Initiated in 1998, Stadler Fellowships offer a recent MFA (or creative writing MA) graduate in poetry the opportunity to receive professional training in arts administration and literary editing. Stadler Fellowships are designed to balance the development of professional skills with time to complete a first book of poems. Stadler Fellows assist for twenty hours each week in the administration of the Stadler Center for Poetry and/or in the editing of West Branch, Bucknell's nationally distinguished literary journal. Fellows also work as staff members and instructors in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June. The Fellowship stipend is $20,000. In addition, each Fellow is provided health insurance, office space in the Stadler Center, and housing. Depending on circumstances, Fellows are either housed in a furnished apartment in the Poet's Cottage or provided with a stipend to seek housing on their own in Lewisburg.

Several recent Stadler Fellows have published books or received other honors subsequent to their fellowships, including Erinn Batykefer (Allegheny, Monongahela, Red Hen Press), K.A. Hays (Dear Apocalypse and Early Creatures, Native Gods, Carnegie Mellon), Ron Mohring (Survivable World, Washington Prize), Will Schutt (Westerly, Yale Prize for Younger Poets), Betsy Wheeler (Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room, National Poetry Review Press), and Jamaal May (Hum, Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books).

This year, the Stadler Center will select one Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. The Fellowship will extend from August 2015 through June 2016. The application deadline is October 1, 2014. For guidelines and to submit an application, please use the Stadler Center Application Portal.

Current Stadler Fellows


Chet'la Sebree

Chet'la Sebree

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Stadler Fellow 2014-15 (1st Year)

Chet'la Sebree is a native of the Mid-Atlantic region. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University in Washington, DC, where she also taught freshman composition.

While living in the nation's capital, she was a 2011-2012 Folger Shakespeare Theater Lannan Fellow and worked for both Poet Lore and 491 Magazine. She was a 2013 finalist for the Hub City Writers House Nine-Month Residency in South Carolina.

She is currently working on her first manuscript.

Justin Boening

Justin Boening

Stadler Fellow 2013-15 (2nd Year)

Born in the Adirondacks, Justin Boening is the author of Self-Portrait as Missing Person, which was selected by Dara Wier for the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship.

His poems have appear in The Atlas Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, The Journal, and St. Petersburg Review, among others. Winner of the 2014 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, he has received fellowships and awards from Summer Literary Seminars, Vermont Studio Center, and Columbia University's School of the Arts.

Currently, Boening works as an associate editor for Poetry Northwest. In the summer, he teaches literature and creative writing at Columbia University's Summer High School Program.

Recent Stadler Fellows

2012-14 Carolina Ebeid

 2011-13 Jamal May

 2010-12 Diana Park

2009-11 Will Schutt

2008-10 K. A. Hays

2007-09 Erinn Batykefer

2005-07 Betsy Wheeler

2003-05 Rebecca Warner

2001-03 Ron Mohring

1999-2001 Michael Carlin

1998-99 Kathy Murphy

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