Salt Lake City July 17

I’ll be reading in Salt Lake City with Joshua Ware and Sara Eliza Johnson. I should say I’ll be showing video work mostly and reading a handful of poems. I hope the landscape helps dissipate a deep well caught in my throat. 

Lighthouse Writers Workshop Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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

Center for Book Arts NYC

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

My performance is reviewed by Art in America

With immense gratitude to Laura Goldstein and Jen Karmin at the Red Rover Series for hosting me for what proved to be an incredible weekend, I’m amazed to say that my performance installation Blue Light and Wave was briefly reviewed by Art in America. 

The work would not have been possible without support from the Pew Foundation, Kunstnarhuset Messen in Norway, Counterpath Press and Gallery for rehearsal space, and Colorado Creative Industries for financing part of my appearance at the IN>TIME Performance Art Festival. 

I’m thinking, too, of my friend Bjørn Otto Wallevik who helped shoot video on site, Julia Cohen for hosting me in Chicago, and Jonathan Hamilton for videography support on a new project. 

I’m grateful and happy. Yay. 

Encuentros with Antena Project at the Blaffer Museum in Houston

If the weather permits, I will be flying out to Houston this Thursday, February 13th, to participate in a series of encuentros, or public talks and workshops, with the Antena Project at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum. I will be one of eleven featured artists who will be participating over the weekend. Antena Project has worked hard to make the encuentros as transnational and multidisciplinary as possible while maintaining their focus on language experimentation and social justice. I am honored to be a participant, to be part of the conversation, and to learn from the other artists and discussants.

To get a sense of the scope of the weekend, here is the list of the featured artists:

Benvenuto Chavajay (Sololá, Guatemala), Jamal Cyrus (Houston), María-Elisa Heg (Houston), Autumn Knight (Houston), Sueyeun Juliette Lee (Philadelphia), Ayanna Jolivet McCloud (Houston), Nuria Montiel (Mexico City), Kaia Sand (Portland), Efraín Velasco (Oaxaca), Cecilia Vicuña (New York/Santiago), and Stalina Villarreal (Houston).

Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. I have known Jen Hofer for several years now–primarily through her Tiny Press Practices class at California Institute of the Arts. She has featured my press, Corollary, for several years now as part of her curriculum.

In addition to performing, I’ll also be leading a one-hour workshop on my creative language practice. I’ll be inviting participants to think about their relationship to the territories they live and move in, and how these spaces structure our psyches. I’ll also be discussing how we can actively seek imaginative elsewheres that can help us transform our inhabitance of these spaces, thereby deepening our ability to be fully ourselves in the world.

Below is the schedule of events. Please also go visit the encuentro website. Antena is dedicated to fostering bilingual conversation, and in that spirit, I present the itinerary in both Spanish and English. If you are in Texas and near Houston, please consider attending.

 

Register online, at Antena @ Blaffer, or at the door.

Inscríbete en internet, en Antena @ Blaffer, o en la entrada.

Before 2/7: $20 (students $10) / Antes de 2/7: $20 (estudiantes $10)

After 2/7: $25 (students $15) / Después de 2/7: $25 (estudiantes $15)

 

ENCUENTRO FULL SCHEDULE:

Friday, February 14
Note: daytime events are open only to registered participants; evening program is open to the public

10:00am – 12:00pm      Panel discussion: Efraín Velasco, Ayanna Jolivet-McCloud, Stalina Villarreal, Benvenuto Chavajay, Tony Macías

12:00pm – 1:00pm         Lunch at Blaffer Café (provided)

1:00pm – 3:00pm           Workshop: Nuria Montiel

3:30 – 5:30pm                 Think, Listen, Make: Group Exercises in Text-based Visual Work: Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Benvenuto Chavajay

5:30 – 7:00pm                  Dinner break (on your own)

7:00pm – 9:00pm            Public presentations/performances @ Blaffer Art Museum: María-Elisa Heg,

Ayanna Jolivet-McCloud, Nuria Montiel, Kaia Sand, Cecilia Vicuña (via Skype)

(Introductions by Antena)

 

Saturday, February 15
Note: daytime events are open only to registered participants; evening program is open to the public

10:00am – 12:00pm       Panel discussion: Cecilia Vicuña (via Skype), María Elisa Heg, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Jamal Cyrus

12:00pm – 1:00pm          Lunch at Blaffer Café (provided)

1:00pm – 3:00pm            Workshop: Kaia Sand

3:30pm – 5:30pm            Think, Listen, Make: Group Exercises in Text-based Visual Work: Autumn

Knight and Efraín Velasco

5:30pm – 7:00pm            Dinner break (on your own)

7:00pm – 9:00pm            Public presentations/performances @ the Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St.: Jamal Cyrus, Autumn Knight, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Efraín Velasco, Stalina Villarreal, Benvenuto Chavajay

(Introductions by Antena)

TO REGISTER, YOU CAN PAY ONLINE AT ANTENAANTENA.ORG, AT ANTENA @ BLAFFER OR AT THE DOOR.

Before 2/7: $20 (students $10) / Antes de 2/7: $20 (estudiantes $10)

After 2/7: $25 (students $15) / Después de 2/7: $25 (estudiantes $15)

 

ENCUENTRO HORARIO COMPLETO:

Viernes, 14 de febrero
Nota: los eventos durante el día están abiertos solo a participantes registrados; el programa en la noche es abierto al público en general

10:00am – 12:00pm       Mesa de discusión: Efraín Velasco, Ayanna Jolivet-McCloud, Stalina Villarreal, Benvenuto Chavajay, Tony Macías

12:00pm – 1:00pm          Comida en el Blaffer Café  (se proporcionará)

1:00pm – 3:00pm            Taller: Nuria Montiel

3:30pm – 5:30pm             Pensar, escuchar, hacer: Ejercicios de grupo sobre trabajos visuales basados en texto: Sueyeun Juliette Lee y Benvenuto Chavajay

5:30 – 7:00pm                  Cena (cada quién por su cuenta)

7:00pm – 9:00pm            Presentaciones y performances en público @ Blaffer Art Museum: María-Elisa Heg, Ayanna Jolivet-McCloud, Nuria Montiel, Kaia Sand, Cecilia Vicuña

(por Skype)

(Introducciones por Antena)

 

Sábado, 15 de febrero
Nota: los eventos durante el día están abiertos solo a participantes registrados; el programa en la noche es abierto al público en general

10:00am – 12:00pm       Panel de discusión: Cecilia Vicuña (via Skype), María Elisa Heg, Sueyeun

Juliette Lee, Jamal Cyrus

12:00pm – 1:00pm          Comida en el Blaffer Café (se proporcionará)

1:00pm – 3:00pm            Taller: Kaia Sand

3:30pm – 5:30pm             Pensar, escuchar, hacer: Ejercicios de grupo sobre trabajos visuales basados en texto: Autumn Knight y Efraín Velasco

5:30pm – 7:00pm             Cena (cada quién por su cuenta)

7:00pm – 9:00pm             Presentaciones y performances en público @ the Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St.: Jamal Cyrus, Autumn Knight, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Efraín Velasco,

Stalina Villarreal, Benvenuto Chavajay

(Introducciones de Antena)

PARA INSCRIBIRSE, PUEDES PAGAR POR PAYPAL ANTENAANTENA.ORG, EN LA INSTALACIÓN DE ANTENA @ BLAFFER O EN LA PUERTA DEL EVENTO.

 

[out of nothing] but time

I am *so so pleased* to be included in [out of nothing]’s latest issue on TIME. I share some work that I wrote referencing the joint military exercises between the US and South Korea. North Korea always responds with incredible rhetoric, and I was fascinated by the way these distant events really effected me on a personal level through the language circulating around it. I’m also astounded to be in incredible company!

NOTE: You have to watch the whole video in order for the full table of contents to appear. It IS an issue dedicated to time…

with Thomas Brewster Trudgeon, Felipe W Martinez, Elizabeth Colen, Nate Pritts, Tyrone Williams, Bill Basquin, Feliz Lucia Molina, & more!