November 1, 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference took place at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego.
Marilyn Chin delivered a Creative Artist Spotlight Address together with Rae Armantrout, a recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Rae read extensively from her new book Just Saying. Then Marilyn performed her iconic poem How I Got That Name and read several verses and a collection of haiku from her upcoming book Hard Love Province.
The reading was followed by an enthusiastic Q&A and book signing by both artists.