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June 15, 2013

Writing Race, & Belonging: A Live Monument

In the inaugural session of Writing On It All, facilitator Sarah Gambito leads the collective of Asian American writers, Kundiman Poets, in a multi-media exercise: while one poet at a time reads out loud from books of poetry, the others write all over the walls – about identity, family, culture, home, language, and writing itself. For the duration, remotely located poets from Cave Canem write in to a document that streams down the wall.

Sarah Gambito is a poet and the co-founder of Kundiman. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers, The Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts from the Asian American Arts Alliance and grants and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The MacDowell Colony. She is Associate Professor of English / Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University.

Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.

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