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AAWW TV: The Body and Migration

Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda and Celina Su grasp at a new vocabulary for grief, placelessness, and healing in their poetry.


Through our YouTube channel, AAWW TV, you can relive the magic of live events at our space in Chelsea, check out in-depth interviews with writers, and more. Every Thursday we’ll be sharing a new segment from AAWW TV on The Margins.

Watch the latest episode of AAWW TV for a special reading about migration and reconfiguring literal and imagined borderlands with writers Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda and Celina Su. Celina Su’s debut collection of poetry, Landia, is a series of border crossings and questioning the social contract of the state and citizenship. Brandon Shimoda will read from forthcoming prose and poetry about the forced internal migration of Japanese incarceration and its ongoing aftermath. Vi Khi Nao’s experimental writing across poetry, essay, fiction and drama grasps a new vocabulary for grief, placelessness, and healing. Moderated by poet-scholar Dorothy Wang and introduced by AAWW Board Member Monica Youn, this event was presented as part of Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live, Poetry & the Body, the second annual initiative of the Poetry Coalition.

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