F190. CANCELLED: Asian Diasporic Poets Writing into Mythology

Status: Not Accepted

Room 209, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Each of the poets on this panel uses mythology as a centering device in their own writing. Each poet will begin by reading one or two poems. We will then explore questions such as: What is the mythic? What is the value of writing through and alongside mythology for Asian diasporic poets? How can poetic myth and myth-making serve as productive scaffolding and sites of new narrative possibilities? How does myth allow poets to access intergenerational, cultural, and communal discourses?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_OUTLINE__Asian_Diasporic_Poets_Writing_Into_Mythology.pdf



Carlina Duan is the author of I Wore My Blackest Hair. She received her MFA in poetry from Vanderbilt University and is currently a PhD candidate in English and education at the University of Michigan, where she studies creative writing pedagogy and sociolinguistics.

Jasmine An is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: Naming the No-Name Woman and Monkey Was Here. She has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Willapa Bay AiR. She is the poetry Editor for agape Editions and pursuing a PhD in women’s studies and English at the University of Michigan.

Maria Isabelle Carlos is a current MFA candidate in poetry at Vanderbilt University. She was awarded the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a recipient of prizes from the Academy of American Poets. She is the editor-in-chief of the Nashville Review.

Lo Kwa Mei-en is the author of Yearling and The Bees Make Money in the Lion. She works in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Nandini Dhar is a bilingual poet who writes in English and her native language, Bangla. She is the author of three books, one in English, and two in Bangla: Historians of Redundant Moments, Jitakshara, and Ma-Rupak Khelchhi Na.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center