EVENTS

All events are free and open to the public. This is the season
of libraries (and more)!

April 13, 2024
10:30AM: Columbia Height Library
3939 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, MN
April 16, 2024
7:30PM: “Readings by Writers” at the University Club
420 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN
April 17, 2024
7:00PM: Content Bookstore at the Grand Event Center
316 Washington Street, Northfield, MN
April 25, 2024
6:00PM: Aitkin Public Library
110 1 st Ave. NE, Aitkin, MN
April 29, 2024
6:00PM: Red Balloon Bookstore w/ Joanna Ho & Bao Phi
891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN

May 2, 2024
7:00PM: Brookline Booksmith on American Precariat
VIRTUAL
May 7, 2024
5:00PM: Winona Pubic Library @ MN Maritime Museum
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN
May 9, 2024
5:00PM: Albert Lea Public Library
211 E. Clark Street, Albert Lea, MN
May 20, 2024
5:00PM: Stewartville Public Library
110 2 nd St. SE, Stewartville, MN
May 21, 2024
1:00PM: Plainview Public Library
345 1 st Ave. NW, Plainview, MN
May 21, 2024
6:30PM: St. Charles Public Library
125 W. 11 th St., St. Charles, MN
May 30 , 2024
5:30PM: LAUNCH OF CAGED w/ Amazeworks

June 4, 2024
2:00PM: LeRoy Public Library
122 W. Main St., LeRoy, MN
June 4, 2024
7:00PM: Preston Public Library
101 St. Paul St. NW, Preston, MN
June 6, 2024
10:00AM: Austin Public Library
323 4 th Ave., NE, Austin, MN
June 12, 2024
6:00PM: Pine Island/Van Horn Public Library
June 13, 2024
6:00PM: La Crescent Public Library
336 S. 1 st St., La Crescent, MN

July 13, 2024
10:00AM: MN Maritime Museum Reading & Talk w/ Khoa Le
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN
July 13, 2024
3:30PM: MN Maritime Museum Refugee Panel
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN

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Bee Yang

Hmong song poetry | kwv txhiaj hmoob

Thaum Hluas Txog Hnub Laus: When the Days of Youth are Gone (Bee Yang, 2014)

This is an album of Hmong song poetry, kwv txhiaj hmoob, composed and sung by Bee Yang, Kao Kalia Yang’s father. The album notes and English translation of one of the songs are by Kao Kalia Yang.

Kwv txhiaj is, in the words of Ralph Ellison on the American Blues, “an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, near-cosmic lyricism. As a form, the blues [and kwv txhiaj] is an autobiographical chronicle of personal catastrophe expressed lyrically.”

NOTE:  The duration of the songs do not reflect the actual song length.  Please consider ordering the CD for the full songs.  Thank you.

*This CD is available for purchase for $15.  Click below to order:

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Bee Yang: Hmong Song Poetry

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