November Events in Philly & NYC!

now that october is done, i’m preparing for a few exciting november events in philly & nyc. i hope to see some of you there!


11/12/10: (Philadelphia) The Kelly Writers House, UPenn: POETRY READING FEATURING KEVIN VARRONE, CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING, ANDCRAIG SANTOS PEREZ WITH TYLER ANTOINE. 4:00 PM in the Arts Cafe. Full info here (scroll down).


11/13/10: (New York City) The Poet’s House, NYC, 2:00pm. (Re)writing Culture with Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Craig Santos Perez & Barbara Jane Reyes. $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

In this panel, three young poet-scholars investigate the intersection of research and poetic practice, including Perez’s interest in ethnography and poetry, Reyes’s practice of rewriting/retelling Filipino mythology and Lee’s exploration of geography, psychology and the textuality of nations (focusing specifically on the United States and North and South Korea).

Full Info here (scroll down).


11/14/10: (New York City) The Verlaine Reading Series, sponsored by Kundiman. At Verlaine (110 Rivingston St. (Ludlow & Essex Sts.). Open Bar from 4-5 pm, Reading begins at 5pm. $5 donation.

Poetry Reading with: Ken Chen, Jason Koo, & Craig Santos Perez.

Ken Chen is the 2009 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for his poetry collection Juvenilia. A graduate of Yale Law School, he is the Executive Director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (  His work has been published in Best American Essays 2006 and 2007The Boston Review of Books, The Yale Anthology of American Poetry, Fence, Jubilat, Film International, C-Theory, Radical Society, and Art Asia Pacific.

Jason Koo is the author of Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize (C&R Press, 2009). He was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The Yale Review,North American Review and The Missouri Review. He teaches at Lehman College, where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies in English. He lives in Brooklyn.

Craig Santos Perez, a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), is the co-founder of Achiote Press and author of two poetry books: from unincorporated  territory [hacha](Tinfish Press, 2008) and from unincorporated territory [saina] (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010). He received the Poets & Writers California Writer’s Exchange Award in 2010. He earned an MFA from the University of San Francisco and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

More info here.


11/15/10: (New York City): Asian American Writer’s Workshop presents Barbara Jane Reyes, Craig Santos Perez, and Sueyeun Juliette Lee. Monday, November 15, 7PM at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop.

110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor

Between 6th and 7th Avenues

Buzzer 600

$5 suggested donation
open to the public

more info here (scroll down)


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