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Friday, September 20 • 3:00pm - 3:37pm
Radical Altars

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Asian American poets Diana Khoi Nguyen and Jane Wong seek to engage interweaving points of convergences: of language and food as a means of communication to the dead, of languages (Vietnamese and Chinese, respectively) that refuse translation, and of the brackish water that is Asian American identity. At times, these points blur into each other, are at odds with each other, as well as sustain and bolster each other. Each poet, in conversation with the other, will perform their work through hybrid and interdisciplinary acts, utilizing a mixture of video, audio, text, and food as a means to prepare altars focused on communication, healing, and radical generosity.

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Diana Khoi Nguyen

Writer in Residence, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest, 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Colorado Book... Read More →
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Jane Wong

Jane Wong's poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, POETRY, AGNI, New England Review, and others. Her essays have appeared in McSweeney's, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:37pm PDT