April 15, 2012

Merida Fellowship Award 2013

U.S. Poets in Mexico
U.S. Poets in Mexico
4th Annual Poetry Conference
January 5-12, 2013
Mérida, Yucatán

Merida Fellowship Award Competition   

Kimiko Hahn will judge our 2013 Mérida Fellowship Award competition!  The award includes Conference registration fee and 7 nights lodging at Hotel Caribe (above) in Mérida (value: $1,020).   
Please submit 4 poems, no more than 6 pages, 12pt Times New Roman type (submissions will be read anonymously, previously published poem accepted), along with the entry Application and the $25 entry fee by check payable to U.S. Poets in Mexico, P.O. Box 4150, Grand Central Station, NY, NY 10163.   
Entries must be received by August 31, 2012. Recipient will be announced September 30, 2012. The Fellowship recipient will give a featured half-hour reading.  
Kimiko Hahn is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Toxic Flora (W.W. Norton, 2010), The Narrow Road to the Interior (2006); The Artist's Daughter(2002); Mosquito and Ant (1999); Volatile(Hanging Loose Press, 1998); and The Unbearable Heart (Kaya, 1995), which received an American Book Award.  Other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award; also, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award, the Shelley Memorial Prize.  In October 2011, she received the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry for her poetry collection Toxic Flora, the highest literary honor for writers of Asian American descent.  Hahn received a bachelor's degree in English and East Asian studies with a certificate in creative writing from the University of Iowa, and a master's degree in Japanese literature from Columbia University.  She is a Distinguished Professor of English in the MFA Creative Writing and Literary Translation program at CUNY's Queens College, NY.  

   Tom Sleigh                                Nicole Cooley                         Lynn Emanuel

     Anselm Berrigan                          Ron Silliman                         Suzanne Jill Levine
FEES: $600. Includes 4 days of workshops (3/hrs each) and 3 afternoon 1/hr discussions.  Evening readings are free to the public.
Registration fee of $200 reserves your space at the conference and must be included with the registration form which is available for download on our website Register page. Refundable until November  1, 2012. Balance due by November 15, 2012.      
You will automatically be entered in the Merida Fellowship Award competition if your registration is received by August 31, 2012.  If selected, the $200 registration fee will be refunded to you promptly. 
*Returning participants receive a $75 discount on fees.   
*Cancellations after December 1, 2012 will result in no refund.
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