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The Pure Products of Miscegenation Go Crazy: Geneva Chao, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Cynthia Arrieu-King & Gabriela Garcia

“Trump’s wall is already under construction. Walls are built in the mind, and Trump has erected walls, not only across the mental landscape of America, but across the global landscape.” (Wole Soyinka)

Join us for a reading of mixed race poets contemplating the knots in our new cultural and national discourse, family dynamic, ever declining climate, etc., at the dawn of the new regime. 

Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a CantoMundo Fellow. She is the author of SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013), a contributor to The Conversant, and an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her poems appear in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, Hunger Mountain, among others. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog, and recently joined the Creative Writing faculty at UCLA Extension. Find her at

Gabriela Garcia is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Word Riot, Parallax, and Ohio Edit among others. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Columbia University and the founder of the podcast On Poetry.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is a professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman fellow. Her books include _People are Tiny in Paintings of China_, _Manifest_, and her collaborative book of poems written with the late Hillary Gravendyk, _Unlikely Conditions_.

Genève/Geneva Chao is the author of _one of us is wave one of us is shore_ (Otis) and Hillary Is Dreaming (Make Now Books). A former New Yorker, she now lives in Los Angeles and translates widely from the French and occasionally from the Spanish.