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Reading poems from Tuệ Sỹ’s Dreaming the Mountain

Old Cambridge Baptist Church 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Reading and discussing poems by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Tuệ Sỹ with my co-translator Nguyen Ba Chung, from the recently published book Dreaming the Mountain. Event follows Sunday service at Old Cambridge Baptist Church. (Use entrance at 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge.)


Zoom Poetry Workshop: Using Things

Four-hour poetry workshop for the Hudson Valley Writers Center, on Zoom. Hour-long discussion of objects or “things”: how to pay attention to them, how to use them in poems, followed by discussion of participants' poems. Details Scholarships available December 1-15.


Reading and Conversation of Translated Poems by Tuệ Sỹ in Houston, TX

Rice University Humanities Building, Room 115, Houston, Texas

Reading and conversation of translations from Dreaming the Mountain (Milkweed, 2023), poems by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Tuệ Sỹ, with co-translator Nguyen Ba Chung. Sponsored by Center for Environmental Studies and Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University. Details here


Reading in Concord, Mass.

The Old Manse 269 Monument Street, Concord, Massachusetts

Poetry Reading at the Old Manse in Concord, Mass., with Merryn Rutledge and Adam Shuffler, sponsored by New England Poetry Club.


Art of Translation: Reading and Discussion with Nguyen Ba Chung

Cambridge Public Library, Valente Branch 826 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nguyen Ba Chung and I will read and discuss our translations of poems by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Tuệ Sỹ, published as Dreaming the Mountain (Milkweed, 2023). We will also discuss our process of co-translating the poems.


Reading with Charles O. Hartman in Amesbury, MA

John Greenleaf Whittier Home 86 Friend Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts

Poetry reading for the Amesbury Monthly Poetry Series with Charles O. Hartman, who will be reading from his just-launched new book Downfall of the Straight Line. In-person and online. Zoom link here