Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Kundiman: Asian American Poetry Retreat

It's that time of year again:

Kundiman: Asian American Poetry Retreat

This year it's at Fordham University, Rose Hill · New York City · June 15 - 19, 2011
Submissions must be postmarked between January 15 and March 1, 2011

This project is made possible by lead funding from Fordham University and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To help mentor the next generation of Asian American poets, Kundiman is sponsoring an annual Poetry Retreat in parternship with Fordham University. During the Retreat, nationally renowned Asian American poets will conduct workshops with fellows. Readings, writing circles and informal social gatherings will also be scheduled. Through this Retreat, Kundiman hopes to provide a safe and instructive environment that identifies and addresses the unique challenges faced by emerging Asian American poets. This 5-day Retreat will take place from Wednesday to Sunday. Workshops will not exceed eight students.

The 2011 Faculty includes Kimiko Hahn, Karen An-hwei Lee, and Jon Pineda who are all award-winning poets.

Tuition fee is $350. Room and Board is free to accepted Fellows. There's a 5-7 poem work sample required and some additional information in order to apply. More information is available at their website. Submissions must be postmarked between January 15 and March 1, 2011.

Lao American poet Phayvanh Luekhamhan has attended the program previously as has Hmong poet Andre Yang. Be sure to let your friends know about it!

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