Yetzirah Summer Conference: Sample CONTRIBUTOR Application

Applicants who wish to join the Yetzirah Summer Conference as Contributors should have a deep love of and commitment to poetry and interest in engaging further with its intersections with Jewish culture and tradition. Some record of publication, as well as previous experience attending generative creative writing workshops is recommended but not required.


First name:

Last name:


Cell phone:

Address 1:

Address 2:





Current job title(s):


Please, provide a professional bio of up to 200 words.


Yetzirah is a nonpolitical organization founded on the desire to provide a safe and welcoming space for Jewish poets of all denominations, degrees of religious engagement, races, ethnicities, sexualities, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, and political affiliations. All Yetzirah Summer Conference participants will be asked to sign a contract confirming their willingness to abide by Yetzirah’s values of inclusivity, mutual respect, and collegiality. Please, confirm your willingness to attend the conference in this spirit and sign such a contract. [Y/N}


Please, describe what drew you to the Yetzirah Summer Conference and what you hope to gain from attending as a Participant.


How did you hear about Yetzirah?


Is there anything else you’d like us to know?


Please, attach a 5-page writing sample (12-point font, 1-inch margins) containing no more than one poem per page. If a poem has been published previously, please indicate the publication details at the top of the page. Poems will be read for their craft, not for their engagement (or lack thereof) with Jewish themes.