Tracie Morris is a Kore Press poet, performance artist, vocalist, voice consultant, creative non-fiction writer, critic, scholar, bandleader, actor and Advisory Board member of KPI.
Join Kore Press Institute in celebrating Tracie Morris and Sandra Lim, two Kore Press poets awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Chosen through a rigorous peer-review process from almost 3,000 applicants, Morris and Lim are part of a diverse group of 184 artists, writers, scholars, and scientists in this year’s fellowship class.
Created in 1925 by Senator Simon and Olga Guggenheim in memory of their son John Simon Guggenheim, the Foundation has offered fellowships to exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation in any art form, under the freest possible conditions.
Tracie Morris is a Brooklyn, New York-based performance artist, vocalist, voice consultant, creative non-fiction writer, critic, scholar, bandleader, and actor who also serves as an Advisory Board member of KPI. You can read her work in handholding: 5 kinds (Kore, 2016) and in an upcoming sequel publication in late 2021. Morris’ experimental sound poetry is progressive and improvisational. She is a tenured professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Sandra Lim is a professor and won the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Lim’s first book, Loveliest Grotesque, won the 2006 Kore Press First Book Award for Poetry. In 2018, Lim was named as one of the top ten women of color changing poetry by Culture Trip.