Thursday, February 12, 2009

Literary Kundiman

CALL for APPLICATION 2009 Kundiman Asian American Poets' RetreatJuly 8 - 12, 2009University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

In order to help mentor the next generation of Asian American poets, Kundiman, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving AsianAmerican poets, is sponsoring its 6th annual poetry retreat wherenationally renowned Asian American poets will conduct workshops andprovide one-on-one mentorship sessions with participants.

Kundiman hopes to provide a safe and instructive environment that identifies and addresses the unique challenges faced by emerging Asian American poets.

Faculty* Myung Mi Kim (author of Commons, DURA and Under Flag)*
Rick Barot (author of The Darker Fall and Want)*
Staceyann Chin (author of The Other Side of Paradise and pioneeringspoken word artist)

To keep the cost of the retreat low, participants are not charged fees for workshops. Room and Board for the retreat is $325. Application ProcessSend five to seven (5-7) paginated, stapled pages of poetry, with your name included on each page. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief paragraph describing what you would like to accomplish at the Kundiman Asian AmericanPoets' Retreat.

Include a SAS postcard if you want an application receipt. Manuscripts will not be returned. No electronic submissions,please. Mail application to:Kundiman245 Eighth Avenue #151New York, NY 10011Submissions must be postmarked by March 2, 2009For more information, log onto our website at

E-mail queries at Mission Statement: Kundiman is dedicated to the creation, cultivation and promotion of AsianAmerican poetry.

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