10:30 - 11: 45 am
Experiments in Individual Solace and Collective Safety: Five Days of Crafting Poetry at the Kundiman Writers’ Retreat
(Sarah Gambito, Cathy Linh Che, Myung Mi Kim, Patrick Rosal, Prageeta Sharma)
Lake Ontario, Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor
Kundiman fosters Asian American poets to find their voices by probing culture and aesthetics during its retreat. Kundiman faculty and fellows will discuss innovative pedagogical approaches in workshops, mentorship sessions, readings, and poetry clinics to enable poetic development and community-building. We will explore topics like: How should one teach to a cohort with different aesthetic interests and levels of workshop experience? What compact lessons work for poets just meeting each other?