2011-12 Bennett Fellows
Kelle Groom
BMI - Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress
Kelle Groom Kelle Groom is the author of three poetry collections and the memoir I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, June 2011), which is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for Fall 2011. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The New Yorker, Witness, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Groom received a Florida Book Award in 2006 and 2010 and has been awarded grants from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, New Forms Florida, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She has served as the Norma Millay Ellis Fellow at the Millay Colony for the Arts, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society, and has received residency fellowships from Atlantic Center for the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Groom has taught writing at the University of Central Florida and is a contributing editor for The Florida Review. She lives in Florida.
Kris Saknussemm
Tom and Mary Gallagher Fellow
Kris SaknussemmKris Saknussemm is an Australian-American novelist and media artist. Educated at Dartmouth with an M.A. from the University of Washington, Saknussemm has published three novels and a short story collection. His first novel, Zanesville (Villard Books, a division of Random House, 2005), became a modern science fiction cult classic. His work has appeared in such publications as The Boston Review, The Hudson Review, The Antioch Review, New Letters, and Prairie Schooner. He was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in 2004. A champion of outsider art, Saknussemm’s writing is known for its bizarre imagery and fierce satire. He is also a painter and sculptor. He divides his time between the West Coast of America and the old goldfields region outside of Melbourne.
2015-16 Shearing Fellow Okey Ndibe
Application & Deadlines

The EXTENDED application deadline for the 2017-18 Bennet Fellowships is November 15, 2016. Mailed materials should postmarked by November 15.

How to Apply

(1) Download and fill out this PDF application form (use Adobe Acrobat for best results).

(2) Submit the PDF form and other required materials online here.

(3) Mail a hard copy of all application materials and one published book (in English) to the following address:

Attn: Fellowship Application
Black Mountain Institute
Box 455085
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5085

Inquiries

If you have questions about the Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program, please email Patricia.Haddad@unlv.edu.

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Related Multimedia
Groom on "SON"
Sakneussemm Performance
Sakneussemm on "SON"