Susan B.A. Somers-Willett
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Somers-Willett Named 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry


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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the recipients of FY 2015 Creative Writing Fellowships to support outstanding writing projects in poetry. Susan B.A. Somers-Willett is among 36 poets selected to receive a $25,000 non-matching fellowship allowing published writers to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and career advancement. She joins Austin poets Sam Sax and Laurie Saurborn Young as well as noted poets Major Jackson and Mary Biddinger.

NEA fellowships are highly competitive. The NEA received more than 1,634 eligible manuscripts in this round—the highest number of submissions in the fellowship’s 47-year history. Awards in poetry are given every two years and alternate with prose genres.

View the press release and complete list of FY 2015 creative writing fellows the at the NEA’s website.

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