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

By Harriet Staff

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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.

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Literature
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