Safia Jama for Word for Word Poetry, July 22, 2014
Featuring the poets of Kundiman
|Cathy Linh Che|
|Sally Wen Mao|
The Kundiman reading brought to mind the words of poet Toi Derricotte: “I am not afraid to be memoir.” Though all four poets take a range of stylistic approaches—from narrative to lyrical to metaphysical—all of their work contributes living, breathing voices to today’s new American poetry.
Safia Jama currently teaches writing and pursues an M.F.A. in poetry at Rutgers-Newark. A Cave Canem fellow and a graduate of Harvard College, her poetry appears in Reverie and The New Sound; her nonfiction appears on NPR's SchoolBook and The Volta.