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
There is a certain catalyzing style that comes of utter fearlessness, and the poet Bao Phi has cornered it with his debut poetry collection, Sông I Sing. Jane Y. Kim, Hyphen magazine Read the full review here.
In this strong and angry work of what he calls refugeography, Bao Phi, who has been a performance poet since 1991, wrestles with immigration, class and race in America at sidewalk level… on this song of his very American self, every poem Mr. Phi writes rhymes with the truth. read the full New York Times review here. Dana Jennings, the New York Times
Bao Phi’s long-awaited debut collection Sông I Sing brings poetry back to the people like nothing else I’ve seen in Vietnamese American culture. Julie Thi Underhill Read the full review by Julie Thi Underhill here.