Thursday, October 05, 2006

Kundiman Newsletter!

Well, I got an e-newsletter from Kundiman this morning, the non-profit arts organization that's supposed to be committed to the discovery and cultivation of Asian American poets.

(And specifically poets, I'm assuming, as differentiated from the Asian American Writer's Workshop who is focusing on writers from all genres.)

The newsletter was mostly a blurb about Kundiman fellow Purvi Shah's 'Terrain Tracks,' but it's always great to know there's so much motion in the world of Asian American poetry and the discovery of new poets and talents that we can spare 3 paragraphs for it.

In the meantime, check out Roger Pao's Asian American Poetry or Lee Herrick's as well as Tim Yu's blog at for more coverage on what's up in the world of Asian American poetry.

Now seems as apt a time to point out that John Yau will be in town during the Twin Cities Book Festival whom John Ashbury describes as "a poet at the height of his powers." John was also the recent judge for the Kundiman Prize, as a neat FYI.

John Yau and the classic white wall background!

His presence is co-sponsored by Project Logos: The Center for Creative Writing and the Literary Arts Institute of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.

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