2011 Poetry Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

NYFA Poetry Fellowship:
Desirée Alvarez (New York)

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the nation’s largest provider of funding, information and services to individual artists, awarded 115 NYFA Fellowships to 118 New York artists representing eight artistic disciplines.

This year’s 105 NYFA Fellows – who were chosen from among over 3,692 applicants in five categories – including Crafts/Sculpture; Digital/Electronic Work; Nonfiction Literature; Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, and Poetry. The Fellows were selected by peer panels, which were assembled with representatives from each artistic discipline.