Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Korean Homecomings: The Poetry of Origin, with Lee Herrick, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Kim Sunée
Korean Homecomings: The Poetry of Origin
Lee Herrick, poet
Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, poet
Kim Sunée, author
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
6:00 PM-6:30 PM ♦ Registration and Reception
6:30 PM-8:00 PM ♦ Presentation and Q&A
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor, New York City
(Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street)
Please join poets Lee Herrick, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and author Kim Sunée for a fascinating conversation about Korean adoptee literature and the link between writing and the quest for identity/origin. Herrick and Sunée recently returned from South Korea, where they were conducting a birth-family search. They will share stories from their journey and read from their works with Jennifer Kwon Dobbs.
$10 for members (The Korea Society or Also-Known-As) and students, $15 for nonmembers Buy tickets
(Walk-in registration will incur an additional charge of $5)
For more information or to register for the program, contact Patrick Clair at (212) 759-7525, ext. 328 or email.
About the Presenters
Lee Herrick is the author of the poetry collection This Many Miles from Desire (WordTech Editions, 2007). 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 as well as anthologized in 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. He is the founding editor of In the Grove literary journal and teaches at Fresno City College in Fresno, California.
Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is a poet, librettist, teacher, and critic. She was born in Won Su Ji, South Korea. Her debut poetry collection, Paper Pavilion was published in 2007. Her poems have been published in 5 AM, Crazyhorse, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, MiPOesias, Poetry NZ and the Tulane Review as well as anthologized in Echoes Upon Echoes and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Dobbs holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California and teaches English at St. Olaf College.
Kim Sunée was born in South Korea, adopted, and raised in New Orleans. She lived in Europe for more than ten years where she owned an all-poetry bookshop in Paris. She is the author of Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home (January 2008, Grand Central). Her book, a memoir with recipes, was selected for the Spring 2008 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program and is a January 2008 Booksense Pick. She is the founding food editor of Cottage Living and worked previously as a food editor for Southern Living.