The application period for our 2019-2021 fellowship has closed. The next Fellow in Creative Writing will be announced in April, 2019.
Two-year fellowship in a “creative think tank” for African American and African diasporic poetry and poetics, housed in a lively English/creative writing program, beginning fall 2019.
$48,000 salary per year and health benefits provided.
The fellow will teach one community workshop each year; lead seminar discussions in the course Studio in African American Poetry and Poetics; participate in Co-Lab, the interactive public forum in which visiting writers and artists present their work in progress; give one public reading with a Q&A; and have the possibility of teaching a course in the university.
The fellow's primary attention will be focused on their own poetry and creative work.
Poets who have completed an MFA or PhD with creative writing experience are eligible to apply, provided they do not yet have more than one full-length book of poetry or other creative writing published or under contract by the application deadline.
An MFA or PhD with creative writing experience by August 2019
Knowledge of African American and/or African diasporic poetry and poetics
Creative writing teaching experience.
Record of publication
Interest in a secondary genre or art form and/or in hybrid or cross-genre exploration.
Because this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to live in the Pittsburgh area, to hold no other substantial teaching, graduate study or fellowship obligations, and to be active participants in the Pittsburgh literary community during the fellowship period.
Applicants should send:
Writing sample of up to 15 pages
Three letters of recommendation
January 31, 2019