In order to help mentor the next generation of Asian American writers, Kundiman sponsors an annual Creative Writing Retreat in partnership with Fordham College at Rose Hill. Between December 1st and January 15th, apply to the Kundiman Retreat here by sending 5–7 pages of poetry. Please use 12 point standard font. 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 Retreat. This application form is for new fellow application only. Returning fellows do not need to apply. Notification on application status will be given by February 28th.
The Kundiman Retreat is held at Fordham University's beautiful Rose Hill Campus located in the Bronx, NYC.If you have any questions about accessibility or if you need any accommodations, please email email@example.com.
The Retreat is open to anyone who self-identifies as Asian American.
The non-refundable tuition fee is $375. Thanks to the Fordham College at Rose Hill, room and board are provided free to accepted fellows. The application fee is $25.
Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist Hala Alyan was born in Carbondale, Illinois, and grew up in Kuwait, Oklahoma, Texas, Maine, and Lebanon. She earned a BA from the American University of Beirut and an MA from Columbia University. While completing her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University, she specialized in trauma and addiction work with various populations. Alyan's poetry collections include Atrium (2012), winner of the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry, Four Cities (2015), and Hijra (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. She is also the author of the novel Salt Houses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). She has been awarded a Lannan Foundation fellowship and resides in Brooklyn with her husband.
Myung Mi Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. She immigrated with her family to the United States at the age of nine. Her collection of poems Under Flag, won the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Award of Merit; other collections include The Bounty, DURA, Commons, River Antes, and Penury. Myung Mi Kim is the subject of the book The Subject of Building Is a Process / Light Is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim. She is the James H. McNulty Chair of English at SUNY Buffalo.
Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamorro from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam). He is the author of four collections of poetry and two spoken word albums, the editor of three anthologies, and the co-founder of Ala Press (the only publisher in the US dedicated to Pacific Islander poetry). For his writing and scholarship, he has received a PEN Center USA/Poetry Society of America Literary Prize, American Book Award, Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, and Hawaiʻi Literary Arts Council Award. In 2017, he was chosen by NBC Asian America as an important voice of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Craig earned an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he works as an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he received a Chancellors’ Citation for Meritorious Teaching. His undergraduate and graduate courses focus on environmental poetry, food writing, and Pacific literature.