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Thursday, October 11 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Cosmic Disconnect: A Reading

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Discover the sites where the cosmos disconnects. Join these two distinguished writers of color on an evening that ventures into mythology, power, and more.

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Jongmin Jerome Baek
is a Korean-American poet and philosopher of computer science. He writes to bridge the gaps between Korean and American culture, poetry and computer science, embodiment and trauma. He works at Microsoft trying to make AI less sexist.

Shankar Narayan explores identity, power, mythology, and technology in a world where the body is flung across borders yet possesses unrivaled power to transcend them. Shankar is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the 2017 Flyway Sweet Corn Poetry Prize, and has been a fellow at Kundiman and at Hugo House. He is a 4Culture grant recipient for Claiming Space, a project to lift the voices of writers of color, and his chapbook, Postcards From the New World, won the Paper Nautilus Debut Series chapbook prize. Shankar draws strength from his global upbringing and from his work as a civil rights attorney for the ACLU. In Seattle, he awakens to the wonders of Cascadia every day, but his heart yearns east to his other hometown, Delhi. Connect with him at shankarnarayan.net.



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Saint John's Bar and Eatery 719 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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