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Be our next Digital Poet in Residence!

The Poetry School is delighted to invite proposals for its next Digital Poet Residency.

Since 2013 we’ve run eight digital residencies on CAMPUS, on an invitation only basis. For our 9th digital residency, we’re opening out to applications directly from the CAMPUS community.

The Digital Poet in Residence is an artist-led position and we actively encourage resident poets to contribute their own ideas as to what exactly the role should encompass. A fee of £500 will be given, for around 5 weeks, to interact with our online community of over 2000 poets from around the world, share useful information and resources, pursue personal and creative interests in a public-facing environment, share new work and experiment with ways of creating new work.

The residency takes place purely online, and can be done at distance, from anywhere. The exact schedule of duties and activities will be agreed upon between the Poetry School and the Digital Poet in Residence, and the Digital Poet in Residence will be expected to work closely alongside the Poetry School’s Digital Programme Producer in planning and approving ideas for content, ensuring delivery, and agreeing on a workload that is commensurate with the residency fee.

We’re looking for originality, passion for poetry, an interest in interacting with others from all around the world in a virtual space, and a respect for creative learning and diversity.

For an example of previous residencies we’ve run, please go to our Digital Poet in Residence page on the CAMPUS blog.

The residency will start at some point in late June/July.

How to apply

To apply, please send no more than 1000 words to [email protected] by Monday 1 June 2015, 12pm describing briefly who are, your poetry experience and the kind of ideas and activities you’d like to incorporate as part of your residency. Please include a possible title and theme for your residency.

You must already be a member of CAMPUS in order to apply for this opportunity.


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