Bao Phi

Some events in 2024

I’ve been remiss at updating this site, and for that, I apologize. Please find me on Facebook, which I update more often. Here are some events I’ll be doing in 2024: On Thursday, April 18, I’ll be doing a virtual chat with Vietnamese Australian writer, Nam Le, whose new book, 36 Ways to Write a Vietnamese Poem, deals with race, masculinity, identity, and history. Organized by Magers and Quinn. You

February of 2021 Update

Hello everyone – I hope you all are doing well, despite the ongoing pandemic and turmoil in the world. My third children’s book, Hello Mandarin Duck, ill. Dion MBD, published by Capstone, is out now. I’ll be reading poems about life as an Asian American during COVID for the Southeast Asian Students for Organizing Conference (SEASON) on Friday, February 19, 2021. Later that same evening, I’ll be a part

2-25-20 Hello everyone! Over the next two weeks, I’ll be reading in Mankato, Richfield, and Chicago. Mostly poetry, but one kid’s book reading. Details below. Good Thunder Reading Series Poetry Reading: Bao Phi Thursday February 27, 2020, 7:30 pm Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union, Room 245 . Reading “My Footprints” (Children’s Book) Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11 a.m. Augsburg Park Library 7100 Nicollet Ave S, Richfield, MN .

April Updates!

Hello everyone, I apologize for not being better at updating this site. On Monday, April 8, 2019, Thi Bui and I will be in Moorhead speaking at Unpacking the Vietnamese Refugee Experience, 7 p.m. on the Gaede Stage at the University of Minnesota, Moorhead. On Monday, April 15, 2019, 7 pm, I’ll be reading from A Different Pond at the Morris Public Library, 102 E 6th St, Morris, MN 56267

Artist of the Year/Readings in San Francisco

Very honored to be selected as a 2017 City Pages Artist of the Year: And Thousand Star Hotel was selected as one of the best poetry books of 2017: I’m excited to do a couple of readings in the Bay Area in January of 2018, with the immensely talented Thi Bui. She illustrated A Different Pond, and her graphic novel memoir, The Best We Could Do, is deservedly winning many

Readings in Saint Paul and Duluth

Hello all! Some readings I’ll be doing in Saint Paul and Duluth in the coming weeks: A Different Pond Saturday, October 28 11 am Barnes and Noble Bde Maka Ska Location 3216 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416 Thousand Star Hotel Monday, October 30 7 pm East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier Street St. Paul, MN 55106 Thousand Star Hotel Saturday, November 4 7:30 pm Prøve Gallery 21 North Lake

Thousand Star Hotel and A Different Pond in New York, Philly, DC, Saint Paul, Red Wing, Portland, Seattle…

Thousand Star Hotel New York City Patrick Rosal, Sokunthary Svay, and Bao Phi Friday, September 8, 2017 Asian American Writers Workshop 110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor, NY, NY 10001 7 pm     Thousand Star Hotel Bao Phi, with snippets of “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and discussion led by vietLEAD Philadelphia Asian Arts Initiative/WHYY Saturday, September 9, 2017 1219 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA

Thousand Star Hotel on Tour!

Thank you, the Loft, and Coffee House Press, and lovely friends and community for a truly spectacular launch of Thousand Star Hotel last night. It is a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life. I’ll be in Los Angeles and Boston in the next couple of weeks! Here are details: 22 July Saturday 6:00 PM BAO PHI AND SCOTT KURASHIGE: A READING AND DISCUSSION Bao Phi will

Thousand Star Hotel, A Different Pond

I am thrilled that my second book of poems, Thousand Star Hotel (Coffee House Press) and my first children’s book, A Different Pond (illustrated by Thi Bui; Capstone Young Readers) will be released this summer! For folks in Minnesota, the official release reading of Thousand Star Hotel will take place at the Loft on Wednesday, July 12, 7 pm, 2017. The official release of A Different Pond will take place at the Red Balloon on Tuesday,

Thanks and Pankake

Thanks to UCLA, UC Berkeley (via Skype), Hiawatha Collegiate High School, Sacred Spaces at St. Thomas, Anoka Middle School, and Prof. Ananya Chatterjee’s class at the University of Minnesota for inviting me and letting me share my work and perspectives over the last couple of months. Special thank you to all the folks at each location that worked hard to make my appearance there possible. I’ll be reading as a