Hello community, I’ll be reading at Elizabeth Tannen’s cool series, 5 for 5, at Five Watt Coffee tomorrow (Tuesday, December 14, 2015, 8 pm, free). Five writers reading for five minutes. And the coffee is great! As part of my Minnesota State Arts Board grant, I worked with filmmaker and good friend Tony Nguyen on some short video poems featuring my poetry. Here are links to them:
Hello all, I am honored to be a part of the (Re) Collecting the Vietnam War panel alongside Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay and Kao Kalia Yang. On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Elmer L Andersen Library 120, University of Minnesota, 5 pm. Also, my good friend, talented filmmaker Tony Nguyen, made a beautiful video out of one of my poems recently. Link below.
Big thanks to the U Conn Storrs chapter of the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority for bringing me in to perform and speak last week! What a bright, lovely group of people you are. Thanks so much. Tonight, I’ll be reading at 6:30 pm at the Hollywood Library, NE 40th Ave & NE Tillamook St, Portland, Oregon. I’ve read in Oregon before, but this is my first time in Portland! Hope
Thanks to a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, I’ve devoted a lot of time and energy to the creation and editing of new poems this year. I’ll be reading at the Loft this Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 7 pm. Thanks to the Loft and Minnesota State Arts Board, this reading is free and open to the public. Here are some links to interviews and info: http://labloga.blogspot.com/2015/09/where-stardust-and-poetry-meet.html http://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2015/09/10/weekend-arts-roundup-sept-10-2015-?WT.mc_id=1cf2ce28ac23a8241e5d61d534f496a4 http://www.citypages.com/arts/slam-champion-bao-phi-reads-new-poems-at-the-loft-7648740
Hello supporters and friends, I just got back from being on faculty at the Kundiman retreat in New York City. It was a phenomenal experience, and being among so many talented and kind Asian American writers definitely recharged my batteries. If you’ve never heard of Kundiman, please check them out here: http://kundiman.org/ In case you missed it, CAAM did a wonderful post for Father’s Day on Asian American dads, and
Hello friends, family and community – this weekend I am off to L.A. perform in the live shows and taping of Paris By Night. I know – amazing and nerve wracking. Thanks to my sister in law and my mom for helping me with some help with Vietnamese phrases I am trying to memorize, my friend Leilani for writing those phrases, and my dad for fixing up those nice designer
My friend, the great poet Douglas Kearney, hipped me to this new review of my book in L.A. Letters on KCET, by Mike Sonksen. It was completely unexpected, and quite awesome. http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/la-letters/race-space-place-two-books-for-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month.html I’ll be performing tomorrow, May 21st, at Michael Mlekoday’s book release. I’m excited, as I get to share some new work – but moreso for Mike’s book. He’s an amazing poet, and if you haven’t experienced his work
Hello all, I am taking a temporary break from my hiatus to perform for the good folks in Boulder. Hope to read some new poems. Here is the info: What: CollaborAsian Open Mic potluck with Bao Phi When: March 13th Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM Where: University of Colorado at Boulder, University Memorial Center 382 Cost: Free Also, I’ve been writing a few essays for the Nerds of Color site, which is awesome.
Hello all, I will be doing a series of readings on the East Coast to promote my book. More details to follow. Thursday October 18 BOSTON Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center 38 Ash Street, Boston 6:30 p.m. 38 Ash Street Boston, MA Friday October 19 PHILADELPHIA Temple 5 p.m. Family Style/Asian Arts Initiative 7:30 p.m. $5-$10 sliding scale Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA Saturday October 20 NEW YORK
Hello all, I am proud to be reading as a part of two events in the Bay area this weekend. Each event has plenty of awesome Vietnamese American artists participating, not just me. Here is the info: Friday, April 27, California and Beyond: Vietnamese American Artists and Writers Symposium, Stanford University, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 St. Teresa St. Link here Saturday, April 28, 7pm Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network’s SF Vietnamese