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Little Fates: Yanyi and Danny Soberano


Yanyi and Danny examine poetic form as a tool for untangling the self and our surrounds.

About the Event

How is a person known? Perhaps in the way their coffee cools; as Danny Soberano writes: ‘I knew even then / that I was changed’. Or perhaps, as Yanyi writes, it is in the hanging of a poster, or the stringing of lights across the wall. In poetry, each detail matters tenfold and weighs a tonne, but still floats easy, steam off hot coffee. In this conversation, Yanyi and Danny examine the poetic form as a tool for untangling the self and our surrounds.


Presented in partnership with Liminal


Full $19
Concession $15
Pay What You Wish tickets are available for this event

75% of proceeds from Liminal Festival events will go towards future Liminal projects.

This event will be available to stream from the Online Events section of your Wheeler Centre online account from 10am Sunday 4 August until 11.59pm Sunday 11 August AEST.


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About Liminal Festival

Bringing together some of the continent’s most talented writers, the Liminal Festival contemplates the language of our shared histories and future.

The Liminal Festival is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


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Yanyi is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. He teaches poetry at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and is the founder of the Asian American Literary Archive. ... Read more

Danny Soberano

Danny Soberano has served as a poetry editor for Voiceworks Magazine, associate editor for LIMINAL Magazine, and guest editor for Debris Magazine Issue 1. In 2021, he edited and curated the Tell Me Like You Mean It emerging poets anthology produced by Australian Poetry and Cordite Poetry Review. He ... Read more

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