A New Cadence Poetry Series Presents
reading from their poetry
Saturday, October 24th @ Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060(Behind Streetlight Records)
7:30pm Admission is free
Mong-Lan, Vietnamese-born multi-disciplinary American artist, poet, writer, painter, photographer, dancer and teacher of Argentine tango, singer, left her native Vietnam on the last day of the evacuation of Saigon. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Juniper Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Awards for Poetry, and other awards, Mong-Lan’s poetry has been nationally and internationally anthologized to include being in Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Book of Poetry: Best Poems from 30 Years of the Pushcart Prize. She is the author of eight books and chapbooks which contain her poetry and artwork -- books include Song of the Cicadas (Juniper Prize, finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award); Why is the Edge Always Windy?; Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Art; the bilingual Spanish / English edition, Tango, Tangueando: Poemas & Dibujos; One Thousand Minds Brimming: poems & art; and the chapbooks Love Poem to Tofu and Other Poems and Love Poem to Ginger & Other Poems: poetry & paintings. Her book Force of the Heart: Tango, Art, which includes drawings, paintings, and a poem, was inspired by the tango.
David Brinks is a long-time resident of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter (Vieux Carré), Brinks is a poet, historian, editor, publisher, arts curator and educator. His family dates back more than seven generations in the region. His mother’s family is Acadian French and Houma Indian. His father’s family is Siouan Indian and Choctaw Indian. Brinks is the author of seven published collections of poetry including the critically acclaimed The Caveat Onus (Black Widow Press 2009) and The Secret Brain: Selected Poems 1995 – 2012 (Black Widow Press 2012). He has been a guest on NPR radio as well as on PBS’ News Hour with Jim Lehrer.