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It’s out! I can’t believe I’m in here, and in such incredible company. WOW. They published a selection from my Daybook project, when I wrote daily responding to the headlines about the North Korean missile crisis in the midst of heartbreak and longing. It seems useless to me to reference the year, since we’re collectively caught in a loop in the broader cultural psyche when it comes to Korea and the tensions there. Exploring that is a project I could spend a seeming lifetime on. How often must we sip from that f*cked up well until it is dry, we are dead, we are miraculously made whole again, or some other option I can’t think of right now.

I’m grateful to be included. I”m grateful for the editors, most especially Tim Yu and Lawrence Minh Bui Davis, for their enduring friendship, how they have made spaces for me and for others.

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If you haven’t got a copy of Solar Maximum but want to enjoy its crazy apocalypse light this summer, now is your chance. My Elgin Award-nominated speculative poetry collection is on sale now with the code HELLYEA at Small Press Distribution. It also might be one of the most beautiful artifacts I’ve personally had associated with me. Dan Machlin and the Futurepoem team did an incredible job with the design and creation of this book. WOW.

I’m happy to share I’ll be reading on Saturday May 28th for a festival celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. Doors open and reception starts at 5:30; reading from 6-8pm. Being an East Coast native, I’m curious to hear from Colorado writers and compare notes about our experiences and interests. It should be a lot of fun! I’ll be reading with

Berellyn Alberca
Cynthia Wong
Ayla Sullivan
Teow Lim Goh
Kino
Morgynne D’sulueti Tora
Karl Chwe
Am Pham
Stephen Garcia
Lelia Browne
June Inzuka
G Yamazawa

I’m really excited and honored to share that I’ll be reading this Friday evening at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan with one of my favorite living authors and human beings, Douglas Kearney. A National Poetry Series winner, editor of the Best American Experimental Poetry anthology, and astoundingly intelligent shape-shifting/genre bending author whose performances animate the page incredibly, Douglas is a role model and aspirational figure for me. 

Curated by former Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier, the Center for Book Arts reading series pairs authors with outstanding visual artists to design event-specific, limited edition broadsides to commemorate the night. I’m thrilled that my poetry will be graphically represented in this way by visual artist Elizabeth Sheehan. 

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Here’s the formal announcement:

@ the CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS’ BROADSIDE SPRING READING SERIES

MAY 20th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

With Douglas Kearney & Sueyeun Juliette Lee

The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Spring 2016 series is organized by Guest Curator Paolo Javier. Poet laureate of Queens (2010-2014), Javier has published several collections of poetry, including Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books), which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a linguistic time machine”.
Douglas Kearney has published three collections of poetry and teaches at CalArts. His third poetry collection, “Patter”, was a finalist for the California Book Awards in Poetry. A collection of his opera libretti, “Someone Took They Tongues.”, is available now.
Sueyeun Juliette Lee works for a women’s shelter in Denver and was a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for Poetry. Her third collection, “Solar Maximum”, was published in 2015.
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center. 

The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10001
(212) 481-0295

http://centerforbookarts.org/