VIDA: Women in Literary Arts is delighted to announce that Lauren Russell is the winner of the 2016 VIDA Fellowship to The Home School! She will receive a full tuition waiver, as well as a travel stipend for the six day writing conference in Miami.
Lauren Russell’s first full-length book, What’s Hanging on the Hush, will be out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. She is the author of the chapbook Dream-Clung, Gone (Brooklyn Arts Press), and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Better, boundary 2, Eleven Eleven, jubilat, Ping•Pong, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. Her reviews may be found in Aster(ix), The Volta, Jacket2, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.
The Home School is a bi-annual six-day intensive writing conference for poets interested in radicalizing their poetic craft through a consideration of other art forms (music, dance, visual arts, cinema). While at Home School Miami, the VIDA fellow will participate in all Home School activities (including readings by Natalie Diaz, Renee Gladman, Jorie Graham, and Mira Gonzalez) and work with a core faculty that includes Timothy Donnelly, Adam Fitzgerald, Dorothea Lasky, Cathy Park Hong, Tan Lin, Maggie Nelson and Mónica de la Torre.
VIDA was thrilled with the high quality of the applications received this year. Thank you to all of those that applied!