Cathy Linh Che, Kundiman's Executive Director, was interviewed in The Rumpus by Raj Chakrapani, and she spoke about what makes a good writing program, the importance of community, and the significance of Kundiman.
"Kundiman exists as a space specifically for self-identified Asian Americans. At the Retreat, you don’t have to worry about appealing to a white peer or professor. The gaze shifts to one that centers Asian American conversations. Many at the Retreat have shared histories of war and colonization, immigration, adoption, being mixed race, being first generation, or second, or third generation. When we gather together, new kinships are forged."
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