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Poetry Reading & Book Release / Milk : Thing :: Sea : Map

MILK is to THING as SEA is to MAP
A Bay Area poetry reading // book release celebration for Kenji and Angela

ANGEL DOMINGUEZ, author of Black Lavender Milk
ANGELA PEÑAREDONDO, author of All Things Lose Thousands of Times
KENJI C. LIU, author of Map of an Onion
MG ROBERTS, author of not so, sea


Angel Dominguez is a Latinx Los Angeles born writer and performance artist forming Dzonots with notebooks along the California coast. He is the author of Black Lavender Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015), an experimental lyric-novel that functions as an extended meditation on writing in relation to the body; time, loss, ancestry, ritual and dreaming His workcan be found in The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Bombay Gin, and online at Open House Poetry and, with work forthcoming in FENCE. He was the co-founding editor of Tract/Trace: an investigative journal, and presently curates the ongoing series: Bodies/Pages. Along with Hannah Kezema, he co-founded the performance art collaborative: Dream Tigers.

Born in Iloilo City, Philippines, Angela Peñaredondo is a poet and artist living in southern California. Her first full-length book, All Things Lose Thousands of Times, is the regional winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize. She is the author of a chapbook, Maroon (Jamii Publications). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in AAWW’s The Margins, Four Way Review, Cream City Review, Southern Humanities Review and elsewhere.

Kenji C. Liu is author of Map of an Onion, national winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize. His poetry appears (among other places) in American Poetry Review, Action Yes!, Barrow Street Journal, Asian American Literary Review, Split This Rock’s poem of the week series, three anthologies and a chapbook, You Left Without Your Shoes (Finishing Line Press). He has received fellowships from Kundiman, VONA/Voices, Djerassi, and the Community of Writers.

Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Mg Roberts teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Kundiman Fellow and MFA graduate of New College of California, where strange tricks were added to her bag. Her work has appeared in the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, Bombay Gin, Web Conjunctions, Shampoo, among other publications, and is forthcoming in GALATEA RESURRECTS and the anthologies Nests and Strangers: On Asian Women Poets (Kelsey Street Press) and Kuwento: Lost Things (Carayan Press). She lives in Oakland with her two daughters, four hens, one puppy, and husband. not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014) is her first book.

Earlier Event: May 26
Martin Piñol Book Release
Later Event: June 2
Reading: Three Bearded Men