Please join us for Mixing Innovative Arts’ debut at our new location, celebrating chapbook releases at Manifest!
Winner of the 2014 Intro Prize in Poetry by Four Way Books for his first full-length collection The Taxidermist’s Cut (Spring 2016), Rajiv Mohabir received fellowships from Voices of Our Nation’s Artist foundation, Kundiman, and the American Institute of Indian Studies language program. His poetry and translations are internationally published or forthcoming from journals such as Best American Poetry 2015, Guernica, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Anti-, Great River Review, PANK, and Aufgabe. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from at Queens College, CUNY where he was Editor in Chief of the Ozone Park Literary Journal. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i.
Amalia Bueno has worked in the non-profit and government sectors as an editor, grant writer, teacher, community liaison and legislative researcher. Her poems and stories have appeared in various journals, anthologies and magazines such as Bamboo Ridge, Tinfish, Hawaiʻi Pacific Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, TAYO magazine, among others. A fellow of the Voices of our Nation’s Arts program and the recipient of Hawaiʻi Review’s 2013 Ian MacMillan Award for Poetry, Amalia received her MA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in English. Home Remedies (Finishing Line Press, 2015) is her first poetry chapbook.
Artist, educator, caregiver and author Lynn Young will read from her first book “Where’s My Ritspik?” This collection of poems and photographs recently published by Tinfish Press blurs the line between art and life through the art of listening. Formerly the Curator of Education at The Contemporary Museum, now known as Spaulding House, Lynn earned degrees in Visual Art and Creative Writing at UH-Manoa. She works with young children as a teaching artist in elementary schools and as a caregiver to the elderly in their homes.