What does it mean to grieve girlhood? To remember a life not long ago lived?
The poems in Susan Nguyen’s forthcoming collection, Dear Diaspora, are equal parts joy and grief, response and remembrance. Centering on a speaker named Suzi, the collection draws from the Vietnamese diaspora to unravel questions of identity, selfhood, and American adolescence.
Similarly, the poems in Bo Schwabacher’s collection, Omma, Sea of Joy and Other Astrological Signs, glimmer with an honest introspection, centering on her adopted Korean experience to reveal the intricacies of identity, abandonment, and family love.
Join us for a poetry reading and moderated conversation with poets Susan Nguyen and Bo Schwabacher on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 PM MST. This virtual program will also include a Q&A with the audience.