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About the Fellowship

Thanks to a grant from the the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation, VCCA’s Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship will provide fully-funded, three-week writing residencies to nine poets. The VCCA residency at Mt. San Angelo includes a private bedroom with private bath, a separate individual studio, and three meals a day in a community of cross-disciplinary artists.

Reynolds Poetry Fellows


Fall 2022: Shara Lessley
Winter 2023: Jubi Arriola-Headley
Summer 2023: TBA


2022: Avia Tadmor
2022: Rebecca Morgan Frank
2022: Joanne Diaz
2021: Patricia Spears Jones
2020: John Poch
2019: Amanda Galvan Huynh

Inaugural Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellow Amanda Galvan Huynh Comes to VCCA

John Poch

“I enjoyed my residency and the fellowship with my very creative cohort a great deal. I wrote 12 new poems for a current project, and I was able to edit entirely 3 book manuscripts of mine which are underway, 2 of poetry, and 1 of poetry criticism. The setting is beautiful, and the days are worry free.”

Thanks to

Richard S. Reynolds Foundation

“The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation was established in Richmond, Virginia, in 1955. The foundation provides assistance locally and beyond to community causes such as science, education, healthcare, the environment and the arts.”