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The Friends of Lorine Niedecker and Write On, Door County are pleased to present the 2023 Lorine Niedecker Writing Fellowship. The fellowship is offered every two years to an emerging or established poet familiar with the work of the 20th century American poet. The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage research into Niedecker's life and writing, and to promote new work that deals with the poetry of place.

The fellowship consists of a two-week residency, to be divided between Write On, Door County and Niedecker's hometown of Fort Atkinson. The fellowship comes with a $1,000 stipend, a travel grant of up to $800, a $200 food stipend, and lodging. The inaugural fellowship will be held April 30 - May 14, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must show an understanding of and appreciation of Lorine Niedecker's work and her place in 20th century poetics, as well as a publishing history, whether in literary journals/magazines, a full-length book, chapbook, monograph or academic articles. 

The recipient of the fellowship is expected to conduct a public program in both Door County and Fort Atkinson, as well as write an essay for the Solitary Plover, a publication of the Friends of Lorine Niedecker.

Submission Requirements

Submit 10-12 pages of poetry.

Submit a 300-500-word statement of purpose, indicating your interest in and familiarity with the work of Lorine Niedecker and the poetics of place.

Submit an intellectual autobiography/curriculum vitae.

Submit a listing of publications.

Submit two letters of references which address your interest in Niedecker's work and the poetics of place as well as the benefit of the fellowship on your development as a writer.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022.
ENTRY FEE: $40.00
RESIDENCY DATES: Sunday, April 30 through Sunday, May 14, 2023. The first week will be spent at Write On, Door County; the second week in Fort Atkinson.

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