In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, City Lights presents
Hybrid/Liminal/Diaspore: Barbara Jane Reyes and Rajiv Mohabir
Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of numerous books of prose and poetry. These include “Letters to a Young Brown Girl”, “Invocation to Daughters”, “Gravities of Center”, and other works. “Wanna Peek Into My Notebook”, epistolary and lyric essays, is her seventh book. She is the recipient of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets and the Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry. She makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rajiv Mohabir is an Indo-Caribbean American author of three acclaimed poetry collections, “The Taxidermist’s Cut”, “Cowherd’s Son”, and “Cutlish”, which was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. His hybrid memoir “Antiman” is Finalist for the 2022 PEN Open Book Award and Winner of the 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.
This event was originally broadcast on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in the zoom platform and was hosted by Peter Maravelis of City Lights. This program was made possible from support by the City Lights Foundation