S263. Fracture: A Reading and Discussion by Contemporary Korean American Female Poets

Room 513, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Muriel Rukeyeser once said, “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” Five award-winning authors discuss difficult truths about the complexities and responsibilities of identifying themselves as Korean American female poets, seeking to answer practical and political issues that arise from living as women on the hyphen between “Asian” and “American.” Presenters also examine how their work is situated in the fractured identities they claim.



Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox, which won the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She has received poetry fellowships from Kundiman and the Knight Foundation. She serves as cofounder of Print-Oriented Bastards, and as a contributing editor for Florida Book Review.

EJ Koh is a poet, translator of Korean literary works, and author. She has appeared in the Columbia Review, World Literature Today, and others. She accepted fellowships at Kundiman, MacDowell Colony, Napa Valley Writers, Vermont Studio, and she has been featured in magazines across the country.

Franny Choi is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone and a recipient of the Frederick Bock Prize. Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Journal, PANK, and others. She is a VONA Fellow, a Project VOICE teaching artist, and a member of the Dark Noise Collective.

Hannah Sanghee Park

Anna Maria Hong is the visiting creative writer at Ursinus College and was a Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her novella H & G won the inaugural Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation and Red Hen Press. She is the editor of Growing Up Asian American.


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