This year, Paisley Rekdal became the first writer of Asian descent to guest edit the Best American Poetry anthology series, which published its most recent edition this Fall. In an effort to celebrate the Asian American poets who appear in this year’s anthology, we teamed up with Paisley, the Asian American Writers Workshop, and the Asian American Literary Review, to present a series of 10 short readings by poets published in the anthology.
Thank you to poets Kaveh Bassiri, Victoria Chang, Khaled Mattawa, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Matthew Olzmann, Brandon Som, Arthur Sze, Ryo Yamaguci, Emily Yong, and Monica Youn for sharing their words.
Watch readings here: https://aaww.org/the-best-american-poetry-2020/
Watch readings by ten poets from this year’s Best American Poetry anthology, edited by Paisley Rekdal