Dear Paradise (AAFD Opening Night Party, 2017)

When the party's just getting started, but you still have to speak the truth...  This is my job as a poet.

Last night I had the immense pleasure of sharing new work in front of a packed room of film enthusiasts and artists.  A warm note of thanks to the Asian Film Festival of Dallas for hosting me.

What a lively opening night party and an even more dynamic audience.  THANK YOU for those shouts of affirmation.  My poems never stand alone when you speak them back to me.

Still from DEAR PARADISE by Sophia Terazawa
performing "Dear Paradise" at AAFD's Opening Night Party, 2017