(April 15, 2005) – Fourteen Yaddo artists are among the 186 recipients of the 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards.
Guggenheim winners are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. More than 3,000 applicants were considered by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for the 2005 fellowships. This year’s award grants totaled $7,112,000, for an average individual prize of $38,237. What distinguishes the Guggenheim Fellowship program from all others is the wide range in interest, age, geography, and institution of those it selects as it considers applications in 79 different fields, from the natural sciences to the creative arts. The new fellows include writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, choreographers, physical and biological scientists, social scientists, and scholars in the humanities. Many hold appointments in colleges and universities, although 47 of the new fellows have no academic or university affiliation.
Yaddo’s 2005 Guggenheim recipients are:
Kim Addonizio, Poet, Oakland, California: Poetry.
Sarah Arvio, Poet, New York, New York; Freelance Translator, United Nations, New York City and Geneva, Switzerland: Poetry.
Jo Ann Beard, Writer, Rhinebeck, New York: A memoir.
Henri Cole, Poet, Boston, Massachusetts; Member of the Core Faculty, Graduate Writing Seminars, Bennington College of William and Mary: Poetry.
Brian Current, Composer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Music composition.
Torey Dent, Poet, New York, New York: Poetry.
Gina Gionfriddo, Playwright, New York, New York: Play writing.
Adam Haslett, Writer, New York, New York: Fiction.
Jin Lee, Photographer, Chicago, Illinois; Associate Professor of Art, Illinois State University: Photography.
Philip Schultz, Poet, East Hampton, New York; Founding Director, The Writers Studio, New York City: Poetry.
David Shields, Writer, Seattle, Washington; Professor of English, University of Washington: A meditation on the brute fact of human mortality.
Shelly Silver, Video Artist, New York, New York; Member of the Adjunct Faculty, School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: Video.
Kimi Takesue, Filmmaker, New York, New York: Filmmaking.
Andrew Waggoner, Composer and Musician, New York, New York; Composer-in-Residence and Associate Professor, Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University: Music composition.