I took this photo at the joint panel between Cave Canem and Kundiman, in which they explained how the two groups are linked.
I talk about these two groups on my blog a lot but for those who don’t know, Cave Canem (CC) is an organization dedicated to the development and growth of African American poets. Founded by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady, CC is celebrating more than 10 years of nurturing writers. Five years ago, poets Joseph Legaspi and Sarah Gambino mirrored those efforts to form an Asian American poetry community. And so Kundiman was born, giving voice to some of the most talented yet underrepresented and underserved writers in the literary community.