Tonight we hear from a wide variety of Immigrant Poets, including:
Muna Abdulahi based in Minneapolis MN. buttonpoetry.com
Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States in 2015. poets.org and the Poetry Foundation
Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised here in Portland, and is Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. marilynchin.org
Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa is a 26 year old Kenyan, Immigrant, Queer Womyn writer and speaker, 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. http://www.freequencyspeaks.com/
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is a poet, essayist, and translator. In 2017-18, she served as inaugural Poet-In-Residence at Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Seattle.
Richard Blanco is the Education Ambassador for the Academy of American Poets and read at President Obama’s second Presidential inauguration and also recently in Southern Oregon.