The Guggenheim is seeking a Poet-in-Residence

The Poet-in-Residence will bring poetry into the space of The Guggenheim. Applications are accepted through Jan. 31.

| 22 Dec 2023 | 02:18

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, is seeking its third Poet-in-Residence — a yearlong fellowship, during which the candidate will create a project that brings poetry into public space in the Guggenheim.

“We are looking for candidates who are passionate about poetry and art through and beyond ekphrasis and the typical reading or literary event, interrogating how abstraction may be processed or challenged by a wide array of artistic methods and media, crafting what poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña has called ‘a radical being with’ and a ‘cultivation of togetherness,’” says the Guggenheim’s announcement.

The 2023 Poet-in-Residence was Ama Codjoe, author of “The Bluest Nude.” During her residency, she designed a zine for museum visitors, poetry activations for visitors waiting in line, and a public two-day poetry gathering at the Guggenheim, entitled “Poetry is Not a Luxury.”

Taylor Johnson, author of “Inheritance,” was the inaugural Poet-in-Residence. Some of his fellowship projects included poetry installations throughout the museum and a series of pop-up poetry readings.

The Poet-in-Residence will receive a $20,000 honorarium from the Guggenheim, as well as one or more features in Academy of American Poets’ publications.

More details about the previous fellows, as well as the application, can be found on the Guggenheim website. The deadline is Jan. 31, 11:59 p.m.