Sharon Suzuki-Martinez


Kundiman is not for the faint of heart.  The workshops, spark writing exercises, circles, mentoring, and connecting that is Kundiman was one of the most inspiring, surprising, and exhilarating experiences I have ever had.  I feel as if I crossed a bridge across an erupting volcano and emerged on the other side with a new understanding of my poetry and myself.  I came to Kundiman with the hope of finding a new literary community, but instead found a new family.  The voices of my warm, wonderful Kundiman family still reverberate through me in everything I write: transforming me, nudging me to keep challenging myself.  I feel so incredibly blessed.