Sunday, April 24, 2005

supporting future poets: where's the help from the older Asian American Poets? 300 bucks is not going to cut into your booze bucket budget!

Email (below) from Sarah Gambito, Director of Kundiman. (above commentary, purely mine!)
Dear Flipsters--

A number of days ago I posted a request for scholarship support for Kundiman's 2005 Summer Workshop Retreat for emerging Asian American poets. Six of our talented participants could not afford the $300 for room & board for this year's Retreat. ( For more details on the Retreat, itself, please see )

I am thrilled and thrilled to report that we have had a total of five scholarships donated! Details follow below.

Many gardens and rivers of thanks to these generous individuals and to this cyber-community of fabulous writers & activists.

In solidarity,


The Alice Selover Scholarship given by Jon Pineda of Norfolk, VA

The Carbonator Scholarship given by Nick Carbo of Hollywood, FL

The Carlos Bulosan Scholarship given by Oliver de la Paz of Utica, NY

The Galatea Scholarship given by Eileen Tabios of St. Helena, CA

The Love Song Scholarship given by Anonymous