poetry residency seeks applicants: The Frost Place
- The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, invites applications for a six- to eight-week residency in poet Robert Frost's former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains, and which serves as a museum and conference center.
The residency begins July 1st and ends August 31st, and includes an award of $1,000. The Resident Poet will have an opportunity to give a series of public readings across the region, including at Dartmouth College, for which the Resident Poet will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. There are no other specific obligations.
Accommodations are spartan but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, but the resident poet will have sole use of non-public rooms of the house.
Previous recipients of this residency include Katha Pollitt, Robert Hass, William Matthews, Cleopatra Mathis, Mark Halliday, Mary Ruefle, Mark Cox, and Laura Kasischke. The 2010 Resident Poet will be Adam Halbur. The aim of The Frost Place Trustees has been to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, comparable to that faced by Robert Frost when he moved to Franconia in 1915, when he was not yet known to a broad public.
To be eligible, applicants will have published at least one book of poems. Applications will be judged by members of The Frost Place Board of Trustees.
Applications are received March 1 through July 2, 2010. Poets can apply directly or be nominated by someone else. Please submit to The Frost Place, P.O. Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580: a check for $25 (reading fee) and four copies of the following: 5 poems from a most recent book, a letter explaining why the candidate would be a good choice for a residency at The Frost Place, a current resume, and contact information for two references.
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