About this Event
3502 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Friday, November 11, 2022 | 4:00PM-5:30PM | SOS 250 | RSVP
EASC Guest Speaker Series: Marylyn Tan and Brian Bernards
Queer, female, and Chinese, Marylyn Tan is a linguistics graduate, poet, and artist who has been performing and disappointing since 2014. Her work trades in the conventionally vulgar, radically pleasurable, and unsanctioned, striving to emancipate and restore the alienated, endangered body. Tan is the poetry reader for Singapore Unbound, founder of multidisciplinary arts collective DIS/CONTENT (hellodiscontent.carrd.com), and can be found in her habitat at instagr.am/marylyn.orificial or facebook.com/mrylyn. She lives in Singapore.
In 2020, this debut volume [Gaze Back] shocked Singapore’s literary world by winning the country’s premier English-language poetry prize, making its then twenty-seven-year-old author the first woman to ever win the award. Moreover, it is not a polite book. It is an instruction book, a grimoire, a call to insurrection to wrest power back from the social structures that serve to restrict, control, and distribute it among those few privileged above the disenfranchised. It is a poetic call to arms.
(Photo Credit: Rikei Caraphina )