Calling All Poets: Kundiman Retreat

February 11, 2009


2009 Kundiman
Asian American Poets' Retreat

July 8 - 12, 2009
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

In order to help mentor the next generation of Asian American poets, Kundiman, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Asian American poets, is sponsoring its 6th annual poetry retreat where nationally renowned Asian American poets will conduct workshops and provide 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.

*  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 pioneering spoken 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 Process
Send 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 American Poets' Retreat. Include a SAS postcard if you want an application receipt.  Manuscripts will not be returned. No electronic submissions, please.

Mail application to:
245 Eighth Avenue #151
New York, NY  10011
Submissions must be postmarked by March 2, 2009

For more information, log onto our website at
Questions?  E-mail queries at info [at] kundiman [dot] org.

Mission Statement
Kundiman is dedicated to the creation, cultivation and promotion of Asian American poetry.