Asian American Writing Now: Reflections, New Ecologies, and Futurity

A panel gathering with Kundiman hosted by the The New School's Creative Writing Program. 

This panel gathers Asian American writers, agents, and academics to discuss “new ecologies” of Asian American Writing as a special collaborative event with The New School Creative Writing MFA Program and Kundiman, the national non-profit organization for Asian American poets and writers. Drawing from an intergenerational and intergenre panel of writers, poets, agents, and academics, the discussion explores changes in the writing of, and publishing of Asian American writing.

As Kundiman enters its 20th anniversary, and we reflect on the first book in Asian American literature by Elaine Kim published in 1983, the panel asks critical questions on the changes, present, and future of Asian American writing. The panel features award winning writers and publishing professionals including Yale Series of Younger Poets and Lammy Winner Duy Doan, Novelist and Kundiman Staff Kyle Lucia Wu, Kundiman Co-Founder, Joseph O. Legaspi, and Frances Goldin literary agent Jade Wong-Baxter. The panel is moderated by Margaret Rhee Assistant Professor of Writing Across Media at The New School and co-organized with Kundiman programs manager and New School alumni novelist Gina Chung.

Presented by the Creative Writing Program at the Schools of Public Engagement.