Hello supporters and friends,
I just got back from being on faculty at the Kundiman retreat in New York City. It was a phenomenal experience, and being among so many talented and kind Asian American writers definitely recharged my batteries. If you’ve never heard of Kundiman, please check them out here:

http://kundiman.org/

In case you missed it, CAAM did a wonderful post for Father’s Day on Asian American dads, and I was honored to be included. You can read it here:

http://caamedia.org/blog/2015/06/19/happy-fathers-day-asian-american-dads-write-letters-to-their-children/

Very soon, I’ll be reading brand new poems in Duluth as part of my Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. This event is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the area, I’d love to see you! Though of course I know i’m not competition for that big, beautiful lake in the summer.

No Star Where: Bao Phi reads new poems in Duluth

Bao Phi, MInnesota spoken word artist whose work the New York Times review of books remarked “every poem Mr. Phi writes rhymes with the truth,” reads his new poems at the Jefferson People’s House. He will be joined by talented Duluth writers Adeline Wright and Donny Frank Morris.

Saturday, July 11, 7 pm
at the Jefferson People’s House
12 S 15th Ave E, Duluth, Minnesota
Free and open to the public

Bao Phi is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.