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 2014 Emerging Poets Fellowship Program will meet Tuesday evenings, from from March 3 to June 2, 2015. There will also be a daylong session on a Saturday (date to be determined). A final public reading will take place June 2, 2015. 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.