Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I think everyone knows, but just in case you don't, my reading with J.Mae Barizo at Home Sweet Home for tomorrow has been canceled, but KGB Bar has this little reading just to quell your quiver

Celebration of New Books: Tom Fink, Tina Chang, and Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

Jun 25 2008 - 7:00pm
Jun 25 2008 - 9:00pm

A celebration of new books! Please join us in celebrating Tom Fink's Clarity (Marsh Hawk Press 2008), Tina Chang's anthology Language for a New Century (Norton 2008), and Jennifer Kwon Dobbs' Paper Pavilion (WhitePine Press 2007).

Thomas Fink is the author of five books of poetry, including Clarity and Other Poems (Marsh Hawk Press, 2008)). He is the author of two books ofcriticism, most recently A Different Sense of Power (Fairleigh Dickinson UP,2001), and he is the co-editor of Burning Interiors: David Shapiro's Poetryand Poetics (2007). His paintings hang in various collections. Fink is Professor of English at CUNY-LaGuardia. His poem, "Yinglish Strophes IX," chosen by Heather McHugh and David Lehman, appears in The Best American Poetry 2007 (Scribner's).

Tina Chang's Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004) was a finalist for the2005 Asian American Literary Award. She received an MFA in poetry from Columbia University and her poems have appeared in American Poet, Indiana Review, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Quarterly West, Sonora Review, among others. Her poems have been anthologized in Identity Lessons (Penguin Putnum, 1999) Poetry Nation (Vehicule Press,1998), Asian American Literature (McGraw-Hill, 2001), Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (University of Illinois Press, 2004) and Poetry 30: Poets in Their Thirties. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, the Van Lier Foundation and has held writing fellowships from Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Djerassi, Fundación Valparaíso, The MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Villa Montalvo. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and Hunter College.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs was born in Won Ju Si, South Korea. Her first collection of poems, Paper Pavilion, is winner of the 2007 White Pine Press Poetry Prize and was published nationally by White Pine Press in October 2007. Beforehand, the manuscript was a finalist for the New Issues Press Prize in Poetry and a semifinalist for the Crab Orchard Poetry Series "First BookPrize." Poems from the book have appeared in Crazyhorse, 5 AM, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, Poetry NZ, Tulane Review, among others. Her work has been anthologized in Echoes Upon Echoes (Temple University Press 2003) and Contemporary Voices from the Eastern World (W. W. Norton 2008). Her
music collaboration, "Among Joshua Trees," won the New York Youth Symphony's First Music Series and debuted at Carnegie Hall. She is a fellow at theUniversity of Southern California and founding director of the USC Summer TIME Writing Program.

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