Check out the article on Blavity for each poet’s description.
Established in 1989, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship has monetarily awarded accomplished US poets between the ages of 21 and 31 to encourage their continued study of writing and poetry. At its inception, two fellowships in the amount of $15,000 were awarded. Following a 2013 gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, the fellowship amount increased to $25,800 and the number of fellows increased to five.
“They are not only gifted writers,” Poetry magazine editor Don Share said of the 2015 fellows, who were announced at the beginning of this month, “but also keen educators, activists, leaders in their communities. Each of these distinctive and skillful people, both at and away from the writing desk, is devoted to illuminating us in significant and inspiring ways.”
We celebrate the following fellows in particular and encourage you to congratulate them by reading and supporting their work.
* Nate Marshall
* Safiya Sinclair
* Jamila Woods