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Wild Geese Sorrow: Book Event & Author Discussion
July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wild Geese Sorrow
A Discussion with Author and Poet
Join us for an evening talk with Jeffrey Leong, author of the new book “Wild Geese Sorrow”:
The deep anger, sorrow, and loneliness of Chinese immigrant detainees held at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910-1940 are revealed in a new book of translations by East Bay poet and writer Jeffrey Thomas Leong. The first new translations in almost 40 years, the poems of Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island are sequenced to narrate the incarceration experience: the shock of arrival, lengthy stays from a week up to two years, humiliating medical exams, political outrage, and for some, deportation. Readers will learn of this critical period of anti-Chinese discrimination in American history, so relevant in the current political climate for our immigration policy debates.
Leong is a MFA graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has published widely in journals such as Bamboo Ridge, Crab Orchard, Hyphen and Spillway.
When : July 14th, 2018
Where: China Camp Village
Location: Lower Village Museum, China Camp State Park
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