School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
Partial list of publications:Indolence, short fiction in The Gettysburg Review, The Barcelona Review, and Fence, among other journals
MFA in Fiction, Queens University of Charlotte
Partial list of publications: As Flies to Whatless Boys, Carnival, My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, Blessed Is the Fruit, and Divina Trace
PhD in English Literature, The University of Iowa
Robert Antoni was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1958, and he carries two passports: from the US, and Trinidad and Tobago. Antoni’s fictional world is the island of Corpus Christi, and to create it he draws upon his two hundred years of family history in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as his upbringing in the Bahamas. His first novel, Divina Trace, was published in 1991, and his most recent novel, Carnival, was published in 2005. The latter work has appeared in French, Spanish, Finnish, and Chinese translations. Antoni was named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2010 for his upcoming historical novel, As Flies to Whatless Boys. Antoni has taught a wide range of courses in creative writing and literature at such esteemed institutions as The New School University of New York, Columbia University, The University of Miami, The University of Iowa, and Johns Hopkins University. He currently lives in Manhattan, and he frequently visits Barcelona, where he has kept an alternate address for the past 20 years.
Awards & Honors
Fluent in English and Spanish
I am presently a Senior Editor at Conjunctions, and a Contributing Editor at the Paris Review andBOMB magazine.
The Archipelago: New Writing from and about the Caribbean, coedited by Robert Antoni and Bradford Morrow, Conjunctions: 27, published by Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504, November, 1996, 352 pages.
Partial list of publications: The Free World, Journey Prize Stories (editor), and Natasha and Other Stories
MFA in Production, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA
David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who was born in Riga, Latvia, and immigrated to Toronto in 1980. The New Yorker recently listed him as one of the most promising fiction writers under the age of 40. David’s first novel, The Free World, was published in 2011 in multiple countries, and his first collection, Natasha and Other Stories, has been translated into 15 languages. David’s short stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Harpers, Zoetrope All-Story, and The Walrus. His work has been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, and the CBC, and his stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories2005 & 2006. Bezmozgis has also received international acclaim for his first feature film, Victoria Day. David is currently a fellow at the Harvard/Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He has taught at Columbia University in New York and at Humber College and York University in Toronto.
Awards & Honors
Fiction in Collections and Anthologies
Fiction and Essays in Newspapers and Magazines
Stories Adapted for Radio and Stage
“The Proposition”, Symphony Space, Selected Shorts. New York. December 12, 2007. Part of MacDowell Colony Centennial Celebration. National US radio broadcast on NPR.
Narrative and Documentary Films
A coming-of-age story set in Toronto in 1988 chronicling a momentous week in the life of a sixteen year-old Russian Jewish boy.
The Genuine Article: The First Trial
The film follows three Canadian law students and one Bay Street law firm during the intensive and highly competitive summer recruitment period. Shot in a verite style, with the aim of presenting as unmediated a perspective on the events as possible.
The Diamond Nose
A magical realist story about a Jewish boy who has a nose that is both indestructible and incomparably large.
The film follows three practitioners of the ancient rite of Jewish ritual circumcision, an Orthodox rabbi, a nurse midwife, and a doctor popularly known as “the mohel to the stars.” Through them, the film explores the changing nature of Jewish community, tradition, and culture.
Talks and Presentations (Partial List)
Partial list of publications: Good Boys, The Kingdom and After
Ph.D. English, University of California, Santa Barbara
2018-2019 SABBATICAL APPOINTMENTS
Visiting Scholar, Fall 2018
Visiting Fellow, Spring 2019
AWARDS, GRANTS, and FELLOWSHIPS
Books as Author
2020 Good Boys. Portland: Tin House Books, February.
Books as Co-Editor
2021 “Beggars and Choosers,” “Magical Realism in America,” “Autumn in New York, 2020”, “The Poet and the Nurse,” and “Love Poem,” American Poetry Review, Volume 50, No. 2.
2020 “Shanghai,” The New Yorker. Print.
“In Death We Met in Scotland” and “Do You Sell Dignity Here?” Los Angeles Review of Books. Issue 26, (May):Print.
2019 “Scylla and Charybdis,” The New Yorker. Print.
“Church Girls,” Thrush Poetry Journal, (July): Online.
“Why we Drink, Rattle Poet’s Respond. (Jan): Online.
“Rhode Island Wedding,” Ploughshares 138,(Jan): Print.
“Belleville” and “Night, the First,” The Margins.
2018 “Conversion,” The Adroit Journal 26, (Aug.): Online.
“Venus, Aged,” The Adroit Journal 26, (Aug.): Online.
“The Solar Wake,” Chicago Review (Oct): Online.
“Sonora,” The Missouri Review Poem of the Day (June)
“The Machine and the Catholic or Alice and Eileen,” Denver Quarterly 51.4 (Jan/Feb.): npn.
“Running in the Suburbs” and “Coloring Hour,” Columbia Poetry Review 31 (Spring).
2017 “The Eulogy,” Tin House 74 (Dec.): 177.
“In California, Everything Already Looks Like the Afterlife,” Tin House 74 (Dec.): 179.
“Amsterdam,” Bennington Review 4 (Dec.): npn.
“The Poet Holds a Gun,” Court Green 13 (Nov.): Online.
“Nukemap.com," Rattle: Poet’s Respond (Aug.): Online.
“Regret is Like a Blue Dive,” Thrush (May): Online.
“Good Boys,” The Common 13 (March): 62.
“White People Always Want to Tell Me…,” The Common Poetry Feature (April): Online.
“The Afrikander,” Guernica(Dec.): Online.
“The Metallurgist,” Memorious 19 (Dec): Online.
2011 “The Nothing of my Kitchen Sleep,”Upstairs at Duroc 12 (March).
2021 “Elemental City,” LitHub. (March): Online.
2019 “On Meena Alexander: Intrusion, Dissolution, and Elsewhere,” The Margins. (Asian American Writers Workshop) (April): Online.
2018 “Jesus is Back: The child of Portuguese colonialism returns as chef and citizen to Lisbon,” The Luso-American Anthology, Tagus Press, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Edited by Christopher Larkosh and Oona Patrick.
2017 “Obama in Kenya: Diaspora in Four Movements,” The Margins (Asian American Writers Workshop) (Jan.): Online. [Nominated for a Pushcart Prize].
2015 “Lisboa, Tanga, Goa,” Others Will Enter the Gates: Immigrant Poets on Poetry Influences and Writing in America, Black Lawrence Press (April): Online. Edited by Abayomi Animashaun.
Essays on Literature and Reviews
2021 On Aisha Sasha John’s To Stand at the Precipce Alone and Repeat What is Whispered, Poetry Foundation online, (May 24th)
2017 “A Body of Shifting Resilience: Review of Cortney Lamar Charleston’s Telepathologies.” The Boston Review (Nov.): Online.
2014 “Vitality and Vulnerability: An Essay and Interview with CM Burroughs.” The Boston Review (June): Online.
2012 “Scientific Materialism and Poetics: A Short Essay and Interview with Eleni Sikelianos.” California Journal of Poetics 0: Online.
“Review of Sarah Riggs’ The Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck Press).” Rattle (Nov.):
Peer Reviewed Essays
2019 “Artist Statement: The Poetics of Suspense,” Configurations 27.4 (Fall): Print.
2014 “The Transgenic Imagination,” Postmodern Culture25.1 (Sept.): Online.
INVITED CREATIVE READINGS and TALKS
2020 In Person:
*I had to cancel fifteen events because of Covid-19 (Brazos Bookstore, Presa Art Gallery, University of Greenwich- London, Burley Fisher Books- London, Lacunae Volumes Reading Series- Amsterdam, The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore- Paris, Paris Lit Up, Uni-Verse Society- Vienna, Women and Children First Bookstore- Chicago, Boston University, Dartmouth College, University of Oregon, Word Above- Atlantic City, Moravian College, Lehigh University).
2019 Literary Shanghai, Shanghai, China, May 18th.
2018 Verso: Culturele Zondag: Literatuur, Amsterdam, October 14th.
2017 Berlin Writer’s Workshop, KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext, Berlin, December 16th.
INVITED ACADEMIC TALKS
2019 La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Department of Anglophone Studies, “Cryopolitics,” November 16th.
2017 Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany, Centre for Digital Cultures, “Disgust and the Unbearable Intimacy of Borders,” December 13th.
2013 Boston University, Department of Fine Arts and Painting, “BioArt,” February 5th.
(SELECTED) ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2019 “Thresholdings: Opening Remarks,” with co-organizer Alanna Thain, McGill University,
2017 “Disgust and the Unbearable Intimacy of Borders,” Global Emergent Media Lab (GEM) Summer Institute, Concordia University, Salemi, Sicily, July 21st.
2016 “Transversal Intimacy,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, November 3rd-6th.
2016 “The Poetics of the Amorphous,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, November 3rd-6th.
2015 “Habits of Quarantine,” National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, November 9th-12th.
2014 “Ocean Quarantine,” Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Dallas, Texas, October 9th-12th.
2013 “Hygiene, Contagion, Toxicity: Figuring Molecular Life in the 21st Century,” Rendering the Visible, Georgia State University, Atlanta, February 8th-10th.
2013 “Transgenic Poetics” Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 27th-30th.
2012 “Foreignness, Surrogacy, and Reproductive Discourses” After Queer, After Posthuman, Rice University, Houston, September 14th-15th.
2011 “Tiny Matter: Neuro-Architecture in the 21st century” World Picture Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, September 23d.
2011 Beckett, Affect, and the Brain” Southern California Irish Studies Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, January 2011.
2010 The Disintegrating Subject: Cognition, Affect, and Consciousness in Beckett’s Molloy” for Literature, Theory, and Culture, University of California, Santa Barbara, November 16th.
2010 “Intersubjectivity, Affect, and Cognitive Conflicts in 20th Century Anglophone Texts” Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Indianapolis, Indiana, October 28-30.
2010 “The Plastic Stitch: Self-contraction and Consciousness in Beckett’s Molloy" Back to the Beckett Text, University of Gdansk, Poland, May 10-14.
2010 “The Molecular Aesthetic: Affect and Depersonalization in European Modernism” The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, Queens University in Belfast, April 8-10.
2009 "Splitting and Object Relation Theory in Patrick McCabe's Butcher Boy" Southern
Lafayette College (2015-present)
University of California, Santa Barbara (2007-2011)
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
Partial list of publications: No Other Rome (Akron Poetry Series, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Bennington Review, Everyday Genius, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.
MFA in Creative Writing, Boston University
Heather Green's is the author of the poetry collection No Other Rome (Akron Poetry Series, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Bennington Review, Everyday Genius, the New Yorker, and elsewhere. She is the translator of Tristan Tzara's Noontimes Won (Octopus Books, 2018), which received the Hemingway prize from the French Ministry of Culture, and Guide to the Heart Rail (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2017). Her translations of Tzara's work have appeared in Asymptote, Poetry International, and several anthologies, and are forthcoming in AGNI, Guernica, and Ploughshares. Her writing on translation has appeared in Hopscotch Translation and Poetry Daily. Green is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art at George Mason University and currently serves as a reviewer for the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Books andan editorial board member for Poetry Daily.
Partial list of publications: Shades of the Other Shore, French Spirits, Beautiful Monsters, Water From Stone, The Golden-Bristled Boar
PhD in Literature & Creative Writing, University of Houston
Jeffrey Greene has published five collections of poetry, most recently Beyond Our Means (2016). He is the author of the memoir French Spirits and three personalized nature books, including In Pursuit of Wild Edibles (2016). He is also the author of Shades of the Other Shore, a book of mixed genre writing: sketches, prose pieces, and poetry written in collaboration with painter Ralph Petty. His writing has been supported by the NEA, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and Rinehart Fund, and he was a winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, the Randall Jarrell Award, and the "Discovery"/ The Nation Award. His poems, short stories, and essays have appeared numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, Ploughshares, Agni, Southwest Review and the anthologies Strangers in Paris, Intimacy, and Nothing to Declare: A Guide to Flash Sequence. He is professor at the American University of Paris and mentors for the Pan-European MFA Program.
Awards & Honors
Grants & Fellowships
Greene writes and speaks fluent English and can communicate in French.
Glimpses of the Invisible World in New Haven. Coreopsis Books, 1995. Winner of the Coreopsis Book Prize.
Across Time, Across Memory. Mirror Visions Ensemble. Albany Classical Records. 2005.
Selected Poetry in Periodicals
“An Interview with Stanley Plumly.” The Writer’s Chronicle. December 2000.
American Spirituals in “POET 2000 Sculpted Library” sponsored by DUBCIT, Dublin, and the European Commission’s CULTURE 2000 Internationale Literaturfestival Berlin and permanent exhibition Dublin.
Partial list of publications: The Lazarus Project, The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, Love and Obstacles
PhD in English Literature at Loyola University, Chicago
Acclaimed fiction writer Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written three collections of short stories: The Question of Bruno,Nowhere Man (also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Love and Obstacles. Born in Sarajevo, Hemon visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for a matter of months. During Hemon’s visit, Sarajevo came under siege, and the writer was unable to return home. Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. His books have been published in over 20 countries around the world. Hemon was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.
Awards & Honors
Short Story Collections
Book Reviews and Magazine Articles
Edited Best European Fiction, 2010 and 2011 editions (The Dalkey Archive Press).
Partial list of publications: Parables & Faxes, Zero Gravity, Keeping Mum, Chaotic Angels, A Hospital Odyssey, Sparrow Tree, and the three Welsh collections in Tair mewn Un (“Three in One”); non-fiction Sunbathing in the Rain, Two in a Boat; novella The Meat Tree
D Phil in English Literature, Balliol College, Oxford
Gwyneth Lewis was appointed Wales’s first National Poet in 2005 and was honored with the task of composing the six-foot-high words displayed on the front of Cardiff’s new Wales Millennium Centre, which is now a national icon. Gwyneth has published 10 books of poetry in Welsh and English, including Sparrow Tree, Parables & Faxes, Keeping Mum, Zero Gravity, Tair mewn Un(“Three in One”), and Y Llofrudd Iaith (“The Language Murderer”). Zero Gravity, inspired by her astronaut cousin, was made into a documentary by the BBC. Her nonfiction books includeSunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression and Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage. She has written libretti for two chamber operas for children, an oratorio, and several radio plays, including Stardust: A Love Story, which explains the basic principles of particle physics. Gwyneth has studied at prestigious institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Columbia, and she has received numerous fellowships and awards for her work.
Gwyneth is a freelance teacher of Masterclasses and Workshops in poetry and creative nonfiction both in the UK and the US. Gwyneth has also been a Writer in Residence at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University.
Prizes & Honors
Welsh (fluent), English (fluent) French (fluent), German (conversational), Spanish (conversational)
Broadcasting & Journalism
Partial list of publications: How to Read the Air, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
MFA in Fiction, Columbia University
Dinaw Mengestu was born in Ethiopia and raised and educated in the American Midwest. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his MFA from Columbia University. Mengestu has received numerous awards and honors as a writer of both fiction and nonfiction works. His first novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, was named a New York Times Notable Book in 2007, and his second novel, How to Read the Air, received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Mengestu’s nonfiction writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Jane Magazine, Harper’s, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications, and includes articles on recent conflicts in Darfur and Uganda. Recently, Mengestu acted as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Tulane University. He is currently at work on his third novel.
Awards & Honors
Selected Conferences & Lectures
Partial list of publications: More Miracle than Bird, Nowhere Nearer, Blaue Stunde, and The Limits
MFA Creative Writing, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa
Partial list of publications: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, The Ruin of Us, Travel essays in The Lonely Planet anthologies Better Than Fiction, Better Than Fiction 2, and On the Road, Short fiction in Slice magazine, Salon, the New Delta Review and elsewhere.
MFA in Fiction Writing, The University of Iowa
Keija Parssinen attended Princeton University, where she studied English literature and received a certificate from the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. She earned her MFA at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote fellow, a Teaching and Writing fellow, and the student editor for the Iowa Short Fiction contest. After finishing the program, she won a Michener-Copernicus award for her debut novel, The Ruins of Us, which was published in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Italy and around the Middle East. The novel was long-listed for the 2012 Chautauqua Prize. In 2014, Keija was a Visiting Professor of fiction writing at Louisiana State University. Her work has appeared in the Lonely Planet travel-writing anthologies, Five Chapters, the New Delta Review, Salon, Marie Claire and elsewhere.
Keija was born in Saudi Arabia and lived there for twelve years before her family moved to Austin, Texas, where she discovered Tex-Mex, Willie Nelson, and basketball. She played competitively throughout middle and high school, spending many hours on buses traveling the blue highways of Texas to play in gymnasiums that all, inevitably, smelled the same: like Frito pie and cleaning solvent. In many ways, The Unraveling of Mercy Louis is a tribute to all the badass girls she met on that journey: her coaches, the ones on her team, and the few Mercys she played against, the ferocious girls who left her awe-struck as they lit up the scoreboard, as they owned the court, the day, the season, the town.
Currently, Keija directs the Quarry Heights Writers’ Workshop and works with students in Cedar Crest College’s low-residency Pan-European MFA program. She lives in Columbia, Missouri with her husband and son.
Partial list of publications: Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, Bellweather Rhapsody, This Must Be the Place
MFA in Writing, Emerson College
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Novel. 2019
Bellweather Rhapsody (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Novel. 2014
This Must Be the Place (Henry Holt & Company) Novel. 2010
Grub Street, Boston, MA. Fiction Instructor
Moravian College, Department of English, Bethlehem, PA. Adjunct Instructor
Lafayette College, Department of English, Easton, PA. Adjunct Instructor
Salem State University, Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, Salem, MA. Visiting Instructor
Writing and Teaching Interests
Character development. Revision technique. Visual art, music and the performing arts. Memory, nostalgia. Upstate New York. Popular culture, camp and kitsch. Genre and speculative fiction, including mystery, crime, horror, science fiction and fantasy.
Conference Workshops & Panels
“What Books Can Do: Writing for Young People in an Age of Chronic War and Extremism.”
“Writing the Novel: Following a Map that Changes.” Two-day workshop. Moravian College
“Who Are Our Readers?” Panel. Moravian College Writers’ Conference, Bethlehem, PA. June 2015
“Essentials of Character.” Workshop. The Muse and the Marketplace, Grub Street, Boston, MA. May 2015
“On Teaching Online,” How to Build and Sustain a Writing Center in the Digital Age. Panel.
“Good Girls,” Women Writing Darkness: Villains, Violence, and Unhappy Endings. Panel.
“Five Ways to Be (Part of a Writing Community),” Poetics of Generosity: The Fine Art of
Selected Readings & Invited Talks
Literature Lovers’ Night Out, Minneapolis, MN. Book talk. November 16 & 17, 2019
Freelance Writer, Bethlehem, PA
Bethlehem Area Public Library, Bethlehem, PA
Grub Street, Boston, MA
Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Moravian College Writers’ Conference, Bethlehem, PA
Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, Boston, MA
Columbia Management (formerly RiverSource Investments), Cambridge, MA
Putnam Investments, Boston, MA
Awards and Fellowships
2015 Alex Award, Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA)/American Library
Association (ALA) (Bellweather Rhapsody)
Memberships and Community Service
Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium Writing Community, Advisory Board
Partial list of publications: Who By Fire, Skinny, Essays in The New York Times, Paris Review, GQ, Esquire, and Tin House
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Montana
Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011), of the New York Times column Going Off, and of a forthcoming nonfiction book based on that column (Crown). She has written for GQ, Esquire, New York, Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, Glimmer Train Stories, and many other publications. She won the Orlando Nonfiction Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation and has been awarded a number of residencies and fellowships, including a Steinbeck Fellowship from San Jose State University and a fellowship from the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. Flavorwire named her one of "50 Writers You Need To See Read Live."
Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011)
(2016) Among The Healers (Essay) New York Times
Honors and Awards
May 2015: 360 Xochi Quetzal Residency
Teaching (abbreviated list)
2012 – present: Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio
David St. John
Partial list of publications: The Auroras, The Face: A Novella in Verse, Prism, In the Pines: Lost Poems, Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems, Terraces of Rain: An Italian Sketchbook, No Heaven, The Shore, Hush, Where the Angels Come Toward Us
MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Iowa
David St. John is an award-winning poet born in Fresno, California. St. John’s work has earned him some of the most prestigious awards for poets, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowments for the Arts, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts. He has authored nine collections of poetry, including The Auroras, The Face: A Novella in Verse, Prism, In the Pines: Lost Poems, Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems, Terraces of Rain: An Italian Sketchbook, No Heaven, The Shore, and Hush. St. John has also authored the collection of interviews and essays entitled Where the Angels Come Toward Us, and he has edited numerous poetry anthologies, including The Pushcart Book of Poetry and American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. His work has also appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Harper’s, and more. St. John has taught creative writing at Oberlin College and Johns Hopkins University and currently teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Awards & Honors
Authored Books (Poetry)
Edited Books (Poetry)
Limited Edition Books (Poetry)
Anthologies & Texts (Poetry)
The American Poetry Anthology (1975); The Pushcart Prize IV (1979); Writing Poems (1982, Second Edition 1987); To Make A Poem (1982); Love Stories/Love Poems: An Anthology (1982); The Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (1983, Second Edition 1989); The Heath Guide to Poetry (1983); Two Decades of New Poets (1984); Divided Light: Father and Son Poems (1984); New American Poets of the 80′s (1984); Songs From Unsung Worlds (1985); The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets (1985); Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms (1985); The Antaeus Anthology (1986) Piecework (1987); Vital Signs: Contemporary American Poetry From The University Presses (1989); The Best American Poetry of 1989 (1989); The Best American Poetry of 1990 (1990); The Forgotten Language: Contemporary Poets and Nature (1991); The Best American Poetry of 1991 (1991); New American Poets of the ’90s (1991); The Best American Poetry of 1992 (1992); One Hundred and One Poems of Romance (1992). Sweet Nothings (1993); The Sarjevo Anthology (1993); What Will Suffice: The Ars Poetica in Contemporary American Poetry (1994); Walk on the Wild Side (1994); Models of the Universe;(1994); Clare/Song (1994); The Pushcart Prize XX (1995); The Writing Path (1995); Grand Passion (1995); The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse (1995); Highway 99 (1996); An Invisible Ladder (1996); The Pushcart Prize XXII (1997); Leaving Home (1997); The Beach Book: A Literary Companion (1998); Outsiders (1998); The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (1999); The Geography of Home: California and the Poetry of Place (1999); Orpheus and Company (1999); The Making of a Poem: An Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000); Lighthouse Poems (2000); The Body Electric: The Best Poetry From The American Poetry Review (2000); Contemporary American Poetry (2000). Motion: American Sports Poems (2000); Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets (2000); Contemporary American Poetry (7th Edition; 2001;8th Edition, 2006); How Much Earth (2001); Poets of the New Century (2001); September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond (2002); Poems of the American West (2002); Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast (2002); So Luminous The WIildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets (2003); The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles (2003);Against Constraints: POETS FOR PEACE ANTHOLOGY (2003); Old Glory: American War Poems from the Revolutionary War to the War in Iraq (2004); The Best Of Poetry Daily (2004); The Janitor at Radio City Music Hall (2005); The Imaginary Poets (2005); Poetry Calender 2006 (2005); Range of Voices (2005); Cloud View Poets (2005); Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience (2005); Words Brushed By Music (2005); The Face of Poetry (2005); Literature: The Human Experience, Ninth Edition (2005); Francis and Clare in Poetry (2005); Lineas Conectados: Nueva poesia de los Estados Unidos (2006); American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006); Third Rail The Poetry of Rock and Roll (2007); American Poets Against the War (2009).
Anthologies, Text or Essay Collections (Prose)
Charles Wright: A Profile (1979); Poets Teaching (1980); Acts of Mind: Conversations With Contemporary Poets (1983); 45 Contemporary Poets: The Creative Process (1985); Contemporary Literary Criticism (1985); The Day I Was Older: Essays on Donald Hall (1989); Conversant Essays: Contemporary Poets On Poetry (1990); Under Discussion: Philip Levine (1990); Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (1990); Creative Writing in America: Theory and Pedagogy (1990); Giving Sorrow Words (1990); The Practice of Poetry (1992); The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry in English (1994); So the Wind Won’t Blow It Away (1995); The Point Where All Things Meet (1995); The Point Where All Things Meet: Essays on Charles Wright (1995); Writing It Down For James: Writers on Craft (1995); Poets Reading: The FIELD Symposia (1999); Writing in Flow, (1999). City Secrets: Rome (2000); “Forward,” The Gazer Within: The Selected Prose of Larry Levis,” University of Michigan Press, (2000); “The Poetry of Philip Levine,” Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale Research, (2002); “Larry Levis: An Afterward”; A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis (2004); “Introduction,” Cloud View Poets (2005); The Imaginary Poets (2005); Poets On Place (2005); High Lonesome: On the Poetry of Charles Wright (2005); Lasting: Poems on Aging (2005);Dark Horses:: Poets on Overlooked Poems (2007); Chafrles Wright in Conversation: Interviews 1979-2006 (2008).
Magazines (Poetry Published in)
The New Yorker, Poetry, Antaeus, The Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Field, The Partisan Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Boulevard, The Antioch Review and many others.
Essays, Articles & Reviews in Newspapers & Journals
Parnassus, The American Poetry Review, The Washington Post Book World, The Seneca Review, The Antioch Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book World,Field, Open Places, Quarry west, Denver Quarterly,Los Angeles Magazine, The Western Humanities Review and others.
Musical Settings of Poems/Musical Collaborations
Additional Professional Experience
Partial list of publications: Errings, The Cuckoo
MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, George Mason University
Peter Streckfus is the author of two poetry books: Errings, winner of Fordham University Press’s 2013 POL Editor’s Prize, and The Cuckoo, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2003. His poems appear in journals such as The Chicago Review, The New Republic, Seattle Review, and Slate. His awards include fellowships and grants from the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, the Peter S. Reed Foundation, the University of Alabama, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy in Rome where he is a Fellow in Literature. He lives in the Washington DC area with his wife, poet and translator Heather Green, and is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at George Mason University.
David Heska Wanbli Weiden
Partial list of publications: Winter Counts
MFA, Creative Writing. Institute of American Indian Arts
David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, is the author of the novel Winter Counts (Ecco, 2020), nominated for the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Barry Award, Thriller Award, Macavity Award, Shamus Award, Reading the West Award, VCU Cabell First Novel Award, High Plains Book Award, Colorado Book Award, and the Hammett Prize. The book was the winner of the Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery Novel, the Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel, and the Tillie Olsen Award.The novel was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, main selection of the Book of the Month Club, an Indie Next pick, and named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and other magazines. His short fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Shenandoah, Yellow Medicine Review and other magazines. He has short stories appearing or forthcoming in the anthologies Denver Noir, Midnight Hour, and This Time for Sure. Weiden is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, a Ragdale Foundation residency, the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, and was a Tin House Scholar. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his family. More information at davidweiden.com.
Full Professor (tenured) of Native American Studies and Political Science, Metropolitan State University of Denver; 2013-present
OTHER TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
Instructor, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver, Colorado; 2018-present
WOUNDED HORSE. Novel, under contract/forthcoming 2022 (Ecco/HarperCollins)
Both novels to be published in France by Gallmeister Editions; Germany by Polar Verlag; United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK; Turkey by Ithaki; Poland by Tipi; and Japan by Hayakawa. Large print edition of WINTER COUNTS published by Wheeler/Thorndike.
SPOTTED TAIL. Children’s book, 2019 (Reycraft Books)
Winner of the 2020 Spur Award by the Western Writers of America; official selection for the state of South Dakota for the 2020 National Book Festival; finalist for the 2020 Colorado Book Awards for Juvenile Literature
Short stories and creative nonfiction:
“Colfax and Havana.” Denver Noir anthology, forthcoming 2022 from Akashic Books.
“Hooch.” HarperCollins European crime anthology, forthcoming 2022.
“Turning Heart.” Bouchercon 2021 anthology, This Time for Sure, forthcoming 2021.
“Skin.” Midnight Hour anthology, forthcoming September, 2021 from Crooked Lane Books.
“Carlisle Longings.” 2019. Shenandoah. Vol. 69 (1).
“Spork.” 2016. Transmotion. Vol. 2 (1 & 2).
“Sourtoe.” 2014. Tribal College Journal. Vol. 26 (1): 52.
“Winter Counts.” 2014. Yellow Medicine Review. Spring 2014: 181.
“Saltines.” 2012. Criminal Class Review. Vol. 5: 191.
“Apollo.” 2010. Foundling Review. 2010 (Issue 3).
Other nonfiction and essays:
“This 19th-Century Law Helps Shape Criminal Justice in Indian Country.” New York Times. July 19, 2020. Reprinted in Salt Lake Tribune, July 20, 2020.
“Distractions,” Poisoned Pen blog, August 19, 2020.
“Seven Essential Native American Crime Novels,” The Strand Magazine, September 5, 2020.
“Why Indigenous Crime Fiction Matters,” CrimeReads, September 9, 2020.
MFA, Creative Writing. Institute of American Indian Arts, 2018
Ph.D., Government. University of Texas at Austin, 2007
J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 1992
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1989
CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
AWP Mentor for emerging indigenous writers, 2020
Vermont Studio Center fellowship, forthcoming when pandemic subsides
Ragdale Foundation residency, summer 2019
MacDowell Fellow, June 2018
PEN/America, Writing for Justice Fellowship, 2018
Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar, summer 2019
VONA Workshop, 2017
Shortlist, Briarpatch Creative Nonfiction Award, 2019
Longlist, PRISM International Creative Nonfiction Award, 2018
Fiction Editor, Anomaly, journal of international literature and arts, 2018-2020
Winner, fiction category, Tribal College Journal writing contest, 2014
Fiction editor, Anomaly, Journal of Literature and the Arts, www.anmly.org
Book review editor, Indigenous Policy Journal, www.indigenouspolicy.org
LITERATURE CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Tribute to Adrian C. Louis.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2020.“Outsiders in Minority Fiction: When You’re From Where You’re Not Supposed to Be.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2019.
“Native American and Latino Fiction: Intersections in Narrative as Form and Force.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2018.
“No One Thinks They’re Racist: Conscious and Unconscious Bias and Racism in MFA Programs.” Panel organizer/chair and presenter, Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2017.
“Spaceships and Detectives: Native American Fiction and the Literary Genre Novel.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2017.
“Rewriting the Iconic West: Native and Latino Writers on Crafting Change.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs meeting, 2016.
“Situating Vizenor’s Chair of Tears in the Canon of Academic Novels.” Presented at the Native American Literature Symposium, 2015.
“Red Noir: Examining the Possibilities for Indigenous Crime Literature.” Presented at the Native American Literature Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, March 2014.
Michelle Brower, Aevitas Creative Management (literary)
Kristina Moore and Ryan Wilson, Anonymous Content (film and television representation)
NATIVE NATION ENROLLMENT
Enrolled member, Sicangu Lakota nation (Rosebud Sioux Tribe)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
Active member: International Thriller Writers; Mystery Writers of America; Western Writers of AmericaMember: Association of Writers & Writing Programs; PEN America; Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers