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2013 Favorites: Poet and Kundiman Co-Founder, Sarah Gambito’s picks

This year, we asked guests we’ve featured on The Blood-Jet Writing Hour in 2013 to share with us their favorite books, literary magazines, and reading series from the year.

This post features poet and co-founder of Kundiman, the fantastic Asian American poetry organization, Sarah Gambito.  She writes:

ourandromedaFavorite books of 2013:  I was awash in a garden of tears and awe after reading Brenda Shaughnessy’s Our Andromeda.  I also loved Alison Bechdel’s Fun House which was so wise and brave and deep.

Favorite Literary Magazine of 2013: The Rattapallax app based magazine. I could not believe how beautiful and forward thinking this publication is.

Favorite Reading Series of 2013: I’m going to have to say Kundiman’s revamped Reading Series at Verlaine. The 2.0 version of this series now includes an open mic for writers of color and, as always, free lychee martinis.  What’s not to love?

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Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Matadora (Alice James Books) andDelivered (Persea Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. Current research focuses on post-modern U.S. immigration via Internet-based poetics. She is co-founder of Kundiman, a non-profit organization that promotes Asian American poetry.

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Episode #92 – Special Kundiman Episode: Cathy Linh Che, author of SPLIT, and Sarah Gambito, author of DELIVERED, on Sunday, April 28th at 3 pm PST/6 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Cathy Linh Che, author of SPLIT and Sarah Gambito, author of DELIVERED, on Sunday, April 28th at 3 pm PST/6 pm EST.

This is a special Kundiman episode!  Stay tuned for updates on Kundiman’s fundraising campaign to support Asian American poets.

Click here to listen live.

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Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize. She received her MFA from New York University and is the recipient of fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, and Poets House. She currently teaches at NYU Poly and is Program Assistant for Readings/Workshops (East) at Poets & Writers.

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Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered (Persea Books) and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Creative Writing Program at Brown University. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers and grants and fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, Urban Artists Initiative and The MacDowell Colony.  She is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University. Together with Joseph O. Legaspi, she co-founded Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets.

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