The Poet-in-Residence at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a new one-year position created in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets that will be specifically focused on public engagement. The Poet-in-Residence will work together with the Guggenheim Education team to design and produce a suite of poetry-related programs for adult, teen, and intergenerational audiences to take place over the 2022 calendar year. The goal of the Poet-in-Residence’s programming is to create enriching experiences with poetry for the public that will intersect with museum initiatives, architecture, and exhibitions, and may include, but are not limited to, poetry or spoken word reading events, social media initiatives, activations of the interactive poetry hub in the Aye Simon Reading Room, programming in the museum galleries, and poetry workshops for youth audiences. The residency will run from late January to December of 2022 and offers a $20,000 honorarium from the Guggenheim Museum, and one or more features in Academy of American Poets’s publications.
Applications for the Poet-in-Residence position will open on November 2, 2021, and will be accepted until December 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST. Please visit the website link for full details on how to apply.