Sunday, March 26, 2006

this is a still from luba halicki's video poem

luba.still, originally uploaded by carbonator.

that will appear in MiPo's special Asian American Poetry issue that i am guest editing. there is also another video poem by eric gamalinda that will be premiered in that issue. i have 30 awesome asian american poets lined up. i received just over 140 emailed submissions. if you haven't heard yet about your submissions, that's good news because the rejections are always sent first! this is going to be a historic issue not only because of the high quality of work chosen but also because of the diversity of aesthetic temperaments and visualisations. i am quite excited about the more than usual number of younger asian american poets whose names are not yet well-known and who will make their first appearance in a national (international) format. expect something wonderful!