The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia was founded in 2008 in an effort to nurture the literary arts by offering talented individuals both a comfortable and rich cultural environment in which to immerse themselves, and a substantial amount of time in which to begin or further significant projects.
How long will it take to get my poem published? What are the classic mistakes I should avoid? Would I be better suited to translating poetry?
The Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and the Witter Bynner Fellowship are given under the auspices of the Library of Congress to support the work of American poets.
Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
The winner of the 2010 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry is Lucia Perillo for her book Inseminating the Elephant, published in 2009 by Copper Canyon Press.
"Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. "The medium of poetry is the human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense, poetry is as physical or bodily an art as dancing."
Shanna Mahin is a high school dropout who rallied late and has become optimistic about a strong finish, due in no small part to a 2008 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Colony Fellowship, and a few summer residencies. She's currently working on completing her memoir, tentatively titled The Concerns of the Bourgeoisie. She asks that you make note of the word “tentatively.”