Our poets in residence for summer 2022
This fellowship got started when Spencer Reece headed down to Honduras in 2010. That trip was the catalyst that launched the Book "Counting Time Like People Count Stars: Poems by the Girls of Our Little Roses, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the film Voices Beyond the Wall, and The Our Little Roses Poetry Fellowship.
This fellowship is to honor that girl and all the girls that have ever been a part of the Our Little Roses family, some two hundred abandoned and abused girls who have gone on to become engineers and dentists, and more. Our Little Roses is the only all-girl orphanage in a country of 250,000 orphans. Prior to the founding of the home, the most likely outcome for such a girl was to become a prostitute or a maid.
Through the OLR Poetry Fellowship, poets from around the world have the opportunity to spend one month at Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula live on-site at the home, and teach in the co-ed bilingual school next door.
June 21st to September 21st.