Saturday, May 27, 2017

‘Groundbreaking’ Asian-American Poets to Read With Immigrant, Refugee Roots

This month I helped NBC News Asian America with an article regarding Asian American poets who'd been breaking ground recently, particular among the Southeast Asian American community.

2016 had some amazing books of Asian-American poetry come out as well as additional accolades and recognition worth mention, particularly for many of the poets in Southeast Asian American communities often overlooked within the world of arts and letters. A big thanks to Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for reaching out to ask about what's happening in our community. And here's to Mai Do, Mai Der Vang, Khaty Xiong, Sokunthary Svay, Krysada Binly Panusith Phounsiri, Bao Phi, Monica Sok, Jenna Lê, Janice Sapigao, and Peuo Tatyana Tuy, among so many others who've worked so hard to ensure our diverse voices might yet be a part of the great tapestry of human stories for generations yet to come.

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