Applications Now Being Accepted for Zoeglossia, the premier Disability Poetry Workshop

We are proud to announce the opening for applications for the next Zoeglossia Retreat!

Teaching Faculty: Allison Hedge Coke Ilya Kaminsky, and Khadijah Queen with manuscript consultations by Ellen McGrath Smith

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Kuusisto and Diane Weiner of the Burton Blatt Institute

We are pleased to announce the launch of Zoeglossia’s call for fellows for 2020. Please see the details and more about Zoeglossia below. People of color and queer and trans folks are highly encouraged to apply.

Zoeglossia is a literary organization that is seeking to pioneer an inclusive space for poets with disabilities. Much like its forbearers Canto Mundo, Kundiman, Cave Canem, Vona, and Lambda Literary, Zoeglossia strives to create an open and supportive community that fosters creativity and provides professional development for poets with disabilities.

During an annual, 4-day retreat, poets from all backgrounds will have the chance to workshop with established writers, and give and attend panel discussions and readings.

In 2020, we will be providing the retreat at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York,

Any poet who identifies as disabled, ages 21 and over, is eligible to apply. Fellows, once accepted, are invited to attend two additional retreats within a five-year period.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST

Attendance costs: Each fellow will be responsible for their transportation to and from Syracuse. however, fellows may apply for some travel subsidies if they can demonstrate financial need.

TO APPLY: Please send 8-10 pages of poems and a statement about how disability and poetics to

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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