Hello friends, family and community – this weekend I am off to L.A. perform in the live shows and taping of Paris By Night. I know – amazing and nerve wracking. Thanks to my sister in law and my mom for helping me with some help with Vietnamese phrases I am trying to memorize, my friend Leilani for writing those phrases, and my dad for fixing up those nice designer shirts I found on the discount rack to fit me.

The week after that is AWP. Here’s two performances I will be a part of:

Page Meets Stage Tenth Anniversary Showdown hosted by Taylor Mali
w/ Richard Blanco, Mahogany Browne, Bao Phi, and Nikola Madzirov
Thursday, 4/9/2015
12:00:PM – 01:15:PM
Room 101 J, Level 1

Contemporary Vietnamese American Poetry, 40 Years After the War moderated by Cathy Linh Che with Bao Phi, Paul Tran, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Tiffanie Hoang
4/10/2015
10:30:AM – 11:45:AM
Room L100 F&G, Lower Level

And this summer, I will be on faculty at Kundiman. If you made it, I’ll see you in New York at the end of June.

Also, through the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, I’ll be performing brand new poems in at least two special shows in Minneapolis and Greater MN by the end of the year. More details soon.