Thursday, January 17, 2008

Poetry Residence at Bucknell

Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing

Named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bucknell graduate and initiated in the fall of 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers an emerging writer four months of unfettered writing time during Bucknell's fall semester, without formal academic obligations. The Residence is designed to grant the writer time to complete a first or second book. The resident presents a public reading of his or her work and otherwise constitutes a literary presence on campus during the fall. Providing lodging on campus, an office in the Stadler Center for Poetry, and a stipend of $4,000, the Residence is awarded to writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction) and poets on an alternating basis.

The Stadler Center is currently accepting applications from poets for the 2008-09 Philip Roth Residence. The Residence will extend from late August 2008 through mid-December 2008. mid-December 2008. Click here for application instructions.

Philip Roth Resident, Fall 2007: Rajesh Parameswaran: A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Rajesh Parameswaran has published short stories in McSweeney's, Book Magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, and elsewhere. His story "Demons" received honorable mention in Best American Short Stories 2003. He has held residencies at the Ucross Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo, and has worked as a law clerk for a U.S. District Court. A native of Chennai, India, he has lived in Michigan, Texas, Connecticut, and New York City.

Former Philip Roth Residents:
1993-94: Blake Maher (fiction)
1994-95: Roger Fanning (poetry)
1995-96: Pamela Leri (fiction)
1996-97: Joe Wenderoth (poetry)
1997-98: Rhonda Claridge (fiction)
1998-99: Adrian Oktenberg (poetry)
1999-00: Tom Franklin (fiction)
2000-01: Ron Mohring (poetry)
2001-02: Junse Kim (fiction)
2002-03: Brian Teare (poetry)
2003-04: Michelle Hoover (fiction)
2004-05: Melora Wolff (poetry)
2005-06: Emily Rapp (fiction)
2006-07: Beth Martinelli (poetry)

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