Seattle poet and poetry editor Koon Woon reads from his much awaited second book Water Chasing Water, published by Kaya Press, a Los Angeles based publisher of writers from the Asian diaspora. Koon Woon, a largely self-taught poet who has written about his struggles with mental illness, homelessness and life on the margins of immigrant culture, and was the winner of the PEN Oakland Award for his first book, The Truth in Rented Rooms (Kaya). Also reading tonight is Keith Holyoak, who is both a distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology at UCLA and also a translator and poet in the classical Chinese style. His books include Foreigner (Dos Madres Press) and Facing the Moon: Poems of Li Bai and Du Fu (Oyster River Press).
Event date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
Water Chasing Water Cover Image
ISBN: 9781885030498
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kaya Press - March 31st, 2013

Facing the Moon: Poems of Li Bai and Du Fu Cover Image
ISBN: 9781882291045
Availability: Special Order
Published: Oyster River Press - October 1st, 2007