- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity. We will seat walk-in guests 5 min before the start of the program as capacity allows.
As part of the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival and NYU Literary Mews, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents a reading of avant-garde Asian/Pacific American writing that is on the edge. Challenging distinctions between genre and form, these texts push the boundaries of literature, poetry, and history to defy categorization. Featuring April Naoko Heck (A Nuclear Family), Tarfia Faizullah (Seam), Luis H. Francia (Eye of the Fish and Museum of Absences), and Hieu Minh Nguyen (This Way to the Sugar). Moderated by Ken Chen.
Luis H. Francia is the author of several poetry collections, among them The Beauty of Ghosts, Museum of Absences, The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems, and his latest, Tattered Boat. His memoir, Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, won both the 2002 PEN Open Book and the Asian American Writers awards. RE: Reviews, Reflections, and Recollections is his latest nonfiction work. His poetry has been included in such anthologies as Language for a New Century and Love Rise Up! He is in the Library of America’s Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing. He co-edited Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999. He is on faculty of A/P/A Studies at New York University and Hunter College, and teaches creative writing in nonfiction and poetry at the City University of Hong Kong. He writes an online column, “The Artist Abroad,” for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Hieu Minh Nguyen was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, by a single, Vietnamese American, mother. He is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014). He is a curator for “Inside Voices” a reading series presented by Button Poetry, an organization dedicated to publishing, producing, and promoting poetry. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as The Journal, PANK, Anti-, Muzzle,