Eddie Tay grew up in Singapore and has been living in Hong Kong for the past eight years. As a poet, literature professor, researcher, and reviews editor of an online literary journal, he has come to see poetry (and literature) not just as words on a page, but as social and aesthetic impulses working their way through local and global communities.
Mani Rao’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
To register, please call 212-869-0182.
For thousands of years, rivers – both East and West – have been used as a source of food and drinking, for energy, and for navigation. Culturally and politically, rivers have also been used to delineate the boundaries of nations, regions, and communities. New York City’s East River, for instance, is a “navigation” passage way for the city’s natives, immigrants, and refugees alike. Other rivers, both East and West, be it the Yangtze, Tigris, Thames, Los Angeles, or the Mekong, and their tributaries, have both linked and demarcated cultures, countries, and politics.
Curated by Russell C. Leong, AAARI’s CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at Hunter College; and Yibing Huang, Professor of Modern Chinese Literature at Connecticut College, Leong and Huang hope that this program will lead to more bilingual and bicultural dialogue.
4PM – Registration
4:30PM – Images of Exclusion and Inclusion
5:30PM – Supper
7PM – Into East River(s): An Asian American Poetry Reading
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
From their website:
Theme: Connecting With Connected Kids
Once upon a cyberspace, children explored the world through libraries, bedtime tales and story books. Books are still around, but they are looking different. As technology puts media access into children’s pockets and bedrooms, how do content makers stay connected with connected kids?
Get the answers at The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore from 26 – 28 May 2011. Organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore and The Arts House, this festival is back — bigger, better and bolder.
Join experts from around the world at Asia’s gateway to the international children’s content market. Celebrate, contemplate and collaborate on exciting new ways to engage, educate and empower the world’s children on a global stage through uniquely Asian content.
The annual NUS Literary Society Evening of Poetry and Music will feature upcoming writers and literary figures, interspersed with live musical performances from NUS music groups. Also included in the EPM will be the prize presentation for the ’10/’11 Creative Writing Competition and readings by the winners.
“Some of the city’s most well-known poets bring the love at an Infinitheatre fundraiser this Sunday, Feb. 13 from 5–7 p.m. at Bain St-Michel (5300 St-Dominique). Mike Spry, Gillian Sze, Mary di Michele, and others will read the love poetry of well-known Montreal poets like Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen. Wine and cheese will follow, with music by Karen Young.”
Read Gillian Sze’s Cha profile.
From their website:
In an exciting cultural event celebrating the 36th anniversary of Voices Israel, co-editor Michael Dickel, visiting from Jerusalem, will host poets Matthew Anish, Stanley H. Barkan, Julia Birdsall, Asya Graf, Adeena Karasick, W. F. Lantry, Pearse Murray, Judith R. Robinson, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Patti Tana, and James K. Zimmerman as they read their contributions to Voices Israel 2010 (Volume 36) and more. Malijoy Livingstone, a Scottish-born Israeli, will also be reading.
From their website:
2011 is starting off with a bang! We’re ushering in the new year with a Mouth to Mouth Open Mic featuring activist and spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and poet Ocean Vuong. So, come, bring a friend, and be ready to get your socks rocked off by poetry.
More information here.
Also read this post.
- Leung Ping-Kwan’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
- Christopher (Kit) Kelen’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
- Rumjhum Biswas’s poem “Bones” was published in issue #12 of Cha. The piece has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
- Anindita Sengupta’s poetry was published in issue #3 of Cha.
- Sridala Swami‘s poetry was published in issue #3 of Cha.
From the festival’s website:
Poetry with Prakriti is a two-week long festival of poetry held annually in Chennai to coincide with the famed Chennai music season. The festival brings together eminent and emerging poets, featuring readings to small, intimate audiences. These readings take place at several venues in the city, including colleges and cafeteria, IT parks and green public parks and spaces, and select shops and commercial establishments. The idea is to bring poetry closer to the public of Chennai. This year’s festival is the fourth edition.
If you have a few minutes to spare and access to a phone with video recording, camcorder, or webcam, you can take part. You don’t need any experience as a performer or poet. There’s no pressure – it’s just a bit of fun.
You will be sent three lines of poetry and asked to record yourself reading or performing them, and then to send the resulting file back to us. How and where you perform the lines is entirely up to you.
Once everyone’s sent back their contributions, they’ll be edited together into a video-poem. At this stage we have no idea how it will turn out. Your performances will play a part in shaping the final piece.
If you’re interested, please email email@example.com
Poetry & Co hosts Rocco De Giacomo
Time: 17 November · 19:00 – 22:00
Location: RCHA Club (2nd Floor)
193 Ontario Street,
More about Rocco at his website www.roccodg.com
Ankur Agarwal will be reading a few of his poems on Saturday 13 November, at Jaaga, as part of the Poetry Across Borders project (poets reading from Bangalore and Berlin this time).