East Bay Launch for "Invisible Gifts, Poems" with Maw Shein Win and Guests

Sunday, April 15, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Join us for the launch of Maw Shein Win's first full-length poetry collection Invisible Gifts, Poems.

With readings by:

MK Chavez
Sharon Coleman
Cassandra Dallett
Tim Donnelly
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Maw Shein Win


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Invisible Gifts, Poems  by Maw Shein Win   

Manic D Press   April 2018

Themes of vulnerability and power emerge through reflections on family, art, and loss from an award-winning poet.

In her full-length collection of poems, Win depicts a colorful world imbued with unexpected paradoxes:  nature is both comforting and savagely unnerving; love is permanent and fleeting; and the accuracy and flaws of memory abound. Her experiences with illness and recovery intertwine with her identity as a Burmese American daughter of immigrant doctors. For instance, in poems like “Hands”: My father’s hands, frail birds, shaking wings. / In Burmese, “win” means bright. / Hands that stitched skin together and brought back life. Win’s unique perspective and artful language offer readers insight into how the heart can bend and mend without breaking.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Invisible Gifts: Poems Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781945665080
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Manic D Press - May 1st, 2018

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