FAMILY STYLE Open Mic: "MY EYE SITS AT YOUR HEART" feat. Jenny Lares
Hosted by YELLOW RAGE (Michelle Myers & Catzie Vilayphonh), our popular monthly Asian American open mic FAMILY STYLE welcomes extended "family" from all communities and cultures. June's open mic features poet JENNY LARES and the theme "MY EYE SITS AT YOUR HEART: Seeking Truth and Claiming Identity."
jenny c. lares is a poet and host based in Washington, DC. She is the Founding Co-Director of Sulu DC, an underground network and home for Asian American and/or Pacific Islander focused spoken word and multidisciplinary artists in the Washington, DC area. She is also one of the hosts of a weekly open mic at Busboys and Poets along Washington, DC's U Street Corridor.
She has featured at Washington, DC poetry and art venues including Busboys and Poets, Artomatic, and Mothertongue, and has performed at several colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and East Coast. She previously served on the board of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)DC Chapter, where she coordinated and hosted "Creative Explosion V: The Spirit of API Feminism Through Performance". One of her poems will be included in the forthcoming anthology, Walang Hiyaliterature taking risks toward liberatory practice published by Carayan Press.
She is currently working on her website, but for now, you can visit and read her blog: www.jennylares.wordpress.com
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