The Stadler Fellowships offer poets who have recently completed an MFA in poetry the opportunity to receive professional training in arts administration and literary editing. The fellowships are designed to balance the development of professional skills with private time to complete a first book of poems. The Stadler Fellows assist for twenty hours each week in the administration of the Stadler Center's programs and the editing of West Branch, Bucknell's nationally distinguished literary journal. They also serve as staff members in the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets in June. The one-year fellowships provide a competitive stipend, health insurance and housing.
Each of these one-year fellowships carries with it a stipend of at least $32,000 and health benefits. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to live in the immediate Lewisburg area, to hold no other teaching, graduate study, or fellowship obligations, and to participate fully in the life of the Bucknell literary community during the fellowship period.
The 2019–20 Stadler Fellows are Noah Baldino and Maggie Millner.
Several recent Stadler Fellows have published books or received other honors subsequent to their fellowships, including Will Schutt (Westerly, Yale Prize for Younger Poets); Jamaal May (Hum, Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books), Carolina Ebeid (You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior, Noemi Press), Justin Boening (Not On the Last Day, But On the Very Last; National Poetry Series, Milkweed ), Chet’la Sebree (Mistress, New Issues Poetry Prize), E.G. Asher (Natality, Noemi Press), and Monica Sok (A Nail the Evening Hangs On, Copper Canyon).
In fall 2020, the Stadler Center will accept applications for the 2021-22 Stadler Fellowships.