In-Store Event: Kundiman Mountain West Literary Reading with Teow Lim Goh (Islanders), Addie Tsai (Dear Twin), & Paula Mendoza (Play for Time)

We're delighted to announce an in-store literary reading for Kundiman Mountain West featuring Teow Lim Goh (author of Islanders), Addie Tsai (author of Dear Twin), and Paula Mendoza (author of Play for Time) on Saturday, May 21st at 6 PM. We hope to see you there!

Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. Kundiman Mountain West is one of Kundiman's regional chapters.

 

About Islanders


A blend of fact, fiction, politics, and intimacy this poetry book chronicles a forgotten episode in American history and prefigure today’s immigration debates. Between 1910 and 1940, Chinese immigrants to America were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station in the San Francisco Bay. As they waited for weeks and months to know if they could land, some of the detainees wrote poems on the walls. All the poems on record were found in the men’s barracks; the women’s quarters were destroyed by a fire. The collection imagines the lost voices of the detained women, while also telling the stories of their families on shore, the staff at Angel Island, and the 1877 San Francisco Chinatown Riot.

 

About Dear Twin


Poppy wants to go to college like everyone else, but her father has other ideas. Ever since her twin sister, Lola, mysteriously vanished, Poppy's father has been depressed and forces her to stick around. She hopes she can convince Lola to come home, and perhaps also procure her freedom, by sending her twin a series of nineteen letters, one for each year of their lives.

 

About Play for Time


Playful and deliberate, innovative and strange, Play for Time, Mendoza's debut collection of experimental lyric poems, demolishes the literary commonplaces of "universality" and provides a timely introduction to an explosively original voice in poetry.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Islanders Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781942280316
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Published: Bower House - July 12th, 2016

A blend of fact, fiction, politics, and intimacy this poetry book chronicles a forgotten episode in American history and prefigure today's immigration debates. Between 1910 and 1940, Chinese immigrants to America were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station in the San Francisco Bay.


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ISBN: 9781999058807
Published: Metonymy Press - November 15th, 2019

Poppy wants to go to college like everyone else, but her father has other ideas. Ever since her twin sister, Lola, mysteriously vanished, Poppy's father has been depressed and forces her to stick around. She hopes she can convince Lola to come home, and perhaps also procure her freedom, by sending her twin a series of nineteen letters, one for each year of their lives.


Play for Time: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780982814277
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Published: Gaudy Boy, LLC - May 1st, 2020