August 22, 2014
SFGate has published an article about the Asian Avant-Garde symposium that's taking place at CIIS this weekend, beginning Friday at 6 pm and running through Sunday.
This three-day event hosted by the MFA Program and brings internationally recognized writers, scholars, and students of the Asian Avant-Garde together in an experimental and creative setting. In keeping with the university's mission of forging understanding between East and West, participants will recover, examine, and place in historical context themes of miscegenation, aggression, and privilege within this global diaspora. We will explore the mental and aesthetic health of this community, from its beginnings in individual writers to its articulation as a movement, albeit one whose artistic integrity remains loosely defined and misunderstood by the much larger experimental poetic community.