Initiated in 1998, Stadler Fellowships offer a recent MFA or MA 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 2014–15 academic year. The Fellowship will extend from August 2014 through June 2015. The application deadline is October 1, 2013. For guidelines and to submit an application, please use the Stadler Center Application Portal at right. The portal will be open for applications in fall 2013.


Stadler Fellow 2013–14 (Second Year)

Carolina Ebeid holds a degree from the Michener Center for Writers, where she served as poetry editor for the Bat City Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Agni-online, H_NGM_N and other journals. She is currently at work on her first manuscript. 






Stadler Fellow 2013–14 (First Year)

Justin Boening is the 2013-14 Stadler Fellow. Born in the Adirondacks, 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 appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals, such as The Atlas Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, The Journal, and St. Petersburg Review, among others. He's been a finalist for the Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a runner-up for the "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize. He's also been the recipient of 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.





Former Stadler Fellows

1998-99 Kathy Murphy
1999-00 Michael Carlin
2000-01 Michael Carlin
2001-02 Ron Mohring
2002-03 Ron Mohring
2003-04 Rebecca Warner
2004-05 Rebecca Warner
2005-06 Betsy Wheeler
2006-07 Betsy Wheeler
2007-08 Erinn Batykefer
2008-09 Erinn Batykefer
2008-09 K. A. Hays
2009-10 K. A. Hays
2009-10 Will Schutt
2010-11 Will Schutt
2010-11 Diana Park
2011-12 Diana Park
2011-12 Jamaal May
2012-13 Jamaal May
2012-13 Carolina Ebeid


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