A Celebration of Poetry with Callaloo, A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters
Asian American and African American poets

Readings by Asian American and African American poets

Tina Chang holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in PloughsharesIndiana ReviewQuarterly West, and the anthology Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2004), among others, and is the author of a collection of poetry, Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004).

Terrance Hayes is the author of Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002) and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999). His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize and a Best American Poetry selection. Wind in a Box is forthcoming from Penguin in 2006. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Yusef Komunyakaa‘s books of poetry include Taboo: The Wishbone Trilogy, Part 1 (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2004);Thieves of Paradise (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1998), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977-1989 (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1993), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Komunyakaa is currently a professor in the Council of Humanities and Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Bino Realuyo is the author of the novel The Umbrella Country (Random House, 1999) and the forthcoming collection, The Gods We Worship Live Next Door (Univ. of Utah Press, 2006), recipient of the 2005 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. He is also the editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings about New York City (AAWW, 1999). He is an adult educator in New York City.

Tracy K. Smith was awarded the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her book, The Body’s Question (Graywolf, 2003). She is the recipient of a 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award and a 2005 Whiting Writers Award. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

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A Celebration of Poetry with Callaloo, A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters

Asian American and African American poets
Thursday, March 23, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York City
Upcoming Events
March 22 7:30 PM
AAWW, Graywolf, and Greenlight Bookstore present: Monica Youn & Claudia Rankine
Where are you from . . . ? No—where are you from from?” It’s a question every Asian American gets asked, the refrain of an incessant chorus saying you’ll never belong here, you’re a perpetual foreigner, you’ll always be seen as an alien, an object, or a threat. Monica Youn’s...
March 23 7:00 PM
AAWW & The Strand Present: Jinwoo Chong + Alexander Chee - Flux
Join us for an in-person event with debut author Jinwoo Chong for a discussion of his debut novel Flux. Joining Jinwoo in conversation is New York Times best-selling author Alexander Chee. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.
April 5 7:00 PM
In Celebration of DUST CHILD: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Vanessa Chan
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Vanessa Chan
RSVP HERE! On April 5th at 7 PM ET, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop presents a celebration of best-selling author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s latest novel, DUST CHILD, a convergence of lineage and memory borne from decisions made in time of war. Chanel Miller says, “In DUST CHILD, rupture leads...