Tuesday, 4 November 2014


The Emerging Poets Fellowship is an annual opportunity for poets to receive guidance and instruction from a distinguished and diverse faculty and enter the next stage of their professional and artistic practice.

Funded for the fourth year by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, this fellowship immerses poets in a twelve-week program consisting of workshops and meetings that are reinforced by the inspiring environment here at Poets House, including our poetry library and unique archives as well as a diverse offering of readings and conversations by leading poets and scholars.

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.

2015 Fellowship

Rachel Eliza Griffiths will lead the Fellowship in 2015. The next Fellowship application deadline will be December 1, 2014.

In spring 2015, the Emerging Poets Fellowship continues the momentum of three successful years of the program, during which participants refined their craft and established valuable friendships within the poetry community; information about the application process can be found below. Tuition is free to those accepted into the program.

2015 Schedule

The 2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship will meet Tuesday evenings, from March 3 to June 2, 2015. There will also be a special daylong session on one Saturday (date to be determined). A final public reading will take place on June 2, 2015. Fellows will also meet one–on–one with the workshop leader and distinguished guests at times to be determined. Special visits from editors and publishers will be part of the program. Fellows are encouraged to attend events at Poets House throughout the spring.


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