The Midwest Writing Center is seeking applications by poets to be the 2013 Collins Poet-in-Residence. The Collins Poetry Residency is established in honor of the Richard Collins family and their contributions to and encouragement of poets and poetry in the Iowa/Illinois Quad-Cities and the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

The residency supports community-based poetry and a regional poet who has not yet published a full-length poetry collection and who resides in the six-county Quad-City area of Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois and Scott, Clinton and Muscatine counties in Iowa. The residency is coordinated by the Midwest Writing Center and will take place during October. Applications are being accepted through March 31.

For more information about the application process, call Ryan Collins at the Midwest Writing Center at 563-324-1410. The Collins Poetry Residency is sponsored by 918studio.

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