'Seventeen Hmong come-of-age writers meet you head-on with their hearts on fire, their eyes electric, their voices thundering: bullet-riddled histories, miraculous border-breakouts, adopted fractured citizenships, landscapes in spirit flight, language in between languages, and impossible healings of community, and perhaps one of the finest collections of creative writing in decades. A monumental tour de force.' ---- Juan Felipe Herrera, Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair, UC Riverside
'The confident clear Americano speech tells frankly of the anxieties and questions around being Hmong, new Americans, and artists, with diverse and ever-shifting resolutions. We are witnessing creation.' ---- Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, author of Mountains and Rivers without End
Founded in 2004, Hmong American Writers Circle (HAWC) has served as a forum to discover and foster creative writing within the Hmong community. HAWC coordinates monthly writing workshops and provides educational/professional support and networking opportunities to emerging writers in California's Central Valley. Its members have partaken in writing residencies at Hedgebrook and conferences such as Kundiman, Napa Valley Writers Conference, and Tinhouse, and have published their work with Random House, New Rivers Press, Heyday, Swan Scythe Press, and the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Their writings have also appeared in literary journals such as Ploughshares, North American Review, In the Grove, Paj Ntaub Voice, Hyphen Magazine, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among many others. Through the years, HAWC's efforts and achievements have been geared toward the creation of a visible body of Hmong American literature and the establishment of a Hmong literary culture.
Such a beautiful work by some of my favorite artists. Burlee is truly an artist and a writer for all.Published 22 months ago by saacranicko1