Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Asian-American Poetry Triple Header: Bryan Thao Worra, Sun Yung Shin, and Lee Herrick

Friday, January 25, 2008
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN

Each author will be signing copies after the reading; all three authors' books were published in 2007, Herrick's This Many Miles from Desire (WordTech Editions), Thao Worra's On the Other Side of the Eye (Sam's Dot Publishing), and Shin's Skirt Full of Black (Coffee House Press).

For more details, visit here. Please spread the word to your Minneapolis/St. Paul area poets and friends.

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You probably don't know this, but I played soccer my whole life---in the front yard growing up as a kid, four years in college, and for several years on a rather competitive club team in a Sacramento league after college. I was decent. But when I began teaching (and aging), I played less. But then I began traveling and I would see games everywhere: in the dirt fields in front of the National Museum of Art in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and one year, while we were backpacking through Southeast Asia, I played in a pick-up game with the locals on the bank of the Mekong River in Vientianne, Laos, which is one of my favorite travel memories.

I've never seen the three Brazilian players (Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, and Robhino) in this You Tube video actually playing in a game, but I saw them (and Ronaldo) in the Narita airport the day after they won the 2002 World Cup, which was hosted by South Korea and Japan. My wife and I had just landed in Japan, and I saw the Brazilian National Futbol Team airplane outside. We waited for three hours, and I got to see them all.

Watching them juggle in this short video reminds me of the magic of the sport.

2 comments:

Jae Ran said...

I'm looking forward to the reading and meeting you in person. Plus, I'd love a signed copy of your book!!

Lee Herrick said...

Thanks, Jae Ran---I'm looking forward to meeting you, too! Til then---