The Gwenn A. Nusbaum/Walt Whitman
"Poets to Come" Scholarship
My relationship with writing poetry began–seemingly organically–in my youth. I have maintained a deep connection to this part of myself, and stand in strong praise of other poets. I believe as Audrey Lorde wrote, “Poetry is not a luxury.”
It therefore gives me great pleasure and indeed is an honor, to join the Board of Trustees of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, and support the annual scholarship award for emerging “Poets to Come.”
With all best wishes,
Submission Guidelines for 2023 are Forthcoming
The Scholarship, to be awarded every year, aims to encourage and assist an emerging poet in their creative poetry writing endeavors.
Hua Xi Wins Inaugural "Poets to Come" Scholarship
On behalf of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, we are happy to announce the Gwenn A. Nusbaum/WWBA “Poets To Come” 2022 Scholarship recipient, Hua Xi.
We received many fine submissions and are thankful to all for their entries and support!