Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. Kundiman creates a space where Asian Americans can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever-changing diaspora. Kundiman sees the arts as a tool of empowerment, of education and liberation, of addressing proactively the legacy we will leave for our future. Join us at City Lit Books on Friday September, 21st 2018 at 6:30 pm for a reading with Kundiman Founder Joseph O. Legaspi, and Fellows Feliz Lucia Molina, Faisal Mohyuddin, and Helene Achanzar!
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). Recent works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review, World Literature Today, Best of the Net, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day. He cofounded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.
Feliz Lucia Molina was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is the author of Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press), co-author of The Wes Letters (Outpost19), chapbook Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press), and Roulette (forthcoming from Make Now Books). Her writing has appeared in Open Space, Fence, and PEN America, among others. She has recently read her work at Wendy’s Subway, Poetic Research Bureau, University of Chicago, and Guggenheim Museum. She is studying clinical social work at School for Social Work Administration at University of Chicago. She can be found at felizluciamolina.com
Faisal Mohyuddin is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear, 2018), winner of the 2017 Sexton Prize for Poetry and a 2018 Summer Recommendation of the Poetry Book Society. Also the author of the chapbook, The Riddle of Longing (Backbone, 2017), he serves as an educator adviser to the global not-for-profit Narrative 4 and teaches English at Highland Park High School in suburban Chicago.
Helene Achanzar is a Kundiman fellow and a John and Renée Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi, where she is a Senior Editor at the Yalobusha Review. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in jubilat and Oxford American.