The Guggenheim is collaborating with the Academy of American Poets to establish a year-long poet-in-residence position open to a contemporary poet with strong interest in public engagement beginning in January 2022. The selected poet-in-residence, with the Guggenheim’s public programs department, will design activations and experiences with poetry as an artistic form for the museum’s adult, teen, and youth audiences. Poetry has long been celebrated at the Guggenheim, beginning with the Academy of American Poets presenting poetry readings in the Peter B. Lewis Theater in 1963.
The poet-in-residence will play a core role in the Guggenheim’s public programming throughout the year and will plan and participate in events that may include on-site readings, workshops, and activations in the museum. The selected poet-in-residence will receive a $20,000 honorarium.
The residency is a hybrid arrangement and the selected poet-in-residence must be able to travel to the Guggenheim’s New York City location as needed beginning in late January 2022. Candidates for the poet-in-residence position must be at least 21 years old and have published a collection of poetry or have a history of spoken word performances.