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VOICES: Featuring APIA women, agender, and mixed gender poets (Boston)

  • Boston Playwrights' Theatre 949 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)

A poetry reading of APIA women, agender, and mixed gender poets co-sponsored by Kundiman, the Asian-American Resource Workshop, BU Asian American Women's Health Initiative Project, and the Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance

$3 suggested donation

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TAMIKO BEYER is the author of We Come Elemental (Alice James Books, winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist) and the chapbook bough breaks (Meritage Press). She is the Deputy Communications Director at Corporate Accountability International. She lives in Dorchester and online at

ALLELIAH NUGUID is a Boston University MFA candidate from Fremont, California. Her poems have appeared in The New York Times Learning Blog, Permafrost Magazine, the Poets 11 anthology, and, anonymously, an unauthorized mayoral biography. She holds a BA in English from Northwestern University.

MONICA ONG is the author of Silent Anatomies, winner of the Kore Press First Book Award. A literary hybrid of text+image, her collection examines cultural silences of the body in the medical-emotional landscape of family diaspora. She is the User Experience Designer at the Yale Digital Humanities Lab. »

TSEN GA TSUNG was born in Gwang Dong, China and grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Their work ranges from identity, culture to history and community where they tie together the different parts of their life as a non-binary agender individual, community organizer, poet, athlete, and youth worker.

AZMINA AYSHA KARUKAPPADATH is a South Asian American woman on the Tufts’ competitive slam team, DISRUPT. She most often writes about trauma, South Asian and Muslim culture, and the generational silence that the women in her family have endured, and loves to connect and heal with people with relatable experiences.

RACHEL MEI-LI STEINDLER is a queer Asian American woman. Most of her poetry focuses on identity and her experience as a transracial adoptee from China. She has been a member of Tufts’ CUPSI slam team for two years and hopes to use art as a site of resistance and healing.

JAI ARUN RAVINE is writer, dancer and graphic designer. As a mixed race, mixed gender and mixed genre artist, their work bridges text and body and takes the form of video, performance, comics and handmade books. Their second book, THE ROMANCE OF SIAM, is forthcoming from Timeless, Infinite Light.