Book Release Party: Les Figues & Futurepoem @ Off-Site AWP

AWP_BOOKPARTY2016Join Les Figues and Futurepoem to celebrate the release of new books by Timothy Yu, Adam Tipps Weinstein, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and David Buuck. A happy time and happy hour! There may be cake!

Friday, April 1, 2016
5–6:30 pm
Wolf & Crane
366 E 2nd Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. She edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic innovative writing, and writes poetry reviews for The Constant Critic. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Press) and Underground National (Factory School) as well as numerous chapbooks. A Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, she has held residencies for poetry and video art at Kunstnarhuset Messen (Norway), Hafnarborg (Iceland), and UCross Foundation in Wyoming.

Timothy Yu is the author of 100 Chinese Silences (Les Figues Press, 2014 NOS Editors’ Pick), and three chapbooks of poetry: 15 Chinese Silences, Journey to the West (winner of the Vincent Chin Chapbook Prize from Kundiman) and, with Kristy Odelius, Kiss the Stranger. He is also the author of Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965, which won the Book Award in Literary Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. His work has appeared in Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review, SHAMPOO, Mantis, Lantern Review, and Kartika Review. He is associate professor of English and Asian American studies and director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He can be found at

Adam Tipps Weinstein is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing, and Steffensen-Cannon fellow at the University of Utah. He is also nonfiction editor for Quarterly West. Adam lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, daughter, two cats and a dog. Some Versions of the Ice, his first book, was selected by guest judge Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2014 NOS Book Contest.

David Buuck lives in Oakland, Ca. He is the author of The Shunt (Palm Press, 2009) and co-author, with Juliana Spahr, of the novel An Army of Lovers (City Lights, 2013). He is the co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics, and founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics.

Les Figues Press is a nonprofit literary organization and award-winning, independent publisher of poetry, prose, visual art, conceptual writing, and translation. Based in Los Angeles, our mission is to create aesthetic conversations between readers, writers, and artists.

Futurepoem books is a New York City-based publishing collaborative dedicated to presenting innovative works of contemporary poetry and prose by both emerging and important underrepresented writers.

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