Then, Now, Upcoming.
Here’s a list of recent and upcoming activities where you can get some Liusan:
I recently co-taught a writing and meditation workshop for people of color with Mushim Ikeda-Nash (also known as Patricia Ikeda, the poet) at the East Bay Meditation Center. This was the third time for us teaching this daylong workshop, and as usual, it was a lot of fun and a great opportunity for me to connect two activities that are deeply important to me–dharma and writing.
I’m currently guest blogging for the Emerging Arts Professionals’ cultural policy blog salon, along with eight other Oakland commentators. Check out my first of three posts, “Art as a Human Right.” Please read and make sure to comment at the EAP site. It’s a salon, after all, and I want to know what you think.
I’ll be reading poetry at a fundraising event for the GED program at the Mission Neighborhood Center in San Francisco. Alongside me will be other local poetry rock stars, including Lorna Dee Cervantes, Vickie Vertiz, Mariama Lockington, and Norman Zelaya. $10, Saturday April 16 at 8 pm, Precita Center, 534 Precita Ave, San Francisco
A poem I recently wrote in response to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan was accepted for upcoming publication in Kweli Journal.
Lastly, I’m curating a guest blog series for the Best American Poetry blog during the week of May 1-7, for Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage month. My co-bloggers and I be highlighting a few APIA poets who we think deserve greater attention, with a particular focus on poets who have not gone through an MFA program. Those who don’t go the MFA route often don’t have the same access to professional literary networking and resources. As a result, I’m interested in helping to expose such poets to a larger reading audience.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more on the BestAmPo guest blog series.