MOCAREADS: Re-imagining Asian American (and American) Poetry

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    July 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
    Museum Of Chinese In America
    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

    Admission: Free
    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.