2008 Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency

25 June 2007


Intensive Learning Term poet-in-residence program, April 29-May 16, 2008

From the early 1930s to the mid 1940s, Olivet College hosted some of the best-known writers of the time: Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, Katherine Ann Porter, Carl Sandburg, Ford Madox Ford, W.H. Auden, and Gertrude Stein. In that tradition, Olivet has established an annual residency program for poets who are establishing a name for themselves in this new millennium.

During the 2008 Intensive Learning Term, the Olivet College Humanities Department will offer its second poet-in-residence position. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will live on campus from April 29 – May 16, 2008, and teach ENG 247: Poetry Writing. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will also host two public events: a public reading of his or her work and a stand-alone talk/discussion on a subject of his or her choice (publishing poetry, beat poets, def poetry, etc.).

An award of $3,100 (plus room and board) will be given to the 2008 resident poet. The Humanities Department faculty will evaluate the submissions and choose the winner. Poets who have published at least one book of poetry are eligible. Submit four copies of the following postmarked by Sept. 10, 2007: five poems from your most recent book, a single page personal statement regarding your poetics and teaching, a current resume and two references. There is no entry fee. Please contact Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D., Humanities Department chair, with your questions at (269) 749-7621 or khendershott-kraetzer@olivetcollege.edu.

Application materials should be sent by regular mail to:

Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency Humanities
Department Olivet College 320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076

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