What is love if not knotted in garlic? A food poetry workshop

Workshop with Jane Wong

Saturday, June 29, 2019
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Art Studio

The event is currently at capacity.

In "From Blossoms," poet Li-Young Lee writes: "O, to take what we love inside,/to carry within us an orchid." This workshop invites writers to delve into the intimate sensory memories and sociopolitical implications that food evokes. Writers will generate new work engaging shared food rituals and desires, celebrating the power of food histories. How can writing through and about food strengthen our communities and open up our creative craft? Along with writing, we will be discussing poems celebrating and exploring food by poets such as Li-Young Lee, Alison C. Rollins, Craig Santos Perez, Sarah Gambito, Nate Marshall, Joy Harjo, and more.

About the presenter

Jane Wong is a poet, essayist, and professor who grew up in a Chinese American take-out restaurant. Her poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, and jubilat, among others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, 4Culture, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and The Mineral School. The author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016), Jane is an assistant professor at Western Washington University. Invested in public scholarship, her project on the poetics of haunting in Asian American poetry has appeared as a TEDx talk and a multimedia website.

Jane Wong received the 2017 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award, which is funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The award supports and advances the creative work of outstanding artists living and working in Washington State and culminates in a presentation at the Frye Art Museum.

Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Helene Christensen.

Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Helene Christensen.


This program is free but space is limited; advance registration is required at the link above. Questions? Call 206 432 8200 or email rsvp@fryemuseum.org