Sunday, May 25, 2003

Looking for some academic discourse to spice up your Tuesday evening?

The Asian Americas Workshop at the Stanford Humanities Center cordially invites you to the following presentation and discussion:

"Asian American Poetry in the 1970s"

Timothy Yu

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of English

Tuesday, May 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (bldg 460)

Poetry played a surprisingly central role in Asian American activism in the 1970s, appearing widely in early Asian American publications and anthologies. But in contrast to the Asian American poetry now represented in mainstream collections and surveys, the work of the 1970s is a politically urgent writing that employs a wide range of styles, from Beat to haiku to spoken word. This talk draws on early Asian American magazines and anthologies from Stanford's Emory Lee Collection to show how Asian American poets negotiated politics and poetic form in this post-New Left period, including writers such as Lawson Fusao Inada, Janice Mirikitani, and Frank Chin.

I'll tell you more about what I'm talking about as soon as I know, which we all hope is sooner rather than later.

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