215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
At the Museum of Chinese in America
Public Program in July
Re-imagining Asian American (and American) Poetry
Thursday July 10, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online reservation required.
When will American poetry and poetics stop viewing poetry by racialized persons as a secondary subject within the field? Dorothy J. Wang, Professor of American Studies, makes an impassioned case that the time is now. Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry calls for a radical rethinking of how American poetry is being read today. Join Dorothy J. Wang and contemporary Chinese American poets in a dialogue about the impact of racial subjectivity on the conception of Asian American poetic form, craft and aesthetic. John Yau, Marilyn Chin and Paolo Javier will perform original work showcasing a range of aesthetic styles within the field of Asian American poetry, from traditional lyric to avant-garde.