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HARMONY: A Reading in Celebration of Asian Heritage Month

April 27
12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
199 Chambers St., Room S-341

Come listen to two award-winning poets read their work and share their convergent and divergent experiences as Asian American artists living, working, and creating in NYC.

Moderated by Nita Noveno, Lecturer, English Department

Jennifer Hayashida is a poet, translator, and artist. She has received awards from, among others, the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN, the Jerome Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony, and her work has been published and exhibited in the U.S. and internationally. From 2010-2017, she served as
director of the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, CUNY, and she currently teaches in the Columbia University MFA writing program. She is the author of A Machine Wrote This Song, forthcoming in April from Gramma Poetry.


Bino A. Realuyo will be reading from his poetry manuscript titled The Rebel Sonnets. His poetry has appeared in The Nation, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, New Letters, and most recently in ZYZZYVA’s “Resistance Issue.” He is the author of the novel The Umbrella Country and the poetry
collection The Gods We Worship Live Next Door, which won an Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. Judge Grace Schulman described Realuyo’s work as a trace of sentimentality.” He has earned degrees from
American University’s School of International Service and Harvard University. Realuyo’s honors include fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, Valparaiso, Urban Artists Grant, Queens Council on the Arts; and the following awards: Asian American Writer’s Workshop “Member’s Choice” Literary
Award, a Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a 2009 Philippine National Book Award for Poetry. He lives in Queens, where he also directs an adult education program for immigrants.

 

For more information about Asian Heritage Month, contact Erwin Wong, Dean of Academic Programs and Instruction, at ewong@bmcc.cuny.edu.

 

See a complete list of Asian Heritage month events.

 

 

 

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