Initiated in 1998, Stadler Fellowships offer a recent MFA or MA in poetry the opportunity to receive professional training in arts administration and literary editing. Stadler Fellowships are designed to balance the development of professional skills with time to complete a first book of poems. Stadler Fellows assist for twenty hours each week in the administration of the Stadler Center for Poetry and/or in the editing of West Branch, Bucknell's nationally distinguished literary journal. Fellows also work as staff members and instructors in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June. The Fellowship stipend is $20,000. In addition, each Fellow is provided health insurance, office space in the Stadler Center, and housing. Depending on circumstances, Fellows are either housed in a furnished apartment in the Poet's Cottage or provided with a stipend to seek housing on their own in Lewisburg.
Several recent Stadler Fellows have published books or received other honors subsequent to their fellowships, including Erinn Batykefer (Allegheny, Monongahela, Red Hen Press), K.A. Hays (Dear Apocalypse and Early Creatures, Native Gods, Carnegie Mellon), Ron Mohring (Survivable World, Washington Prize), Will Schutt (Westerly, Yale Prize for Younger Poets), and Betsy Wheeler (Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room, National Poetry Review Press). Current Fellow Jamaal May is the winner of the 2012 Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books for his book Hum.
This year, the Stadler Center will select one Fellow for the 2013–14 academic year. The Fellowship will extend from August 2013 through June 2014. The application deadline is October 1, 2012. For guidelines and to submit an application, please use the Stadler Center Application Portal at
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