Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kundiman and Mass Poetry

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival welcomes emerging poets in several of its events. One of those bright new stars is Joseph O. Legaspi, the founder of Kundiman, a nonprofit organization serving Asian American poetry.

Read an article on Joseph.

Joseph will be one of the poets reading at:
Kundiman: Love Songs for the Peabody Essex Museum
Saturday, May 14
3:15 p.m.

Event Description
Kundiman, a transformative group of Asian American poets dedicated to the creation, cultivation, and promotion of Asian American poetry, will read poems inspired by the rich displays of Asian art and artifacts currently housed at the Peabody Essex Museum. Through their ekphrastic works, poets Ching-In Chen, Joseph O. Legaspi, Jee Leong Koh, Purvi Shah, and Bushra Rehman will connect the past to the present through poetry based on the museum’s historical and contemporary works.

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