28 October 2021
The Trust is looking for a poet in residence for its historic gardens in 2022
The appointed poet in residence will make four weekend trips to the Grade ll-listed gardens, to write a poem for each of the seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The poet will receive a fee of £1,000 and their travel costs and accommodation will be covered. The poems will be shared on Dartington Trust's digital channels, in events at Totnes Bookshop and in workshops with students. Candidates from backgrounds and communities traditionally underrepresented in publishing are particularly encouraged to apply.
To apply, poets should send three poems and a letter explaining why they would like to a the first poet in residence for the historic gardens. Selected candidates will be interviewd by poet Alice Oswald and writer Martin Shaw, who are core teaching staff on Dartington Arts' MA Poetics of Imagination.
The closing date to apply is 30 November.
For full details see the website.