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A Poetry Reading and Discussion

Rick Barot, Pacific Lutheran University

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:00pm
Communications Building 226

Please join the Asian American Student Research Collective (AASRC) for an afternoon of poetry and discussion with Rick Barot (Pacific Lutheran University). The discussion will focus on the intersections between poetics and engaging/creating Asian American communities. Barot will be reading from his work and leading discussion.

Born in the Philippines, Rick Barot grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and is the author of The Darker Fall (2002) and Want (2008), both from Sarabande Books. His poems and essays have appeared widely in journals such as Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, and others.

To prepare for discussion and learn more about Rick's work, please read his poems and the following essays: "The Hermit Crab Poem," and "The Opulence Notebook,” available on his website:

All students, faculty, and community members are welcome to attend! There will be food and refreshments. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please email Jane Wong at:

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This event is sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the Asian American Studies Research Collective.