Visiting Writers Series hosts three MFA Alumni Poets.
Noah Eli Gordon is the author of eight books, including The Year of the Rooster (Ahsahta Press, 2013), The Source (Futurepoem, 2011), and Novel Pictorial Noise (Harper Perennial, 2007), selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series and subsequently chosen for the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award. His essays, reviews, creative nonfiction, criticism, and poetry have appeared in Bookforum, Seneca Review, Boston Review, Fence, Hambone, and the anthologies Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line, Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, Poets on Teaching, and Burning Interiors: David Shapiro's Poetry and Poetics. Gordon is the co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions, an editor with The Volta, and an Assistant Professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado–Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press.
Travis Nichols is the author of the poetry collections, Iowa (Letter Machine Editions), and See Me Improving (Copper Canyon Press), along with the novels Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder, and the recent The More You Ignore Me (Coffee House Press). From 2008-2012 he was an editor at the Poetry Foundation. In 2006, he was tour manager for the Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour. He now works as a media officer at Greenpeace in Washington D.C.
Michael Teig is the author There's a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick, and Big Back Yard (BOA Editions). His work has appeared in many journals, including FIELD, Conduit, Black Warrior Review, Bateau, and A Public Space. His honors include awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Academy of American Poets and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He is a co-founder and editor-at-large of jubilat.