Summer Fishtrap Undergraduate Fellow – Kaley Schumaker

Posted on May 25, 2016


Kaley Schumaker

Fishtrap is pleased to announce that Kaley Schumaker has received the 2nd annual Summer Fishtrap Undergraduate Fellowship in partnership with the University of Montana Creative Writing Program and The Oval, the university’s undergraduate literary magazine.

Fishtrap’s Undergraduate Fellowship allows a selected upper-division University of Montana student studying creative writing, to attend Summer Fishtrap, take a writing workshop, and do a featured reading during the week. We welcome Kaley and look forward to building future relationships with western college and university programs to give a new generation the chance to study and join the community of writers at Summer Fishtrap.

More about Kaley Schumaker
Kaley enjoyed an adventurous childhood in a tiny mountain town at the foothills of the Rocky Mountain National Park. In search of new peaks she enrolled at the University of Montana to study writing and studio art. She seeks to write poetry that submerges us in human experience and the astonishment of fleeting detail. Between her artistic endeavors, Kaley enjoys piping hot tea, guitar sessions in her kitchen, and a glass of whiskey with close friends and close poems.

Kaley joins 2016 Fishtrap Fellows Christina deViller, Samantha Kim Rogers, and Erica Watson this summer for a week of writing and conversation in the community of writers that is unique to Summer Fishtrap. Since 1990, Fishtrap has awarded more than 100 Fellowships to emerging writers who show great promise. 2016SFG-PWad-01Previous Fellows include novelist Kathleen Tyau, short fiction writer Geronimo Tagatac, nonfiction writer Ellen Waterston, and poet Joe Wilkins, who we welcome back this year as part of the Summer Fishtrap faculty.

Learn more about Summer Fishtrap and our Fellowship program at