CantoMundo is happy to announce the recipients of the Sor Juana Scholarship for Latina CantoMundo Fellows, Carina del Valle Schorske and Nicole Sealey. The Scholarship, named for the 17th-century Mexican poet-scholar, will support the recipients’ stays at writing retreats this summer. This project is an important demonstration of CantoMundo’s commitment to supporting the work of Latinx poets while cultivating community at the local, regional, national, and international levels. With this Scholarship support, Carina del Valle Schorske will spend three weeks at Ucross, an artist residency program in Wyoming. There she will focus on revising her first book manuscript, as well as working on an essay on Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos. Nicole Sealey will use Scholarship funding to support a three-week stay at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida. During her residency, she will work on Country Music, a series of poems that explore what it means for her, a Black woman, to consider herself a countryman in the current political climate. The Sor Juana Scholarship for Latina CantoMundo Fellows is made possible by a grant from the Academy of American Poets.
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