The East Side Freedom Library invites you to “Thousand Star Hotel: A Poetry Reading with Bao Phi.” On Monday, October 30 @ 7:00PM, Bao Phi will read from his newest book, Thousand Star Hotel, that confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor.
Bao Phi is a multiple-time Minnesota Grand Slam poetry champ and National Poetry Slam finalist who has been on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and whose work was included in the Best American Poetry anthology of 2006. He is the author of Sông I Sing and is currently the program director of the Loft Literary Center.
“The many fans of Bao Phi will be thrilled by this book. New readers will be seduced by his trademark blend of passion, politics, and poetry. His poems alternate between the profane and the provocative as they deal with war and history, love and heartbreak, the inner city and the inner self. A powerful read, a gutsy writer.”
—Viet Thanh Nguyen
Free and Open to All. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. firstname.lastname@example.org and 651-230-3294