A POETRY WORKSHOP WITH TRUONG TRAN: THE WORK OF SILENCE/THE WORK OF SILENCING
Wednesday, May 4th | 4-6 pm | Rocky 106
Join us for a workshop with Truong Tran, author of book of the other: small in comparison (Kaya Press 2021), described by Bhanu Kapil as, "a deeply moving book of poetry that exists beyond the domain of a purely literary experience. Because: How do you survive what's not meant to be survivable? This is not a manual. It's a memory. It's a way through."
What does it mean to do the work of silence? Of silencing? How do we write into and beyond silence?
In this workshop, Tran will discuss silence as a craft practice, the practice's failings within the academy as it relates to Black and Brown bodies, and, together, we will write poems that illuminate and interrogate the silences within our own lives.
Presented by Departments of English and Creative Writing, Geography, and Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages; Office of Pluralism and Leadership; Office of the Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean for International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs; Race, Migration, and Sexuality Consortium; South House.
TRUONG TRAN POETRY READING
Thursday, May 5th | 5:30-7:00 PM | Still North Books & Bar (3 Allen St)
Join us for a reading and celebration of poet and visual artist Truong Tran's BOOK OF THE OTHER (Kaya Press 2021), a collection of essays, prose, and anti poetry described as "documentation, a file on whiteness" (DouglasKearney), and "a deeply moving book of poetry that exists beyond the domain of a purely literary experience. Because: How do you survive what's not meant to be survivable? This is not a manual. It's a memory. It's a way through" (Bhanu Kapil).
Truong Tran was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He is the author of six previous collections of poetry, The Book of Perceptions, Placing the Accents, Dust and Conscience, Within The Margins, Four Letter Words and 100 words ( co-authored with Damon Potter.) He also authored the children's book, GoingHome Coming Home, and an artist monograph, I Meant To Say Please Past the Sugar. His poems and books have been translated into Spanish, French and Dutch. He is the recipient of The Poetry Center Prize, The Fund ForPoetry Grant, The California Arts Council Grant and numerous San FranciscoArts Commission Grants.
Truong lives in San Francisco and currently teaches at Mills College,Oakland.
Presented by Dartmouth's Departments of English and Creative Writing, Geography,and Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages; Office of Pluralism and Leadership;Office of the Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean for International Studies andInterdisciplinary Programs; Race, Migration, and Sexuality Consortium; South House.
MAUKA TO MAKAI
Sunday, May 8th | 11:00-3:00 pm | Gold Coast Lawn (Rain Location: Leede Arena)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Native American Program and five decades of Indigenous community on campus, we cannot wait to share our culture with you all. Over the course of the day, we will be having a hula exhibition by Hōkūpaʻa's members, serving homemade Hawaiian food including poke, ʻuala (sweet potato), chicken long rice, and poi, and a raffle for clothing and other items from vendors based in Hawaiʻi! We will also have live music played by local musicians from Hawaiʻi!
This event is open to campus and we would love to see you there!
We'd like to recognize our numerous sponsors for their generosity in supporting this event. We extend our sincerest mahalo to the Native American Program and the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS); the Special Programs and Events Committee (SPEC); the Department of Religion; the Department of Music; the Department of Latin American, Latin, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS); the Department of Middle-Eastern Studies; and the Department of Geography. Additionally, we'd like to warmly thank the Greek houses Chi Delta, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Sigma Nu, and Alpha Chi Alpha. Mahalo a nui loa!
Saturday, May 14th | 12:00-3:00 pm | Collis Patio
The Korean Student Association is delighted to announce that we are working with Alpha Phi Alpha and Black Praxis to honor and remember the 1992 LA Riot. Seoul Food will celebrate the solidarity between African American and Korean American communities at Dartmouth.
[NOT HERE]: ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ON GENERATIONAL TRAUMA
Saturday, May 14th | 2:00 PM EST | Online event
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-here-asian-american-writers-on-generational-trauma-tickets-299637342357
What does it mean to carry trauma from one generation to the next? How do we reconcile with historic, communal & personal traumas in our writing and in our lives? Five Asian American writers will share their writing & their experiences in conversation.
Joan Kwon Glass is the biracial, Korean American author of NIGHT SWIM, winner of the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest, & is author of three chapbooks (Harbor Editions & Milk & Cake Press). Joan is a Brooklyn Poets mentor, poet laureate of Milford, CT & poetry co-editor of West Trestle Review. She is a proud Smith College graduate & has been a public school educator for 20 years. Her poems have appeared in Diode, Rattle, The Rupture, South Florida Poetry Journal & many others & have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Sundress Anthology Best of the Net. She grew up in Michigan & South Korea & lives in Connecticut with her family.
MT Vallarta is a poet and the 2021-2023 Guarini Dean's Pre-to-Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies at Dartmouth College. They are the author of What You Refuse to Remember (forthcoming Fall 2023, Small Harbor Editions) and the micro-chapbook, The Science of Flowers (Blanket Sea). A Kundiman Fellow and Pushcart Prize nominee, their work is published and forthcoming in Madwomen in the Attic, Breadcrumbs, Nat. Brut, Apogee Journal, and others. They received their Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Riverside.
Seo-Young Chu is a Korean American scholar, poet, #MeToo activist, and associate professor of English at Queens College, CUNY. She is the author of Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation, "Free Indirect Suicide," and "A Refuge for Jae-in Doe: Fugues in the Key of English Major."
Joshua Nguyen is the author of Come Clean (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the 2021 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, and the chapbook, "American Lục Bát for My Mother" (Bull City Press, 2021). He is a Vietnamese-American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, Tin House, Sundress Academy For The Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He is the Wit Tea co-editor for The Offing Mag, the Kundiman South co-chair, a bubble tea connoisseur, and loves a good pun. He is a PhD student at The University of Mississippi, where he also received his MFA.
Ginger Ko is an Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University's MFA program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. She is the author of Motherlover and Inherit. Her latest project is POWER ON, a book as interactive app, produced by The Operating System. You can find her online at www.gingerko.com.
A MOVEABLE FEAST
Tuesday, May 17th | 5-6 pm | Nearburg Forum - Black Family Visual Arts Center
Registration Link: https://dartgo.org/apic-moveable-feast
Join the Dartmouth Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) for our annual networking event! In this power-packed hour, we will move you around to different conversations while you feast on foods from different Asian cuisines. We hope this will be a space to create connections in a chill environment among API and API-supportive folks (undergrads, grad students, postdocs, and employees).
This event is hosted by the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC).
A DISCUSSION WITH ALEXANDER CHEE
Tuesday, May 17th | 8:00-9:00 pm | Zoom
Registration link: dartgo.org/cheewebinar
The Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association (DAPAAA) Book Club will celebrate AAPIHM by hosting a discussion with Dartmouth Professor Alexander Chee on his book, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. Professor Chee was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction in 2021.
This event is co-hosted with DGALA and moderated by DAPAAA board members Nalini Ramanathan '19 and Kimberly Sheu '07.
AAPIHM IN THE MUSEUM
Thursday, May 26th | 3:30-5:00 pm | Hood Museum
Join us at the Hood Museum for a pop-up exhibition for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Drop-in to the museum's Bernstein Center for Object Study, where we'll be able to see select works currently not on view. Viewing experiences will be facilitated by the museum's Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellows, Nichelle Gaumont and Jayde Xu, who will be available for questions and conversations about AAPI culture and history in relation to art and cultural heritage objects.
This event is hosted by the Hood Museum.