Thanks to MMIX Writers Los Angeles, MorYork Gallery, Cafe Muse, folks who came out to all the wonderful literary events this month. I love doing themed readings. The MorYork reading was centered on childhood; Cafe Muse on sex. It was fun to play around with my setlist and read poems I don’t usually read. It was also nice to give my aswang poems a break for once.
Below are photos from the reading at the gorgeous MorYork Gallery.
In other news…
Thanks to Barbara Jane Reyes who interviewed me about “The Blood-Jet Writing Hour” on PoetryFoundation.org.
“Poetry is the blood-jet. There is no stopping it.” –Sylvia Plath
I wanted to shout out Rachelle Cruz, whose work I was introduced to a couple of years ago at the San Francisco Litquake’s boisterous Litcrawl, where she read for the API arts org, Kearny Street Workshop. I picked up her chapbook, honey may soon run out, because I was impressed with how concrete, meticulous, and emotionally well-considered her poems and her reading were. She’s a young and energetic poet, a recent PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and I am confident we’ll be seeing all kinds of good work coming from her in years to come. Currently, she is the host of the weekly The Blood-Jet Writing Hour online radio show.
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