We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer S. Cheng (Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems) has been granted a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, from the National Endowment of the Arts. This is the first of two major NEA grant announcements in fiscal year 2019 and includes three of the agency’s funding categories: Art Works and Challenge America to support projects by nonprofit organizations, and Creative Writing Fellowships for individual writers.
The NEA is awarding 35 Creative Writing Fellowships in poetry. Each fellowship is $25,000 for a total of $875,000. Nearly 1,700 eligible applications for were received and reviewed anonymously by a panel, resulting in a group of recipients from across the country, diverse in ethnicity and background. None of the 2019 recipients have previously received an NEA fellowship.
We congratulate all the other winners — with a special nod to TS Magazine contributor Kiki Petrosino!