The 2018 Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets will be held June 9-June 30, 2018.

The 2018 staff will include visiting poets Ada Limón, Kaveh Akbar, and Philip B. Williams. The application postmark deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.

The Seminar (now in its 34th year) is held on Bucknell’s leafy campus for three weeks each June. The program is open to all undergraduate poets–including those who graduate in December 2017–and is designed as a hybrid residency/master class environment. Students are housed in a former Victorian mansion on campus, and the entire cost is underwritten by Bucknell (room, board, tuition, etc.). The only student expense is transportation to and from central Pennsylvania (and some scholarship money is available for that).

Each year we strive to select the twelve most distinctive and stellar undergraduate poets we can from around the United States. Recent students have come from a wide array of institutional settings. Our alumni include Kevin Young, Sally Wen Mao, Ilya Kaminsky, Mary Szybist, Kyle Dargan, Jennifer Chang, Jane Wong, Sally Keith, Mark Wunderlich, et al.

For more info on the program, including online application instructions, please visit: