February 3: AWP Panel, Smashing the Box-- Fresh Faces and First Books by Asian American Poets.

More info here. 

Featuring Esther Lee, Gary Jackson, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Neil Aitken, Purvi Shah

Representing an array of diverse voices and aesthetics, these poets will share work from their recently-published first books, as well as how organizations like Kundiman, a retreat for Asian American poets, and its community has affected their artistic lives. Along with sharing the joys and challenges of publishing their first poetry collections, they will also discuss how their work pushes against the boxed-in stereotypes that exist about writers of color and their experiences in America.

3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Coolidge Room, Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level

Washington, DC