Thousand Star Hotel - Poetry Reading with Bao Phi @ The Potter's House, Washington [10 September]

Thousand Star Hotel - Poetry Reading with Bao Phi


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10
September
15:00 - 17:00

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The Potter's House
1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Join us on September 10th as we welcome Bao Phi, author of Thousand Start Hotel. His second book of poems confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor.

A two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and a National Poetry Slam finalist, Bao Phi has appeared on HBO Presents Russell Simmons Def Poetry, featured in the live performances and taping of the blockbuster diasporic Vietnamese variety show Paris By Night 114: Tôi Là Người Việt Nam, and a poem of his appeared in the 2006 Best American Poetry anthology. His poems and essays are widely published in numerous publications including Screaming Monkeys and Spoken Word Revolution Redux. He has also released several CDs of his poetry, such as the recently sold-out Refugeography to his newest CD, The Nguyens EP. A short story of his, Revolution Shuffle, appeared in the anthology Octavia’s Brood: Stories from Social Justice Movements, AK Press, 2015, and an essay of his was included in the anthology A Good Time for the Truth, edited by Sun Yung Shin, Minnesota Historical Society Press.

“The many fans of Bao Phi will be thrilled by this book. New readers will be seduced by his trademark blend of passion, politics, and poetry. His poems alternate between the profane and the provocative as they deal with war and history, love and heartbreak, the inner city and the inner self. A powerful read, a gutsy writer.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer
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