Monthly Archives: May 2011

Meet the 2011 Faculty: David St. John

Poet David St. John is a California native who has roved in the course of his literary career from Fresno to Iowa to Ohio to Baltimore before returning to the West Coast, where [he teaches at the University of Southern California]( In his nine volumes of poetry, a similarly roving, restless sensibility emerges — one […]

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Meet the 2011 Faculty: Michelle Huneven

We’re excited to welcome back faculty member Michelle Huneven, who last joined us at the conference in 2006. Huneven hails from the Los Angeles area, which is stereotypically associated with mass media entertainment rather than literary fiction. But in her works, Huneven infuses the sprawling landscape with gravitas. Her novels _Round Rock_ (1997), _Jamesland_ (2003) […]

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Meet the 2011 Faculty: D.A. Powell

Conference poets continue to make headlines. In March, frequent faculty member C.D. Wright [won the National Book Critics Circle Award]( for _One with Others: [a little book of her days]_. And a few weeks ago, 2011 faculty member D.A. Powell was [awarded a Guggenheim fellowship]( It’s not the first prestigious honor for Powell. His latest […]

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Plein air writing for springtime

With the start of May, spring has finally arrived in Wine Country. The grapevines are unfurling delicate tendrils on the trellises; blooms are bursting forth between vineyard rows, in yards and on hillsides; and allergy sufferers are sniffling (condolences!). If the current trend is any indication, conference week July 24-29 is on track to be […]

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