Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Okay Peeps. Submissions to this start being taken TOMORROW! So, this Kundiman Advisory Board Member advises you:
Kundiman announces Poetry Prize

The Kundiman Poetry Prize for Asian American writers

New York— Kundiman, Inc. is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Kundiman Poetry Prize in partnership with Alice James Books.

The prize is open to emerging and established Asian American poets. The award includes $2,000, publication of the winning manuscript, and sponsorship of a reading.

Submissions are accepted from November 15, 2009 to January 15, 2010. Guidelines for submission are available HERE.

Alice James Books is a cooperative poetry press with a mission is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and beginning poets, with particular emphasis on involving poets in the publishing process. For more on Alice James Books, go to

Kundiman was founded in 2002 to provide opportunities for Asian American poets to perfect their skills through education and performance and to promote Asian American literature as a vital part of American letters. Its programs include a summer poetry retreat, held annually since 2004 and a reading series in New York City.

Kundiman’s partnership with Alice James Books for The Kundiman Poetry Prize is made possible through the support of Fordham University. For more information on Kundiman, go to

And that be Moi kundiman love song for you!