Tina Schumann with Shin Yu Pai & Prageeta Sharma
Seattle poet Tina Schumann is the editor of Two Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press), an anthology of flash memoir, personal essays and poetry edited by the the adult child of an immigrant born and raised in the U.S. and includes work by 65 authors also raised by one or more immigrant parent. Contributors include Shin Yu Pai (who joins Tina Schumann here tonight) and also Li-Young Lee, Mary Lou Sanelli, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ocean Vuong and many others. Tina Schumann is the author of three poetry collections, including As If (Parlor City Press, 2010), which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize; Requiem: A Patrimony of Fugues, (Diode Editions, 2017), which won the 2016 Diode Editions chapbook competition.
"When you hold in your DNA two countries--the cultures, the languages, the delicious foods and stories—you embody richness. These writers know on the cellular level many layered ways to live, to struggle, to love. Here are voices we need to hear, writers we need to read. This is a brilliant, timely book, an antidote to divisiveness."—Peggy Shumaker.