ORGANIZER: Jessica Deutsch
Saturday, September 24 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Spotlight on Coffee House Press – celebrating our vibrant publishing community – curated and produced by the creative staff of each press.
No evening will be the same.
Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 45 minutes in advance of program with a book sale and wine reception. Book signing and desserts follows program.
Celebrate the launch of new poetry collections by Ed Bok Lee and Bao Phi, two of the Twin Cities’ most dynamic poets on the national Asian American literary and spoken word scene. In “Whorled,” Ed Bok Lee looks toward a global future, one where the dividing lines between state, religion, race, history, and culture have been blurred to the extent that the very idea of difference requires a new understanding. In Bao Phi’s “Sông I Sing,” the Twin Cities provides the backdrop to a rhythmic exploration of the contradictions of race and class in America. Emceed by multidisciplinary artist and spoken word performer Shá Cage, the program will feature a performance and conversation by the poets and music by DJ Nak.