In order to help mentor the next generation of Asian American poets, Kundiman sponsors an annual Poetry Retreat in partnership with Fordham University.
During the Retreat, nationally renowned Asian American poets conduct workshops with fellows. Readings, writing circles and informal social gatherings are also scheduled.
Through this Retreat, Kundiman hopes to provide a safe and instructive environment that identifies and addresses the unique challenges faced by emerging Asian American poets. Workshops will not exceed eight students.
This 5-day Retreat takes place from Wednesday to Sunday at Fordham University, Rose Hill, New York City, June 19 - 23, 2013
Applications for the Poetry Retreat are due between December 15 - February 1, 2013
Retreat Faculty: Li-Young Lee, Srikanth Reddy, and Lee Ann Roripaugh
For more information on the Asian American Poetry Retreat, visit the Kundiman retreat page.
“I never knew Asian American poetry was so vibrant, so powerful, so incredibly and indelibly written on my soul and across this nation.”
– Neil Aitken
“I discovered a supportive and dynamic community of young writers, deeply engaged with each other’s work, who are constantly giving new meaning to what it is to be an Asian American poet.”
– Phayvanh Luekhamhan
"Kundiman’s support of both literature and community is part of the very spirit and vision of the organization. This can be seen very specifically in their Kavad project and the way it values the lives and experiences of older Asian Americans and understands that the stories of these individuals need to be recorded and made into literature."
– David Mura