Applications consist of a completed form, the contact information of two references, and a sample of 3 - 5 poems.
The Frost Place, a nonprofit center for poetry and the arts at Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, invites submissions to the first annual Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets. This scholarship, which is funded by an anonymous donor, was named to honor Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and faculty at The Frost Place 2015 Poetry Seminar.
The winner will receive a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, July 31 – August 5, 2016, including room and board (valued at approximately $1,550), and will give a featured reading at the Seminar.
The 2016 Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets final judge is Vievee Francis.
There is no submissions fee.
The Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets is open to African American poets writing in English who have published up to one book of poetry.
SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
- All entries must be submitted to our online submissions manager. Entries submitted by e-mail, fax, or US mail are not permitted and will be disqualified.
- Please include your contact information (email, mailing address, phone number, and website if you have one) on the title page of your submission.
- Submissions should have a page count (poems only, not including title page, table of contents, acknowledgements, or other items) of 10 pages.
- Manuscripts should be submitted in rich text (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc & .docx) format only. Manuscripts submitted in another file format are not permitted and will be disqualified.
- Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the competition.
Each manuscript is delivered to two preliminary readers. Our readers look for beautifully crafted work, but it is not necessary that the poems in the submission cohere in a unified way (as in a chapbook manuscript): please try to show the readers your range as a poet in the 10-page submission. The readers look to present a wide range of excellent work to the final judge.
Final notification of the competition winner and competition finalists will be provided by e-mail to all competition entrants in June 2016.
The Frost Place, a nonprofit center for poetry and the arts at Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, invites submissions to the annual Schafer Teaching Fellow.
The winner will receive a full tuition scholarship to attend the 2016 Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Food and lodging fees are not covered by this scholarship.
There is no submission fee.
The Schafer Teaching Fellow at The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching receives a full-tuition fellowship to attend the Conference. He or she will work closely with both The Frost Place staff and the Conference Director and Associate Director to assist in any capacity necessary to help run a smooth, efficient, and enjoyable conference for all participants.
The ideal candidate has a passion for poetry, for teaching, and for The Frost Place. He or she is an experienced teacher who is very familiar with the Conference on Poetry and Teaching's poetry-teaching philosophy and regularly implements and experiments with it in the classroom. Candidates may teach in K-12 institutions, in community college or undergraduate settings, or as visiting writers in school and community settings. We will give preference to qualified candidates who do not otherwise have the financial means to attend the Conference.
Examples of tasks include, but are not limited to the following:
- Support participants’ learning in ways that link the Conference teaching philosophy to real-life classroom situations.
- Serve as a liaison between Conference faculty and participants and between Conference attendees and office staff.
- Set up for and clean up after the poetry readings.
- Set up and clean up for morning coffee and tea station.
- Maintain coffee and tea throughout the day.
- Help orient other participants to The Frost Place.
- Help arrange carpooling to and from The Frost Place.
- Assist the Conference director and associate director in any way they deem necessary on site during the day.
- Encourage and help maintain a positive, inviting, and productive environment for all at the Conference on Poetry and Teaching.