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From the event page on Facebook:
We know, we know, we know. You're like "it feels like just last week there was an EIB." That's because just last week there was an EIB. But two-in-one-month is a good thing, right? Right, especially because this one will be for Celebrating.
Come say woohoo for EIB completing its second full-year of shindigs. We'll be hosting four amazing readers (Kirk Lynn! Kim Kyung Ju! Jake Levine! Elizabeth Chao!) along with a special guest performer.
Cheer Up Charlie's
Doors at 7 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
Bring cash for books and donation please!
Kim Kyung Ju won the Seoul Newspaper Spring Literary Contest for Poetry in 2003, then for several years he wrote pornographic novels and provided services as a ghost writer. Later he released his first collection of poems, I Am A Season That Does Not Exist, released in English by Black Ocean this year. He has written and translated over 10 books of poetry, essays, and plays. His work is heavily anthologized in Korea. He has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. In 2008 his poem "The Pattern Of The Knee" won the Writers' Pick for best poem of the year, an award judged by peers in the field of poetry. In 2009 he was awarded Today's Young Artist Prize by the Korean government and the Kim Su-Young Literature Prize. Kim Kyung Ju lives in Seoul.
Jake Levine is a former Fulbright fellow and the author of a chapbook of poems, The Threshold of Erasure. He graduated from the University of Arizona MFA program where he was editor-in-chief of Sonora Review. He is from Tucson, but he lives and works in Seoul where he is a KGS fellow in the PhD program in comparative literature at Seoul National University. He edits poetry at Spork with Richard Siken.
Kirk Lynn writes plays, often with the Rude Mechs theatre collective, of which he is one of six artistic directors, and is head of Playwriting and Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. His first novel, Rules for Werewolves, came out last year. Lynn lives in Austin with his wife, the poet Carrie Fountain, and their children.
Elizabeth Chao is an MFA candidate at the Michener Center for Writers. Before moving to Austin, she worked in California as an oncology nurse. Before becoming a nurse, she studied Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Her work has appeared in the Texas Observer.