Writers Reading

Poetry Performance: Alan Lau and Susie Kozawa

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On January 26th, Alan Lau, American Book Award Winning Poet and Susie Kozawa, innovative Sound Artist and Composer will perform at 2PM in Lecture Hall 5 at Evergreen.  Lau will be reading from his book of poetry, Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal, and Kozawa will be accompanying him.
 
"Alan Chong Lau’s poetic memoir of his days as a produce worker in Seattle’s Chinatown reveals a microcosm of grassroots, working-class Asian America—a world where customers, workers, and fruits and vegetables intersect in exchanges that crackle with energy and brim over with humor.
 
With the simple profundity of a Zen koan, the poems bear witness to people’s humanity. Lau portrays in words and pictures a community in constant flux as it moves to the push and pull of immigration. Blues and Greens has a lot to say about Asian Americans. What emerges is an acutely observed, nuanced critique of where Asian Americans—native-born, refugee, and migrant—are today."
                                                    Intersections: Asian and Pacific AmericanTranscultural Studies
 

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