Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at the next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted & curated by AAWW fam Kay Ulanday Barrett and Ashna Ali, this edition of Mouth to Mouth features Wo Chan and Catherine Chen. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists.
Sign up at 6 pm, the event starts at 7pm!
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to AAWW public programs. The Asian American Workshop is a national nonprofit dedicated to the creation, development, publication, & dissemination of Asian diasporic literature & storytelling.
KAY ULANDAY BARRETT is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist. K. has featured at The Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Princeton University, Tucson Poetry Festival, NY Poetry Festival, The Dodge Poetry Foundation, The Hemispheric Institute, & Brooklyn Museum. They are a 2x Pushcart Prize nominee and received fellowships/residencies from Lambda Literary Review, VONA/Voices, The Home School, and Macondo. They are Guest Editor for Nat.Brut & Guest Faculty for The Poetry Foundation. Their contributions include: Academy of American Poets, The New York Times, Asian American Literary Review, PBS News Hour, F(r)iction, VIDA Review, NYLON, The Huffington Post, Them., Bitch Magazine, Apogee, & more. Their first book, When The Chant Comes was published by Topside Press in 2016. Their second collection More Than Organs, will be published by Sibling Rivalry Press, Spring 2020. See their work at Kaybarrett.net or on social media, @brownroundboi .
ASHNA ALI(they/them) is a poet, writer, and educator based in Brooklyn. Their poetry has appeared in Nat. Brut, No Dear, HeART Online, Bone Bouquet, femmescapes, Ginger Zine, and more. For three years, they served as the managing editor for Litmus Press. Their academic research has appears or is forthcoming in several academic journals on postcolonial migrant literature and theory. They teach global literature and theory at Bard High School Early College and hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from The Graduate Center, CUNY.
CATHERINE CHEN is a poet, performer, and author of the chapbook Manifesto, or: Hysteria (Big Lucks). Their writing has appeared in Slate, The Rumpus, Apogee, Anomaly, and Nat. Brut, among others. A recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Lambda Literary, and Sundress Academy for the Arts, they’re currently working on a libretto.
WO CHAN is a poet and drag performer. Their chaplet ORDER THE WORLD, MOM was published by Belladonna* in 2016. Wo’s poems also appear in Poetry Magazine, Mass Review, No Tokens, The Margins, and are anthologized in Vinegar & Char (University of Georgia Press), Go Home! (Feminist Press), and Bettering American Poetry (Bettering Books). As a standing member of the Brooklyn based drag/burlesque collective Switch N’ Play, Wo has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, and BAM Fisher. Wo was born in Macau, China, and currently lives in New York where they teach poetry workshops and perform drag shows for queer and POC communities. They hold an MFA in Poetry from NYU.
NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY
* The space is wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Direct elevator from ground floor to 6th floor.
* We strongly encourage all participants of the space/event to be scent-free.
If you all have any other specific questions about accessibility, please email Tiffany Le at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on reserving priority seating