Poets in the Parks-Gettysburg / Deadline: March 2


National Parks Arts Foundation offers in-park residency at Gettysburg, one of the most beautiful iconic battlefield parks of the United States Civil War. This residency is open exclusively to poets, and is sponsored by Poetry Foundation.

Founded in 1893, Gettysburg National Military Park is a United States National Park located outside the town of Gettysburg in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. The park contains most of the key historical sites and memorials of the most famous battleground of the Civil War, which took place in 1863. It was also the site of Lincoln’s celebrated speech at the dedication of the Union forces cemetery, and over one thousand different memorials to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought and died there. The Gettysburg National Military Park is also a popular destination for visitors and Civil War re-enactors alike, as well as a scenic parkland filled with orchards, woods, militaria, and old farmhouses. There are also a number of underused outbuildings that may be used by artists by special arrangement with the Park Service.

This month-long residency provides a $1000 stipend.

Number of Artists Accepted: One or two. Poet Couple accepted (Application Fee applies)

Length of Stay: This is a one month residency and runs from September 15th to October 16th, 2017.

Accommodations: The residency includes private in-park furnished housing in the historic Klingel Farm House which was standing and central during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. It is spacious and also includes a nearby barn studio as well as several possible work spaces inside the house. Cable TV and Internet included.

Demographic/Medium: This residency is open to Poets writing at all levels of experience, from the US or Internationally (Visas and possibly other Federal permits will apply). This residency, sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, is for Poets exclusively.

Click here to apply.