"a little bit louder"
the monday night open mic spot that brought us together.
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
the nest that lets birds fly.
Asian / Pacific / American Studies Program & Institute
new york family tree extended.
Asian Pacific Forum
the wednesday night WBAI radio show hosted by our peoples julie and tomo.
Asian American Movement Zine
one of the tightest asian american zines online.
the hottest zine out there.
the universal diva. watch out.
The Bowery Poetry Club
bob holman's new joint.
The Community Word Project
a not-for-profit New York City-based arts-in-education literacy program.
where ishle and taiyo have run poetry workshops for the Bronx YLP. the most progressive pan-asian american organization in nyc. no JUSTICE no PEACE. third world within.
The Cornelia Street Cafe
east coast asian student union. if you're a east coast college student, get down with it.
Gathering Of The Tribes
a boiling brew of art and heart. nothing but respect to steve.
our bay area fam of waves and words.
funky brother residing in sf.
a fly zine run by sister cia.
I Was Born With Two Tongues
our chicago fam who have re-lit a growing flame of poetry to a new generation of asian americans.
isangmahal (tagalog: one love)
our seattle fam from the root to the fruit. nothing but love.
where Julie, Ishle and Kai have all spent a summer in korea being activists for reunification and liberation.
our off the heezy nyc brethren.
Koreans Of Williams
Model Minority Zine
one of the other tightest asian american zines online.
Nkiru Center For Education & Culture
the oldest black-owned bookstore in brooklyn. a mirror of the writers' workshop.
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
an historic hot spot that has played an instrumental part in cultivating new york poetry.
the Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc.
known as the asian american NAACP.
The Woman. The Tabasco.
Chicago hip hop group with a friggin off the chain debut album that just dropped. go cop it!
our DC family of word warriors. watch out, Leah and Giles are planning to take over the world.
The Man. The Legend.
The Spoken World
Bay area fam. peep the links on the site, along with the Living Word Festival that Ishle and Taiyo participated in 2000.
Omar is a multi-disciplinary artist. That means he can do everything better than you.
Up Above Records
where Mas spends most of his hours as the east coast manager. shout out to Key Kool & DJ Rhettmatic of the LA super hip hop group, the Visionaries.
big up to Christin holding down the fabulous open mic series on bowery st.
our philly fam, Catzie and Michelle are two sisters who bring the house down. look out for them on HBO's def poetry slam.
from the bay to ny, youth speaks has nurtured a new generation of poets unafraid to embody the words they speak. Tim, Taiyo, Beau, and Ishle have all been involved with this program.