Sunday, November 29, 2009

Why Are People So Unkind?

go home india
as if that even makes sense / but
there it is / red-loud illiterate
on decaying station wall
like you ain/t in kansas any more
sister / welcome to the burbs...

My poem Ruby Slippers is now up as part of Peril's latest edition: Why Are People So Unkind?. The launch will be this coming Thursday night. I'll be reading Ruby Slippers along with a more recent poem titled Solomon Sung. Details are on the above invitation but just so you don't have to get out your magnifier: The launch includes performances by the Ladies of Colour Agency (LOCA), author Tom Cho, poets Angela Costi and Maxine Clarke and Actress Diana Nguyen reading from Alice Pung's original introduction to Growing Up Asian in Australia. (content warning: LOCA burlesque performance contains nudity).

7-9pm on Thursday December 3 2009
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Melbourne University, Parkville