Faculty

Faculty for the 37th conference, July 23-28, 2017:

Poetry

Eavan Boland Eavan Boland is the author of, most recently, A Woman Without a Country and New Collected Poems.  Her other books of poetry include Domestic Violence, Against Love Poetry, The Lost Land, and In a Time of Violence. Boland is also the author of two books of prose, Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time and A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet. She co-edited the Norton anthologies The Making of a Poem and The Making of a Sonnet. Her awards include a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry, among others; in 2016, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She directs the creative writing program at Stanford University.
Jane Hirshfield Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently The Beauty, a San Francisco Chronicle best book of the year and long listed for the National Book Award. Her second collection of essays, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, received the Northern California Book Award. Other poetry collections include Come, Thief; After; and Given Sugar, Given Salt. In addition to a previous book of essays, Hirshfield has edited and co-translated four books collecting the work of world poets from the past. Other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets. In 2012 she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Ada Limón Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.
Matthew Zapruder Matthew Zapruder  is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Sun Bear. Why Poetry, a book of prose, is forthcoming from Ecco Press in summer 2017. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a William Carlos Williams Award, a May Sarton Award from the Academy of American Arts and Sciences, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship in Marfa, Texas. An Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California, he is also Editor at Large at Wave Books, and Editor of the Poetry Column for the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Oakland, California.

 

Fiction

Lan Samantha Chang Lan Samantha Chang is the author of three books: the critically acclaimed novella All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, the novel Inheritance, and Hunger: A Novella and Stories. Chang has been honored as the California Book Award Silver Medalist, as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and with a Bay Area Book Award and literary awards from the Greensboro Review and the Transatlantic Review. Her work has also been nominated for the PEN Center USA West Award and the PEN/Hemingway Literature Prize. Her fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, and Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Chang directs the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Peter Ho Davies Peter Ho Davies is the author of two novels, The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World and Equal Love. His work has been widely anthologized, including selections for Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. Davies is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a winner of the PEN/Malamud Award. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, he now makes his home in the U.S. He is currently on the faculty of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Daniel Orozco Daniel Orozco is the author of Orientation and Other Stories.  His work has appeared in the Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and in Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, and others.  He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Whiting Writers Award.  He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Idaho.
ZZ Packer ZZ Packer, who resides in Lexington, Massachusetts, is working on a novel about Reconstruction and the Buffalo Soldiers. She is the author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GRANTA, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and other magazines and journals. She was selected as one of The New Yorker’s “Best 20 Under 40” American writers and GRANTA’s Best Young American Novelists. She was most recently selected for 100 Years of Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim, a Whiting Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Rona Jaffe Award.

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