The Amy Clampitt Residency Program

with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation


 

The Amy Clampitt Fund seeks to “benefit poetry and the literary arts by converting Amy Clampitt’s prior residence . . . into a facility which would provide for a place to foster the study and promotion of poetry and/or a poet in residence” through six- to twelve-month residencies at the Amy Clampitt House near Lenox, Massachusetts.

Learn more at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation


 

Congratulations

We celebrate Patrick Donnelly and Tyree Daye, 2018 recipients of the Amy Clampitt Residency.

Current Resident

Tyree Daye, 2018

Past Residents

Patrick Donnelly, 2018
Malachi Black, 2017
Dora Malech, 2017
Valzhyna Mort, 2016
Safiya Sinclair, 2016
Jacob Shores-Arguello, 2015
Peter Kline, 2014
Lilah Hegnauer, 2013-2014
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, 2013
Michael Rutherglen, 2012-2013
James Arthur, 2012
Glenn Morazzini, 2011-2012
Bruce Snider, 2011
Tess Taylor, 2010-2011
Amy Fleury, 2009-2010
Cody Walker, 2009
Katrina Vandenberg, 2008-2009
Paula Bohince, 2008
John Hennessy, 2007-2008
John Haines, 2006-2007
T. Zachary Cotler, 2006
James Paul, 2005-2006
Alfred Corn, 2004-2005
Willard Spiegelman, 2003-2004

Learn more about recent residents

 

First-hand experience, poems and podcasts of our previous residents:

 

Tyree Daye

Cody Walker

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Katrina Vandenberg

 

GRANT GUIDELINES

WHO CAN APPLY

The Amy Clampitt Fund’s selection process has changed and applications will be accepted by nomination only.

GRANT INFORMATION

The Amy Clampitt Fund seeks to “benefit poetry and the literary arts by converting Amy Clampitt’s prior residence into a facility which would provide for a place to foster the study and promotion of poetry and/or a poet in residence” through 6-to-12 month residencies at the Amy Clampitt house near Lenox, Massachusetts.

Amy Clampitt was born and brought up in New Providence, Iowa, graduated from Grinnell College, and from that time on lived mainly in New York City. Her first full-length collection of poems, The Kingfisher, published in 1983, was followed in 1985 by What the Light Was Like, in 1987 by Archaic Figure, and in 1990 by Westward. A Silence Opens, her last book, appeared in 1994.

The recipient in 1982 of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1984 of an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, she was made a MacArthur Prize Fellow in 1992. She purchased a small house in Lenox with part of the award and lived there briefly. She was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a Writer in Residence at the College of William and Mary, Visiting Writer at Amherst College, and Grace Hazard Conkling Visiting Writer at Smith College. Ms. Clampitt died in September 1994. Her husband, Harold Korn, died in March 2001. It is his estate that has established the Amy Clampitt Fund.

A recent broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" featured Amy Clampitt's story. Listen to it here!