Congratulations to our fellows & Faculty!
Announcements are posted in the order they are received. Fellows are invited to fill out this form with updates.
Sally Wen Mao's new book of poetry, OCULUS, is now available for pre-order.
Bonnie Chau's new collection of stories, All Roads Lead to Blood, is now available for pre-order.
최 Lindsay’s book Transverse was the recipient of an open call selection from Futurepoem.
Aria Aber's manuscript “Hard Damage” was the winner of the 2018 Prairie Schooner Poetry Prize.
NYSCA/NYFA has awarded fiction fellowships to Swati Khurana and Sejal Shah.
Fatimah Asghar was featured in an interview in The Teal Mango about her upcoming book of poetry and her web series "Brown Girls"
Jon Pineda sat down for an interview by Timothy Moore in the Chicago Review of Books.
Ryan Lee Wong published a review of Mel Chin's new survey at the Queens Museum in Hyperallergic.
Ryan Lee Wong was featured in an interview in A Blade of Grass about his work with Chinatown Art Brigade.
Jean Ho published this personal essay in PANK Magazine.
Jenny Xie received the Holmes National Poetry Prize award from Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil published this list of eleven new collections by Asian American poets in Poetry Society, with a special shoutout to Kundiman.
Michelle Lin's set of poems "I Have Lain in the Dirt and Known this Bed" was published in The Wanderer.
Duy Doan was featured in Hyphen Magazine for his poetry collection We Play a Game.
Rajiv Mohabir received honorable mention for The Cowherd's Son from the Eric Hoffer Awards in Poetry.
Kien Lam's poem "Lunar Mansions" was published in the latest issue of the American Poetry Review.
Shankar Narayan was interviewed by Dujie Tahat for the April 2018 issue of Moss journal.
Hieu Minh Nguyen was featured in NBC Asian America's #RedefineAtoZ 2018 list.
Jenny Xie's book, "Eye Level" was reviewed by Dan Chiasson in the New Yorker.
Aria Aber and Lucy Tan were named incoming 2018-2019 Fellows at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing.
Jenny Xie spoke to Shondaland about her new book, "Eye Level."
Cathy Linh Che was the featured Poet of the Week by Brooklyn Poets.
Chen Chen's poem "I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party," was featured on Poets.org's Poem-a-Day.
Janine Joseph's 2014 Poetry Prize winning book, "Driving without a License," won the da Vinci Eye award for superior cover art, presented by the Eric Hoffer Award.
Cinelle Barnes published an essay, "An Open Letter to My Dog: I Couldn't Have Written This Without You," in Literary Hub.
Amy Lam's interview with Hieu Minh Nguyen, "Haunted by Survival," was published with the Poetry Foundation.
Jennifer Chang's poem "We Found the Body of a Young Deer Once" was published in the New Yorker
Moeko Fujii published her essay "What “Isle of Dogs” Gets Right About Japan" in the New Yorker.
Angela So's essay, "The Inspiration of Houston's Youth Poetry Slam," was published in the Houston Chronicle.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil published her fourth poetry collection, "Oceanic" with Copper Canyon Press.
Chris Santiago and Hieu Minh Nguyen are both recipients of the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers.
R.A. Villanueva sat down for an interview with Oxford Poetry, and spoke about his work with Kundiman about creating an exchange with U.K. poets.
Monica Sok and Paul Tran are both winners of the 2018 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest.
Jennifer Chang's second book, "Some Say the Lark" won the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award.
Matthew Salesses's essay, "The Body That's Too Asian and Too Sick for America" was published on Medium as a part of the "Unruly Body" series by Roxane Gay.
Duy Doan published his book of poems, "We Play a Game," a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.
Jee Leong Koh was featured in Hyphen Magazine, "A Gift of Poems: An Interview with Jee Leong Koh."
Hieu Minh Nguyen's poem "Baptism" was featured in the New York Times.
Sarah Kay published her newest book, "All Our Wild Wonder" with Hachette Book Group.
Karissa Chen published her mini-collection of essays with Awst Press.
Karissa Chen, Wo Chan, Rajiv Mohabir, Kimiko Hahn, Gina Apostol, and Marilyn Chin were featured in the anthology, "Go Home!" published by the Asian American Writer's Workshop and Feminist Press.
Joseph O. Legaspi curated a special portfolio of Philippine-American Lit for World Literature Today, featuring R. Zamora Linmark, Jason Bayani, Eugene Gloria, Janine Joseph, Oliver de la Paz, Sabina Murray, and Jake Ricafrente.
Karissa Chen's story "Blue Tears" was a featured exclusive in the Rumpus as an excerpt from the anthology "Go Home!" from the Feminist Press and the Asian American Writer's Workshop.
Chen Chen wrote four new poems in Winter Tangerine including a statement piece about his mentorship with our co-founder Joseph O. Legaspi.
Sigrid Nunez published her eighth book, "The Friend," with Riverhead Books.
Matthew Salesses published "Against Page-Limits, Or: Does the Length Match the Reach?" and the part one of his essay series, "What is Craft and What Does It Do" with Pleiades Magazine.
Bao Phi and his book, "A Different Pond," was named Best Picture Book by the Asian/ Pacific American Librarians Association.
Shelley Wong had four poems published, "[the ocean will take us one day]"; "Pride Month"; "All Beyoncés & Lucy Lius––"; and "Sightlines", in the Kenyon Review's special issue Resistance, Change, Survival.
Sadia Shepard's short story "Foreign-Returned" was published in The New Yorker.
Bao Phi's book "A Different Pond" won the Charlotte Zolotow Award for best picture book published in the country.
Ocean Vuong's debut poetry collection "Night Sky With Exit Wounds" won the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Mai Der Vang and her book "Afterland" is a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award in recognition of a first book by a poet of genuine promise.
Paisley Rekdal's "Imaginary Vessels" and Monica Youn's "Blackacre" are nominated for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award in recognition of a book by a mid-career poet.
Cathy Linh Che had two poems, "In the dream of a little life" and "Ghost," published on Pinwheel.
Jordan Alam and Susanna Kwan published two pieces of fiction in TAYO Literary Magazine issue seven, and Michelle Lin, Jane Lin, Duy Doan, Shamala Gallagher, Suman Chhabra, Troy Osaki, Elizabeth Tran, and Ching-In Chen all had poetry published in the magazine too.
Rajiv Mohabir's The Cowherd's Son was praised in a review by Gulf Stream Magazine.
Hieu Minh Nguyen was nominated by AAWW for a Pushcart Prize.
E.J. Koh was interviewed by W. Todd Kaneko for SmokeLong Quarterly.
Kimberly Alidio, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Ching-In Chen, Shamala Gallagher, Sarah Gambito, and Tiana Nobile were featured in "Self-Articulation and Solidarity: Asian Americans Writing the South" in Poetry Northwest.
W. Todd Kaneko's poem, "Where the Sky Meets the Earth," was featured as the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day.
Chen Chen was featured in Poets & Writers' article, "Ten Poets Who Will Change The World" and appeared on the cover of their January/February 2018 issue.
Bonnie Chau's piece, "Chinatown of my Dreams" was published by Joyland.
Kelly Tsai was featured in How Thinking Like An Entrepreneur Helped One Artist Build A Thriving Career in Forbes Magazine.
Monica Sok's piece "ABC for Refugees" is featured in the December issue of Poetry Magazine.
Sejal Shah's piece "Women at Work (Letter to Myself at Twenty-Six)" was published by The Rumpus.
Margaret Rhee's book Love, Robot was published by The Operating System.
Bethany Carlson, Mark L. Keats, Ansley Moon, Tiana Nobile, Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, and Leah Silvieus featured in Hyphen Magazine's November Adoptee Folio guest edited by Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello.
Mai Der Vang received a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry.
Janice Sapigao's second book, like a solid to a shadow, was published by TIL.
Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello was interviewed by VIDA.
Leah Silvieus's first book, Roughage, will be published by Sundress Publications in 2019.
Ching-In Chen's poem "Self Portrait: New City Republicant" was featured as the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day.
Hieu Minh Nguyen's poem "Politics of an Elegy" was featured as Split This Rock's poem of the week.
Elysha Chang's article "David Cross, Charlyne Yi, and the Luxury of Forgetting" was published by GQ.
Bushra Rehman's story entitled "Corona Halal Meats" was published on AAWW.
Rajiv Mohabir published a piece for Poets & Writers' "Writers Recommend" section.
Melissa Sipin published an interview entitled: "Setting the Stories Free: M. Evelina Galang on Honoring Philippine 'Comfort Women'" for Bitch Media.
Rajiv Mohabir's poem "Why Whales Are Back In New York City" was featured as the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day.
Duy Doan was featured in the October Poetry Magazine newsletter.
Tamiko Beyer and Kimiko Hahn published their collaborative chapbook, Dovetail, through Slapering Hol Press.
Melissa Sipin's essay, "The Shape of My Mother’s Body" was featured in Prairie Schooner's Fall 2017 issue.
Rajiv Mohabir's piece, "The archive and the poet," was published by Jacket2.
E.J. Koh's book A Lesser Love was published by LSU Press.
Wo Chan was profiled by Qwear.
Zahir Janmohamed's piece "A Guide for Writing About Muslim Americans for The Struggling White Male Reporter Who Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know He Doesn’t Really Like Muslims" was published by McSweeney's.
Neil Aitken and Margaret Rhee placed first and second respectively in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association's 2017 Elgin Awards for best chapbooks of speculative poetry.
Alison Park's piece "Widening the Immigration Frame for Authentic Solidarity" was published by The Center for Media Justice.
Paul Tran's poem "Chrome" was featured in The New Yorker.
Franny Choi's Against "Fire and Fury," a collection of responses to the ongoing conflict in North Korea, was featured in Hyphen Magazine.
Chen Chen and Mai Der Vang were longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry.
Bonnie Chau won the inaugural 2040 Book Awards Contest.
Aria Aber was featured in the September 2017 Issue of Foundry.
Fatimah Asghar was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.
Tiana Nobile won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award.
Jenny Xie's "Naturalization" was featured on Poets.org's Poem-a-Day.
Margaret Rhee's essay "Returning to My Father's Koreatown" was published by On She Goes.
Leah Silvieus, Mg Roberts, Kathryn Hargett, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, and Angela Peñaredondo published work with Anomaly.
R.A. Villanueva and Bethany Carlson were featured in Wildness.
R.A. Villanueva headlined the 2017 Divedapper Poetry Carnival.
Fatimah Asghar, Sally Wen Mao, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Jenny Xie were finalists of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships.
Rajiv Mohabir's "Outcry" was chosen as Split This Rock's "Poem of the Week."
Shamala Gallagher's poem "How They Speak of the Fields" was featured on Poetry Daily.
Jon Pineda has a forthcoming novel, "Let's No One Get Hurt: A Novel," set for 2018.
Bonnie Chau published her essay, "Stevie Versus the Negative Space," with The Offing.
Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello's poem, "Many-Faced Poem," was featured in The New York Times.
Fatimah Asghar's "Brown Girls" has been nominated for an Emmy, pre-HBO debut.
E.J. Koh's poem, "Confessions," was featured on Verse Daily.
Adeeba Shahid Talukder's manuscript was chosen as the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize winner.
Karissa Chen published an essay with Longreads, "My Grandfather's Fateful Goodbye, Reimagined."
Bao Phi's book Thousand Star Hotel is going to be published with Coffee House Press.
Lawrence Minh-Bui Davis, Tarfia Faizullah, and Timothy Yu guest edited Poetry Magazine's July/August 2017 double issue, which is the largest issue to date.
Melissa Sipin published an essay with Salon, “Filipineza” doesn’t mean “servant”: Notes of witness from an immigrant daughter."
Jennifer S. Cheng was chosen as a 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize Winner for her collection, Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems.
Tiana Nobile published her first poetry chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase.
Margaret Rhee published her first book of poetry Love, Robot.
Jane Wong and Sally Wen Mao published an interview that was featured in Asian American Writers' Workshop's Margins.
Janine Joseph, Ocean Vuong, and Porochista Khakpour were featured on Bustle's list of "11 Immigrant Authors Who Are Transforming Literature."
Fatimah Asghar secured a development deal with HBO for a series based on her web series "Brown Girls."
Fatimah Asghar, Mai Der Vang, and Ocean Vuong were featured in NBC Asian America's #RedefineAtoZ series.
Tiana Nobile published an article in Poets & Writers featuring Ching-In Chen, Kimberly Alidio, and Vidhu Aggarwal.
Monica Sok won the Kundiman / Walker Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center. Michelle C. Brown, Jennifer Cheng, Monica Ong, Nghiem Tran, Paul Tran and Wo Chan were also awarded tuition fellowships.
Kenji C. Liu and Angela Peñaredondo guest edited the APA issue of Poemeleon. Vidhu Aggarwal, Suman Chhabra, Chen Chen, Ching-In Chen, W. Todd Kaneko, Michelle Lin, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Rajiv Mohabir, Mg Roberts, Brynn Saito, Melissa Sipin, and Timothy Yu were included in the issue.
Ansley Moon was named a 2017 Dickinson House fellow.
Sejal Shah was named a 2017 Peter Taylor fellow.
Mai Der Vang's "Afterland" was reviewed in the New Yorker.
Ocean Vuong's Night Sky with Exit Wounds was released in the UK.
Ocean Vuong's "A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read" was published in the New Yorker.
Chen Chen was interviewed in Fjords Review.
Chen Chen's "Self-Portrait as So Much Potential" was the poem of the day for 5/16 at Verse Daily.
Ocean Vuong was featured on the London Review Bookshop podcast.
2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize winner Rajiv Mohabir's The Cowherd's Son was published.
Jane Wong won a Pushcart award for "When You Died" in Foundry Journal.
Ryan Lee Wong was interviewed in Teen Vogue.
"A Poem" by Mg Roberts was published in Apogee Journal.
Shruti Swamy has won a 2017 O. Henry Award for her short story "Night Garden."
Monica Sok, Janice Lobo Sapigao, and Mai Der Vang were included in NBC Asian America's "‘Groundbreaking’ Asian-American Poets to Read With Immigrant, Refugee Roots."
Work from fellows Chen Chen and Muriel Leung was featured in issue 8 of Nat. Brut, "Queer/Trans/Asian."
Mai Der Vang was featured on PBS Newshour.
Rajiv Mohabir's The Cowherd's Son was given a starred review in Publisher's Weekly.
Ocean Vuong was mentioned in the New York Times.
Fatimah Asghar's "If They Should Come for Us" was featured in the New York Times.
Shruti Swamy received a Steinbeck Fellowship.
Kundiman helped curate an Asian-American poem sampler for the Poetry Foundation.
Timothy Yu's poem "Moon" was featured in the New York Times.
Paul Tran has been named the 2017 Miami Writers Institute Kundiman Fellow.
"If They Should Come for Us" by Fatimah Asghar was featured by the Poetry Foundation.
"Icicle Creek" by E.J. Koh was the Boston Review's Poem of the Week.
Work by Jai Arun Ravine was featured in the BAX installation Shadow Play.
Jennifer S. Cheng's multi-modal essay “Toward a Poetics of Phantom Limb, or All the Shadows that Carry Us” was published in Territory. A review is also available on Wildness.
Duy Doan has won the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize.
Hossannah Asuncion's "26 Monroe Street, Buzzer 6" was featured in the Poetry Society of America's "In their Own Words" series.
Janine Joseph is a finalist for the Oklahoma book award.
Jai Ravine, Ocean Vuong, and Rajiv Mohabir have been named Lambda Literary Awards finalists.
Amy Meng won the Pleiades Press Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry for her manuscript "BRIDLED" which will be published in spring 2018.
"Transmigration" by Mai Der Vang was featured in Milkweed's Poetry and Migration series.
The first episode of Neil Aitken's "The Lit Fantastic" podcast is out, featuring Eugenia Leigh.
A poem and interview with Andre Yang was featured in Mai Der Vang's series on Hmong American poets.
The Boston Globe published an article on Duy Doan, winner of the Yale younger poets prize.
PBS Newshour featured Tamiko Beyer and Hyejung Kook in an article about the Migration Poetry Postcard Project.
NBC Asian America interviewed and featured work by Cathy Linh Che, Timothy Yu, Soham Patel, Tamiko Beyer, and Sarah Gambito in their article "‘Because We Come From Everything’ Explores Migration Through Postcards and Poetry."
Three flash fiction pieces by Melissa Sipin have been published in Black Warrior Review's newest issue feature: Reclamation.
Purvi Shah was published in Proximity Magazine.
Fatimah Asghar's webseries "Brown Girls" premiered.
Two poems by Chen Chen were published in the Mondegreen.
Mia Ayumi Malhotra won the 2017 Alice James Award for her manuscript "When I See You Again, It Will Be with a Different Face."
Purvi Shah was named a finalist for the Alice James Prize.
"Theory and Other Poems" by Amy Meng was published in Narrative Magazine.
"Anemal Uter Meck" by Mg Roberts is now available from SPD Books.
Three flash fiction pieces by Melissa Sipin have been published in Black Warrior Review's newest issue feature: Reclamation.
Three poems by E.J. Koh were published in the Margins.
Poems by Fatimah Asghar and Hieu Minh Nguyen were published in the March/April 2017 issue of BOAAT.
Sarah Gambito, Joseph O. Legaspi, and Oliver De La Paz were interviewed in Ploughshares.
Sejal Shah was one of the annotators of the "Hacked DSMV" and contributed the short story "Watch Over Me; Turn a Blind Eye" to Open in Emergency: the Asian American Literary Review's Special Issue on Mental Health.
Janine Joseph has been shortlisted for the Suk Award.
A poem by Rajiv Mohabir was featured in the Rumpus Inaugural Poems.
Kelly Tsai has an animated poem "To Find Your Place in the World" for AmeriCorps.
Rajiv Mohabir's poem "Kekaimalu: Wholphin" was published in Summit Magazine.
Sally Wen Mao's poem "Resurrection" was published on PoetsORG.
Laura Jew's poem "This Is How We Live" was published in Apogee Journal.
Hieu Minh Nguyen & Monica Sok were awarded NEA Literature Fellowships.
TAYO Literary Magazine Issue 6, edited by Kundiman fellows Melissa Sipin, Bel Poblador and Janice Sapigao is available for purchase.
Congratulations to Margaret Rhee on the publication of her collection “Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love.”
Leah Shlachter’s poem “To Make a Dish Hawaiian Just Add Pineapple” won the Hawaii Review's poetry contest.
Hieu Minh Nguyen and Muriel Leung interviewed by Adroit Journal.
Ryan Lee Wong's essay "Six and a Half Ways to Disappear" was published on The Offing.
Gowri Koneswaran's "How to Enjoy Your Vacation" is a Split This Rock poem of the week.
Karissa Chen's reflection on finding her identity in Taiwan is now up on Research & Reflections, a journal on Fulbright Taiwan experiences.
Check out Bustle's 15 Most Anticipated Collections of 2017, which includes books by Chen Chen, Bao Phi, and Mai Der Vang!
Michelle Peñaloza has two poems, now up at The Margins.
Mai Der Vang curates a folio on at the Academy of American Poets' site called Writing from the Absence: Voices of Hmong American Poets.
Neil Aitken's second book Babbage's Dream is now available for pre-order.
Janice Lobo Sapigao published her first book, "microchips for millions”
Shelley Wong’s “To Yellow” published in Sixth Finch
Feliz Lucia Molina is now the Poetry Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books, and her poem “Fleur de Lis Hot Desert Springs” was published in Night Papers.
Sejal Shah's manuscript How to Make Your Mother Cry was named a finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's Essay Collection Prize and the Kore Press Memoir-in-Essays Prize
Hossannah Asunción published her first book, “Object Permanence.”
Bushra Rehman is this year's VSC/Kundiman Fellowship recipient; Cynthia Gunadi, Swati Khurana, Sadia Shepard, and Hieu Minh Nguyen also received full fellowships.
Melissa R. Sipin has a short story over at the Margins.
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.
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 Khurana, Sadia Shepard, and Hieu Minh Nguyen also received full fellowships.
Jane Wong won the American Poetry Review's Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem "I Put on My Fur Coat," which will be published in the September/October issue of APR.
Nghiem Tran was interviewed in the Indiana Review after winning the 2015 1/2 K Prize.
Feliz Lucia Molina's "Pauline" is up at SFMOMA's Open Space.
Jennifer S. Cheng has a lyric essay on craft online at Black Warrior Review. She is writing for Jacket2 about “Other Ways of Seeing: The Poetics & Politics of Refraction,” two of her “Letters to Mao” were published in New American Writing, and three image-text poems “How to Build an American Home,” from the same forthcoming book, were published in Columbia Poetry Review (print only).
“Married” by Sejal Shah was published in Waxwing Literary Journal.
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.
Michelle Peñaloza was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship.
How to Make Your Mother Cry by Sejal Shah was selected as a finalist for The Journal 's 2016 Non/Fiction Collection Prize.
"A Simple Composition" by Shruti Swamy originally published in Agni has won the O. Henry Prize.
Meng Jin wins the 2016/2017 David T. K. Wong Fellowship from University of East Anglia.
Jenny Xie wins the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize from Northwestern University Press.
Fellow Chris Santiago wins the 2016 Linquist Vennum Prize for his book Tula.
The New York Times reviews Ocean Vuong's Night Sky With Exit Wound.
Los Angeles Times reviews Driving Without a License by Janine Joseph.
"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 was published at American Poetry Review.
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 on poets.org.
Two poems by Lo Kwa Mei-en in Timber Journal.
Sally Wen Mao is a 2016–17 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.
Tim Yu takes on race and poetry in an essay for The New Republic.
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.
Fellow Ocean Vuong featured in the New Yorker.
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 advisory board and faculty member Kimiko Hahn is the new President of the Poetry Society of America.
Joseph O. Legaspi's "Longyi, a Lyric" was published 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.
Muriel Leung was interveiwed on PBS News Hour.
Sejal Shah writes on Kenyon Review's blog, ruminating on work and writing.
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 an article "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.
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.
"Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health" was released, with contributions from multiple Kundiman fellows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Muriel Leung's poems "I Ghost You" and "Notes on Deviancy" are featured in Coconut Magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gracie Jin has been awarded the M Literary Residency in Shanghai.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean Vuong is named winner of the 2015 Narrative Prize for his poems "No One Knows the Way to Heaven," "Trojan," and "Waterline."
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.
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.
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 Asunción'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.
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.
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.
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.
Mai Der Vang's op-ed "Heirs of the 'Secret War' in Laos" was published in the New York Times
Michelle Peñaloza's poem "Remove All Dads" is featured on Verse Daily.
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 Chan, Monica Sok, and Eugenia Leigh each have poem folios at The Margins. Monica Sok also in Narrative Magazine. Wo 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
Mg Roberts and Timothy Yu on Of Nests and Strangers, on The Conversant.
Monica Ong in Yale News with a Kundiman shout out!
Rajiv Mohabir's chapbook Acoustic Trauma is now available by Ghost Bird Press
Matthew Olzmann and Cynthia Arrieu-King in Drunken Boat
Jane Wong's poem from "Ceremony" in Black Tongue Review
Fatimah Asghar: Pluto Shits on the Universe in Poetry Magazine
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.
Eugenia Leigh's poems re-printed at AAWW's The Margins.
Chen Chen's poem "Paradise" was published at Red Paint Hill.
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.
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.
Jennifer S. Cheng, Tarfia Faizullah, Eddie 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.