Sunday, July 22, 2012 3:00pm until 5:00pm
Come celebrate chapbooks with readings by Rachelle Cruz, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Margaret Rhee at Eastwind Books of Berkeley (2066 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94704) on Sunday, July 22nd at 3pm!
Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, California. She is the author of the chapbook, Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), and the host of The Blood-Jet Writing Hour, a podcast on poetics. An Emerging Voices Fellow, a Kundiman Fellow and a VONA writer, she lives and writes in Southern California.
Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books), Poeta en San Francisco (‘finfish Press), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, andDiwata (BOA Editions, Ltd.), which was a finalist for the California Book Award. She is also the author of the chapbooks Easter Sunday (Ypolita Press), Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and For the City that Nearly Broke Me (Aztlan Libre Press). She is an adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at University of San Francisco, where she teaches Filipino/a Literature in Diaspora, and Pinay Lives and Voices in Literature. She lives with her husband, poet Oscar Bermeo, in Oakland.
Margaret Rhee is the author of the chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and University Dreams (Forthcoming 2012). She is the managing editor of Mixed Blood, a literary journal centered on race and innovative poetics edited by C.S. Giscombe. In April, she curated the literary reading, “Body Maps: A Digital/Real Asian American Feminist Poetics” for the Asian American Women Artists Association. As a new media artist, she works on feminist participatory digital storytelling supporting issues of HIV/AIDS awareness for women incarcerated in the San Francisco Jail. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in Ethnic Studies and New Media Studies at UC Berkeley. She is a Kundiman fellow.
Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2066 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 548-2350 http://asiabookcenter.com/