The Home School

january 3–8, 2016 | miami, florida

The Home School offers a fellowship to one Kundiman fellow to attend the poetry retreat. Travel up to $500, tuition, and room are provided. 

Home School participants spend six days immersed in an intensive program that foregrounds interdisciplinary experimentation and collaboration. Our programming includes daily poetry workshops questioning received poetics and evening performances celebrating eclectic voices.

The Home School is a community of creative recklessness. We bring together the most diverse poets and artists of our time to explore poetry’s fundamental importance to dance, film, music, painting, theater and other arts. We celebrate writers and artists who break the rules, ignore traditional artistic boundaries and question the very nature of their practice.

Poetry faculty in the past include: Timothy DonnellyAdam Fitzgerald, Cathy Park Hong, Dorothea Lasky, Tan Lin, Maggie Nelson and Mónica de la Torre, Natalie Diaz, Renee Gladman, Mira Gonzalez and Jorie Graham

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past recipients

rajiv mohabir

Winner of the 2015 AWP Intro Journal Award and the 2014 Intro Prize in Poetry by Four Way Books for his manuscript entitled The Taxidermistʻs Cut (March 2016), Rajiv Mohabir received fellowships from Voices of Our Nationʻs Artist foundation, Kundiman, and the American Institute of Indian Studies language program. His second manuscript The Cowherd’s Son won the 2015 Kundiman Prize. He was also awarded a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Lalbihari Sharma’s Holi Songs of Demerara, published originally in 1916.