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As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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Selected Poetry Fellows

Each year, Just Buffalo Literary Center invites adult poets of all ages and stages of their career to apply for its Poetry Fellowship, which gives one talented writer a cash stipend to live and write in one of the nation’s most vibrant literary cities, plus an opportunity to read at an event curated by Just Buffalo Literary Center. Here are the winners and finalists.

2021 Poetry Fellow

Porsha Olayiwola
photo credit: Carlie Febo

PORSHA OLAYIWOLA / porshaolayiwola.com


DANIEL GARCIA // twitter.com/daniellovesyooh

BENJAMIN GUCCIARDI // benjamingucciardi.com

ANGELA PEÑAREDONDO // angelapenaredondo.com

2020 Poetry Fellow

Keith Wilson Just Buffalo Poetry Fellowship

KEITH WILSON // keithswilson.com


MARY-KIM ARNOLD // mkimarnold.com

NOVA CYPRESS BLACK // instagram.com/novacypressblack

ARMEN DAVOUDIAN // armendavoudian.com

BENJAMIN GARCIA // benjamingarciapoet.com

MICHAEL PRIOR // michaelpriorwriter.com