TIMOTHY DONNELLY is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit and The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His poems have appeared in Fence, Harper's, Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. The recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York State Writers Institute, he is poetry editor of Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts. Visit his author page at Wave Books or read a poem.
MARK DOTY is the author of nine books of poems, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems and School of the Arts. He has published three volumes of nonfiction prose and two memoirs, including Dog Years, a New York Times bestseller. His honors include the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards, and a PEN/Martha Albrand Award, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at Rutgers University. Visit his website or listen to an interview.
MATTHEA HARVEY is the author of three collections of poems: Sad Little Breathing Machine, Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form and Modern Life, which won the 2009 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of two children's books and an illustrated erasure, Of Lamb, with images by Amy Jean Porter. A contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB, she teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn. Visit her website or read an interview.
DARA WIER's newest book, her twelfth (April ’13), is You Good Thing from Wave Books. Guggenheim, NEA and Massachusetts Cultural Council awards have supported her work. She, along with Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit, edits and publishes for Factory Hollow Press, an independent publisher located at Flying Object in Hadley, Massachusetts. She co-founded and co-directs the Juniper Initiative for the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts where she is on the permanent poetry faculty. With Noy Holland and Lisa Olstein she co-founded the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Visit her author page at Wave Books or read an interview.
ANTHONY DOERR is the author of two collections of stories, Memory Wall and The Shell Collector; a novel, About Grace; and the nonfiction book Four Seasons in Rome. His writing has won numerous prizes, including four O. Henry Prizes, three Pushcart Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Story Prize, and the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. In 2007, the British magazine Granta put Doerr on its list of Best Young American Novelists. He is a regular contributor to the webzine The Morning News. Visit his website or read a story.
NOY HOLLAND's collections of short fiction and novellas include Swim for the Little One First, What Begins with Bird, and The Spectacle of the Body. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, she is a professor in the University of Massachusetts MFA Program. She serves on the Board of Directors for the independent press Fiction Collective Two. With Dara Wier and Lisa Olstein she co-founded the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Read an interview or an excerpt from a story.
JOY WILLIAMS is the author of four novels, including The Quick and the Dead, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and three collections of stories. Ill Nature, a book of essays, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Among her many honors are the Rea Award for the short story and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has taught at the Universities of Houston, Florida, Iowa, and Arizona. Read a short story or an interview.
PAUL LISICKY is the author of the novels Lawnboy and The Burning House; a memoir, Famous Builder; and Unbuilt Projects, a collection of short prose. A new memoir, The Narrow Door, is forthcoming in 2014. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/ Copernicus Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is the New Voices Professor at Rutgers University and he teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. Follow his blog or watch a video.
Poets and Writers in Residence
HEATHER CHRISTLE is the author of three poetry collections: What Is Amazing, The Difficult Farm, and The Trees The Trees, which won the 2012 The Believer Poetry Award. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and is the web editor for jubilat. Learn more on her blog or read some recent poems.
PETER GIZZI is the author of Threshold Songs, The Outernationale, Some Values of Landscape and Weather, Artificial Heart, and Periplum and other poems 1987-1992. His editing projects include The House that Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer, The Exact Change Yearbook, and o-blek: a journal of language arts. He is the recipient of the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Howard Foundation, and the Foundation of Contemporary Arts. Read an interview or a recent review.
STACEY LEVINE is the author of four books of fiction. Her story collection The Girl with Brown Fur and her novel Frances Johnson were shortlisted for the Washington State Book Award, and her collection My Horse and Other Stories won a PEN/West Fiction Award. Levine received a Stranger Genius Award for Literature in 2009 and was a recipient of a Seattle Artist Trust Fellowship. Visit her website or read a story.
BEN MARCUS is the author of two novels The Flame Alphabet and Notable American Women and the story collection The Age of Wire and String.
MAGGIE NELSON's most recent book is The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. She is the author of three other books of nonfiction prose, Bluets and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions. She has also published four books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes and Jane: A Murder, which was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and an Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant. She currently teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. Read a recent interview or a review.
ALIX OLSON has been an internationally touring spoken word artist for the past fifteen years, performing throughout Europe and the United States. She is the co-author of Burning Down the House and the editor of Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, and has produced several CD's and books, including the award-winning documentary "Left Lane: On the Road with Alix Olson." Twice headlining HBO's Def Poetry Jam, Alix's work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Out, Ms. Magazine, and The Advocate. She has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Barbara Deming Foundation, and OutMusic. Visit her website or watch a performance.
LISA OLSTEIN is the author of three collections of poetry: Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, winner of the Hayden Carruth Award, Lost Alphabet, named one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal, and Little Stranger (May, 2013). Cold Satellite, an album of songs based on her poems and lyrics, was released in 2010 by Jeffrey Foucault; a new collaboration is forthcoming in 2013. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Centrum, she is Director of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, which she cofounded with Noy Holland and Dara Wier. Listen to an interview or read a selection of poems.
D.A. Powell's books include Cocktails and Chronic, both finalists for the Publishing Triangle and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. His honors include a Pushcart Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Prize in Poetry, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard University, Powell has taught at University of San Francisco, Columbia University, University of Iowa’s Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Davidson College. Follow his blog or read some poems.
SUSAN STEINBERG is the author of the story collections Spectacle, Hydroplane, and The End of Free Love. She was the 2010 United States Artists Ziporyn Fellow in Literature. She has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a National Magazine Award. She has held residencies at The MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the Blue Mountain Center, Ledig House, Yaddo, and NYU. Read an interview or a story.
BETSY WHEELER is the author of the poetry collection Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room, and Start Here, a poetry chapbook. Her poems have appeared in notnostrums, Bat City Review, Forklift Ohio, The Journal, and elsewhere. From 2005-2007, she served as the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. She is editor of the limited-edition poetry chapbook publisher Pilot Books, and Managing Director of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Visit her website or read a poem.