Is there a tuition fee?

No, there is no fee for those accepted into the program.

How long is the Emerging Poets Fellowship Program?

The 2018 Emerging Poets Fellowship Program will meet Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:30pm from February 27 to May 29, 2018. There will also be a daylong session on a Saturday (date to be determined). A final public reading will take place June 5, 2018. Fellows are expected to be in attendance at all meetings.

How do you define emerging poet?

An emerging writer is someone of any age who demonstrates significant potential; some evidence of professional achievement; a rigorous approach to creating artistic work as well as a strong commitment to the field; and a readiness to advance.

Who can apply?

Application to the Emerging Poets Fellowship Program is open to emerging poets living in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Poets who do not reside in New York City are not eligible. Matriculated students at any level are ineligible.

Where is the Emerging Poets Fellowship Program taking place?

The Emerging Poets Fellowship takes place at Poets House in Lower Manhattan. In addition to weekly workshop meetings, participants are expected to attend special events and other residency programs taking place at Poets House. Participants are also encouraged to take advantage of Poets House's collection, which includes more than 60,000 volumes of poetry and poetry-related material.

Whom do I contact with any additional questions?

Email Director of Library and Outreach Services Reginald Harris with any additional questions:

What happens to the titles after the Poets House Showcase?

In addition to being an exciting exhibition of poetry publishing, the Poets House Showcase is also Poets House’s main collection-development tool. In August, the titles we receive for the Poets House Showcase are moved upstairs to the main collection of and we begin again to collect titles for the next Poets House Showcase.

How are the books in the exhibition arranged?

The titles are arranged alphabetically by press and the exhibition catalogue has an index by author. This is the only all-inclusive exhibition that gives visitors an opportunity to see the range of poetry publishing in the United States, underscoring the partnership roles that bring poetry to its public.

Do I get an e-mail confirming that you received my book?

In 2017, we received 3,638 titles from 771 publishers and poets. Although we make every effort to confirm with publishers that we received the titles they sent, we are unable to confirm with individual poets that we received their individual titles. Please contact your publishers to ensure that they sent Poets House their most recent poetry titles.


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