Some news from January: Happy to announce that I've received a Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Project Grant for 2017, to work on a visual-poetic-sonic document involving collaborative writing and hybrid forms, working with She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of Vietnamese women writers of the diaspora. "Unmastered" is a process document, that will involve visual imagery, poetry, and the recorded voices of the writers involved. I'll be documenting our collective collaboration during a writing retreat and literary event this May, in Corsica and Paris. The other writers involved are: Angie Chau, Lan Duong, Anna Moi, Hoa Nguyen, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Aimee Phan, Thao P. Nguyen, Julie Thi Underhill, and myself. So honored to be in such good company.
We will write and collaborate together in Corsica for ten days, then will present our collaborative poetic work on May 27th at the American Library in Paris. Our event will be introduced by 2016 Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen. More details to come.