Portland, OR

September 29, 2014

As a part of visiting her home town, Portland, Marilyn  gave a reading at Lewis and Clark University on Monday, September 29, sponsored by their Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement program.  She also read at Willamette University on Oct 2,  2014, inspiring one of the students to sing a poem.

OPBMarilyn was interviewed by OPB, the local Public Television station, and read One Child Has Brown Eyes from Hard Love Province.

East Coast Tour

Marilyn gave a series of readings in New York and Boston area.

July 27, 2014

Marilyn presented an afternoon of poetry at Back Pages Books, located in Waltham, MA. She was joined by her dear friend Martha Collins, a well known translator and poet, and a founder of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

July 18, 2014

Grolier Poetry Book Store

Grolier Poetry Book Store

Grolier Poetry Book Shop, famously located in Harvard Square since 1927, hosted a poetry reading by Marilyn Chin and Afaa Weaver. The room was packed and the audience listened raptly to performances by both famous artists.  Afterwards listeners showered Marilyn and Afaa with questions and blogged about it.

 

 

 

July 10, 2014

Marilyn  took part in panel on Re-imagining Asian American (and American) Poetry, hosted at MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America) in New York. The panel also included Paulo Javier, Queens Poet Laureate, and John Yau, a prize-winning poet, critic, and publisher of Black Square Editions. John recently published a book of poetry, Further Adventures in Monochrome.

Thinking Its Presence

Thinking Its Presence

The event was structured around issues of race and poetry, raised by Professor Dorothy J. Wang in her new book  Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry.

John Yau wrote about the MOCA event and Marilyn’s work in an online magazine Hyperallergic.

Hard Love Province on Amazon

Hard Love Province AmazonMarilyn Chin’s new book of poetry, Hard Love Province, went on sale at Amazon today. First dozen pages of poems can be previewed online by clicking on Look inside.

Her poem Brown Girl Manifesto started to attract attention after being published by Poetry Foundation.  Marilyn read Brown Girl Manifesto during her performance at CSUSB, with commentary afterwards.

Also from the new book, poem Two Inch Fables is on Poets.org site, as part of  their Poem-a-Day program. Beautiful Boyfriend is on Poetry Foundation site.

The Voices of Women in American Poetry

Ai

Ai

On Thursday, Apr 24th, Marilyn Chin will be performing, starting at 7pm, at the Los Angeles Central Library‘s Mark Taper Auditorium, located at 630 W. Fifth Street in the financial district of Los Angeles.

Poetry of America’s 2014 national series taking place in five cities presents a number of distinguished contemporary poets, speaking about Adrienne Rich and Anne Bradstreet, Lucille Clifton and  Gertrude Stein.

Marilyn will speak about Ai Ogawa, or simply Ai (born Florence Anthony), a recently deceased American poet and educator. Ai was highly acclaimed for her free verse poems and much beloved by her friends and colleagues.

During the appearance in Los Angeles, Marilyn will share the stage with Toi Derricotte speaking on Anne Sexton and Percival Everett on Gertrude Stein. The performance will be moderated by Alice Quinn, Executive Director, Poetry Society of America.

After the performance a Q&A Panel was led by Alice Quinn.

Panel

Panel

 

ECAASU’14

This year, East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) held its 36th annual conference in Washington, D.C. Marilyn Chin read a collection of ‘bad girl’ haiku from her upcoming book, “Hard Love Province,” during performances held after Gala ceremonies.

 

 

Reception

At ECAASU’14

Several young Asian American performers were also showcased, including KT Tatara, a stand-up comedian covering “timeless topics such as gender roles and race” and an amazing rapper and spoken word artist Ruby Ibarra.

Ruby Ibarra

Ruby Ibarra

After her performance Marilyn met with the audience, answered questions and autographed her books.