“Cities of Sameness is Nicholas YB Wong’s first candid attempt in merging an Asian voice with American poetics. Poems in the book defy the heterosexual ideal of loves and desires and explore current issues of China and Hong Kong. The book seeks to destabilize social and literary landscape believed to have settled.”
“Visiting and local poets read their own and others’ work in a sticky, noisy and unpredictable mix, ring-mistressed by Viki Holmes. Ticket price includes a $30 drinks voucher redeemable at the door.”
Other participating poets include Akin Jeje, Gillian Bickley, Jason Polley, Nashua Gallagher, and more.
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