Meet the Emerge-Surface-Be Fellows!

We’ve named 3 New York City-based poets Fellows for our inaugural 2013 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellowship Program. The Fellows are: Guillermo Filice Castro, Krystal Languell, and Rangi McNeil. Finalists are: Judah Rubin, Ted Dodson, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Morgan Parker, Sarah V. Schweig, and Purvi Shah. Castro will be working with Patricia Spears Jones, Languell will be working with Anselm Berrigan, and McNeil will be working with Edwin Torres. We were thrilled with the response to our new program. Thanks to all who applied. We’re so excited to work with these three extraordinary poets. Stay tuned to our blog to learn more about their work. For now, pictures and bios!



Guillermo Filice Castro is the author of the chapbooks Cry Me a Lorca and Toy Storm. His poems are forthcoming or appear in Assaracus, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Rail, Court Green, The Bellevue Literary Review, Ducts, LaFovea, Quarterly West, and many more; as well as the anthologies Bunny Ears, Flicker & Spark, Divining Divas, My Diva, Saints of Hysteria, and others. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with Ron Drummond, appear in Guernica, Terra Incognita, U.S. Latino Review, and Visions. In 2012 his work was a finalist for the Andrés Montoya prize. Castro lives in Astoria, Queens.



Krystal Languell is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and edits the journal Bone Bouquet. Her work has appeared in esque, La Fovea, DIAGRAM and elsewhere, and her first book, Call the Catastrophists, was published by BlazeVox in 2011. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.


Rangi McNeil was born in Laurinburg, NC & educated at Rice University & Columbia University School of the Arts. He conducts a poetry writing workshop at ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT & lives in Brooklyn. His first book, The Missing, was published in 2003.