Kundiman & Verlaine present
a night of poetry & libation with
Cathy Park Hong, Muriel Leung,
& Natalie Jiwon Park
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
Reading begins at 5 pm
Open Bar, 4 - 5 pm
$5 suggested donation
110 Rivington Street
b/w Ludlow & Essex Sts.
[ directions: F to Delancey or V to 2nd Ave. ]
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, the Manhattan Borough President's Office, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Cathy Park Hong's first book, Translating Mo'um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Her third book of poems, Engine Empire, was published in May 2012 by WW Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Poetry, Paris Review, Conjunctions,McSweeney's, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. She is an Assistant Professor at Sarah Lawrence College and is regular faculty at the Queens MFA program in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Muriel Leung is a poet from and currently residing in Queens, NY. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College where she graduated with the Lori Hertzberg Prize for Creativity. Her poems and essay have appeared or are forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, Dark Phrases, and RE/VISIONIST. She is a recent Kundiman fellow. With the support of the Engage, Learn, Lead, Act (ELLA) Fellowship and a commitment to social justice based arts education, she has led Write to Resist, a creative writing and zine making workshop series on race, gender, and violence for high school aged Asian American young women. Currently, she is an arts administrator with Elders Share the Arts and a teaching artist with Community-Word Project.
NatalieJiwonPark's most recent chapbook was entitled Dream Farm, which explored the mythical nature of family narratives. She is the author of two other collections, and the proud recipient of the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin poetry prize. Originally from Woodside, Queens, Natalie also grew up in Albany, NY. She attended Sarah Lawrence College where her poems were given a warm place to grow. A lifelong writer, she also aspires to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner someday.
Kundiman is dedicated to the creation, cultivation and promotion of Asian American poetry.