Intersection For The Arts' 50/50 Poetry Nights
November 10, 7:30-9pm
398 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Featuring Truong Tran, François Luong, Michelle Lin, Carolyn Ho, and Sean Labrador y Manzano. Curated by Mg Roberts. Admission is free and open to the public.
Truong Tran is a visual artist and the author of The Book of Perceptions, placing the accents, dust and conscience, within the margin, four letter words, and a children’s book, Going Home Coming Home. The Book of Perceptions was a finalist for The Kiriyama Prize and placing the accents (Apogee Press, 1999) was a finalist for the Western States Prize for Poetry. dust and conscience (Apogee Press, 2002) was awarded the San Francisco State Poetry Center Prize. His honors include grants from The Fund for Poetry, The Creative Work Fund, The Cultural Equity Grant, and The California Arts Council Grant. Truong lives in San Francisco where he is currently teaching poetry at San Francisco State University and Mills College.
Originally from Strasbourg, France, François Luong lives in San Francisco. He has translated the works of Esther Tellermann, François Turcot, and Rémi Froger, as well as other francophone poets from France, Québec and elsewhere. His translations have appeared or are forthcoming in LIT, West Wind Review, Verse, Dandelion (Canada), Aufgabe, and elsewhere.
Michelle Lin is the author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Adrienne, Quaint Magazine, The Journal, Aster(ix), Phoebe, North American Review, TYPO, Apogee, and more. She has served as an editor for the journals Mosaic, Hot Metal Bridge, and B. E. Quarterly, and currently serves as Poetry Reader for Twelfth House Journal. She has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, LEAPS summer program, and Young Writer's Institute. She works for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Carolyn Ho is a poet and artist. She is a Kundiman fellow, William Dickey fellow, won the SF Foundation's Phelan Award, the Anne Fields Poetry Award, the Kathryn Manoogian Scholarship, and a grant recipient from the San Francisco Arts Commission, among other whatnots.She believes the over 25,000 cranes she’s made over a six-year period are merely a byproduct of coping with, among other concerns, the disenchantment of earning a fine arts degree during a tech boom and the horrors of being an adult. Last year, SF Weekly recently mentioned her as one of fourteen, "Best Writers Without a Book (in) San Francisco - 2014," Carolyn is still saddened by this announcement.
Sean Labrador y Manzano has an MFA in Poetry from Mills College. His column "Conversations at a Wartime Cafe" appears at McSweeneys. He served as poetry editor for Tea Party Magazine and the L.A. based Forth Magazine. His work can be found in Chain, Bay Poetics, McSweeney's, The Best American Poetry 2004, and elsewhere.
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