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October 2019

Cathy Linh Che and Janine Joseph were named recipients of the 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellowship.

Kazumi Chin’s essay “Notes on the Post-Apocalypse” was published in Medium.

Franny Choi’s poem “How to Let Go of the World” was featured in PEN America’s Poetry Series.

Cathy Linh Che’s poem “The opposite of ocean is no ocean.” was featured in an episode of The Slowdown.

Tamiko Beyer had a conversation with Catapult on her short story, “Last Days.”

September 2019

Jay Deshpande’s poems “In the Time of Discernment” and “December” were published in Hyperallergic.

Ocean Vuong was named a recipient of the 2019 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

Nawaaz Ahmed’s forthcoming book Sings Like a Bird will be published by Counterpoint Press.

Paul Tran’s poem “Closure” was featured in an episode of The Slowdown.

Arthur Sze’s collection Sight Lines was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Awards for Poetry.

Ocean Vuong’s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Awards for Fiction.

Chen Chen published GESUNDHEIT!, a collaborative chapbook with Sam Herschel Wein, from Glass Poetry Press.

Jessica Abughattas’ forthcoming collection Split won the 2019 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize from University of Arkansas Press.

Sonia Mukherji’s “Dance Poem––Boat Song” was published in Kitaab.

Jennifer Chang wrote an essay on Wong May’s poem “In Memoriam” in Poetry Daily.

Sally Wen Mao discussed her new book Oculus in an episode of The Poetry Foundation’s podcast, Poetry off the Shelf.

Rajiv Mohabir’s forthcoming memoir Antiman was selected as the winner of the 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.

Aria Aber’s “Ideology” was the Poetry Foundation’s featured poem on August 29th, 2019.

Shelley Wong’s forthcoming book As She Appears was selected as the winner of the 2019 YesYesBooks Pamet River Prize.

Purvi Shah published 2 poems in Ms. Magazine, along with an interview discussing feminist poetry.

August 2019

Ching-In Chen’s poem “Lantern Letter: A Zuihitsu” was featured in Split This Rock.

Mg Roberts’ “Cylanders II” was the Poetry Foundation’s featured poem on August 29th, 2019.

Monica Sok was named a finalist of the 2019 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.

Franny Choi was selected as a winner of the 2019 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.

Arhm Choi Wild won the 2019 Writes Bloody Publishing Contest and will be publishing a collection of poems in 2020.

Franny Choi was interviewed by Hyphen Magazine on the A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America digital exhibition.

K-Ming Chang’s personal essay “Mazu” was featured in No Tokens.

Craig Santos Perez’s “A Whole Foods in Hawai‘i” was the Poetry Foundation’s featured poem on August 21st, 2019.

Tamiko Beyer was featured in a roundtable interview among the writers featured in the PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019’ anthology.

Aria Aber’s “Can You Describe Your Years in Prison” was Poetry Daily’s featured poem on August 18th, 2019.

Ansley Moon was named’s Curriculum Consultant for Teach This Poem.

Chen Chen’s “When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Possibilities” was’s featured Teach This Poem.

Jess Rizkallah had a conversation with f(r)iction.

R. Zamora Linmark was interviewed by them. and us on his latest novel, The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart.

Shelley Wong did an interview with the Kenyon Review.

Diana Khoi Nguyen was featured in an episode of VS Podcast.

Aria Aber published 3 poems on The Rumpus.

Timothy Yu wrote a response to an essay by poet Bob Hicok for The New Republic.

Ricco Siasoco announced a debut short story collection, The Foley Artist.

Lit Hub recently published an article on the second biannual Asian American Literature Festival, featuring many of our fellows.

Ocean Vuong and Chen Chen recommended authors for an August reading list for Electric Literature, featuring work by Sarah Gambito and Franny Choi.

July 2019

J. Mae Barizo was just elected as President of our Board of Trustees.

Ocean Vuong was named the Asian/Pacific/American at NYU’s Artist-in-Residence for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Aria Aber was featured on a list of books to anticipate in the second half of 2019 on The Rumpus.

Jennifer Chang wrote an essay on Robert Hass’s “Meditation at Lagunitas” on Poetry Daily.

Jane Wong wrote a personal essay on offerings to the dead in the Common Magazine.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan published Starling Days.

Chen Chen published a lyric essay in Nat. Brut Magazine.

Kien Lam wrote an article for League of Legends’ E-Sports page.

Kenji C Liu was interviewed for Monsters I Have Been in the Chicago Review of Books.

Yanyi, Kazim Ali, Prageeta Sharma, and Cathy Linh Che’s poetry were featured in a folio of invocation poems that will be read aloud at the Poet’s Peace Breakfast at the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival.

Kazim Ali, Rajiv Mohabir, Ching-In Chen, Arthur Sze, J Mae Barizo, Mai Der Vang, and Sarah Gambito were featured in the July-August Issue of Poetry Magazine.

Mai Nardone’s “Welcome Me to the Kingdom” will be published in Ploughshares Summer 2019 Issue.

Franny Choi, Kenji C. Liu, and Sally Wen Mao were featured in a 2019 Mid-Year Review of Poetry from the Adroit Journal.

Chen Chen’s When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities was featured in The Guardian.

W. Todd Kaneko and Kazim Ali had poetry featured in the Cortland Review.

Shelley Wong’s “As She Appears” was featured in the Kenyon Review.

Craig Santos Perez’s “Teething Borders” was featured in the Southeast Review.

June 2019

Chen Chen’s released Issue 3 of the poetry journal underblong.

Asghar Fatimah and Safia Elhillo recommended 7 poetry collections by Muslim Writers for Electric Literature, featuring Hala Alyan The Twenty-Ninth Year.

Franny Choi was featured in the Writers Recommend column in Poets & Writers.

Purvi Shah published her second full-length poetry collection, Miracle Marks.

Fatimah Asghar, T Kira Madden, and Ocean Vuong’s works were featured in a list of 41 LGBTQ books in Oprah Magazine.

Joseph Legaspi’s prose poem “I’m coaxing the roach” was featured in Issue #124 of Red Fez.

William Pei Shih’s short story “Enlightenment” was featured in the Summer 2019 Issue of VQR.

Ocean Vuong discusses On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous on Late Night with Seth Myers.

Don Mee Choi won the Griffin Poetry Prize for her translation of Kim Hyesoon’s The Autobiography of Death!

Jean Chen Ho wrote an essay on her experience in Las Vegas during her MFA program for The Rumpus.

Craig Santos Perez co-edited an anthology of indigenous literature from Micronesia, Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia.

Lindsay Choi won the Baltic Writing Residency in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jennifer S. Cheng helped contributed to A Map Is Only One Story, an anthology on immigration, family, and the meaning of home.

Duy Doan won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in the Bisexual Poetry category for We Play a Game.

Muriel Leung became a Sundress Publication fellow and resident.

Lillian Li was featured on the Washington Post and wrote an article for the Michigan Quarterly Review for the paperback release of her novel Number One Chinese Restaurant.

Ocean Vuong published his debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, and was featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, NPR, and USA Today.

Jason Bayani was interviewed by Kubo.

Franny Choi had a conversation with Gala Mukomolova for the Poetry Foundation.

May 2019

Hieu Minh Nguyen’s poem “Chasm” was featured the featured Poetry Daily poem (5/31)!

Jane Wong wrote an essay on familial love and mosquitoes for Shenandoah Literary Magazine.

Jean Chen Ho published a short story titled “Doppelgängers” on Guernica.

W Todd Kaneko and Purvi Shah were featured in the Lantern Review Issue 7, No. 2.

Aria Aber’s poem “Afghan Funeral in Paris” was featured in The New Yorker.

Rachel Ronquillo Gray’s poem “Girl Gone Rogue” was featured in the Tahoma Literary Review’s Issue 14.

Hieu Minh Nguyen’s poem “Confessional” was the featured Poem-a-Day for

R.O. Kwon was featured in an article about her creative process with 4 other Korean American authors on Buzzfeed.

Bushra Rehman was interviewed on the so…poetry? podcast.

Alexander Chee, Monique Truong, and Sally Wen Mao were featured in an article by Electric Literature on the first Asian American author they read.

Franny Choi did an interview with The Paris Review for her collection Soft Science.

Lillian Li and Fatimah Asghar were featured in an APA Heritage Month Reading List curated by UC Berkeley Library.

Amy Lam wrote an essay on tattoos, diaspora, and Jeremy Lin for Tin House.

Nay Saysourhino wrote an essay on the Southeast Asian refugee crisis for the Kenyon Review.

Franny Choi was interviewed by The Adroit Journal about her poem “Turing Test.”

Fatimah Asghar’s “I Don’t Know What Will Kill Us First: The Race War or What We’ve Done to the Earth” was the featured Poem-a-Day for

Melody S. Gee wrote an essay on motherhood and Chinese American identity for The Blood Orange Review.

Fatimah Asghar was featured in a poetry folio celebrating the start Ramadan curated by The Poetry Foundation.

Monique Truong, Ligaya Mishan, and Ocean Vuong were mentioned in an interview with Ruth Reichl “By the Book” interview for the New York Times.

April 2019

Mia Ayumi Malhotra and her collection Isako Isako won the 2018 Nautilus Gold Winner for Poetry.

Ocean Vuong and Chen Chen were featured on a list of 13 Books by Queer Poets for Buzzfeed News.

Cathy Linh Che published three new poems on The Offing.

Franny Choi, Fatimah Asghar, and Sally Wen Mao were featured in a list of 17 of the Best Poetry Books for National Poetry Month on The Oprah Magazine.

Jason Bayani was the featured writer for Poets & Writers “Writers Recommend” series.

Jason Bayani published his latest poetry collection Locus.

Franny Choi, Kenji C. Liu, and Fatimah Asghar were featured on a list of Queer Poetry Collections to read during National Poetry Month from Book Riot.

Sarah Gambito was featured in a list of three poets who find meaning, and material, in lived experience for her collection Loves You in The New York Times.

Lillian Li’s debut novel Number One Chinese Restaurant was reviewed on Shiny New Books.

Sarah Gambito’s collection Loves You was reviewed on

Franny Choi’s collection Soft Science was reviewed by The Arkansas International and Lambda Literary.

Mai Der Vang’s poem “Sorrowed” was published in The Rumpus.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Fatimah Asghar, and Gina Apostol were featured on a PEN America reading list on diaspora and migration.

Sejal Shah’s article on Invisible Disability was featured in a Longreads reading list of essays/articles on Disability, Accommodations, and School.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra is a finalist in the Commonwealth Club’s 88th annual California Book Awards for her poetry collection Isako Isako.

Larissa Pham wrote a personal essay on bathrooms, “A Bathroom of One’s Own,” for The Paris Review.

Jenny Xie published two poems, “Asymmetry” and “Bare,” on The Rumpus.

Kenji C. Liu published his latest poetry collection, Monsters I Have Been.

Jason Bayani published his latest poetry collection, Locus.

Franny Choi published her latest poetry collection, Soft Science.

March 2019

Hieu Minh Nguyen received a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University.

J. Mae Barizo was interviewed by Poets House.

Abeeda Shahid Talukder was interviewed by and created a folio of poems for the Tupelo Quarterly.

Chen Chen was interviewed by The Broken Plate.

Sarah Gambito was featured on the Commonplace Podcast: Conversations with Poets (and Other People).

W. Todd Kaneko was interviewed by the Massachusetts Review.

Aria Aber had two poems published in the March/April 2019 Issue of the Kenyon Review.

Shamala Gallagher and Jason Bayani had poetry featured in the Lantern Review’s Issue 7.1.

T Kira Madden published her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls.

Hieu Minh Nguyen received a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University.

Fatimah Asghar, Duy Doan, and Hieu Minh Nguyen were all finalists for the Lambda Literary Award.

Lillian Li’s Number One Chinese Restaurant was longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Kien Lam’s “Silhouettes” was published by the Poetry Foundation.

February 2019

Sally Wen Mao was interviewed by Aline Dolinh for the Adroit Journal.

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s collection Ghost Of was the winner of the 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

Shelley Wong’s manuscript As She Appears was a finalist for the 2019 Alice James Awards.

Fatimah Asghar appeared on BBC Woman’s Hour to talk about Partition and her collection If They Come for Us.

Franny Choi debuted “Periodic,” her monthly column on the first day of her period for Palette Poetry.

Rajiv Mohabir and Craig Santos Perez had a Poet-to-poet interview for the Kenyon Review.

Margaret Rhee and Karen Tei Yamashita’s books won 2019 Best Book awards from the Association of Asian American Studies for Love, Robot and Letters to Memory (respectively).

Rajiv Mohabir published a critical essay on Anthurium about Sundar Popo and Chutney music as large as an expression of Indo-Caribbean identity.

Arhm Choi Wild was interviewed by the Massachusetts Review.

Sarah Kay’s poem “Jakarta, January” was featured on as their Poem-a-day (2/11/19).

Sally Wen Mao wrote an article for NYLON on Anna May Wong, fashion, and Chinese American identity.

Jennifer Chang, Ocean Vuong, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poems were featured a folio of love poetry from the Poetry Foundation.

Jennifer S. Cheng’s collection Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems was reviewed on The Rumpus.

Sarah Gambito held a book launch her latest poetry collection, Loves You.

January 2019

Jenny Xie was nominated as a finalist for the Swansea International Dylan Thomas Prize for Eye Level.

George Abraham’s poem “Essay on Submission” was featured as’s Poem-a-Day on Janurary 29th.

Angela So and Ching-in Chen were awarded Houston’s 2019 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals grants.

Jenny Xie was nominated as a finalist for the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards in the PEN Open Book Award category for her poetry collection Eye Level.

Nicole Chung was nominated as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the Autobiography category for All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir.

Sejal Shah wrote an essay, “Even If You Can’t See It: Invisible Disability and Neurodiversity,” for the Kenyon Review.

George Abraham released a poem—“elegy for Home in mirrored graves, ending with a collapse of wings”—on Scalawag.

Sarah Gambito’s collection Loves You: Poems was featured in Publishers Weekly.

Nicole Chung’s All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir was nominated as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the "“Autobiography” category.

Joseph Legaspi answered 10 questions for the the Massachusetts Review.

Chen Chen has two poems featured—”Spring” and “Winter”—in Winter issue of the Massachusetts Review.

Kien Lam published three new poems—”Reverse Howl,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Zuihitsu”—on The Rumpus.

George Abraham’s chapbook The Specimen’s Apology was reviewed Michigan Quarterly Review.

Sally Wen Mao’s poetry collection Oculus was reviewed by The New Yorker.

Chen Chen was featured in Brandeis Magazine.

Zahir Janmohamed wrote an article for The Guardian on contemporary race relations between Arab and African American communities within Detroit.

Fatimah Asghar was interviewed for Poets & Writers.

Franny Choi’s Soft Science was featured in The Rumpus as a Rumpus Poetry Book Club upcoming selection.

Chen Chen was interviewed for Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Duy Doan, Amy Meng, and Jenny Xie’s books were reviewed in the Georgia Review.

December 2018

Bonnie Chau was interviewed for Pigeon Pages.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra was interviewed for Wildness Journal at Platypus Press.

Sigrid Nunez was profiled by The New York Times.

Diana Khoi Nguyen, Jenny Xie, and Fatimah Asghar were spotlighted in a review of debut          poets at Poets & Writers.

George Abraham’s essay “Imagining a Free Palestine” was featured at The Paris Review.

Jenny Xie’s Eye Level was nominated for the PEN Open Book Award.

Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays was nominated for the          PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

Franny Choi’s Soft Science and Paisley Rekdal’s Nightingale were named Top 10 Anticipated          Poetry Books for Spring 2019 by Publishers Weekly.

Shelley Wong was awarded the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Kundiman Fellowship.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s Oceanic, Hieu Minh Nguyen’s Not Here, and Jenny Xie’s Eye Level          were named Best Reviewed Poetry Books of 2018 at Lit Hub.

Franny Choi’s poem “Introduction to Quantum Theory” was featured on PBS News Hour.

        Franny Choi was the featured poet for the week of December 3rd at Green Linden Press.

Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto was reviewed at The Boston Globe.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s Go Home! and Lillian Li’s Number One Chinese Restaurant were          selected as Top 10 Books of 2018 by Brazos Bookstore.

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Ghost Of, Fatimah Asghar’s If They Come For Us, Hieu Minh Nguyen’s          Not Here, Tarfia Faizullah’s Registers of Illuminated Villages, Jennifer S. Cheng’s Moon: Letters,          Maps, Poems, Jenny Xie’s Eye Level, Soham Patel’s to afar from afar, and Mia Ayumi          Malhotra’s Isako Isako were selected as Best Poetry Books of 2018 by Entropy Magazine.

Prageeta Sharma’s “My Poem About Last Sounds,” Jane Wong’s “Everything,” Michelle Lin’s          “I Have Lain in the Dirt and Known This Bed,” and Cathy Linh Che’s “Becoming Ghost”          were selected as Favorite Poems of 2018 by Entropy Magazine.

Victoria Chang, Oliver de la Paz, and Paisley Rekdal were selected as Poem-a-Day guest          editors for 2019 at

November 2018

Dan Hong’s short story “We Had to Leave” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Joyland          Magazine.

Gina Apostol’s new book Insurrecto was reviewed at NPR.

Rachelle Cruz was appointed an Inlandia Institute Literary Laureate for 2018-2020.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s debut collection Isako Isako was reviewed by Tamiko Beyer at Hyphen          Magazine.

Jenny Xie’s Eye Level was featured at PBS News Hour.

Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays, Lillian Li’s Number One          Chinese Restaurant, and Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend were named Best Books of 2018 by NPR          Books.

Bonnie Chau was interviewed on her debut short story collection All Roads Lead to Blood at          The Believer.

Franny Choi’s chapbook Death by Sex Machine was reviewed at Hyype.

Rajiv Mohabir’s nonfiction piece “Ghosts of Opelika, Ross Cemetery” was featured at The          Auburn Avenue.

Sigrid Nunez’s novel The Friend was named one of The New York Times’s 100 Notable Books          of 2018.

Alexander Chee’s memoir How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays was named one of          the Best Memoirs of 2018 by the New York Public Library.

Jenny Xie’s poetry collection Eye Level and Hieu Minh Nguyen’s poetry collection Not Here          were named some of the Best Poetry of 2018 by the New York Public Library.

Fatimah Asghar’s poetry collection If They Come For Us was named one of the Best Books of          2018 by the New York Public Library.

Lillian Li’s novel Number One Chinese Restaurant was featured on a Best of 2018 list at          RealSimple.

Sigrid Nunez won the National Book Award in Fiction for The Friend.

E. J. Koh’s poem “Jeju Island” was the November 16th Poem-A-Day at

George Abraham’s poem “Ars Poetica in Which Every Pronoun is a Free Palestine” was          featured on the Racist Sandwich Podcast.

Sally Wen Mao’s new poetry collection Oculus was selected as the book for The Rumpus’s          December Poetry Book Club.

Leah Silvieus’s new poetry collection Season of Dares was reviewed at EcoTheo Review.

Jenny Xie’s Eye Level, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Ghost Of, and Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend, all          2018 National Book Award Finalists, were featured at Vox.

Soham Patel's new poetry collection and winner of the 2017 Subito Prize, ever really hear it, is          now available.

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello’s poem “Conversation I Seem to Have With Too Many          People,” Hyejung Kook’s poem “The Day Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Testifies Before the          Senate Judiciary Committee, I Teach My Daughter the Names of the Parts of Female          Anatomy,” George Abraham’s poem Errata with Divine Sacrifice, and Chen Chen’s poem “&          Then a Student Stands Up, Says, Are You Serious?,” were featured in the Poets Resist issue of          Glass: A Journal of Poetry.

Jenny Xie, National Book Award Finalist and author of Eye Level, was interviewed on          labor and art at Literary Hub.

Diana Khoi Nguyen, National Book Award Finalist and author of Ghost Of, was interviewed          on grief, her favorite show, and writing advice at Literary Hub.

Jane Wong’s poem “Everything” was featured in Poetry.

        Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello’s poem “In the Animal Garden of My Body” was the          November 5th Poem-A-Day at

Bushra Rehman was interviewed by Tamiko Beyer on her new poetry collection,          Marianna’s Beauty Salon, at The Rumpus.

October 2018

Jennifer S. Cheng’s poetry collection, MOON: LETTERS MAPS POEMS, was named one of          Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2018.

Rachelle Cruz’s poetry collection, God’s Will for Monsters, was selected as a winner of the 2018          American Book Award.

Catherine Flora Con was selected as the 2019 Writer-in-Residence at Porter Square Books in          Cambridge, MA.

C. Dale Young’s poem, “Transept,” was featured at Scoundrel Time.

Nay Saysourinho’s flash fiction, “Fish Paste,” was featured at Asian American Writers’          Workshop.

Shamala Gallagher’s short story, “Safe House,” was featured at Territory.

Eddie Kim’s poem, “Firefighters’ Visit Leads to Fire,” was selected as one of Narrative          Magazine’s Top Five Poems for 2017-2018.

Justin Rovillos Monson, mentee of Paisley Rekdal during Kundiman’s inaugural Mentorship          initiative, has been awarded a PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship.

Janine Joseph reviewed Jose Antonio Vargas’s memoir, Dear America: Notes of an          Undocumented Citizen, for The Atlantic.

Kimiko Hahn was interviewed by Franny Choi and Danez Smith on their podcast, VS.

Sonia Mukherji’s poems, “Anthem” and “Afternoon Nap at the Rai Chaudhury House,” were          featured at J’AIPUR Journal.

Bonnie Chau was interviewed regarding her debut novel, All Roads Lead to Blood, at The          Offing.

Jane Wong interviewed Marilyn Chin regarding her new collection, A Portrait of the Self as          Nation, at Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Fatimah Asghar’s debut poetry collection, If They Come For Us, was featured in a critical essay          at Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Fatimah Asghar, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Jenny Xie, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Hieu Minh          Nguyen, Duy Doan, and Subhashini Kaligotla were featured on Lantern Review’s list of          “Four Diverse Books That Are Challenging American Poetry.”

W. Todd Kaneko’s poem, “Oh, Say Can You See,” was featured at Rise Up Review.

Helene Achanzar’s prose poem, “Tokyo to Davao City,” was featured at Oxford American.

Fatimah Asghar interviewed Jamila Woods regarding her new song, “Giovanni,” for Poetry          Foundation.

Sally Wen Mao’s poems, “Parthenogenesis,” “Magic Whitening Princess,” and “The          Guadalupe Slough,” were featured at The Southeast Review.

Joseph O. Legaspi’s poems, “In Media Res” and “Ókúrú,” were featured at American Literary          Review.

Sarah Gambito’s poem, “Grace,” was the October 12th Poem-A-Day at

Rajiv Mohabir’s essay, “E Train to Roosevelt Making All Local Stops in Queens,” was named a          notable essay in Best American Essays 2018.

Jenny Xie’s Eye Level, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Ghost Of, and Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend were          named as finalists for the 2018 National Book Award.

Tamiko Beyer’s article spotlighting fellows George Abraham, Fatimah Asghar, Jason Bayani,          F. Douglas Brown, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Ching-In Chen, Franny Choi, Duy Doan,          Will Nu’utupu Giles, Janine Joseph, Ansley Moon, Bushra Rehman, Sejal Shah, Sadia           Shepard, and Mai Der Vang was featured at Literary Hub.

Melissa R. Sipin’s essay, “Remembering My Lola By Teaching Myself How To Cook,” from          The New Filipino Kitchen, was featured at Literary Hub.

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s poem, “A Woman May Not Be a Safe Place,” from her collection Ghost          Of, was featured at Literary Hub.

Bonnie Chau’s debut novel, All Roads Lead to Blood, was featured at The Coil Magazine.

Jenny Xie’s poems, “Chinatown Diptych” and “Zazen,” from her collection Eye Level, were          featured at Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Adeeba Shahid Talukder was the featured poet for October on A Dozen Nothing.

September 2018

Jennifer S. Cheng’s poetry collection, MOON: LETTERS MAPS POEMS, was reviewed at          The Adroit Journal.

Paisley Rekdal won the 2018 Narrative Prize from Narrative Magazine for her poems “Quiver,” “Telling the Wasps,” and “The Olive Tree at Vouves.”

Sally Wen Mao, Leah Shlachter, Shankar Narayan, and Catherine Flora Con were featured on The Racist Sandwich Podcast’s “The Kundiman 2018 Series, Pt. 4.”

Franny Choi’s forthcoming collection, Soft Science, was featured at IthacaLit.

Bao Phi’s poem, “Adrift”, was the September 22nd Poem-A-Day at

Swati Khurana was featured in “Autumnal Equinox: Witches Share How They Celebrate” at Teen Vogue.

Adeeba Shahid Talukder’s poem, “The Gods of the Age”, was the September 21st Poem-A-Day at

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Ghost Of and Fatimah Asghar’s If They Come For Us were featured on Poetry Magazine’s “Reading List: September 2018.”

Chen Chen was interviewed at Entropy Literary Magazine regarding his favorite meals.

Lillian Li was interviewed on Michigan Radio about her debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant.

Karissa Chen’s piece, “A Letter to My Younger Self As You Begin Your MFA,” was featured at Epiphany: A Literary Journal.

Michelle Peñaloza’s forthcoming collection, Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, won the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk Prize.

Jenny Xie’s Eye Level, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Ghost Of, and Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend were named to the longlist for the 2018 National Book Award.

Mark L. Keat’s video essay, “Surnames,” was featured at The Florida Review.

Rajiv Mohabir’s poems, “Dissecting the Tay Whale” and “Odontocetiphilia,” were featured at The Cincinnati Review.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s debut poetry collection, Isako Isako, was featured at KQED Arts.

Như Xuân Nguyễn’s chapbook, A System of Satellites, was selected as a winner of the 2018 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship.

Cathy Linh Che's “Becoming Ghost” was featured as a Poem-A-Day at

Inez Tan published her debut short story collection, This Is Where I Won't Be Alone, with Epigram Books.

Bonnie Chau's debut novel, All Roads Lead to Blood, was included in Lit Hub's "15 Books You Should Read in September."

August 2018

Jennifer S. Cheng’s poem, “Chang ‘E,” was featured at Poetry Daily.

Jennifer S. Cheng’s poetry collection, MOON: LETTERS MAPS POEMS, was featured at          Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Book Riot.

Dan Hong's short story "We Had to Leave" was published in Joyland

Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Ross Gay published a conversation on Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Hieu Minh Nguyen and Paul Tran both received Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships.

Hieu Minh Nguyen published "Still, Somehow" and "The Ranger" on Asian American Writers' Workshop's The Margins.

Tiana Nobile published "/’mīgrent/" in the New Republic.

Kien Lam published "Light Perception" in Hyperallergic.

Jess RizkallahSun Yung Shin, and Bao Phi all published work in the Portable Boog Reader 11.

Joseph O. Legaspi's 'Kissing My Father' was featured as a Poem-A-Day by

Jordan Alam, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, and Ching-In Chen were included in Hyphen Magazine's "USTOO: A #METOO CONVERSATION WITH FIVE ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS."

Mia Ayumi Malhotra was included in Poets & Writers' Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin for her collection Isako, Isako.

Chen Chen won a 2017 Texas Book Award for Poetry for When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities.

Chen Chen was featured in an article from The Atlantic about the resurgence of poetry.

Rachelle Cruz's God's Plan for Monsters received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

E.J. Koh was interviewed by Poetry Northwest in relation to the release of her new poetry collection.

Tamiko Beyer wrote a review of Aimee Nezhukumatathil's Oceanic for The Georgia Review.

July 2018

Janine Joseph wrote a review of Jérôme Ruillier’s The Strange for The Atlantic.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra will be publishing a series of poems on The Yale Review, beginning with "Notes from the Birth Year: On Mind and Memory."

R.A. Villanueva's "Annus Mirabilis" was selected as a Poem-a-Day on July 30th, 2018.

Yim Tan Wong's Night 6033 was selected as a finalist for the The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize.

Heather Nagami's "Easy Grammar" was published in the 48th issue of the Berkeley Poetry Review.

Hieu Minh Nguyen, Paul Tran, and Jenny Xie were announced as finalists in the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.

Sun Yung Shin, Elaine Wang, Cathy Linh Che, Ching-In Chen, Kenji C. Liu, and Tiana Nobile published work as part of Unmargins' "Incantations" collection. 

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Fatimah Asghar, Hieu Minh Nguyen, & Kimiko Hahn were included in Bustle's "9 New Poetry Collections You Can Read On Your Lunch Break."

Lucy Tan, Gina Apostol, and Nicole Chung were all included in The Million's "Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2018 Book Preview."

Sally Wen Mao's new book of poetry, OCULUS, is now available for pre-order.

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello interviewed Lillian Li on Electric Literature about Lillian's recently-published novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant.

Bonnie Chau's new collection of stories, All Roads Lead to Blood, is now available for pre-order.

최 Lindsay’s book Transverse was the recipient of an open call selection from Futurepoem.

Aria Aber's manuscript “Hard Damage” was the winner of the 2018 Prairie Schooner Poetry Prize.

NYSCA/NYFA has awarded fiction fellowships to Swati Khurana and Sejal Shah.


June 2018

Fatimah Asghar was featured in an interview in The Teal Mango about her upcoming book of poetry and her web series "Brown Girls"

Jon Pineda sat down for an interview by Timothy Moore in the Chicago Review of Books.

May 2018

Jennifer S. Cheng’s poetry collection, MOON: LETTERS MAPS POEMS, received a starred          review at Publishers Weekly.

Jennifer S. Cheng was interviewed regarding hybrid writing, flash, and her writing process at          Black Warrior Review.

Ryan Lee Wong published a review of Mel Chin's new survey at the Queens Museum in Hyperallergic. 

Ryan Lee Wong was featured in an interview in A Blade of Grass about his work with Chinatown Art Brigade. 

Jean Ho published this personal essay in PANK Magazine. 

Jenny Xie received the Holmes National Poetry Prize award from Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil published this list of eleven new collections by Asian American poets in Poetry Society, with a special shoutout to Kundiman.

Michelle Lin's set of poems "I Have Lain in the Dirt and Known this Bed" was published in The Wanderer.

Duy Doan was featured in Hyphen Magazine for his poetry collection We Play a Game.

Rajiv Mohabir received honorable mention for The Cowherd's Son from the Eric Hoffer Awards in Poetry. 

Kien Lam's poem "Lunar Mansions" was published in the latest issue of the American Poetry Review. 

Aimee Nezhukumatathil was featured in India's OPEN Magazine and PBS NewsHour. She also sat down for a Tin House interview about her new poetry collection, Oceanic

Shankar Narayan was interviewed by Dujie Tahat for the April 2018 issue of Moss journal.

Hieu Minh Nguyen was featured in NBC Asian America's #RedefineAtoZ 2018 list. 

April 2018

Jennifer S. Cheng’s essay, “Writing Letters to Mao,” was featured at Catapult.

Jenny Xie's book, "Eye Level" was reviewed by Dan Chiasson in the New Yorker.

Aria Aber and Lucy Tan were named incoming 2018-2019 Fellows at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing.

Jenny Xie spoke to Shondaland about her new book, "Eye Level." 

Cathy Linh Che was the featured Poet of the Week by Brooklyn Poets.

Chen Chen's  poem "I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party," was featured on's Poem-a-Day.

Janine Joseph's 2014 Poetry Prize winning book, "Driving without a License," won the da Vinci Eye award for superior cover art, presented by the Eric Hoffer Award.

Cinelle Barnes published an essay, "An Open Letter to My Dog: I Couldn't Have Written This Without You," in Literary Hub.

Amy Lam's interview with Hieu Minh Nguyen, "Haunted by Survival," was published with the Poetry Foundation.

Jennifer Chang's poem "We Found the Body of a Young Deer Once" was published in the New Yorker  

Moeko Fujii published her essay "What “Isle of Dogs” Gets Right About Japan" in the New Yorker.

Angela So's essay, "The Inspiration of Houston's Youth Poetry Slam," was published in the Houston Chronicle.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil published her fourth poetry collection, "Oceanic" with Copper Canyon Press.

Chris Santiago and Hieu Minh Nguyen are both recipients of the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers.

R.A. Villanueva sat down for an interview with Oxford Poetry, and spoke about his work with Kundiman about creating an exchange with U.K. poets.

Monica Sok and Paul Tran are both winners of the 2018 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest.

Jennifer Chang's second book, "Some Say the Lark" won the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award.

Matthew Salesses's essay, "The Body That's Too Asian and Too Sick for America" was published on Medium as a part of the "Unruly Body" series by Roxane Gay.

March 2018

Jennifer S. Cheng participated in a roundtable discussion with Shamala Gallagher, April          Freely, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, and Addie Tsai about lyric essays and marginalized identity at          Essay Daily.

Duy Doan published his book of poems, "We Play a Game," a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. 

Jee Leong Koh was featured in Hyphen Magazine, "A Gift of Poems: An Interview with Jee Leong Koh."

Hieu Minh Nguyen's poem "Baptism" was featured in the New York Times.

Sarah Kay published her newest book, "All Our Wild Wonder" with Hachette Book Group.

Karissa Chen published her mini-collection of essays with Awst Press.

Karissa Chen, Wo Chan, Rajiv Mohabir, Kimiko Hahn, Gina Apostol, and Marilyn Chin were featured in the anthology, "Go Home!" published by the Asian American Writer's Workshop and Feminist Press.

Joseph O. Legaspi curated a special portfolio of Philippine-American Lit for World Literature Today, featuring R. Zamora Linmark, Jason Bayani, Eugene Gloria, Janine Joseph, Oliver de la Paz, Sabina Murray, and Jake Ricafrente.

February 2018

Karissa Chen's story "Blue Tears" was a featured exclusive in the Rumpus as an excerpt from the anthology "Go Home!" from the Feminist Press and the Asian American Writer's Workshop.

Chen Chen wrote four new poems in Winter Tangerine including a statement piece about his mentorship with our co-founder Joseph O. Legaspi.

Sigrid Nunez published her eighth book, "The Friend," with Riverhead Books. 

Matthew Salesses published "Against Page-Limits, Or: Does the Length Match the Reach?" and the part one of his essay series, "What is Craft and What Does It Do" with Pleiades Magazine.

Bao Phi and his book, "A Different Pond," was named Best Picture Book by the Asian/ Pacific American Librarians Association.

Shelley Wong had four poems published, "[the ocean will take us one day]"; "Pride Month"; "All Beyoncés & Lucy Lius––"; and "Sightlines", in the Kenyon Review's special issue Resistance, Change, Survival. 

January 2018

Sadia Shepard's short story "Foreign-Returned" was published in The New Yorker

Bao Phi's book "A Different Pond" won the Charlotte Zolotow Award for best picture book published in the country.

Ocean Vuong's debut poetry collection "Night Sky With Exit Wounds" won the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Mai Der Vang and her book "Afterland" is a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award in recognition of a first book by a poet of genuine promise.

Paisley Rekdal's "Imaginary Vessels" and  Monica Youn's "Blackacreare nominated for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award in recognition of a book by a mid-career poet.

Cathy Linh Che had two poems, "In the dream of a little life" and "Ghost," published on Pinwheel.

Jordan Alam and Susanna Kwan published two pieces of fiction in TAYO Literary Magazine issue seven, and Michelle Lin, Jane Lin, Duy Doan, Shamala Gallagher, Suman Chhabra, Troy Osaki, Elizabeth Tran, and Ching-In Chen all had poetry published in the magazine too. 

December 2017

Rajiv Mohabir's The Cowherd's Son was praised in a review by Gulf Stream Magazine.  

Hieu Minh Nguyen was nominated by AAWW for a Pushcart Prize.

E.J. Koh was interviewed by W. Todd Kaneko for SmokeLong Quarterly.

Zahir Janmohamed was featured in an article on NBC Asian America about his podcast with Soleil Ho, "Racist Sandwich."

Kimberly Alidio, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Ching-In Chen, Shamala Gallagher, Sarah Gambito, and Tiana Nobile were featured in "Self-Articulation and Solidarity: Asian Americans Writing the South" in Poetry Northwest.

W. Todd Kaneko's poem, "Where the Sky Meets the Earth," was featured as the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day.

Chen Chen was featured in Poets & Writers' article, "Ten Poets Who Will Change The World" and appeared on the cover of their January/February 2018 issue.

Bonnie Chau's piece, "Chinatown of my Dreams" was published by Joyland.

Kelly Tsai was featured in How Thinking Like An Entrepreneur Helped One Artist Build A Thriving Career in Forbes Magazine.

Monica Sok's piece "ABC for Refugees" is featured in the December issue of Poetry Magazine.

November 2017

Sejal Shah's piece "Women at Work (Letter to Myself at Twenty-Six)" was published by The Rumpus.

Margaret Rhee's book Love, Robot was published by The Operating System.

Bethany CarlsonMark L. KeatsAnsley MoonTiana NobileNicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, and Leah Silvieus featured in Hyphen Magazine's November Adoptee Folio guest edited by Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello. 

Mai Der Vang received a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry.

Janice Sapigao's second book, like a solid to a shadow, was published by TIL.

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello was interviewed by VIDA.

Leah Silvieus's first book, Roughage, will be published by Sundress Publications in 2019.

Ching-In Chen's poem "Self Portrait: New City Republicant" was featured as the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day.

October 2017

Hieu Minh Nguyen's poem "Politics of an Elegy" was featured as Split This Rock's poem of the week.

Elysha Chang's article "David Cross, Charlyne Yi, and the Luxury of Forgetting" was published by GQ.

Bushra Rehman's story entitled "Corona Halal Meats" was published on AAWW.

Rajiv Mohabir published a piece for Poets & Writers' "Writers Recommend" section.

Melissa Sipin published an interview entitled: "Setting the Stories Free: M. Evelina Galang on Honoring Philippine 'Comfort Women'" for Bitch Media.

Rajiv Mohabir's poem "Why Whales Are Back In New York City" was featured as the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day.

Duy Doan was featured in the October Poetry Magazine newsletter.

Tamiko Beyer and Kimiko Hahn published their collaborative chapbook, Dovetail, through Slapering Hol Press.

Melissa Sipin's essay, "The Shape of My Mother’s Body" was featured in Prairie Schooner's Fall 2017 issue.  

September 2017

Rajiv Mohabir's piece, "The archive and the poet," was published by Jacket2.

E.J. Koh's book A Lesser Love was published by LSU Press.

Wo Chan was profiled by Qwear.

Zahir Janmohamed's piece "A Guide for Writing About Muslim Americans for The Struggling White Male Reporter Who Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know He Doesn’t Really Like Muslims" was published by McSweeney's.

Neil Aitken and Margaret Rhee placed first and second respectively in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association's 2017 Elgin Awards for best chapbooks of speculative poetry.

Alison Park's piece "Widening the Immigration Frame for Authentic Solidarity" was published by The Center for Media Justice.

Paul Tran's poem "Chrome" was featured in The New Yorker.

Franny Choi's Against "Fire and Fury," a collection of responses to the ongoing conflict in North Korea, was featured in Hyphen Magazine. 

Chen Chen and Mai Der Vang were longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry.

Bonnie Chau won the inaugural 2040 Book Awards Contest.

Aria Aber was featured in the September 2017 Issue of Foundry.

Fatimah Asghar was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.

Tiana Nobile won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. 

August 2017

Jenny Xie's "Naturalization" was featured on's Poem-a-Day.

Margaret Rhee's essay "Returning to My Father's Koreatown" was published by On She Goes.

Leah Silvieus, Mg Roberts, Kathryn Hargett, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, and Angela Peñaredondo published work with Anomaly.

R.A. Villanueva and Bethany Carlson were featured in Wildness.

R.A. Villanueva headlined the 2017 Divedapper Poetry Carnival.

Fatimah Asghar, Sally Wen Mao, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Jenny Xie were finalists of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships.

July 2017

Rajiv Mohabir's "Outcry" was chosen as Split This Rock's "Poem of the Week."

Shamala Gallagher's poem "How They Speak of the Fields" was featured on Poetry Daily. 

Jon Pineda has a forthcoming novel, "Let's No One Get Hurt: A Novel," set for 2018.

Bonnie Chau published her essay, "Stevie Versus the Negative Space," with The Offing.

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello's poem, "Many-Faced Poem," was featured in The New York Times.

Fatimah Asghar's "Brown Girls" has been nominated for an Emmy, pre-HBO debut.

E.J. Koh's poem, "Confessions," was featured on Verse Daily.

Adeeba Shahid Talukder's manuscript was chosen as the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize winner.

Karissa Chen published an essay with Longreads, "My Grandfather's Fateful Goodbye, Reimagined."

Neil Aitken did an interview with AWP following up on his series of posts with De-canon: A Visibility Project.

June 2017

Gowri K and Fatimah Asghar made Split This Rock: The Quarry's top ten most viewed poems of 2016.

Bao Phi's book Thousand Star Hotel is going to be published with Coffee House Press.

Lawrence Minh-Bui Davis, Tarfia Faizullah, and Timothy Yu guest edited Poetry Magazine's July/August 2017 double issue, which is the largest issue to date.

Melissa Sipin published an essay with Salon, Filipineza” doesn’t mean “servant”: Notes of witness from an immigrant daughter."

Jennifer S. Cheng was chosen as a 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize Winner for her collection, Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems.

Tiana Nobile published her first poetry chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase.

Margaret Rhee published her first book of poetry Love, Robot.

Jane Wong and Sally Wen Mao published an interview that was featured in Asian American Writers' Workshop's Margins.

Janine Joseph, Ocean Vuong, and Porochista Khakpour were featured on Bustle's list of "11 Immigrant Authors Who Are Transforming Literature."

Fatimah Asghar secured a development deal with HBO for a series based on her web series "Brown Girls."

May 2017

Fatimah Asghar, Mai Der Vang, and Ocean Vuong were featured in NBC Asian America's #RedefineAtoZ series.

Tiana Nobile published an article in Poets & Writers featuring Ching-In ChenKimberly Alidio, and Vidhu Aggarwal. 

Monica Sok won the Kundiman / Walker Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center. Michelle C. Brown, Jennifer Cheng, Monica Ong, Nghiem Tran, Paul Tran and Wo Chan were also awarded tuition fellowships.

Kenji C. Liu and Angela Peñaredondo guest edited the APA issue of PoemeleonVidhu Aggarwal, Suman Chhabra, Chen Chen, Ching-In Chen, W. Todd Kaneko,  Michelle Lin, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Rajiv Mohabir, Mg Roberts, Brynn Saito, Melissa Sipin, and Timothy Yu were included in the issue.

Ansley Moon was named a 2017 Dickinson House fellow

Sejal Shah was named a 2017 Peter Taylor fellow

Mai Der Vang's "Afterland" was reviewed in the New Yorker.

Ocean Vuong's Night Sky with Exit Wounds was released in the UK. 

Ocean Vuong's "A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read" was published in the New Yorker.

Chen Chen was interviewed in Fjords Review

Chen Chen's "Self-Portrait as So Much Potential" was the poem of the day for 5/16 at Verse Daily. 

Ocean Vuong was featured on the London Review Bookshop podcast

2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize winner Rajiv Mohabir's The Cowherd's Son was published. 

Jane Wong won a Pushcart award for "When You Died" in Foundry Journal.

Ryan Lee Wong was interviewed in Teen Vogue.

"A Poem" by Mg Roberts was published in Apogee Journal.

Shruti Swamy has won a 2017 O. Henry Award for her short story "Night Garden."

Monica Sok, Janice Lobo Sapigao, and Mai Der Vang were included in NBC Asian America's "‘Groundbreaking’ Asian-American Poets to Read With Immigrant, Refugee Roots."

April 2017

Work from fellows Chen Chen and Muriel Leung was featured in issue 8 of Nat. Brut, "Queer/Trans/Asian."

Mai Der Vang was featured on PBS Newshour.

Rajiv Mohabir's The Cowherd's Son was given a starred review in Publisher's Weekly

Ocean Vuong was mentioned in the New York Times.

Fatimah Asghar's "If They Should Come for Us" was featured in the New York Times.

Shruti Swamy received a Steinbeck Fellowship.

Kundiman helped curate an Asian-American poem sampler for the Poetry Foundation.

Timothy Yu's poem "Moon" was featured in the New York Times. 

Paul Tran has been named the 2017 Miami Writers Institute Kundiman Fellow.

March 2017

"If They Should Come for Us" by Fatimah Asghar was featured by the Poetry Foundation. 

"Icicle Creek" by E.J. Koh was the Boston Review's Poem of the Week.

Work by Jai Arun Ravine was featured in the BAX installation Shadow Play

 Jennifer S. Cheng's multi-modal essay “Toward a Poetics of Phantom Limb, or All the Shadows that Carry Us” was published in Territory. A review is also available on Wildness.

Duy Doan has won the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize.

Hossannah Asuncion's "26 Monroe Street, Buzzer 6" was featured in the Poetry Society of America's "In their Own Words" series. 

Janine Joseph is a finalist for the Oklahoma book award.

Jai Ravine, Ocean Vuong, and Rajiv Mohabir have been named Lambda Literary Awards finalists.

Amy Meng won the Pleiades Press Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry for her manuscript "BRIDLED" which will be published in spring 2018.

"Transmigration" by Mai Der Vang was featured in Milkweed's Poetry and Migration series. 

The first episode of Neil Aitken's "The Lit Fantastic" podcast is out, featuring Eugenia Leigh.

A poem and interview with Andre Yang  was featured in Mai Der Vang's series on Hmong American poets.

The Boston Globe published an article on Duy Doan, winner of the Yale younger poets prize. 

PBS Newshour featured Tamiko Beyer and Hyejung Kook in an article about the Migration Poetry Postcard Project. 

NBC Asian America interviewed and featured work by Cathy Linh Che, Timothy Yu, Soham Patel, Tamiko Beyer,  and Sarah Gambito in their article "‘Because We Come From Everything’ Explores Migration Through Postcards and Poetry."

February 2017

Three flash fiction pieces by Melissa Sipin have been published in Black Warrior Review's newest issue feature: Reclamation.

Purvi Shah was published in Proximity Magazine

Fatimah Asghar's webseries "Brown Girls" premiered. 

Two poems by Chen Chen were published in the Mondegreen

Mia Ayumi Malhotra won the 2017 Alice James Award for her manuscript "When I See You Again, It Will Be with a Different Face."

Purvi Shah was named a finalist for the Alice James Prize. 

"Theory and Other Poems" by Amy Meng was published in Narrative Magazine. 

"Anemal Uter Meck" by Mg Roberts is now available from SPD Books. 

Three flash fiction pieces by Melissa Sipin have been published in Black Warrior Review's newest issue feature: Reclamation.  

Three poems by E.J. Koh were published in the Margins

Poems by Fatimah Asghar and Hieu Minh Nguyen were published in the March/April 2017 issue of BOAAT


January 2017

Sarah Gambito, Joseph O. Legaspi, and Oliver De La Paz were interviewed in Ploughshares.

Sejal Shah was one of the annotators of the "Hacked DSMV" and contributed the short story "Watch Over Me; Turn a Blind Eye" to Open in Emergency: the  Asian American Literary Review's Special Issue on Mental Health.

Janine Joseph has been shortlisted for the Suk Award.

A poem by Rajiv Mohabir was featured in the Rumpus Inaugural Poems.

Kelly Tsai has an animated poem "To Find Your Place in the World" for AmeriCorps. 

Rajiv Mohabir's poem "Kekaimalu: Wholphin" was published in Summit Magazine. 

Sally Wen Mao's poem "Resurrection" was published on PoetsORG.

Laura Jew's poem "This Is How We Live" was published in Apogee Journal.

December 2016

Hieu Minh Nguyen & Monica Sok were awarded NEA Literature Fellowships. 

TAYO Literary Magazine Issue 6, edited by Kundiman fellows Melissa SipinBel Poblador and Janice Sapigao is available for purchase.

Congratulations to Margaret Rhee on the publication of her collection “Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love.”

Leah Shlachter’s poem “To Make a Dish Hawaiian Just Add Pineapple” won the Hawaii Review's poetry contest.

Hieu Minh Nguyen and Muriel Leung interviewed by Adroit Journal.

Ryan Lee Wong's essay "Six and a Half Ways to Disappear" was published on The Offing.

Gowri Koneswaran's "How to Enjoy Your Vacation" is a Split This Rock poem of the week.

Karissa Chen's reflection on finding her identity in Taiwan is now up on Research & Reflections, a journal on Fulbright Taiwan experiences.

Check out Bustle's 15 Most Anticipated Collections of 2017, which includes books by Chen    ChenBao Phi, and Mai Der Vang!

Michelle Peñaloza has two poems, now up at The Margins.

Mai Der Vang curates a folio on at the Academy of American Poets' site called Writing from the Absence: Voices of Hmong American Poets.

Neil Aitken's second book Babbage's Dream is now available for pre-order.

November 2016

Janice Lobo Sapigao published her first book, "microchips for millions”

Shelley Wong’s “To Yellow” published in Sixth Finch

Feliz Lucia Molina is now the Poetry Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books, and her poem “Fleur de Lis Hot Desert Springs” was published in Night Papers

October 2016

Sejal Shah's manuscript How to Make Your Mother Cry was named a finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's Essay Collection Prize and the Kore Press Memoir-in-Essays Prize

Hossannah Asunción published her first book, “Object Permanence.”

September 2016

Sejal Shah's “Things People Said: An Essay in Seven Steps” was published in Brevity's special issue on Race, Racism, and Racialization.

August 2016

Bushra Rehman is this year's VSC/Kundiman Fellowship recipient; Cynthia Gunadi, Swati KhuranaSadia Shepard, and Hieu Minh Nguyen also received full fellowships. 

Shruti Swamy published "The Siege" in the Boston Review and "The Laughter Artist" in the Kenyon Review Online.

Melissa R. Sipin has a short story over at the Margins

Amy Lam talks writing about race, family, & food on the Racist Sandwich podcast

Jean Ho writes on diversity in marketing books for writers of color on NPR's Code Switch

Rachelle Cruz won the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Prize from Inlandia Institute, and her poetry manuscript Gods Will for Monsters will be published by Inlandia Institute.

EJ Koh won the 2016 Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection A Lesser Love.

W. Todd Kaneko, with Amorak Huey, just signed a publishing contract with Bloomsbury Academic to write a textbook about writing poetry.

Shruti Swamy published two great reads: "The Siege" in the Boston Review and "The Laughter Artist" in the Kenyon Review Online

Melissa R. Sipin reflects on her lola in "Pacita" over at the Margins

Bushra Rehman is this year's VSC/Kundiman Fellowship recipient; Cynthia Gunadi, Swati KhuranaSadia Shepard, and Hieu Minh Nguyen also received full fellowships. 

July 2016

Jane Wong won the American Poetry Review's Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem "I Put on My Fur Coat," which will be published in the September/October issue of APR. 

Nghiem Tran was interviewed in the Indiana Review after winning the 2015 1/2 K Prize. 

Feliz Lucia Molina's "Pauline" is up at SFMOMA's Open Space

Jennifer S. Cheng has a lyric essay on craft online at Black Warrior Review.  She is writing for Jacket2 about “Other Ways of Seeing: The Poetics & Politics of Refraction,” two of her “Letters to Mao” were published in New American Writing, and three image-text poems “How to Build an American Home,” from the same forthcoming book, were published in Columbia Poetry Review (print only).

June 2016

“Married” by Sejal Shah was published in Waxwing Literary Journal.

Patrick Rosal's "At the Tribunals" from Brooklyn Antediluvian is featured on Poetry Daily.

Rajiv Mohabir and William Alfred Nu'utupu Giles are featured in an article by NBC News

May 2016

Chen ChenMuriel LeungLo Kwa Mei-enHieu Minh Nguyen have poems appear in The Adroit Journal.

Michelle Peñaloza was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship

How to Make Your Mother Cry by Sejal Shah was selected as a finalist for The Journal 's 2016 Non/Fiction Collection Prize.

"A Simple Composition" by Shruti Swamy originally published in Agni has won the O. Henry Prize.

Meng Jin wins the 2016/2017 David T. K. Wong Fellowship from University of East Anglia.

Jenny Xie wins the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize from Northwestern University Press.

Fellow Chris Santiago wins the 2016 Linquist Vennum Prize for his book Tula

The New York Times reviews Ocean Vuong's Night Sky With Exit Wound.

Los Angeles Times reviews Driving Without a License by Janine Joseph.

"The Spring Forecast" by Shelley Wong was selected for a Pushcart Prize. It was originally published in Crazyhorse.

Tricycle Magazine features "A Letter Home," our collaborative Kavad workshop. 

Bhanu Kapil introduces a visual and poetic collaboration between Vidhu Aggarwal and Bishakh Som in the Boston Review

Cento by Sarah Gambito was published at American Poetry Review.

April 2016

Hieu Minh Nguyen, selected for an API Fellowship, will be attending The Writers Institute at Miami Book Fair to study with Terrance Hayes.

Cathy Linh Che's "Los Angeles, Manila, Đà Nẵng" was a poem-a-day feature on

The latest Drunken Boat features fiction by Bonnie Chaunon-fiction by Henry Wei Leung, and poetry by Shelley Wong.

Two poems by Lo Kwa Mei-en in Timber Journal.

Sally Wen Mao is a 2016–17 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.

Tim Yu takes on race and poetry in an essay for The New Republic

Faculty member Rick Barot is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.

Meera Nair interviewed in P&W on our collaboration with Adhikaar, bringing workshops to working Nepali women.

Fellow Ocean Vuong featured in the New Yorker.

Mai Der Vang wins the Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award for debut poetry collection.

Chen Chen wins the Poulin Poetry Prize from BOA Editions.

Kundiman advisory board and faculty member Kimiko Hahn is the new President of the Poetry Society of America.

March 2016

Joseph O. Legaspi's "Longyi, a Lyric" was published on Laundry

Kenji C. Liu has two poems on The Margins

R.A. Villanueva is featured on the Poem-a-Day series from Academy of American Poets.

Muriel Leung was interveiwed on PBS News Hour

Sejal Shah writes on Kenyon Review's blog, ruminating on work and writing. 

February 2016

Stories by Ploi Pirapokin and Shruti Swamy were published in the East Bay Review.

Brynn Saito was interviewed on VIDA.

Kenji C. Liu has a video poem "Search History," a trailer for his forthcoming collection, Map of an Onion. 

Fatimah Asghar and Hieu Minh Nguyen are featured in an article "20 Young Writers of Color Share Their Favorite Poems" on the Huffington Post

Ocean Vuong's poem "Of Thee I Sing" appears in Gulf Coast.

Bonnie Chau is featured in an interview about her forthcoming story "Monstrosity" on Timber Journal

Janine Joseph's poem "Circuitry" is featured as Poem-a-Day on Academy of American Poets. 

Fatimah Asghar is featured in an interview in the Prairie Schooner

Kenji C. Liu's poem "Search History" is featured in Vinyl

Amy Meng's poem "Inside-Out Joke" appears in Wreck Park Journal

Will Giles performs "Captain America" at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA. 

Vidhu Aggarwal's The Trouble with Humpadori has been chosen as Small Press Distribution's "HANDPICKED" selection for the month of February 2016.

"Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health" was released, with contributions from multiple Kundiman fellows. 

January 2016

Andy Chen reviews Rick Barot's Chord on Hyphen Magazine

Amy Lam's podcast discusses "Lisa Lee On Erasure and Invisibility" on Bitch Media's Popaganda Episode: Writing About Race. 

Monica Sok's poem "The Woman Who Was Small, Not Because the World Expanded" is featured as Poem of the Week in Narrative Magazine

Fatimah Asghar and Ocean Vuong are featured in "These 9 Young Poets Are Actually Making the Genre Cool Again" in Teen Vogue. 

Lisa Lee's essay "Racial Invisibility and Erasure in the Writing Workshop" is featured in VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts

Jane Wong reviews four poetry collections in "The Singing Rituals" featured on West Branch Wired.  

Hieu Minh Nguyen's poems "White Boy Time Machine: Safety Tips" and "White Boy Time Machine: Test Run" are featured in Ninth Letter

Cathy Linh Che has won the 2016 Association for Asian American Studies for Best Book in Creative Writing: Poetry. 

Monica Sok's poems "Oh, Daughter" and "Song of an Orphaned Soldier, Clearing Land Mines" appear in TriQuarterly Review. Her essay On Fear, Fearlessness, and Intergenerational Trauma is featured in VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts

Fatimah Asghar's "america" is the Poem of the Week on Split This Rock. Asghar is the first feature of The PEN Book Report.  

Bonnie Chau is interviewed by Melville House in "Ask a Bookseller: BookCourt with Bonnie Chau."

Vidhu Aggarwal's essay "I'm nothing, if not: An Anecdote of a Jar" in VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts

Jennifer S. Cheng's House A was selected by Claudia Rankine as the winner of Omnidawn's 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize. Soham Patel was named a finalist. 

Hyejung Kook's poem "Invention No. 7 in e minor" was featured on Verse Daily

Chen Chen's chapbook Set the Garden on Fire was reviewed in "Transitory Poetics: January 2016" on Entropy Magazine

Jane Wong received a Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship for her project Digital Interviews: The Poetics of Haunting in Asian American Poetry from the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities

Muriel Leung's poems "I Ghost You" and "Notes on Deviancy" are featured in Coconut Magazine

Jennifer S. Cheng has a lyric essay, “Dear Blank Space: A Literacy Narrative” in Entropy Magazine. Four of her image-text poems “How to Build an American Home” appear in DIAGRAM.

Rajiv Mohabir's essay "An Actual (South) Asian American Speaks from the Ruins of Best American Poetry" appears on Jaggery. Mohabir's The Taxidermist's Cut has also been listed in Publisher's Weekly Spring 2016 Poetry Announcements. 

Fatimah Asghar's poems "Mother" and "Ways I Am Tired" appear in The Adroit Journal

Shamala Gallagher's poems "Evening, Drug, No Drug" and "Sung in the Street Dark" appear in Jellyfish Thirteen

Wo Chan's poems "Chopped: Four Sections" are featured on The Margins for Poetry Tuesday at Asian American Writer's Workshop. 

Tiana Nobile's poem "Driptorch" appears in the Winter 2015 Issue of Phantom

Among several contributors, fellows Sally Wen Mao and Margaret Rhee pick their favorite 2015 APIA reads for Hyphen Magazine

Ocean Vuong and Hieu Minh Nguyen are listed among the "32 Essential Asian-American Writers You Need To Be Reading" on BuzzFeed Books

December 2015

Hieu Minh Nguyen's poem "White Boy Time Machine: Instruction Manual" is featured on PBS Newshour

Rajiv Mohabir's nonfiction piece "Neech" is featured in Kweli Journal

Chen Chen interviews Swati Khurana in "Looking Back, Moving Ethically" on Iron Horse Literary Review

Chen Chen's poem "Second Thoughts on a Winter Afternoon" appears in The Massachusetts Review

Monica Sok's poem "Tuol Sleng" is a finalist for Narrative Magazine's 30 Below Contest.

Jane Wong's long poem "No Need for the Moon to Shine in It" is featured in The Margins on Poetry Tuesday. 

Melody Gee's essay "Luck Let Go" is featured in Barnstorm Literary Journal

Karissa Chen's essay "The Audacity to Dream: On Asian Women, Feminism, and My Grandmother" is featured on VIDA Women in Literary Arts

Chen Chen's poem "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a List of Further Possibilities" appears in Fjords Journal. Chen's poem "The Sea Is a Secret Net For the Bogeyman's Feelings" appears in Leopardskin & Limes

Vidhu Aggarwal's The Trouble with Humpadori has been released from the The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective. 

Michelle Chan Brown's book Motherland, With Wolves has been released from Washington Writers' Publishing House. In January 2016, Brown will begin as Writer-in-Residence at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts. 

Feliz Lucia Molina has been awarded a month long residency at Can Serrat in Montserrat, Spain for July 2016. 

Tamiko Beyer's poem ""When control becomes untenable" was recently nominated for a Pushcart, which first appeared in Queering Nature issue of The Fourth River. A Hedgebrook alumna, she was recently interviewed for Women Authoring Change

EJ Koh's poem "Leaning On Heaven" was featured in Boxcar Poetry Review.

Shelley Wong's poem "The Spring Forecast" is in the Number 88, Fall 2015 issue of Crazyhorse

Poetry by Amy Meng and Ocean Vuong are in the Fall 2015 issue of Pleiades

Gracie Jin has been awarded the M Literary Residency in Shanghai

Jee Leong Koh's Steep Tea has been picked by UK's Financial Times as one of the best books of 2015. The Guardian featured Koh's "In His Other House" as Poem of the Week in September 2015. 

Suman Chhabra's chapbook Demons Off has been released from Meekling Press. 

Monica Sok has been awarded the 2016-2018 Stadler Fellowship at Bucknell University. 

Melissa R. Sipin's essay "Tangential Divagation: Notes of an Immigrant Daughter" is featured in VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

November 2015

Min K. Kang's debut poetry collection Diary of a K-Drama Villain, which won the Joanna Cargill Prize, has been released from Coconut Books. 

Paul Tran's poem "Testimony"and Ching-In Chen's poem "To fold confession:" are featured in Trans Issue 2015 of the The Offing

Rajiv Mohabir's three poems "Sacrament," "Return Migration," and "Gulf Bryde's Whale" are in the Fall 2015 issue of disquieting muses quarterly

Amy Lam interviews Fatimah Asghar on "Survival, Language, and Diaspora" on Bitch Media

Ploi Pirapokin has been accepted by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center as a Visiting Writer. 

Muriel Leung's poems "This I Know About Red" and "Love Two Times" are featured on The Margins for Poetry Tuesday. 

Wo Chan has been awarded the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Kundiman Fellowship, which provides them with full tuition, room and board, and the opportunity to work with Kevin Young. 

Rajiv Mohabir's essay "Ancestral Hauntings: On Translating Lalbihari Sharma" is featured on PEN America, as well as his translations of Lalbihari Sharma's Holi Songs of Demerara

Sally Wen Mao's poems "Mutant Odalisque" and "Oculus" are featured on Four Way Review

Melissa R. Sipin's latest piece, "Scorched-Earth," is featured in this week's Guernica/PEN Flash Series

Mia Ayumi Malhotra's poems "Self-Portrait as Sparrows and Blood" and "Isako, Lost Things I" are published in Fogged Clarity

Ansley Moon and Monica Sok have been awarded poetry grants from the Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc

Cathy Linh Che's "Pecha Kucha" is featured on Hyperallergic

Jason Bayani's essay on "Heaven is Just Another Country" by Jaime Jacinto is featured in Muzzle Magazine

Ploi Pirapokin is the winner of the 2016 Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation. She was also awarded a fully-funded residency at the Brush Creek Foundation and a fellowship to attend the Writers on Writing workshop at Tomales Bay. 

Monica Sok's poem "Cambodia" is in the November 2015 issue of The New Republic. 

October 2015

Kenji Liu's four poems "Deconstruction: Onion," "Letter from Hiroshima x65," "Despite the War," and "Nanji no tame / for You" as well as a translation by Yosuke Tanaka are featured on Action Yes

Margaret Rhee's three poems "tenderness," "Baby," and "On Flannery" are featured on The Feminist Wire.

Monica Sok's poem "Missing" is featured on The Offing. 

Shamala Gallagher's essay On Shining and Staring / On Ruin is featured on The Offing

Chen Chen's shares his ideas of fear in a short essay, included in 28 Days Later and Other Nightmares: On What Frightens Us, featured on the Kenyon Review Blog. Chen's poem "Please Take Off Your Shoes Before Entering Do Not Disturb" is also featured on Mass Poetry's program Poetry on the T

Vt Hung's "You Are Nothing But A Dog" was featured as Fiction Friday on The Margins.  

Sally Wen Mao's poem "Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles" was featured as the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day. 

Melissa R. Sipin's short story "Dead Girl In The Bed" is featured in Day One

September 2015

Ocean Vuong is named winner of the 2015 Narrative Prize for his poems "No One Knows the Way to Heaven," "Trojan," and "Waterline." 

Shamala Gallagher's "Craft Essay" appears in Black Warrior Review. Her poem "Summer Eighteen" was featured in The Missouri Review. 

Jennifer S. Cheng has a lyric essay, “A Poetics of Iteration,” in Poor Claudia: 10 Sources. Her manuscript, House A, was a finalist for the Tarpaulin Sky Press Prize, and an excerpt is in Tarpaulin Sky magazine. Also, she has two poems "Anthropology of the Body [1.1]" and "Anthropology of the Body [1.2]"  at The Normal School Online. You can find her poem "Valella" on The Volta and her essay "What's In A Name" on the Yi-Fen Chou incident in Guernica

Sarah Kay's debut poetry collection B, is out from Hachette Books (April 2015). 

Feliz Lucia Molina's chapbook Parts from Thundercastle is forthcoming from Scary Topiary in 2015.

R.A. Villanueva's poem "Saudade" and essay about the poem appeared on Prac Crit, a new literary magazine based in the U.K., as part of the journal’s Deep Note series. 

R.A. Villanueva's poem "Mass" was featured in American Poetry Review in the July/August 2015 Issue alongside Jennifer Chang's "Mount Pleasant" and "Signs." 

Marci Calabretta's poem "Bonsai" and Monica Sok's poem "The Woman Who Was Small, Not Because the World Expanded" were finalists for Narrative Magazine's Seventh Annual Poetry Contest. 

Roberto Ascalon's "Said the Aswang to the Babaylan" and "Apocalypse Yesterday Already," Eddie Kim's "What I Learned About Small Towns at the Griffith Observatory," and EJ Koh's "Doom" and "Korean Art" in the James Franco Review.

Hieu Minh Nguyen's poem "White Boy Time Machine: Instruction Manual" was published in Devil's Lake.

Jee Leong Koh's essay "Pauline," on the eponymous gender rights activist who self-identifies as a Korean adoptee and a transgender woman, was published on Lambda Literary in June 2015. 

Shelley Wong is the recipient of an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker scholarship to participate in the Fine Arts Work Center summer program. Wong also received grant funding to participate in the Napa Valley Writers' Conference in 2015.

Gracie Jin received a Kundiman Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center fellowship. Kristine Uyeda was also awarded a VSC Fellowship to attend a writers' residency. 

Michelle Peñaloza's second chapbook Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes, finalist of the 2014 David Blair Memorial Chapbook Contest, is now out from Organic Weapon Arts. 

Annie Won's chapbook did the wind blow it is forthcoming from DusiePressBooks in 2015. 

Neil Aitken's chapbook Leviathan is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press. 

Margaret Rhee's chapbook Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love is out from Finishing Line Press. 

Shamala Gallagher's chapbook, I Learned the Language of Barbs and Sparks No One Spoke is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2015.  

Monica Sok's Year Zero is the winner of the 2015 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship 30 and Under, forthcoming in 2016. 

Karissa Chen's fiction chapbook Of Birds and Lovers was published in 2013 with Corgi Snorkel Press. 

Marci Calabretta's Hour of the Ox won the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and is forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press. 

Melody Gee's The Dead in Daylight is forthcoming from Cooper Dillon Books in Spring 2016.

Vidhu Aggarwal's The Trouble with Humpadori is forthcoming from the The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective in December 2015.

Jane Wong's Overpour is forthcoming from Action Books in Fall 2016. 

Neil Aitken's Babbage's Dream is forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2016.

Jane Lin's Day of Clean Brightness is forthcoming from 3: A Taos Press.

Kenji Liu's Map of an Onion, is the winner of Inlandia Institute's National Hillary Gravendyk Prize, and is forthcoming from Inlandia Imprints in 2016. 

Muriel Leung's Bone Confetti won the 2015 Noemi Press Book Award. 

Hosannah Asunción's Object Permanence is forthcoming from Magic Helicopter Press in 2016.

Lo Kwa Mei-en's The Bees Make Money in the Lion, winner of the Open Book Poetry Competition, is forthcoming from Cleveland State Univeresity Press in 2016. 

June 2015

Lo Kwa Mei-en's Yearling is the Poetry Foundation's Literary Book Club reading for July.

Lisa Lee received an award from the Korea Foundation to participate in the 2015 Korean History Workshop for Doctoral Students program in Seoul, S Korea.

Paul Tran has been filming to be part of a movie with Azealia Banks, Jill Scott, Common, & RZA.

Tarfia Faizullah's interview "Seam explores the plight of women during the Bangladesh Liberation War" at Michigan Radio

Alison Roh Park's essay "The Neoliberal Mani-Pedi: Wage Theft is not an Interethnic Issue" at Race Files.

Shelley Wong's poem "Prayer" was West Trestle Review's Poem of the Week. Her poem "Perennials," winner of 2014 The Normal Prize for poetry, is now available on The Normal School website. 

Monica Ong's hybrid visual/text poems "The Glass Larynx" and "The Vessel" are up at Hyperallergic.

Interview with Fatimah Asghar at BlueShift Journal.

Matthew Olzmann's essay "If You’ve Made it this Far, You Might as Well Leave a Message" up at Waxwing.

Lisa Lee has been awarded a Pushcart Prize for her novel excerpt "Paradise Cove," which originally appeared in Ploughshares and will be published in The Pushcart Prize anthology 2016. She also has been awarded a summer fieldwork grant by USC's Korean Studies Institute to travel to and conduct research in Seoul this summer.

Hieu Minh Nguyen's This Way to Sugar was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

In addition to winning the Kundiman Poetry Prize for his manuscript "The Cowherd's Son," Rajiv Mohabir is a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund winner to complete translations of Lalbihari Sharma’s Holi Songs of Demerara.

Jane Wong's first book of poems Overpour will be published by Action Books in the fall of 2016.

Jennifer S. Cheng's essay "Hikikomori: Salt Constellations" is in issue 81 of AGNI, and it also ran on The Literary Hub

Eddie Kim's poem "In Search of Aliens" is in the most recent issue of The Collagist.

Timothy Yu's poem "Chinese Silence No. 92" and Chen Chen's poems "Poplar Street" and "I'm not a religious person but" are in this most recent issue of Poetry.

Mai Der Vang's op-ed "Heirs of the 'Secret War' in Laos" was published in the New York Times

Janine Joseph has published two essays "Ask a Local" in The Common and "Language of the Border" on VIDA's blog. 

Michelle Peñaloza's poem "Remove All Dads" is featured on Verse Daily.

May 2015

EJ Koh featured on "16 Modern Poets You Need to Know About"

Jee Leong Koh in Drunken Boat, as part of Union, a folio of Singaporean and American writing. 

Wo ChanMonica Sok, and Eugenia Leigh each have poem folios at The Margins. Monica Sok also in Narrative MagazineWo Chan is also featured alongside Janine Joseph on Harriet: The Poetry Foundation Blog.

Ocean Vuong's "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong" in The New Yorker

Mai Der Vang's "Matriarch" in The Journal.

Henry Wei Leung and Jennifer S Cheng in Drunken Boat! Check out the folio devoted to Hong Kong and the umbrella protests

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and Lo Kwa Mei-en in NBC News. Lo Kwa Mei-en also has a searing essay in VIDA's blog and Three Pantoums in The Offing.

Mg Roberts and Timothy Yu on Of Nests and Strangers, on The Conversant.

Purvi Shah's "Dark Lip of the Beloved" on Toe Good Poetry, and has published "Sound Your Fiery God-Praise," a chaplet by Belladonna Books.

April 2015

Monica Ong in Yale News with a Kundiman shout out!

Rajiv Mohabir's chapbook Acoustic Trauma is now available by Ghost Bird Press 

Ocean Vuong's "To My Father / To My Unborn Son" in the New England Review

Matthew Olzmann and Cynthia Arrieu-King in Drunken Boat

Jane Wong's poem from "Ceremony" in Black Tongue Review

Fatimah AsgharPluto Shits on the Universe in Poetry Magazine

March  2015

Tiana Nobile was accepted to Warren Wilson's MFA Program.

Hieu Minh Nguyen's This Way to Sugar was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist

Neil Aitken completed his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program at USC.

Sally Wen Mao's poem "Myopia: A Cartography" was selected for the Best of the Net anthology. Fatimah Asghar's "For Jonylah Watkins, Who Was Shot 5 Times While Her Father Was Changing Her Diaper" was a finalist. 

Shelley Wong's poem "The jellyfish" at Linebreak.

Muriel Leung's poem "Happiness Theorem" and Lo Kwa Mei-en's "Animal Abecedarian" published at Jellyfish Magazine. Lo's Kundiman Poetry Prize–winning book is set to be published April 1, 2015.

Eugenia Leigh's poems re-printed at AAWW's The Margins.

Chen Chen's poem "Paradise" was published at Red Paint Hill.

Rachelle Cruz and Melissa Sipin have co-edited an anthology of Philippine Myths, entitled Kuwento: Lost Things, published by Carayan Press. 

April Naoko Heck's A Nuclear Family reviewed by Ansley Moon at the L.A. Review.

Review of Sally Wen Mao's Mad Honey Symposium on Scout Poetry.

Kenji Liu reviews R.A. Villanueva's Reliquaria on The Rumpus.

Chen Chen was accepted into the PhD program at Texas Tech, and he is publishing his chapbook "Set the Garden on Fire: Poems" with Porkbelly Press. Read his poem "Lullaby" here.

Margaret Rhee's article Hacking Feminism in Bitch Magazine and Gender Balancing Wikipedia One Article at a Time in Ms. Magazine.

Bushra Rehman's "The Man Walked In" at Teachers and Writers Magazine.

Timothy Yu's article "Engagement, race, and public poetry" in America in Jacket2.

Poet Jee Leong Koh had to leave Singapore to engage with it at The Straits Times.

Tarfia Faizullah interviewed at Write a House.

Jane Wong has poems in Newfound Journal.

Jennifer S. ChengTarfia FaizullahEddie Kim have works up at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American experience Belonging: Before and after the Immigration Act of 1965 Digital Exhibition. 

Tamiko Beyer has three poems up at Tupelo Quarterly.

Review of Bethany Carlson's Diadem Me at Sabotage Reviews.

Monica Ong featured at Poets & Writers' Writers Recommend.

Paul Tran and Vikas Menon are Poets House Fellows. Paul is also a Lambda Literary Fellow.

Dan Lau has been accepted into the MFA Program at Boise State University.

Wo Chan has been promoted to Full Time Program Assistant at Poets & Writers' Reading & Workshops (East) Program.

Jane Wong will join the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science faculty at UW Bothell as a 2015 – 2016 PIP Fellow.

Chris Santiago offered a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Read his four poems published in The Offending Adam.

Rajiv Mohabir has four poems in the Asian American Literary Review and was 2015 Ian MacMillan Poetry Contest Second Place Winner

Kundiman received a News & Trends write-up in Poets & Writers.

Cathy Linh Che is the winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award, and is on an APIA Literary Roundtable on The Toast.

February 2015

Tarfia Faizullah’s second book Register of Eliminated Villages is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2017. Here's the title poem.

Serena Chopra and Min Kang each have books to be published with Coconut Books.

Michelle Chan Brown's "Motherland, with Wolves" won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize and will be published this year.

Chen Chen and Jane Wong are featured in Best American Poetry 2015.

EJ Koh is on the list of 10 Young American Poets Changing the Face of Poetry.

Eugenia Leigh's essay "The Part of Stories One Never Quite Believes" is featured in The Rumpus

2014 Updates

Ocean Vuong will publish his first poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds with Copper Canyon Press.  A forthcoming poem of his will be featured in The New Yorker. He is also featured in the 2014 Best New Poets anthology, and is a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Prize from The Poetry Foundation.

 Kundiman fellow Michelle Penaloza's chapbook "Landscape/Heartbreak" was selected for publication, and she received a mention in Ploughshares' blog.

Kundiman fellow Sally Wen Mao was interviewed in Ezra Magazine.Cathy Linh Che, Kundiman Prize winner, is interviewed on Late Night Library, Words on a Wire, and on the National Critics Circle Awards.

R. A. Villanueva's first book of poems Reliquaria won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and appeared in Fall 2014.

The following Kundiman fellows have been awarded residencies, fellowships, and retreats: Wo Chan (Lambda Literary), Paul Tran (VONA), EJ Koh (MacDowell), Margaret Rhee (Napa Valley Writers’ Conference), Debbie Yee (Napa Valley Writers’ Conference), Tarfia Faizullah (Bread Loaf Fellow), Matthew Olzmann (Frost Place Faculty), Cathy Linh Che (Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant), Henry W. Leung (Fulbright to Hong Kong), and Michelle Chan Brown (Fulbright to Kazakhstan).

Janine Joseph’s book Driving Without a License has been selected as the 2014 Kundiman Prize winner. Read two of Janine’s poems here.

Monica Ong has won the 2014 Kore Press First Book Prize.

F. Douglas Brown's first poetry collection Zero to Three wins the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected by Tracy K. Smith.

Annie Won’s chapbook with Brenda Ijima, Once When a Building Block will be published by horseless press in 2014.