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Sesshu Foster’s much-anticipated new poetry collection, City of the Future, will be officially released by Kaya Press on May 1, 2018, but available for pre-order now. Foster will be making many appearances this Spring in support of the book in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and San Diego. Stay tuned for more events!

Sesshu Foster: at land’s end
Thursday, March 8th | 7 pm
Southern California Library | 6120 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044

Graduate Center at CUNY with Dorothy Wang
Tuesday, March 27 | 7 pm
The Graduate Center at CUNY | 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10016

Asian American Writers’ Workshop with Renee Gladman
Wednesday, March 28 | 7 pm
Asian American Writers’ Workshop | 110-112 W 27 Street, Ste. 600, New York, NY 10001

Reading by Moonrise
Sesshu Foster reading with Vanessa Angélica Villarreal and Hari Alluri
Saturday, March 31 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Bowtie Project | 2780 West Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Kaya Press at City Lights
Sesshu Foster and Max Yeh reading from their new works
Tuesday, April 3 | 7 pm
City Lights Booksellers | 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Whittier College with Michelle Chihara
Thursday, April 12 | 12 pm
Whittier College | 13406 E Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90602

City of the Future Pre-Launch Party
Friday, April 20 | 7:30 pm
Other Books | 2006 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, California 90033

LA Times Festival of Books panel – The Politics of L.A. Spaces: From Architectural Icons to Homelessness and Gentrification”
Sunday, April 22 | 3 – 4 pm
University of Southern California | 3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Non-Standard Lit at Verbatim Books
Friday, April 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Verbatim Books | 3793 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Sesshu Foster with Will Alexander
Saturday, May 5 | 5 p.m.
ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth | 917 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Sesshu Foster at Poetic Research Bureau
Saturday, June 2
Poetic Research Bureau |951 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012

City of the Future Reading & Discussion
Saturday, June 16 | 7 pm
Beyond Baroque | 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291


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