Congratulations to Ryan Teitman

By JOSH WILD, Poetry Editor

We here at SR would like to extend our congratulations to contributing poet Ryan Teitman for being awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship for the 2010-2012 school years.  Ryan’s poem, “Ode to a Hawk with Wings Burning,” is featured in our current issue, as well as here online (to read the poem, just scroll about halfway down this page or click here).

The Stegner Fellowship, a two-year appointment out of Stanford University, allows the recipient time to write with no curricular or teaching responsibilities.  With a $26,000 stipend, a tuition remission and health care provided, the Stegner is one of the most competitive fellowships in the nation; ten recipients (five poets and five fiction writers) were selected this year out of a pool of  nearly 1800 applicants.  Some past fellows include Raymond Carver, ZZ Packer, Lan Samantha Chang and Robert Pinsky.

Again, congratulations Ryan!