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Announcements are posted in the order they are received. Fellows are invited to contact info@kundiman.org with news.

August 19, 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

August 12, 2016

  • 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.

August 6, 2016

  • 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 14, 2016

June 2, 2016

  • 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 27, 2016

May 20, 2016

May 5, 2016

  • "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 on American Poetry Review.

April 26, 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 onpoets.org
  • 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.

April 14, 2016

April 8, 2016

  • 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. Public readings to be announced soon! 
  • Fellow Ocean Vuong featured in the New Yorker.

April 1, 2016

  • 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 friend and faculty member Kimiko Hahn is the new President of the Poetry Society of America.

March 16, 2016

Joseph O. Legaspi's "Longyi, a Lyric" 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.

March 2, 2016

Muriel Leung interveiwed on PBS News Hour

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

February 28, 2016

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

Brynn Saito interviewed in VIDA.

February 7, 2016

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 "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. 

February 2, 2016

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.

January 29, 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

January 19, 2016

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. 

January 12, 2016

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

January 10, 2016

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.

January 4, 2016

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

January 1, 2016

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 22, 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

December 13, 2015

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. 

December 8, 2015

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

December 1, 2015

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 30, 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

November 24, 2015

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. 

November 19, 2015

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

November 14, 2015

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

November 10, 2015

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 29, 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
 

October 5, 2015

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 30, 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.
 

September 24, 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. 
 

September 22, 2015 Updates

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 Asuncion'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 15, 2015 Updates

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.

 

June 4, 2015 Updates

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 25, 2015 Updates

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 20, 2015 Updates

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 29, 2015 Updates

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.



March 20, 2015 Updates

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.


March 15, 2015 Updates

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 23, 2015 Updates

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.