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Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Bao Phi
April 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
What: Pankake Poetry Reading
Who: Bao Phi reading from Thousand Star Hotel
When: April 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs (New location)
Reception and book signing follow the reading.
About Bao Phi
Saigon-born, Minnesota-raised Bao Phi — a spoken word artist, writer, and visionary activist who seeks to build community through the arts — has appeared on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, Paris By Night, and stages across the country. He has published essays on topics ranging from Asians in hip-hop to Asian representation in video games. He is the Program Director of the Loft Literary Center.
His first collection of poetry, Sông I Sing, is taught in classrooms across the U.S. His second book, Thousand Star Hotel, also published by Coffee House Press, will be released in 2017, as well as his first children’s picture book, A Different Pond, published by Capstone.