Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Residency Program has offered writers an opportunity to develop their work. Beginning in Spring 2014, the Poetry Center will award one residency each summer for a poet to spend two to four weeks in Tucson, Arizona developing his/her work. Writers at any stage of their careers may apply; emerging writers are welcome. The residency includes a $150 stipend per week and a two-to-four-week stay in a studio apartment located within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31.
This is a blind submission process. Friends, students, or family members of the judge are not eligible to apply. Current University of Arizona faculty, staff, students, and Tucson residents are not eligible to receive the residency. International applicants are welcome.
The Poetry Center will contact finalists to receive their CV/Resumes, as well as the contact information for three professional/personal references, before selecting a winner.
For a complete description of the Summer Residency package, please click HERE. Before submitting, we recommend you read this document to ensure that this is the right residency program for you.
***Guidelines Have Recently Changed (Please read):***
You no longer need to submit a CV or references. Should your manuscript be selected as a winner or runner up, these items will be requested.
Submissions should include:
Submit a typed poetry manuscript totaling no more than ten pages. Please make sure that your name and/or contact information is not included on your manuscript or in the title of your submission.
We only accept DOC, DOCX, PDF, and RTF files.
Next Deadline: December 16, 2013, by midnight
Judge: Farid Matuk, author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine Press, 2010).