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East Bay Launch for “Invisible Gifts, Poems” with Maw Shein Win and Guests

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Join us for the launch of Maw Shein Win’s first full-length poetry collection Invisible Gifts, Poems.

With readings by:

MK Chavez
Sharon Coleman
Cassandra Dallett
Tim Donnelly
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Maw Shein Win

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Invisible Gifts, Poems by Maw Shein Win

Manic D Press April 2018

Themes of vulnerability and power emerge through reflections on family, art, and loss from an award-winning poet.

In her full-length collection of poems, Win depicts a colorful world imbued with unexpected paradoxes: nature is both comforting and savagely unnerving; love is permanent and fleeting; and the accuracy and flaws of memory abound. Her experiences with illness and recovery intertwine with her identity as a Burmese American daughter of immigrant doctors. For instance, in poems like “Hands”: My father’s hands, frail birds, shaking wings. / In Burmese, “win” means bright. / Hands that stitched skin together and brought back life. Win’s unique perspective and artful language offer readers insight into how the heart can bend and mend without breaking.

Details

Date:
April 15
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.pegasusbookstore.com/invisible_gifts

Organizer

Pegasus Books Downtown
Phone:
510-649-1320
Website:
http://www.pegasusbookstore.com

Venue

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Phone:
510-649-1320
Website:
http://www.pegasusbookstore.com