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10/23/2011: Kundiman & Verlaine present R. Zamora Linmark, Sasha Pimentel Chacon & Hanalei Ramos


Kundiman & Verlaine present

An evening of poetry & libation

Featuring: R. Zamora Linmark, Sasha Pimentel Chacon & Hanalei Ramos

Sunday, Oct. 23 Reading begins at 5 p.m. Open Bar from 4-5 p.m. At Verlaine: 110 Rivington St. b/w Ludlow & Essex Sts. [directions: F to Delancey or V to 2nd Ave.] $5 suggested donation

R. Zamora Linmark has authored three poetry collections, Prime Time Apparitions The Evolution of a Sigh, and Drive-By Vigils, all from Hanging Loose Press, and two novels, the best-selling Rolling The R's, which he's adapted for the stage, and the just-published Leche. He resides in Honolulu and Manila, and is at work on a novel and a play But, Beautiful.

Born in Manila and raised in Atlanta, Saudi Arabia and the NYC-tri state region, Sasha Pimentel Chacón is a Filipina American poet and author of Insides She Swallowed, winner of the 2011 American Book Award. Her work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review and Callaloo, and she is the winner of the Ernesto Trejo prize and the Philip Levine fellowship. She is currently an assistant professor of poetics and poetry writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. She lives in El Paso with her husband fiction author Daniel Chacón, on the border of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Hanalei Ramos is the author of Letters to Martha and Foiled Stars. Her solo performance work, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know, was created through the generosity of the Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia), and commissioned by the National Asian-American Theater Festival in New York City. Most recently, she has been awarded residencies and opportunities with Project Rowhouses, The Laundromat Project, and the Asian Womens Giving Circle. Hanalei lives and work in Jersey City, NJ. More about her here.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership wth the City Council.

For more information, go to Kundiman Reading Series