Afro-Asian Poetics

Celebrating Afro-Asian solidarity, conversations, and poetics, four poets celebrated their newly released poetry collections, and reflected on political and aesthetic solidarity in the past, present, and future. Featuring Cave Canem fellow Ana-Maurine Lara (Kohnjehr Woman, 2017), Kundiman co-founder Joseph O. Legaspi (Threshold, 2017), Kundiman fellow Margaret Rhee (Love, Robot, 2017), and Cave Canem Executive Director Nicole Sealey (Ordinary Beast, 2017). The reading was followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Sukhdev Sandhu, author of Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night (winner of 2008 DH Lawrence International Prize For Travel Writing) and Director of The Center for Experimental Humanities. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council.

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