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Poets House Offers Emerging Poets Fellowships

By Harriet Staff

The deadline is drawing nigh for the emerging poets fellowships at Poets House. From the Poets House website:

Poets House is delighted to announce the second year of the Emerging Poets Fellowship Program (formerly the Emerging Poets Residency). Funded by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, this program assists emerging poets by providing excellent poetry writing instruction and mentoring in the special environment of Poets House's poetry library—with its unique archives and access to far-reaching programs and conversations with poets and poetry audiences. The program aims to deepen participants' artistic practice by offering a robust professional network of poets and literary professionals, including special visits from editors and publishers, who will assist each writer with their artistic development and career.

The program includes weekly writing workshops, mentoring sessions, meetings with guest speakers, free access to Poets House's events and archival resources and culminates in a final group reading. Transportation support is available for participants. The application process is competitive; tuition is free to those accepted into the program.

Application deadline is December 1, 2012.

And what an amazing faculty this year:


The 2013 Emerging Poets Fellowship workshop will be taught by poet and teacher Jen Bervin. Distinguished Visiting Faculty will include CAConrad, Cornelius Eady, Ben Lerner, Evie Shockley and Jean Valentine.

Make the jump for the schedule, application guidelines, and bios of this year's faculty.

Originally Published: November 26th, 2012