Collective Poetry Workshops

CAO’s online and in-person collective poetry-writing workshops have engaged over 300 community members of the Sinophone diaspora transnationally. We carefully design guiding questions on queer/feminist kinship, food, and memory, to which each participant start on one page and turn to the next page(s) to continue what other people have written. These queer feminist poetics are intimate conversations with each other, holding space for joy, grief, and otherwise inexplicable feelings in diaspora.

You may read a few poems and their translations at the Massachusetts Review (forthcoming) and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.