I’ll be reading at Eat My Words bookstore for Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 PM to help Asian American poet Stanley Kusunoki celebrate the release of his newest book, “Shelter In Place: Poems In A Time of Covid-19” Eat My Words is located at 214 13th Ave. NE. in Minneapolis. This reading will also feature the verse of Janna Knittel, while I read from my collection “Before We Remember We Dream.” (Sahtu Press, 2020)
Stanley Kusunoki is a teacher, poet, writer, arts advocate, and musician. He has served on panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board, and was on the board of directors for S.A.S.E., The Write Place. He has been a liaison between artists and school faculty through the Perpich Center for Arts in Education. He was the recipient of a Loft Asian Inroads mentorship, and a mentor for the Asian American Renaissance “Writers’ Block” and Intermedia Arts “Exchanges” mentorship programs. He was the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board “Cultural Collaborations” Grant (with support from the Jerome Foundation) for The Beringia Project (with Jamison Mahto). He has taught poetry to children through summer camps and elementary school residencies sponsored by the Loft, S.A.S.E., The Write Place, and the Perpich Center for Arts in Education. Kusunoki is currently the High Potential Teacher/Coordinator at Red Oak Elementary School in Shakopee.