Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chin Music poetry reading next Thursday.

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Patrick Rosal, Matthew Dickman, and Bianca Stone
Thursday, November 20th @ 7:00PM

Please join us for our next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. On November 20th, we are happy to present three exciting poets: Patrick Rosal, Matthew Dickman, and Bianca Stone. Other writers slated to appear this season include Yusef Komunyakaa, Gregory Pardlo, Idra Novey, Mytili Jagannathan, and Quraysh Ali Lansana. Series curated by Colin Cheney.



Patrick Rosal is the author of two full-length poetry collections, UPROCK HEADSPIN SCRAMBLE AND DIVE, which won the Members' Choice Award from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and most recently MY AMERICAN KUNDIMAN, which won the Association of Asian American Studies 2006 Book Award in Poetry as well as the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award. His poems and essays have been published widely in journals and anthologies including Harvard Review, American Review, The Literary Review, Brevity, The Beacon Best, and Language for a New Century. He has twice served on the faculty of Kundiman and has been a visiting writer at Penn State Altoona, Centre College and most recently the University of Texas, Austin.

Matthew Dickman is the author of ALL-AMERICAN POEM (APR, 2008), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, and two chapbooks, AMIGOS (Q Ave Press, 2007) and SOMETHING ABOUT A BLACK SCARF (Azul Press, 2008). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Missouri Review, Tin House, Boston Review, Lyric, and American Poetry Review. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, The Vermont Studio Center, and the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown. He is from Portland, Oregon.

Bianca Stone was born in Vermont in a family of writers and grew up down the road from Robert Frost's cabin. She currently lives in New York City where she is an MFA candidate at NYU's Creative Writing Program in Poetry. She is also a freelance illustrator and cartoonist of sorts. She has been published in Vermont Life, Two Review, and The Patterson Literary Review.

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