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Saturday, May 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Satellites, Adoptees, and Undocumented Immigrants: Kundiman and UndocuPoets Present Underrepresented Asian American Narratives LIMITED

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Kundiman and UndocuPoets presents a reading and discussion by poets whose perspectives resist and are therefore often excluded from traditional and expected Asian American immigrant narratives. The panelists will read work drawn from their experiences as transracial adoptees, “satellite babies,” and undocumented immigrants for whom migration and citizenship in the U.S. were not a choice. The presentation will conclude with a moderated conversation about how these authors choose to situate their identities as Asian American poets who are marginalized within an already marginalized community.

Moderators
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Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Program Coordinator, Miami Book Fair
MARCI CALABRETTA CANCIO-BELLO is the author of Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, 2016), winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize and Florida Book Awards bronze medal, and Last Train to the Midnight Market (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She has received fellowships from the American... Read More →

Speakers
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Janine Joseph

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Oklahoma State University
Janine Joseph is the author of Driving without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2017 Oklahoma Book Award. Her poems and essays about growing up undocumented in America have appeared in World Literature Today, The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic... Read More →
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E. J. Koh

Researcher, University of Washington
E. J. Koh is the author of A Lesser Love, winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize (Louisiana State University). Her work appears in Boston Review, Columbia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She was a fellow for the American Literary Translators Association, Kundiman... Read More →
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Anni Liu

Anni Liu is a writer from Xi'an, Shaanxi, and Bowling Green, Ohio. ​Her honors include an Undocupoets Fellowship and a Katherine Bakeless Nason Scholarship to Bread Loaf Environmental Conference. Her work is published or forthcoming in The Margins, Third Coast, The Arkansas International... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
PEM Connect BLDG 135 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

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