Chapbook Fellowships

Congratulations to the 2016 PSA Chapbook Fellows

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship

Death of a Nativist by Ryan Black

selected by Linda Gregerson

Late Frontier by Brandon Kreitler
selected by Major Jackson

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship
30 and Under

Oxyana by William Brewer
selected by Marilyn Nelson

Nonstop Godhead by Analicia Sotelo

selected by Rigoberto Gonz├ílez


Ryan Black has published previously in AGNI, The Literary Review, The Journal, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and has received fellowships from the Adirondack Center for Writing, The Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Queens Council on the Arts. He was a finalist for the 2016 Alice James Award and the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. He teaches in the English Department at Queens College/CUNY, and lives in Jackson Heights.

Brandon Kreitler is the recipient of a Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize from the 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellowship from Columbia University. His poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, and Verse Daily among other journals. Brandon is from Arizona and lives in New York City, where he teaches at the City University of New York. 


William Brewer
 is the recipient of a 2016-18 Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellowship from Stanford University. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Nation, A Public Space, and other journals. He was born and raised in West Virginia.

Analicia Sotelo holds an MFA from the University of Houston. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker,Forklift, Ohio, The Antioch ReviewMeridianThe Collagist, and elsewhere. Tracy K. Smith selected "I'm Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It's Awful" for Best New Poets 2015.  She has received scholarships from Squaw Valley and Image-Text-Ithaca, and is the 2016 Disquiet International Literary Prize winner in Poetry. She currently lives in Houston. 



Submissions will be accepted between October 1st and December 22nd, 2016.
Visit our website for guidelines. 


Each of the winners will receive $1,000. Winners will also be welcomed as guests for a month-long artist's residency at PLAYA on the edge of the Great Basin near Summer Lake, Oregon and will be invited to teach a single class at Purchase College for $1,000 under the sponsorship of the Royal and Shirley Durst Chair in Literature.