The Vermont Studio Center (VSC) invites applications for its Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowships Program supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. In the inaugural year of this wonderful-sounding program, VSC will award ten outstanding Chinese poets and literary translators with four-week joint residencies in 2013 to create new work individually and in collaboration.
This means that there are five awards that will go to poets whose primary language is Chinese (including roundtrip travel and a discretionary stipend), and five awards for English-language translators working with Chinese poetry. I assume that Mandarin, Cantonese, etc. will all be accepted.
So if you’re a translator who already has a working relationship with a poet, you can apply together. But as in all the best dance classes, you need not bring a partner to join in; individual applications will be accepted as well.
Applications can be submitted online or printed out here. This year’s deadline is April 1, 2013.
For more information, visit the Vermont Studio Center website or inquire by e-mail.