Feeling: "Butterfly Catcher"
On March 19th, I had the good fortune to read at the United Nations with Yusef Komunyakaa, Javier Zamora, Laren McClung, Sharon Dolin, Dara Barnat and other fantastic poets. Thanks to Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Bhikshuni Weisbrot and Elizabeth Lara for inviting all of us to be part of their Happiness anthology, which sold out at the reading.
The following day we took the train to Philly and I read with Ross Gay and Ailish Hooper at Hila Ratzabi's Red Sofa Salon. It was the first time I'd met Ross and heard him read, and he blew everyone away.
Soon, I'll be headed to Minneapolis for #AWP15. I'm moderating the panel "Hybridity as Origin: Writing from Multiracial Experience." Panelists include Alyss Dixon, Marie Mockett, Aaron Samuels and Wendy Babiak. Facebook invite here.
I'm also a panelist, along with Carmen Giménez Smith, Juan Morales and Casandra Lopez, for a CantoMundo roundtable on "Latina/o Poets as Publisher." Deborah Paredez moderates.
I'll also be reading at Storyscape & Sakura Review's event. FB Invite here.