2020-2021 WRITERS IN RESIDENCE
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Ryan Chapman is a Sri Lankan-American writer originally from Minnesota. He is the author of the novel Riots I Have Known (Simon & Schuster), named a best book of 2019 by Electric Literature and The Marshall Project. His work has appeared online at The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, BookForum, BOMB, Guernica, and The Believer. A recipient of fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and the Millay Colony for the Arts, he lives in Kingston, New York.
December 2020/ January 2021
Nicholas Boggs is currently at work on a literary biography of James Baldwin. He is co-editor of Baldwin’s collaboration with French painter Yoran Cazac, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood (Duke 2018). The recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell and a 2019 Robert and Ina Caro Travel and Research Fellowship from Biographer’s International, he teaches in the Department of English at New York University.
February/ March 2021
Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. The recipient of a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation and a Rome Prize, she lives in Princeton, New Jersey
April/ May 2021
Greg Wrenn is the author of Centaur, which Terrance Hayes awarded the 2013 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, he is currently an assistant professor of English at James Madison University. He was educated at Harvard University and Washington University in St. Louis.
Wrenn is currently working on Row, a memoir about using the ocean to heal from childhood trauma, and Origin, his second poetry collection.
Desiree C. Bailey is a poet, writer and teacher. Her debut poetry collection What Noise Against the Cane is the winner of the 2020 Yale Younger Poets Prize. She is also the author of the fiction chapbook In Dirt or Saltwater (O'Clock Press, 2016), and has work published in Best American Poetry 2015, Callaloo, Washington Square Review and The Rumpus, among other publications. She has a BA from Georgetown University, an MFA in Fiction from Brown University, and is an MFA Poetry candidate at New York University. She is a recipient of the 2013 Poets and Writer's Amy Award. Desiree was born in Trinidad and Tobago and lives in New York.
Armen Davoudian’s poems and translations from Persian have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, The Sewanee Review, The Yale Review and elsewhere. His work has been supported by scholarships from Bread Loaf, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Armen grew up in Isfahan, Iran and is currently a PhD candidate in English at Stanford University.
Claire Luchette is a writer from Chicago. Her short fiction has appeared in VQR, Ploughshares, Granta, and Kenyon Review, and her first novel is forthcoming from FSG. She's a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Oregon and has received grants and fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, Lighthouse Works, Blue Mountain Center, and the Millay Colony.
Walt Hunter is the author of Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization and the co-translator, with Lindsay Turner, of Frédéric Neyrat's Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism. Hunter's poems have appeared in the Harvard Advocate, The Atlantic, Boston Review, Literary Imagination, Oversound, Prelude, and other publications. He was the 2017 South Carolina Arts Commission Poetry Fellow and currently teaches at Clemson University.
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán
Moira Egan + Damiano Abeni
Amy Glynn Greacen
Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Brittany Titania Perham
Scott D. Westrem
JMH Fellows / Yale Younger Poets