12:00 PM12:00

Writing Race & Belonging: A Live Monument

As part of Writing On It All, Kundiman is sponsoring a creative enactment of tolerance and belonging for poets of color.  In this live "monument," one group of poets will write a collaborative poem centering on their experience of racism which will alternate between an exquisite corpse (poets writing in succession) and an exploded poem (poets writing at the same time) on a projected new media space.  A second group of poets will select portions of the projected new media poem to act as first lines for their own pieces which will be centered on their and their families' experience of making a home in America.  This second group of poets will write their poems in paint on wall paper that has been hung around the perimeter of the space.  What we aim to create is the sensation that acts of violence and racism figured through new media are absorbed through the more physicalized poems of home and belonging that are painted throughout the space.  Throughout this staged writing, there will be readings from the books of Asian American poets and writers.  

For more information, go here:  http://writingonitall.com/

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5:00 PM17:00

Reading for Mezzanines

Reading and Conversation: Poetry Fellows Eduardo C. Corral, Matthew Olzmann and Nicole Terez Dutton.

Co-sponsored with the Creative Writing Program at NYU, CantoMundo, Kundiman, and Cave Canem Foundation.

Matthew Olzmann is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Inch, Gulf Coast, Rattle and elsewhere. He’s received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kresge Arts Foundation. Currently, he is a writer-in-residence for the InsideOut Litereary Arts Project and the poetry editor of The Collagist. He is the winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, which was founded in 2010 and is an annual book publication prize open to emerging and established poets of Asian American descent. The Prize is a partnership between Kundiman and Alice James Books.

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Poets & Writers' Connecting Cultures Reading with Muriel Leung, Alison Roh Park, and Kit Yan
6:00 PM18:00

Poets & Writers' Connecting Cultures Reading with Muriel Leung, Alison Roh Park, and Kit Yan

Saturday, April 20 – 6PM

La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 East 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029

Free and open to the public. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554324517941243/

Reception to follow. Poets & Writers will also be raffling off free subscriptions to the magazine!

This year's reading will feature writers who have participated in events through organizations funded by Poets & Writers' Readings/Workshops program, including: Calypso Muse, CantoMundo, Cave Canem Foundation, and Kundiman. For more about the Readings/Workshops Program, please visit us here: www.pw.org/funding.

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