Summer 2016 Fellowship Winners

Summer 2016 Fellowship Winners

Congrats to the winners of a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship for the summer season!

     George Abraham
     Madeline Gilmore
     Candace Williams

We're excited about their work and what they're going to create in our workshops. Congrats as well to these six finalists:

     Rae Allen
     Michael Brown
     Tracy May Fuad
     Dilcia Mercedes
     Jessica Lanay Moore
     Chris Roberts

Fellows receive tuition-free entry into a Brooklyn Poets workshop of their choice. George will be studying with Danniel Schoonebeek; Noel with David Tomas Martinez; Candace with Patricia Spears Jones; and Madeline with Paige Taggart.

Finalists earn a deep discount rate for one term. Applications were judged by Executive Director Jason Koo, Board Secretary Tiffany Gibert and Web Editor/Senior Adviser Justin Maki. Fellowship awards are contingent on the number of applications and workshop registrations we receive each season. We encourage finalists, other applicants and those who didn't apply this time around to apply for our fall fellowships; the submission period will open in August.

Please join us in congratulating our new fellows! And remember that the earlybird discount for our summer workshops ($15 off for new students) ends today.


Collaborating with the Room

In this workshop we’ll begin by considering the 16th-century Italian etymology of the word stanza, which defined the word historically as “room.” With a focus on collaboration, we’ll set out to create works in which we collaborate with abstract and inanimate objects such as loss, bad weather, walls of noise and undefined spaces. Read more.

Workshop Details
  • Professor: Danniel Schoonebeek
  • Dates: June 15 - Jul 13
  • Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Location: Boerum Hill
  • Cost: $295
  • Class size: 5-10 students
  • Registration deadline: SUN, JUNE 5

Stretching Tension

Transitioning Through Poems

Edith Wharton said, “My last line is latent in my first,” and this workshop will help students structure poems by creating an “initial problem” then moving through that problem, utilizing linear or nonlinear transitions. The goal is not to create a systematic “paint by numbers” poem but to understand how a poem creates and stretches tension. Read more.

Workshop Details
  • Professor: David Tomas Martinez
  • Dates: Jun 18 - Jul 16
  • Time: Saturdays, 3-6 PM
  • Location: Clinton Hill
  • Cost: $295
  • Class size: 5-10 students
  • Registration deadline: SUN, JUNE 12
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