Archive for May, 2013
* Featured Kundiman Events/Readings:
Asian American Poetry: Beyond LaChoy
What is Asian-American poetry? It is a question that follows every Asian-American poet. Of course, responses vary from individual to individual, from generation to generation. But what better way to know than to listen, since, as a rule in good poetry, it’s better to describe than to tell? Contemporary Asian-American poets will read from their books, illustrating how Asian-American poetry has shifted and evolved. It is no longer the miniature Asian Food aisle in U.S. supermarkets, stocked with LaChoy easy-to-prepare meals and Asian-inspired sauces.
Revolution and Art: Ekphrasis by Kundiman/Asian-American Poets
JOSEPH O. LEGASPI
Track: Pre-Registered Event
Tags ekphrastic poetry
Every work of art is an act of revolution. It is a change in perception; changes perception; leads to profound change. Delving into the Asian Arts collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, Kundiman Asian American poets will attempt to create tiny sparks of revolution through ekphrasis, commentary on visual art. They will explore and respond to museum work in the context of their hyphenated heritage, and to pay homage to the historical and literary wealth and of Massachusetts. Introductions by Joseph Legaspi.