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Flux Poetics: Writing in Cultural Duality

April 19, 2011 @ 11:30 pm - April 20, 2011 @ 12:30 am

Belladonna* Collaborative is pleased to present three remarkable poet artists who write and live in dual or multiple cultures and languages. Performances will be followed by conversation moderated by LilaZemborain.

Cecilia Vicuña: Poet and artist, born in Chile, she performs and exhibits her work widely in Europe, Latin America and the US. She is also an activist and co-founder of oysi.org. Vicuña has published 20 books of poems including QUIPOem, The Precarious, Art & Poetry of Cecilia Vicuña, Wesleyan University Press. She co-edited The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, NY 2009. In 2010/11 her poem-film Kon Kon Pi was exhibited at New York’s MOMA. She lives in New York and Chile.

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of My rice tastes like the lake (Apogee Press) and In the Absent Everyday and Rules of the House (Apogee Press). Tsering attended Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi University), University of Massachussetts, and San Francisco State University. Her publications include two chapbooks, In Writing the Names (A.bacus, Potes & Poets Press) and Recurring Gestures (Tangram Press). Tseringgrew up in the Tibetan exile communities of Nepal and India and now lives in San Francisco.

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of twocollections of poetry — Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona, 2009), and The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011), anda memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona, 2010). She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Howard Foundation for creative nonfiction. She is the publisher of Noemi Press, the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol, and an assistant professor in the MFA program increative writing at New Mexico State University.

Curated by Krystal Languell and Rachel Levitsky.

Admission: $6

This event is supported, in part, with funding from:

Poets&Writers and NYCulture


April 19, 2011 @ 11:30 pm
April 20, 2011 @ 12:30 am