Poetry News

2018 Guggenheim Fellowships Announced

By Harriet Staff
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Today we found out who the 2018 Guggenheim Fellows are, and in this year's class we spy a number of poets! A little about the award, first:

On April 4, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 173 Guggenheim Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fourth competition.

And now, we extend our congratulations to poets:

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Amy Gerstler

Tyehimba Jess

Ilya Kaminsky

Joan Naviyuk Kane

Dunya Mikhail

Srikanth Reddy

Anya Krugovoy Silver

Monica Youn

See the full list of Fellows here. And find out more about the awards at the LA Times.