Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Light & Honey Multi-Arts Festival, UCAL,Sun, 9/26, 1-6pm

Hi beautiful people,

Hot off the road from an amazing weekend of performances with Bao Phi in Philly, DC, and NYC, Catzie and I will be performing together as Yellow Rage (first time this fall season) this Sun afternoon at the Light & Honey Multi-Arts Festival, sponsored by APIARY Magazine and the In Light of Unity Association.  We'll be sharing a wonderful day of poetry with great artists, such as Lamont Steptoe, Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil, Ms. Wise, Mason, and my absolute favorites--On Point, Ink and my daughter, Myong  :)  Please come check us out at the University City Arts League, 1-6pm (I think we go on around 4:15).

UCAL (University City Arts League)
4226 Spruce St
$5 Suggested Donation

For more info visit:

Hope to see you!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SULU NYC, Sun, 9/19--5th Anniversary and last show

Hello lovely peoples,

Catzie and I will be in attendance at the last-ever SULU Series NYC this Sun.  We also will honor the space and the SULU Collective folks for all their wonderful work: Taiyo Na, Regie Cabico, DJ Boo, Koba, and many others.  Please come if you can.

Details below.


The Sulu Artist Network proudly presents:


September marks the 5th year anniversary of Sulu Series, and it also marks the last monthly show we will be doing.  After this month we will be closing our doors (for now), but before we do that we have a great line-up for all of you.  So please come on down for the finale of an amazing 5-year run. 

This event is also be a benefit for the 2011 APIA SPOKEN WORD & POETRY SUMMIT in Twin Cities, MN. 

Performing this month:

...::BAO PHI::..



...::KELLY TSAI::...







...::JUSTIN WOO::...



...::JEN KWOK::...

...::VINH HUA::...




Thank you all for those who helped make Sulu Series happen: the artists who blessed the stage, the audience who came to share the experience, and the Bowery Poetry Club staff that gave Sulu Series a home.

Until next time. 

Doors open at 8PM

$8 General Admission
$5 Students

308 Bowery
(Between Houston & Bleecker)
New York, NY 10012

F-Train to 2nd Avenue
6-Train to Bleecker

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Beautiful Peoples,

I'm very very excited to announce that this coming weekend will be our first East Coast Triple feature at Family Style, SULU DC and SULU NYC.  BAO PHI will be gracing the stage in Philly, DC, and NYC (WOO HOO!).  And I will be hosting SULU DC on SAT--come check out the great performances in a city near you!

Family Style
Open Mic Series
Third Fridays of the month:
Friday, September 17th, 7:30 p.m. - BUY TICKETS NOW!
(Doors open at 7 p.m.)
$5-10 sliding scale admission

Want to perform at the open mic?
                                                        Sign up here!
                               (Advance sign-up is strongly recommended!)

September's open mic features BAO PHI and the theme "SURVIVING THE TRANSLATION."


Photography by Charissa Uemura

BAO PHI has been a performance poet since 1991. A two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and a National Poetry Slam finalist, Bao Phi has appeared on HBO Presents Russell Simmons Def Poetry. His poems are widely published numerous publications including Screaming Monkeys, Spoken Word Revolution Redux and the 2006 Best American Poetry Anthology. He has also released several CDs of his poetry, such as the recently sold-out Refugeography to his newest CD, The Nguyens EP. He has performed as a featured artist and speaker in over a hundred venues and schools across the country, from the Nuyorican Poets Café to the University of California, Berkeley.

Currently he continues to perform across the country, remains active as an Asian American community organizer, writes a popular and provocative blog on the Twin Cities’ Star Tribune's Your Voices community blog, and works at the Loft in Minneapolis, where he creates and operates programs for artists and audiences of color.

I will try to get the info up for the SULU NYC show by the end of the week, but it's at the Bowery Poetry Club, Sun, Sept. 19, 2010.  Show starts at 8pm.  I believe admission is $10.

The SULU NYC show is extra-special b/c it's their 5-Year Anniversary and will be their last monthly SULU show.  Please come and say good-bye to an important, path-blazing monthly series which high-lighted Asian American artists and gave APIA audiences a space we could call our own.

Hope to see you!


Monday, September 06, 2010

Whose City? Philly Fringe Festival Show

Hello Beautiful Peoples,

OMG, where the hell have I been?  While Catzie has been having many exciting adventures in Mpls/St. Paul, I have been laying low and trying to regain some sanity and order to my life.  Though that hasn't happened to my satisfaction yet, I'm happy to say that poetry is my saving grace as always.

So, yeah, I'm in this year's Philly Fringe show, yall!  The opening night was actually last Fri. And my dear friend Kao Kue is also performing.  And I'm hella late with this announcement.  But there's still 2 more shows--I perform again on Fri night, Sept 10.  Please come if you can--admission is only $5!

Special thanks to the Media Mobilizing Project for putting together this show and for choosing me.

Hope to see you!


Whose City?
A collection of performance and visual art that illustrates the beauty and struggle of Philadelphia, organized by Media Mobilizing Project

When: Friday 9/3/2010, Saturday 9/4/2010, Friday 9/10/2010, and Saturday 9/11/2010, at 7PM. Tickets for performances are $5.
Additional free gallery hours Wednesday 9/8/10 and Thursday 9/9/10, 4-7PM. 
Where: 4205 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, MMP Office  (unfortunately, the site is not wheelchair accessible)
Who: Presented by Media Mobilizing Project’s Arts and Culture Collective, featuring  artists from around the city of Philadelphia.
How to get tickets: Contact the Festival Box Office at (215) 413-1318 or visit

For more information on  Whose City show dates and MMP please visit

Here is a tentative list of the performances and artists showing work:

Artists performing or showing work:
Fridays’ performances:
Paul Siegel
Marcel Gordon
Michelle Myers
Koby Murphy and Matt Johnson
Tessa Micaela
Amendu Evans
Joanna Grim
Kiss Kiss Kill

Saturdays’ Performances:
Jacob Winterstein
Eric Yates
Kao Kue
Dina Yarmus
Markeeta Hudgens
Elliott Harvey
Bryan Mercer
Jacob Russell & Valerie Logan

Visual and Video artists showing work:
Rocco Agrippa
Erika Almiron
Quan Blanche
Letitia Borelli
Amber Chiozza
Joan May Cordova
Harvey Finkle
Quizayra Gonzales
Robert Gorchov
Patrick Grugan
David Hernandez
Christopher P. McManus
Javier Morris
Tim Moyer
Michael Premo
Germ ross
JJ Sereday
Azim Siddiqui
Bryan Smith
JJ Tiziou
Mariel Waloff
Andrew Zahn