Please join us in a great evening with Kimiko Hahn, Rigoberto González, and
Brian Teare. Kimiko and Rigoberto both have new books that came out in the
last six months and are starting a new MFA program at Queens College. Brian
is coming to us from San Francisco.
Monday, February 5, 7:30PM
at the 11th Street Bar (510 E. 11th Street btw A & B).
KIMIKO HAHN is the author seven books of poems, including: Earshot, which
was awarded the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and an Association of
Asian American Studies Literature Award; The Unbearable Heart, which
received an American Book Award; and most recently, The Narrow Road to the
Interior (W.W. Norton, 2006). Hahn has also written text for film, such as
the 1995 commission of for a two-hour HBO special titled Ain't Nuthin' But a
She-Thing; and most recently, a text for Holly Fisher’s film based on Peter
Lindbergh’s still photos and narrated by Jeanne Moreau. Hahn is a recipient
of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York
Foundation for the Arts, as well as a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers'
Award. She is a Distinguished Professor in the MFA program at Queens
RIGOBERTO GONZÁLEZ is the author of two poetry books, So Often the Pitcher
Goes to Water until It Breaks, a National Poetry Series selection, and Other
Fugitives and Other Strangers; two bilingual children’s books: Soledad
Sigh-Sighs/ Soledad Suspiros and Antonio’s Card/ La tarjeta de Antonio,
which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award; the novel Crossing Vines,
winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Fiction Book of the Year Award; and a memoir,
Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa. The recipient of Guggenheim
and NEA fellowships, he writes twice a month a Latino book column for the El
Paso Times of Texas. He is contributing editor for Poets and Writers
Magazine, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and is on the
Advisory Circle of Con Tinta.
BRIAN TEARE, the recipient of Stegner, National Endowment for the Arts, and
MacDowell Colony poetry fellowships, Brian Teare has published poetry in
Ploughshares, Boston Review, Provincetown Arts, VOLT, Verse and The Gertrude
Stein Awards in Innovative Poetry, among other publications. His first book,
The Room Where I Was Born, was winner of the 2003 Brittingham Prize and the
2004 Triangle Award for Gay Poetry. Author of the recent chapbooks, Pilgrim
and Transcendental Grammar Crown, he lives in Oakland, CA and is on the
graduate writing faculties of the New College of California and California
College of the Arts.