"A Decade of Asian Am Spoken Word" by Bao Phi →
forwordcollective: 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, and a poem of his appeared in the 2006 Best American Poetry anthology. Read more about Bao Phi. I was first introduced to Bao Phi’s poetry in an episode of Def Poetry Jam in my...
pinoytumblr: Bricks Philippines together with the Department of Tourism created an 18x30 ft Philippine map with famous regional landmarks such as Luneta, Fort Santiago, El Nido Resorts, Vigan, Batanes, Bohol and other interesting Filipino sites – all built with LEGO bricks. People can view the the exhibit at the Mall of Asia from August 12 to 27. AWESOME.
2011 APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit, Twin Cities
forwordcollective: It has been nearly two weeks since we left Minnesota for the 2011 APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit. All four of us of forWord were returnees from the previous Summit in the Bay Area in 2009. A good friend of ours, Kevin Mai, who is currently in Uncultivated Rabbits, joined us for the experience this year. And what an experience it was! Stephanie, Mark, Kevin, and I took...
Are you a youth APIA activist?
fascinasians: The Asian American Justice Center’s (AAJC) Youth Advisory Council is a space for young leaders to flex their social entrepreneurship in their community. AAJC is recruiting recent high school graduates and college students to serve on a National Advisory Board to address issues of racial equity pertinent to the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. AAJC is offering...
Reflection: David A. Romero Presents Red Night
forwordcollective: Last Sunday, August 14th, forWord was one of the features at David A. Romero Presents Red Night at the dba256 Wine Gallery and Bar in Pomona, CA. Our set was 30 minutes which is the longest set we have ever had. It was a challenge and as Mark would say, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. We shared the stage with some dope folks that night, such as Andrew Figueroa Chiang, Mike Isberto, Becky...
I really really hate it when other people make me late.