Transforming Ephemera Into Evidence: A Conversation between Catalina Cariaga and Catherine Ceniza Choy
Sunday, July 16, 2023 | 2 – 3pm
Location: The Lounge at San Francisco Art Book Fair (1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco)| Free and open to the public
A conversation between Catalina Cariaga and Catherine Ceniza Choy on the occasion of Notes on Cultural Evidence, the multidisciplinary exhibition and reading room curated by PJ Gubatina Policarpio, on view in the Slash library through August 19, 2023. The exhibition is anchored in the out-of-print but influential poetry collection Cultural Evidence (1999, Subpress Collective) by local Filipina American poet Catalina Cariaga.
Catherine Ceniza Choy wrote the accompanying essay for the exhibition.
Catalina Cariaga is an American poet and the author of Cultural Evidence (Subpress Collective, 1999), which won a PEN Open Book Award. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. A contributing editor to Poetry Flash, A Literary Review, and Calendar for the West, she lives in Oakland, California, on unceded Ohlone land.
Catherine Ceniza Choy is an Asian American historian and ethnic studies scholar. She is the author of the books Asian American Histories of the United States (Beacon Press, 2022), Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America (NYU Press, 2013), and Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History (Duke University Press, 2003), and a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
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