Extra Credit Assignment #1

Due via e-mail before Wednesday, October 6

One to two pages, up to 20 points

This assignment has two parts.

Part 1: Attend one of the following poetry readings:

Thursday, September 30th, 7:30, Kaleidoscope Free Speech Zone, 3109 24th St. at Folsom. Featured poets are Barbara Jane Reyes and Naomi QuiƱonez. Here's the website for the venue: http://www.kaleidoscopefreespeechzone.com/

Sunday, October 3, 12:30-1:00, Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall.? Featured poet Jason Perez, http://www.asianart.org/filamhistory.htm

Part 2: Describe your experience and e-mail a written response to me.

Maybe tell a story, or dwell on a particularly memorable image or other part of your experience. Also, write about what you learned at the poetry reading. Did you find something particularly interesting? Surprising? How were you able to participate in making the space? Is the poetry relevant to topics we have discussed in Asian American Literature? How is the poetry relevant to your life and your own experiences? Do you have questions?

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