Applicants are reviewed by a selection panel comprised of poets as well as Poets House staff. The panel will take into consideration applicant's creative work, professional achievement as a poet, and financial/personal need.
The 2013 Emerging Poets Fellowship Program will meet Tuesday evenings, from March 12 to June 4, 2013, skipping March 26, 2013. There will also be a daylong session on a Saturday (date to be determined). A final public reading will take place in June 2013. Fellows are expected to be in attendance at all meetings.
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.
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.
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 50,000 volumes of poetry and poetry-related material.