Sept 24, 2014
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 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.
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.
Poetry Daily magazine today featured on their front page Marilyn’s poem Alba: Moon Camellia Lover. This poem opens her new book, Hard Love Province, that came out last week. An elegy full for despondence, the poem end with:
Let my happiness blister and counter-glow
Against your magnificent sick light.
Marilyn will be reading from her new book, Hard Love Province, at the Cal State San Bernardino on Th. May 29th. This reading is a part of Pacific Review Reading Series, hosted by Juan Delgado, a renouned Mexican American poet and a professor in the English Department. The event starts at 6pm, in Pfau 4005, Voices of the Desert Crossroads Room.
Marilyn Chin’s three poems from the section Two Inch Fables of her new book, Hard Love Province, were picked today by Poets.org of the Academy of American Poets as their Poem-a-Day selection. It includes
Lotus: pink dewlapped pretty
Lotus: upturned palm of my dead mother
Lotus: a foot a broken arch
Lotus: plop and a silent ripple
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.
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.
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.
After her performance Marilyn met with the audience, answered questions and autographed her books.
Marilyn presented at University of Texas – Arlington, as part of Visiting Writer Series, organized by Professor Bruce Krajewski, English Studies Chairman. She read many excerpts from her work, including “Blues on Yellow” and “Fox Girl.”
Addressing an auditorium full of students in creative writing, Professor Chin encouraged them to set deadlines for themselves and be patient with their work.
Marilyn Chin opened the UHV/ABR Reading Series with an inspired performance on January 30, 2014. Jeffrey Sartain, an assistant professor in the University of Houston-Victoria School of Arts & Sciences, hosted Marilyn’s visit to the town of Victoria, located between San Antonio and Houston, Texas.
The Reading Series is sponsored by American Book Review, a nonprofit, internationally distributed literary journal that specializes in reviews of works published by small presses.
Marilyn read from her upcoming book of poems, “Hard Love Province” and from her book of fiction, “Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen.” Dr. Sartain was excited to hear her long fiction. “I’m interested to see that dimension of her writing.”
Jeffrey Di Leo, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and ABR publisher said, “Chin goes beyond writing stories about immigration. It is easy to see why her poetry strikes a chord with readers. Her stories are relatable because everyone is trying to figure out how they fit into the world.”