Sun Yung Shin Launches Unbearable Splendor At Moon Palace Books

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Join Sun Yung Shin, Heid E. Erdrich and Roy Guzmán for a reading at Moon Palace Books in celebration of Sun Yung's new book, Unbearable Splendor.

In Unbearable Splendor, Sun Yung uses poetry, essay, and story to explore the complicated and often grievous politics of hospitality (foreigner, guest, host, enemy), im/migration, documentation, diaspora, erasure, labyrinths, monsters, the labor of childhood, the future of the body (through artificial intelligence, cloning, third-party reproduction), disrupted genealogies, politicized feminine sacrifice, and other varieties of dis/obedience.

Co-hosted with Moon Palace Books, this event is free and open to the public.

Sun Yung Shin is the author of poetry collections Unbearable Splendor, Rough, and Savage and Skirt Full of Black, which won an Asian American Literary Award. She is the editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. She coedited the anthology Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and is the author of Cooper’s Lesson, a bilingual Korean/English illustrated book for children. She’s received grants and fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Bush Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and elsewhere. She lives in Minneapolis.

Heid E. Erdrich is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. She is a faculty mentor for Augsburg College Low-residency MFA . Heid also serves as the Interim Gallery Director for All My Relations Arts. She is author of five books, most recently Cell Traffic (poetry) and Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest, which was a City Pages Top Ten food book for 2014.

Roy G. Guzmán was born in Honduras and raised in Miami, Florida. He is currently an MFA candidate in creative writing at the University of Minnesota. His work has appeared or will appear in Winter Tangerine, Wildness, Juked, and The Adroit Journal. After the tragedy at the Pulse club in Orlando, Roy wrote a poem, “Restored Mural for Orlando,” which was eventually turned into a chapbook to raise funds for the victims. Another response to this tragedy became the anthology known as Pulse/Pulso, co-edited with poet Miguel M. Morales and soon-to-be published by Hermeneutic Press. Guzmán has also participated in two poetry retreats in 2016, one in Tempe, AZ, through University of Notre Dame’s Letras Latinas, and the second as part of the Poetry Incubator, sponsored by Poetry Foundation.
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