Apply to the Bob Holman Poetry Residency

The residency will be held in October 2021.
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The Bob Holman Residency is a Master Artist Residency managed by the Atlantic Center for the Arts. It was named in honour of the American poet and poetry activist Bob Holman. It is for poets whose “work intersects with, is an evolutionary step for, or explodes — Poetry.”

Maybe you’re at a place with your work where you’re not even sure if it is poetry/prose/theater/film. Or maybe you find yourself searching for inspiration, but the poem will just not reveal itself.

Or you need a push to collect a universe of scattered writings into a book. Perhaps it’s a performance?

These are the kind of so-called problems that we will deal with, step-by-step, developing ease, confidence, and a working practice.

The residency will be held in October 2021.

Submission Guidelines:

Please send up to five poems, no more than ten pages. If writing is not poetry, ten pages.

In your letter, please include where you were born, where you currently live, and where you’re from. This could be one, two or three different places.

“Where you’re from” is a geographical site, but I’d also like to hear “where you’re from” in your artistic practice: who are your influences, what is your lineage (if any), who are you reading, not just poetry.

What do you think about “performance/public reading”? is another thing you could mention.

There is a submission fee of $25.

The deadline for submissions is 10 May 2021.

Visit here for more information.

Ernest Ogunyemi
Ernest O. Ògunyemi is a staff writer at Open Country Mag. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, Tinderbox, Sierra Nevada Review, Journal Nine, The Indianapolis Review, Down River Road, Capsule Stories, No Tokens, The West Review, The Dark Magazine, Mud Season Review, Isele, and in the anthology 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry III. He is the curator of The Fire That Is Dreamed of: The Young African Poets Anthology.
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