On this last day of APA Heritage Month, I wanted to remember the thrilling poetry reading I curated at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco earlier this May. (These amazing photographs were taken by Shahrukh Faquih. See the full set here: Navigating the underCurrents)
We had such a great turnout for the AAPICC (Asian American Pacific Islander Culture Center) and AAWAA (Asian American Women Artists Association) co-sponsored event!
In several cases, the poets were able to meet face-to-face with the artists who created the works that inspired them.
There was an amazing group of poets who participated: Amy K. Bell, Susan Calvillo, Ploy Pirapokin, Shobha Rao, Shizue Seigel, Bory Thach, and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang. Their work represented many different forms of poetry–from narrative to language poetry.
It was a lovely evening!