Book Talk: "This is for the Mostless" with Jason Magabo Perez

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

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Come by the Powell East Rotunda on Wednesday, January 17 from 3:30 to 4:45pm to hear Jason Magabo Perez give a book talk/reading from his new book, This is for the Mostless. As part of the series "The Philippines and its Elsewheres", Professor Perez will be reading excerpts of his lyrical poems and essays as well as discussing his book's impact and significance.

This is for the Mostless is a lyrical collection of autobiographical poems, essays, fictions, and oral histories that mourn and celebrate the multiple migrations and afterlives of grandmothers, gangsters, girlfriends, superheroes, and poets. 

Jason Magabo Perez is an Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing at CSU San Bernadino. Perez is the author of the chapbook, Phenomenology of the Superhero (2016), and two multimedia literary performance works, The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito (2009) and You Will Gonna Go Crazy (2011), the latter of which was awarded a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Alumnus of the VONA Writing Workshops for Writers of Color, Perez holds an M.F. A. in Writing and Consciousness from New College of California and a dual Ph.D. in Communication and Ethnic Studies from UCSD. 

Hosted by Professor L. MSP Burns. Co-presented with UC Irvine Asian American Studies’ The Afterlives of Martial Law. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies, the UCLA Library, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, the UCLA International Institute, the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Undergraduate Education, and the Office of Instructional Development.

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