In this third year of the Emerge – Surface – Be Fellowship, we were thrilled and honored to have received 120 applications. The range and depth of these applications illuminated how exciting this moment is for poetry in New York City, and reaffirmed our commitment to supporting its emerging poets. Choosing three fellows and six finalists was an extremely challenging task for our mentors, but they did it! Today, it is our privilege to announce the 2015-2016 Emerge – Surface – Be Fellows!
t’ai freedom ford will be working with Tan Lin, Nicole Sealey will be working with Lee Ann Brown, and Édgar J. Ulloa will be working with Tracie Morris. The finalists are Marina Blitshteyn, Alex Cuff, Julia Guez, Andriniki Mattis, Ramya Raja Ramana, and Amber Atiya. Congratulations to everyone!
Emerge – Surface – Be is supported with funds from the Jerome Foundation.