4

Poison Pen Reading Series: Sandy Tseng

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The opening lines of Sandy Tseng's poem "City View" capture the essence of her collection Sediment (2009). "In the window where the city is contained, / where rain collects along the edges like words moving over the tongue, / the space between two people narrow and widen / and narrow again." Cityscapes, nature and relationships are reoccurring themes in Tseng's first book of poetry. "[It's] really about departure and the ways in which we depart from the cities and loved ones...and different places," says Tseng. Her work has also appeared in Third Coast and The Nation, which gave her its 2006 Discovery Award. Tseng will read a few selections from Sediment at today's installment of the Poison Pen Reading Series, including "The Bypass," inspired by her father's triple-bypass surgery. Tseng considers the procedure as it relates to gardening, trespassing and detours. "I see where there's circumstance in which a bypass has been created to allow life to continue and to move on," she says. Tseng will read with Texas novelist Gwendolyn Zepeda at 8:30 p.m. Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer. For information, call 713-527-9929 or visit www.poisonpenreadingseries.com. Free.
Thu., June 24, 8:30 p.m., 2010

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.