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Works/San José, art and performance center
365 S Market St, San Jose, California 95113
Doors open at 6:30pm and performance begins at 7:00pm.
Open mic will follow the performance.
Affordable wine, beer and soda.
Admission: $2 Suggested Donation; No one turned away.
Former board member of Poetry Center San Jose, Darrell Dela Cruz is the Education Coordinator at The Communication Academy. He graduated from San Jose State with an MFA in Poetry. He has poems published in CAIRN, Confrontation, Euphony, Jet Fuel, Permafrost, Switchback, Studio One, and The William and Mary Review, among other literary journals. For more information please check out his website, retailmfa.blogspot.com.
The year was 1975, a month before the fall of Saigon, Samantha Lê celebrated her first birthday by selecting items from an assortment of artifacts that would determine her future profession. She chose a whistle and a pen—so the story goes. From the Mekong Delta to the Tenderloin, Lê immigrated to San Francisco at the age of nine. A recipient of the James D. Phelan Literary Award and the Donor Circle for the Arts Grant, Lê holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San José State University. Her publications include Corridors (2001) and Little Sister Left Behind (2007). Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including: Bayou Magazine, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Hypertrophic Literary, The Minnesota Review and The Suburban Review. Having recently completely The Outsiders, a collection of persona poems in the voices of people whose existence is defined by the small space allotted them on the fringe of society, Lê is currently working on A False Dawn, a poetry collection about the Vietnamese-American immigrant experience. For more information, visit samanthalepoet.com/.