Soul Mountain Retreat

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The Soul Mountain Retreat is a writer's colony in East Haddam, Connecticut, USA.

History[edit]

The retreat was established in 2004 with a grant from the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences[1] by the writer and former Connecticut poet laureate Marilyn Nelson. The idea for creating the retreat grew out of the Cave Canem workshops.[2]

Soul Mountain offers fellowships to "emerging and established poets"[3] with an emphasis on supporting writers belonging to traditionally underrepresented racial or cultural groups.[4]

The non-profit organization has established partnerships with African Continuum Theater Company, Cave Canem, Kundiman, the University of Connecticut, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.[5]

Past Fellows[edit]

Past fellows have included Samiya Bashir, Sherwin Bitsui, Kwame Dawes, LeAnne Howe, Tara Betts, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran,[6] Allison Hedge Coke, Harryette Mullen, Bushra Rehman, and Afaa M. Weaver.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iowasource.com/books/2008_07_soul.html
  2. ^ http://www.pw.org/content/qampa_eady_sees_cave_canem_success "Q&A: Eady Sees Cave Canem Success" by Thomas Sayers Ellis, Poets & Writers November/December 2006
  3. ^ http://www.pw.org/content/soul_mountain_retreat_poetic_utopia_rural_connecticut "Soul Mountain Retreat: A Poetic Utopia in Rural Connecticut", Poets & Writers March/April 2007
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2012-05-06. Soul Mountain history
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2012-05-06. Soul Mountain history
  6. ^ http://www.pw.org/content/ahimsa_timoteo_bodhr%C3%A1n
  7. ^ http://www.soulmountainretreat.org/Alumni.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°26′07″N 72°19′55″W / 41.4353°N 72.3320°W / 41.4353; -72.3320