The late James Merrill was recognized as an esteemed poet of his time. Merrill was known for transforming autobiographical content into complex and sensitive meditations in his poetry. In honor of his legacy, we are pleased to offer three (3) James Merrill Poetry Fellowships at our June 15th, 2019 Fellowship Deadline, supported by the Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation.
These merit-based fellowships will be awarded to extraordinary American poets with demonstrable need. Each of the Merrill Fellows will pursue their work in the James Merrill writing studio, established by the Hellen Plummer Foundation in 2008 and overlooking the Gihon River. In addition, each fellow will receive a $500 stipend to help cover expenses associated with a residency (such as travel, childcare, or lost wages). Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. For application details and eligibility requirements, visit www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships.
The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm, Eastern.