Local poets Ami Patel and Ken Yoshikawa will pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. This pop-up presented in collaboration with De-Canon: A Visibility Project.
Patel and Yoshikawa will be paired with Shout by Inoue Yūichi in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit; found on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.
De-Canon: A Visibility Project, based in Portland, Oregon, is a “pop-up library” and web resource project that will showcase literary art by writers/artists of color. Our goal is to put forth an alternative literary “canon” — or multiple canons — that are inclusive, diverse, and multi-storied in their approach to representation. De-Canon wishes to challenge existing ideas of what constitutes the North American literary canon, especially in our current culture.
Ami Patel is a poet currently based in Portland, Oregon. She has read at Unchaste and the Whitenoise Project. Ami is a two-time VONA fellow and her work is published in the Unchaste Anthology Volume 2 and in the upcoming Madwoman Etc zine.
Ken Yoshikawa is a local actor and spoken word poet. He's inspired by the works of Shakespeare and a variety of slam poets like Anis Mojgani. His work has been published in floatOn's Letters from the Void and in the NYC-based Hapa Mag.