It’s a pleasure to share the newest venture from one of our wonderful partners in the realms of poetics and mindfulness, the City University of New York’s Center for the Humanities Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Lost & Found publishes original texts by figures central to and associated with New American Poetry, in an effort to excavate lost documents and to illuminate understudied aspects of literary, cultural, and political history.
While focusing on poetry and poetics, Lost & Found continues to expand their range of focus as well into other art forms including music, performing arts, and the visual arts, particularly in the context of specific historical moments of great synergy.
Engaging the Senses Foundation is honored to have the opportunity in 2022 to partner with the Early Research Initiative at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and The Office of the Provost at The Graduate Center, to enable Lost & Found to once again offer Lost & Found Archival Research Grants (LFARG) for CUNY graduate students in all disciplines who are currently developing or seeking to develop archival research in or around 20th century poetry, poetics or other art forms as outlined above. The grants will range from $1,000 to $3,000.
With a focus on writers, artists, and musicians whose contributions to New American Poetry remain understudied, grant recipients will be able to undertake further archival research, writing, and editing en route to a publication project for Lost & Found, a blog post about the research process on Distributaries, or some other format. The Lost & Found Archival Research Grant application due date is February 18, 2022, by 11:59 PM.
We are looking forward to the unexpected delights and riches that the grant recipients will offer in time, and remain in awe of the groundbreaking work done by Lost & Found, to be found and cherished in their trove of extraordinary publications/archives.