In August 2014, The Home School launched in Hudson, New York—an annual six-day intensive writing conference for poets interested in radicalizing their poetic craft through a consideration of other art forms (music, dance, visual arts, cinema). Home School’s curriculum is centered around four daily activities: morning calisthenics lead by acclaimed teaching artists; afternoon workshops lead by a renowned experimental poetry faculty (approx. 14 participants each); afternoon artist talks from contemporary masters centered around collaboration; and evening poetry readings by faculty and visiting poets.

Home School Miami 2016 will provide one VIDA fellow with full tuition waiver (1175 USD) plus an honorarium (500 USD) for travel or hotel accommodations within walking distance of their Miami Beach campus. While in residency, the selected fellow will participate in all Home School activities (including readings by Natalie Diaz, Renee Gladman, Jorie Graham, and Mira Gonzalez) and select their choice of workshop leader with one of the core faculty workshop instructors: Timothy Donnelly, Adam Fitzgerald, Dorothea Lasky, Cathy Park Hong, Tan Lin, Maggie Nelson or Mónica de la Torre.

Applicants will be vetted by the VIDA Board of Directors and results will be announced in September 2015.
Deadline to apply:
Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2015 through this Submittable link:
How to apply:
We welcome applications from all women, including trans, genderqueer and non-binary.

Through Submittable, applicants provide:

  • contact information and cover letter
  • 3-5 pages of creative work