…in San Francisco at the end of December. Let me know if you’ll be around (looking for a couch to crash on, actually). Be reading at the big poetry shebang on the 28th and a discussant on a panel concerning experimental literature in Asia. Details below…


Sunday, December 28th

Small Press Distribution is hosting this year’s MLA off-site reading for visiting poets on Sunday, December 28th from 7-10. With the generous sponsorship of the Poetry Foundation, we have secured the Forum in Yerba Buena Center on Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in San Francisco. It will be a nice space to read in and is located within a few blocks of all of the MLA hotels. We expect to include 60 or so readers from out of town, along with a few local poets, in the event. There will be many great readers, books galore and much else to please and surprise you. Brent Cunningham and I will be your emcees.


Monday, December 29th

695. Literary Experimentalism in East Asia

7:15–8:30 p.m., Nob Hill D, Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900

Presiding: Walter K. Lew, Univ. of Miami

1. “Digital Complex: Redefinition of Literary Sensibility in Japan,” Koichi Haga, Josai International Univ.

2. “Writing Machine Collectives: Digital Poetry in Hong Kong and Taiwan,” Karen An-hwei Lee, Santa Ana, CA

3. “Negotiating between Languages: The Poet Kim Su-yông’s Resistance to Monolingualism in Postcolonial South Korea,” Serk Bae Suh, Univ. of California, Irvine