Olivet College introduces new poet-in-residence program
Jul 31, 2006
OLIVET, Mich. In the 30s and 40s, Olivet College hosted such famous poets as Carl Sandburg, W.H. Auden and Gertrude Stein. In keeping with that tradition, the Humanities Department at Olivet created an annual poet-in-residence program, appropriately named the Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency.
Beginning with the 2007 Intensive Learning Term (ILT), the poet will live on campus from April 24 until May 18, and will teach a poetry writing class during the colleges ILT session. The poet will also host two public events including a reading of his or her work and a stand-alone discussion on a subject of his or her choice. The poet will receive a $3,100 stipend for room and board.
Olivet is accepting applications for this new residency. While there isnt an entry fee, applicants must have published at least one book of poetry in order to be eligible. Anyone interested in applying for the Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency should submit four copies of the following by Sept. 10: five poems from his or her most recent book, a single-page personal statement regarding his or her poetics, a current resume and contact information for two references. The Humanities Department faculty will judge the applications and choose the poet.
For more information, please contact Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D., Humanities Department chair, at (269) 749-7621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application materials should be sent by mail to:
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076