FABLES, STORIES AND PYROGLYPHS
Travel around the world as the Poetryville Express makes stops in India, China and Rumania. Velvet prose and vital verse will fill you with rapture, love and hope!
Featuring Sanjay Agnihotri, Valery Oisteanu and Joanna Sit
Hosted by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Sanjay Agnihotri is the publisher of Local Knowledge, a literary and arts magazine. He is currently working on a linked collection of stories about migrant workers and immigrants (primarily from the lower depths of the Indian sub-continent) working and living in northern New Jersey. He lives in Morristown, New Jersey.
Valery Oisteanu is a writer and artist with international appeal who adopted Dada and Surrealism as a philosophy of art and life. Immigrating to New York City in 1972, he has been writing in English for the past 44 years. Oisteanu is the author of 10 books of poetry in English, 3 in Romanian, a book of short fiction and a book of essays: The AVANT-GODS. Valery is a recipient of major avant-garde awards: Acker Award (2013) for poetry performance,” Chivot (Cavalier) of the citadel” for disseminating the Romanian avant-garde to Diaspora 2012, and “The End of the World as we know it,” a Vault award in 2001.
Joanna Sit is the author of three books of poetry: My Last Century, In Thailand with the Apostles, and Track Works. Her poem “Timescape: The Age of Oz” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is working on a new book about Cantonese Opera and New York Chinese immigrants called The Reincarnation of Red. She teaches in Brooklyn and lives on the Lower East Side with her family.