Writing Alumnus Matthew Gellman '18 Among 'Adroit Journal' 2020 Scholars

Gina Hackett
May 13, 2020
Headshot of Matthew Gellman

Alumnus Matthew Gellman ’18 has been named one of Adroit Journal’s 2020 Djanikian Scholars in poetry.

According to Adroit Journal, this year’s scholars were selected from a “competitive pool of international applicants” who, as emerging writers, have not yet published full-length collections. 

Along with his fellow scholars, Gellman will receive a cash prize and publication as part of the scholarship.

With poems featured in publications such as Poetry NorthwestThe Common, and Narrative, Gellman is an accomplished poet who teaches at Hunter College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

His work has earned him a Brooklyn Poets fellowship, a spot on Narrative’s “30 Below 30” list, and an Academy of American Poets Prize, along with residencies at the New York State Summer Writers Institute and the Vermont Studio Center.

Adroit Journal “has its eyes focused ahead, seeking to showcase what its global staff of writers sees as the future of poetry, prose, and art,” according to its website.

By earning a spot amongst its 2020 scholars, Gellman will join the ranks of writers such as Terrance Hayes, Joanna Klink, and D.A. Powell, all of whom have been published in Adroit Journal.