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RHINO Reads! - Open Mike & Poetry in Translation - Indonesian, Tagalog, Arabic, Chinese
February 26, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bros K, 500 Main St., Evanston, IL
A Monthly Poetry Series Open Mike 6:00 - 6:30 Featured Poets 6:40 - 8:00 INTERCHANGE: Poetry in Translation Indonesian, Tagalog, Arabic, Chinese Featuring: Linda Kelsey was born and raised in Jordan and Lebanon where she developed a love of Arab culture. She now works with Arabic speaking families in the Chicago Public Schools. Jennifer Hou Kwong/Jian Ping is a graduate student at the U of C, a translator, an experienced business consultant specializing in bridging cultural difference between East & West, and author of Mulberry Child, about her family’s struggle to survive China’s Cultural Revolution. Sylvia Shirley Malinton was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her first book of poems, Bunga Anggrek untuk Mama is in its 7th printing. Among many honors, her poetry is part of Indonesia’s national curriculum for elementary school children. She works for the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago. Steven Schroeder is a professor at the U of C, and cofounder of Virtual Artists Collective ( His most recent book of poems is Six Stops South from Cherry Grove Collections. Angela Narciso Torres grew up in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program, her poems appear in many journals, including the Filipina anthology Going Home to a Landscape.