Xoa #7: chuyển // lệch // trans // gress

Xoa #7: chuyển // lệch // trans // gress

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Sat 27 Oct 2018, 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Bluebirds’ Nest
No 13, lane 19 Dang Dung, Hanoi

From the organizer:

“Every language meets at the intersection of sky and ocean, we imagine we can see a borderline, but it is a line constantly erasing itself with the tides and light. The presence of poetry, at this intersection, erases the illusion of partitioning lines. poetry, at this intersection, is no more concerned with the original or the translation, is simply to invite a shared reading between languages, and to draw no more barriers between hearts.”

Autumn comes Ajar starts to Cease (to) Caress! Xoa/ Xoá #7 is back! A joyful reading night of poetry diplomacy with James Sherry from the US + Oliver Mol and Manisha Anjali from Australia + Hanoi poetic humans who love to whisper Đinh Trần Phương, Thuỳ Dương, En Ty, Red, Alec, Vũ Anh Vũ.

The poetic humans are longing for you!

*About Ajar Press’s XOA series: A poetry reading series to shape fresh experiences of encountering language.


1. JAMES SHERRY is publisher of Roof Books and Segue Books, distributed by Small Press Distribution. Roof has published over 100 titles of contemporary poetry and criticism. In the late 1970s, he founded the Segue Foundation, began publishing the poetry journal Roof, and distributed the critical journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, two of the early seminal publications of the Language poetry movement. He is the author of 10 books of poetry and prose. His most recent book is Four For. For the past decade he has been writing on environmental poetics.

Read more about him here

2. MANISHA ANJALI is a Melbourne-based poet and performer who works with mysticism, eroticism and music. She is the author of Sugar Kane Woman, a collection of poems about the dreams and hallucinations of exiled Indo-Fijian women. Manisha has performed at writers festivals, art galleries and literary soirées across Australia and New Zealand.

3. OLIVER MOL is an award-winning Sydney-based writer. Rolling Stone called him: “King of a New Jungle”. He has published 60+ works and has performed in Australia, America and Canada. His debut novel Lion Attack! is out through Scribe Publications. Oliver is working on his second book.

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