$25.00

Send 5 pages of prose (1,250 words maximum) with your name included on each page. Please double-space and 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 15th.

FICTION FACULTY

Jon Pineda’s new novel Let’s No One Get Hurt is forthcoming in March 2018 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux and recently received a “starred review” from Booklist.  His debut novel Apology won the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and his memoir Sleep in Me was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was named a “Best Books of 2010” by Library Journal.  He is also the author of three poetry collections: Little Anodynes, winner of the 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award, The Translator’s Diary, winner of the 2007 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Poetry & Prose, and Birthmark, winner of the 2003 Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry Open Competition.  He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte and is on faculty at the University of Mary Washington.

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, Anime Wong:  Fictions of Performance, and forthcoming, Letters to Memory, all published by Coffee House Press.  I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, theAmerican Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.  She received a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellowship and is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  

$25.00

Send five to seven (5-7) 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 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 15th.


POETRY FACULTY:

신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin was born in Seoul, Korea, during 박 정 희 Park Chung-hee's military dictatorship, and grew up in the Chicago area. She is the editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, author of poetry collections Unbearable Splendor (winner of a Minnesota Book Award); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (winner of an Asian American Literary Award), co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and author of bilingual illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson. She lives in Minneapolis.

John Yau is a poet, fiction writer, critic, editor, curator, and publisher of Black Square Editions, a small independent press that has published books and broadsides of poetry, fiction, criticism, and translation, as well as prints. He has contributed essays to many catalogues and museum publications, as well as written for Art in America, Artforum, Art News, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Art Press. In 2012, he helped start the online journal, Hyperallergic Weekend, where he frequently posts his reviews His work is included in many anthologies of poetry, fiction, and criticism, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese.

C. Dale Young practices medicine full-time and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. He is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent being The Halo and Torn (Four Way Books 2016, 2011), and a novel in stories The Affliction (Four Way Books 2018). A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, he is the 2017 recipient of the Hanes Award given by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His poetry has appeared in many literary magazines and journals and has been included in several editions of The Best American Poetry. He lives in San Francisco.