Laotzu

  Laotzu
Clara Hsu is a mother, musician, purveyor of Clarion Music Center (1982-2005), traveler, translator and poet. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize in poetry in 2001, Clara's first book of poems, Mystique, received Honorable Mention at the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival. Other works include a book of short stories, Babouche Impromptu and Other Moroccan Sketches; and The First to Escape, a second book of poems published in 2014 by Poetry Hotel Press. Hsu's poems are both entrance and egress, a welcoming and a bon voyage... -Christopher Bernard(Synchronized Chaos Magazine.) Clara's poetic activities include her unusual performance combining Chinese poetry with Asian traditional instruments. Since 2010 she co-hosts with John Rhodes the San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV Show, a monthly program featuring poets in the Bay Area and beyond. www.clarahsu.com.