The Poetry Foundation today announced its Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellows, recognizing “outstanding young poets” who will each receive $25,800.
The fellows are:
Tarik Dobbs, author of the chapbook Dancing on the Tarmac and the forthcoming NAZAR BOY (Haymarket Books) and DEARBORNISTAN (Haymarket Books)
Diamond Forde, author of the 2019 Saturnalia Poetry Prize-winning collection Mother Body
Tariq Luthun, author of How The Water Holds Me
Troy Osaki, whose work has appeared in Muzzle Magazine, Poetry Northwest, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal
Alan Pelaez Lopez, author of Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien and to love and mourn in the age of displacement
“It is a distinct pleasure to celebrate these talented young poets, who are already so committed to bringing poetry forward,” Michelle T. Boone, president of the Poetry Foundation, said in a statement. “Their dedication to poetry extends beyond their own writing, into their communities as editors, organizers, and peer mentors.”
Congratulations to all the fellows! You can read more about their work here.