The Guggenheim Museum of Art Announces Open Call for 2024 Poet-in-Residence




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Applications accepted through January 31, 2024, for a poet with an interest in taking poetry beyond the page.

The Guggenheim Museum and the Academy of American Poets are launching an open call for the third annual Poet-in-Residence position, seeking a contemporary poet with a strong interest in art and public engagement. The selected Poet-in-Residence, working with the Guggenheim and the Academy of American Poets, will create and fulfill a project that takes poetry beyond the page and enlivens the museum experience for visitors and audiences. Poetry has long been celebrated at the Guggenheim, beginning with the Academy of American Poets’ presentation of poetry readings in the Peter B. Lewis Theater in 1963.

The Guggenheim established the Poet-in-Residence program in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets in 2021, aiming to create enriching experiences with and through poetry, while considering the museum as an active public space for people to gather and develop visionary ideas and a sense of community. Poet Ama Codjoe was appointed the position in 2023 following Taylor Johnson, the inaugural recipient in 2022.

The 2024 Poet-in-Residence will play a core role in the Guggenheim’s public programming throughout the year and will participate in events that may include on-site readings, workshops, and other activations in the museum. The selected poet will receive a $20,000 honorarium.

The residency is a hybrid arrangement through December 31, 2024, and the appointed Poet-in-Residence must be able to travel to the Guggenheim’s New York City location as needed for planning meetings beginning in 2024. Candidates for the Poet-in-Residence position must be at least 21 years old and have published a collection of poetry or have a history of spoken word performances. The recipient will be selected by five panelists and applications will be accepted from December 20, 2023, through January 31, 2024.

View the full eligibility guidelines and submit an application through the Poet-in-Residence Initiative page.

Funders ~ The Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence is made possible by Van Cleef & Arpels.

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The Guggenheim Museum of Art is located at 1071 Fifth Avenue, between 88th and 89th Streets, NYC.