Items Tagged With Asian American

So Much Synth by Brenda Shaughnessy

Posted 4.13.16

Brenda Shaughnessy reads from her latest poetry collection, So Much Synth, published in May by Copper Canyon Press.

How It Is

It isn't every day I can wrap my mind around it.
It being just what you'd think it is.

Not a thing or a condition of being but an extended
body holiday,

its movements are like dance but really more like fire

or cross-signals cut before anyone got there.
A flow-through mind,

a frank season so in love with some poor sister,


Reese Witherspoon’s Author Rock Stars, a Profile of Poet Ocean Vuong, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.8.16

Moleskine notebooks offer digital sets; the literary rules of Cervantes and Shakespeare; editor Vivian Lee on nurturing writers of color; and other news. 


AAWW Continues the Conversation

by Arvin Temkar

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

The Asian American Writers Workshop rings in its twenty-fifth year at the forefront of the movement to diversify the publishing industry, and to provide advocacy, education, opportunity, and visibility to Asian American poets and writers.


Kundiman Expands to Fiction

by Ryan Lee Wong

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

Kundiman, the New York City–based organization that hosts a prestigious annual retreat for Asian American poets, celebrates its ten-year anniversary by launching its inaugural fiction retreat this spring.


Kundiman Poetry Prize

Kundiman Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an Asian American poet. The board members of Kundiman and Tupelo Press will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $28 entry fee from February 1 to April 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Voices Summer Writing Workshops

Posted 2.4.10

Houston, TX
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The 2013 Voices Summer Writing Workshops for writers of color, presented by the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, was held from June 23 to June 29 on the University of California campus in Berkeley. The program offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 2013 faculty included poets Elmaz Abinader, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ruth Forman, David Mura; fiction writers Junot Díaz, M. Evelina Galang, Mat Johnson, Jeffrey Renard Allen; and creative nonfiction writers Faith Adiele, and Staceyann Chin. In addition, two residencies are offered annually which allowed writers individual mentorship opportunities. Tuition was $800 for the workshop, and $700 for the residency. Visit the website for more information. 

Contact Information: 

Voices Summer Writing Workshops, Voices of Our Nations Foundation, 11903 Mullins Drive, Houston, TX 77035. (510) 214-2010. Diem Jones, Executive Director.