CantoMundo 2017 will occur June 22-25, 2017, at Columbia University, New York City, NY.
Admission to CantoMundo is granted through a competitive process. The pool of applicants changes each year so if you are not admitted the first time you apply, we encourage you to resubmit in subsequent years. Applications are reviewed by the Organizing Committee of CantoMundo, which is currently comprised of CantoMundo co-founders and co-directors, Celeste Guzmán Mendoza and Deborah Paredez, as well as CantoMundo fellows Barbara Brinson Curiel, Carmen Gimenez Smith, and Leticia Hernandez-Linares.
The retreat is an opportunity to build community among other Latinx poets, as well as work on poetic craft. Fellows are divided into two groups of 12-15 poets. Both groups participate in a three-hour generative workshop with both faculty members. In addition to the generative workshop, fellows will listen to a keynote lecture as well as participate in panel discussions. Finally, all fellows will present their poetry during public readings on the Friday and Saturday evenings of the retreat.