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Participate in Kaya Press’ “Animating Poetry Contest – Vote for Your Favorite!” contest on Facebook for a chance to win a signed copy of Shailja Patel’s tour-de-force book Migritude. Students from Parsons the New School for Design were asked to interpret one of Patel’s poems “Shilling Love” in Ken Tanabe’s Motion Graphics 2 class. Check […]


Tonight (and 7x hereafter!) Shailja Patel on KQED Spark! TV Starting tonight on KQED, Shailja Patel will perform from her one woman show and poetic memoir, Migritude. Migritude is forthcoming from Kaya in smoking hot book form, November, 2010. Showtimes: KQED 9HD Wed, Oct 6, 2010 — 7:30pm Thu, Oct 7, 2010 — 1:30am Fri, […]


Lisa Chen read at UC Berkeley’s acclaimed LUNCH POEMS Series! Watch it here: Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Lisa Chen earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her debut collection of poetry, mouth, received a 2009 award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Sesshu Foster says that mouth […]


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