 Midwest Writers Showcase
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CC 12 C
Readings by Midwest writers Susan T. Layug, Bryan Thao Worra, and Timothy Yu.