Saturday, March 24, 2012

Southeast Asian American poetry at UC Davis

A great article from the Sacramento Bee about the role of poetry and spoken word among Southeast Asian American and other students at UC Davis, including Fong "Batman" Tran, a 24-year-old UC Berkeley grad:

"Muslim American women in hijabs poured out their truths alongside a Latina mother of two, black and white poets of both genders and bards of Vietnamese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Hmong, Mien and Cambodian extraction."

 I hope Lao writers and poets will also participate over time at this and other readings. I think it's also particularly interesting for the way the speculative arts are intersecting with their self-expression and sense of identification.

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