Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the 2018 winner of the Gloria Burgess Fellowship. Lisa is the author of The Greenhouse and Tulips, Water, Ash. Her poems have been awarded a Javits fellowship and a Phelan Award, and she holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Lisa reads, writes, edits, parents, swims, meanders, and coordinates the literary reading series Why There Are Words in Portland, Oregon. Her manuscript-in-progress, Annihilation, is quite a bit less depressing than it sounds.
Finalists for this year's Gloria Burgess Fellowship Include:
Thank you to all the poets that applied:
Gloria Burgess is the author of Pass It On, illustrated by Gerald Purnell, published by TwoSylvias Press. Gloria loves nothing more than inspiring others to create a bridge from what was… and what is… to what can be… and she’s dedicated her entire life to doing just that.
As a poet, inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and executive coach, Gloria engages individuals and teams in finding the vital core of their creative genius. And she weaves together her own personal legacy using the threads of authenticity, creativity, soulfulness, and cultural inclusion.
The Gloria Burgess Fellowship is open to ALL women and includes a fully funded Poets on the Coast Retreat registration (approx $500 value) to provide a weekend of writing and critiquing. (Note: Accommodations are not included) For Finalists, partial scholarships are offered. (Note: Accommodations not included). Each Fellow / Finalist will be asked to teach a small segment of the Retreat. Examples include: a morning yoga and stretch class; an introduction to the Museum of Northwest Arts visit.
To be considered: Please email 3 poems and two paragraphs (maximum) responding to the question: “Why Poets on the Coast and Why Now”? on why you would like to attend Poets on the Coast this September to poetsonthecoast (at) gmail.com
Kelli & Susan will choose one woman to attend Poets on the Coast from September 8-10, 2017 in La Conner, Washington.
Questions? Email poetsonthecoast (at) gmail.com
Submissions accepted until: Friday, July 6th, 2018