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Fatimah Asghar and Rena Minegishi

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Fatimah Asghar from Chicago, IL, USA and Rena Minegishi from London, UK, hosted by R.A. Villanueva of Kundiman.

Tune in for free on August 31st, 2016 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, photographer and performer. She created Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, while on a Fulbright studying theatre in post-violent contexts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, PEN Poetry Series, The Paris-American, The Margins, and Gulf Coast. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her chapbook “After” was published by Yes Yes Books in the autumn of 2015.

Rena Minegishi is a Japanese-Chinese poet and producer. A member of Barbican Young Poets and Octavia collective, her poetry often draws upon feminism, intimate relationships and issues of migration. She is currently studying electronic music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. [Photo: Amaal Said]

Kundiman is dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature. Kundiman offers a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape. Kundiman sees literature not only as vehicle for cultural expression but also as an instrument for political dialogue and self-empowerment. R.A.Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize (U. Nebraska Press, 2014). New writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Prac Crit, and The Wolf. His many honours include fellowships from Kundiman and The Asian American Literary Review. He lives in Brooklyn and London. [Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths]

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