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Two API poets defy dominant power structures and explore the violence and absurdity of capitalism

Two API poets defy dominant power structures and explore the violence and absurdity of capitalism

Frances Lee April 28, 2017 0

Gracing the cover of Victoria Chang’s slender book of poetry The Boss (McSweeney’s Poetry Series 2013) is what looks to be a photograph of a spotless knight in shining armor, scepter raised high in

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<em>Mayhem</em>: Fans will rejoice seeing Steven Yeun back in fighting form

Mayhem: Fans will rejoice seeing Steven Yeun back in fighting form

Misa Shikuma April 27, 2017 0

In Mayhem, directed by Joe Lynch, Steven Yeun portrays Derek Cho, a disgruntled mid-level associate at a top consulting firm with a bone to pick with the company’s partners. But on the day he

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Poetry books explore mind-bending philosophy, family tales

Poetry books explore mind-bending philosophy, family tales

Betsy Aoki April 27, 2017 0

Unbearable Splendor by Sun Yung Shin (Coffee House Press) is a book of poetry that begins with a cyborg manifesto and a quote from the movie Blade Runner will always find a soft spot

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A ‘love letter to Craigslist,’ ‘Nadeshiko’ mixes Japanese WWII history into the present

A ‘love letter to Craigslist,’ ‘Nadeshiko’ mixes Japanese WWII history into the present

Roxanne Ray April 26, 2017 0

Keiko Green’s play Nadeshiko has traveled a long road, over the course of six years, before its current production this April and May by Sound Theatre Company.

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<em>Imaginary Vessels</em>: Poet Paisley Rekdal explores how we memorialize the dead

Imaginary Vessels: Poet Paisley Rekdal explores how we memorialize the dead

Laura McKee April 26, 2017 0

The International Examiner caught up with poet Paisley Rekdal, who recently completed a collection of poetry titled, Imaginary Vessels. ……Through you, I’m drawn deep into the emptiness that you’ve encased, one more fleck of

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Sandra Lim’s <em>The Wilderness</em> and Brandon Shimoda’s <em>Evening Oracle</em>

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Sandra Lim’s The Wilderness and Brandon Shimoda’s Evening Oracle

Justine Chan April 25, 2017 0

There’s a catch to Sandra Lim’s The Wilderness (Norton & Company, 2015), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize: the kind of catch that throws one off guard for all its quiet fury, beauty,

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Announcement: Liberty Bank Building Art Open House to be held April 26

Announcement: Liberty Bank Building Art Open House to be held April 26

The International Examiner April 24, 2017 0

Africatown-Central District Preservation and Development Association (Africatown), The Black Community Impact Alliance (BCIA), Capitol Hill Housing (CHH), and Centerstone are hosting an Art Open House to showcase the artwork that will be installed at

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Announcement: Annual Japanese Baptist Church sukiyaki dinner to be held April 29

Announcement: Annual Japanese Baptist Church sukiyaki dinner to be held April 29

The International Examiner April 19, 2017 0

The annual Japanese Baptist Church Sukiyaki fundraiser will be held on April 29 at the church location (160 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122). Curbside take-out begins from 2:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. and dine-in starts

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<em>Blood Song</em>: Michael Schmeltzer reveals lovely, disturbing truths

Blood Song: Michael Schmeltzer reveals lovely, disturbing truths

Betsy Aoki April 16, 2017 0

Blood Song by West Seattle poet Michael Schmeltzer is a compelling debut book of poetry that explores grief, memory, and sound. The kind of language and technique readers find delicious in their favorite novels

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Celebrating poetry, celebrating yourself

Celebrating poetry, celebrating yourself

Alan Chong Lau April 15, 2017 0

April is National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating with reviews of recent poetry books and above all, a focus on local poets—our own truth tellers of the word in the next two issues. When

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