10/29/09 ART & DEMOCRACY IV
Meet the Poets and the Artists
"Poet/playwright Chungmi Kim writes about her American experiences as an immigrant. She came to America with a suitcase full of dreams searching for freedom. And still searching--."
CHERYL MOORE has been writing her personal, lyric poetry since 1980 dealing with feelings. Growing up her Dad was in the Air Force and she traveled throughout Japan and Guam.
Cynthia Nadelman is an art critic and poet who lives in New York. She spent formative years in Poland, Germany (including West Berlin), and Liberia as a Foreign Service kid. She will read her own poetry and selected other poets.
ELZBIETA SZOKA, reading poet RENATA PALLOTTINI
Pallottini was born and raised in Sao Paulo, and is one of the most respected Brazilian poets, also known for her sense of social justice and commitment.
Elzbieta Szoka lives in New York and runs a small film production company Paradox Smoke Productions and co-runs a small press Host Publications Inc.
CATHERINE TINKER, introduction
"Catherine Tinker is a New York attorney in a firm concentrating on elder law. An American, she has lived in Brazil, France and Thailand as a student, professor and writer on issues of human rights, environment and international law."
HUANG XIANG, Xia Yang translator
Huang Xiang is one of the greatest poets of 20th century China. He spent over twelve years in Chinese prisons for writing his free-spirited poetry and his advocacy of human rights. Known as "China's Wild Beast Poet", his poetry performances are not soon forgotten.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Karin Lisa Atkinson, Melissa Atkinson, Guillermo Bert, Ramona Candy, Long-Bin Chen, Gabriel Ching, Scott Jeffrey Cousins, Wojciech Cwiertniewicz, Lois E. Dickson, Valentina DuBasky, Diane Grazette-Collins, Guy Grimm aka Guykaro Metta, LeRoy Henderson, Hui Wai (Adam) Keung, Polly King, Lap Lam, Shaomin Li, Jacob Livshultz, Jeanne Miles, Gregory Montreuil, Celeste JB Morton, Philip Nadelman, Kathryn Nobbe, Mike Quon, Christine Randolph, Louise Reiner, WILLIAM ROCK, Lisa Ross, Rose Sacktor, Jacqueline Shatz, Tess Steinkolk, Jude Papaloko Thegenius, and Hai Wong, Association of Overseas Hong Kong Chinese for Democracy & Human Rights