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Congrats to 2013 Creative Capital Grantees Srikanth Reddy, Jen Bervin and Maggie Nelson

By Harriet Staff


Oscar nominations and Creative Capital Grants were announced in the same day! Hang on, there's a paperclip stuck in our hair. OK! We are heartened by Creative Capital's awarding of their 2013 Literature Grants to poets Srikanth Reddy, Jen Bervin and Maggie Nelson--and in the company of other great artists in emerging fields, literature and performing arts. More:

Today, Creative Capital announced our 2013 project grants in the categories of Emerging Fields, Literature and the Performing Arts, representing a total of 46 funded projects by 66 artists hailing from 17 states and Puerto Rico. The 2013 grantees were selected through an open-call, three-phase application process from a pool of more than 2,700 applicants. Creative Capital’s investment in each project includes up to $50,000 in direct financial support (disbursed at key points over the life of each project), plus more than $40,000 in advisory services, making our total 2013 investment more than $4,140,000.


The six funded Literature projects are diverse in scope, encompassing fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose, experimental and technology-based work and traditional forms. Specifics include: an artist working with bio-medical researchers at MIT to create an experimental book of micro-poems printed on medical silk; a nonfiction book exploring the complicated history of African-American literacy under slavery and freedom; and a book-length poem that takes the form of notes for a college seminar on the underworld in world literature.

The 2013 awards in Literature are as follows:

Jessica Anthony, Portland, ME
Jen Bervin, Brooklyn, NY
John McManus, Norfolk, VA
Maggie Nelson, Los Angeles, CA
Srikanth Reddy, Chicago, IL
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, New York, NY

The full Project Grants list is here. Congratulations to all!

Originally Published: January 11th, 2013