Marilyn Chin

Last chance to apply for the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Retreat! Deadline: 2/1/2014, 11:59pm EST

2014 Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat

Deadline to apply: 2/1/2014

June 18 - 22, 2014
Fordham University
Rose Hill Campus
New York City

Faculty: Marilyn Chin, Eugene Gloria, & Michelle Naka Pierce

Apply now for the Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat--and spread the word! Accepted fellows will gather in New York City for five days of writing, community building, and workshopping. Submit five to seven pages of poetry, a cover letter with a brief paragraph explaining what you would like to accomplish at the Kundiman Poetry Retreat, and $15 application fee. Our retreat application is open to anyone who identifies as Asian American. If you are selected to attend, please know that the non-refundable tuition fee is $375. Room and board are free to accepted Fellows. The deadline is February 1st, and we only accept applications online.

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Marilyn Chin is an award-winning poet and the author of Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen, Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty and Dwarf Bamboo. Her writing has appeared in The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry. She was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon. Her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. 


Eugene Gloria earned his BA from San Francisco State University, his MA from Miami University of Ohio, and his MFA from the University of Oregon. He is the author of three books of poems -- My Favorite Warlord (Penguin, 2012), Hoodlum Birds (Penguin, 2006) and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (Penguin, 2000). He teaches creative writing and English literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.


Award winning poet Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of four chapbooks and four full-length books, including TRI/VIA (Erudite Fangs/PUB LUSH, 2003) co-authored with Veronica Corpuz; Beloved Integer (Bootstrap/PUB LUSH, 2007); She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) with art by Sue Hammond West; and Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham, 2012), awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize. Pierce has collaborated with artists, dancers, and filmmakers and has performed her work internationally, most recently in France and in Japan. With J’Lyn Chapman, she is the editor of Something on Paper, an online poetics journal: She teaches in and directs the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Currently, she lives in Colorado with the poet Chris Pusateri.

Thank you, and we look forward to your applications!

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