Monday, February 25, 2008

Korean American poets Lee Herrick (Fresno) and Sun Yung Shin (Minneapolis), in Los Angeles

Friday, March 14th, 2008, 8 pm
2612 W. Grand Unit C
Alhambra, CA 91801

Lee Herrick is the author of This Many Miles from Desire (WordTech Editions, 2007). He was born in Seoul, Korea and adopted at eleven months. His poems have been published in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Many Mountains Moving, and MiPOesias, among others, and in anthologies such as Seeds from a Silent Tree: An Anthology of Korean Adoptees, Hurricane Blues: Poems About Katrina and Rita, and Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California's Great Central Valley, 2nd edition. He teaches at Fresno City College and lives in Fresno, California.

Sun Yung Shin is the author of Skirt Full of Black (poems, Coffee House Press 2007), the co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption (essays, South End Press 2006), and the author of Cooper's Lesson (bilingual English/Korean illustrated book for children, Children's Book Press 2004). She is a 2007 Bush Artist Fellow for Literature and is the recipient of other grants and awards. Currently she is working with Jae Ran Kim on a book on transracial adoption for parents, a new poetry manuscript titled THE INVISIBLE CHOIR, and a memoir titled HARNESS. She lives in Minneapolis. Her website is

Read a review of Skirt Full of Black here.

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