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A Review of The Elvis Machine by Kim Vodicka

My second review of Kim Vodicka’s poetry, after Psychic Privates, concerns her latest book: The Elvis Machine. Read the review at North of Oxford.

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New: Royal Basin Moving Pictures (GIF+VID) (Thorough Water)

The following GIF and Video were created using underwater footage at Royal Basin, in the Olympic Mountains, on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Two reviews of anthologies

I have reviewed two anthologies at Yellow Rabbits: My Lot is a Sky: An Anthology of Poems by Asian Women and Call and Response: A Migrant/Local Poetry Anthology.

View them here.

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New Essay Published in Alki Magazine

My essay, “Poets, Dissidents and Librarians” is now available in the latest issue of Alki, the magazine of the Washington Library Association.

This essay explores some of the people I met, experiences I had, and perspectives I encountered during my trip to Myanmar earlier this year. It’s a nice blend of my library and poetry sides.

Read the full article here.

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New Reviews: Singapore’s Math Paper Press

I now have a new set of micro-reviews on Rain Taxi for Singapore’s Math Paper Press. The books I’ve reviewed are:

  • The Woman Who Turned into a Vending Machine by Natali Wang
  • Afterimage by Werner Kho
  • footnotes on falling by Joshua Ip
  • In These Curved Spaces by Andrea Yew
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New Video: Poetry Reading at Myanm/art in Yangon

On 4/24/19, poets and artists gathered to read poems at the Myanm/art Gallery’s last event. This event was in conjunction of the release of the poetry chapbook Like salt. Like a spine. (An eBook version of this text is forthcoming.) The video recordings are here. As is an audio recording version via YouTube. The reader list is as follows:

The list of the poets in order: Greg Bem with Maung Day, Maung Yu Pie, Moe Way with Susan Gray, Saung Win Hlaing, Susan Gray, Soe Lu Htet, Nay A Di, Lwan Tay Cho, and A-Whee.

Many thanks to Myanmar poet and translator Maung Day for translating my own works, and emceeing the evening.

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New Reviews: Psychic Privates and Sexiest Man Alive

Two new reviews in Rain Taxi Winter 2018 edition:

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New Review: The Little Book of Passage by Franca Mancinelli

The 58th review on Yellow Rabbits

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New GIF: Wash Zoom

Brown Bear Car Wash in Shoreline, Washington

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Poem: People of the Sunder

Written for performance at the PageBoy Art Party on May 13, 2017.