2020-2021 WRITERS IN RESIDENCE

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September 2020

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.

October 2020

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.

November 2020

Jennifer Grotz is the author of three books of poems, the most recent of which is Window Left Open. Also a translator and professor of poetry at the University of Rochester, she directs the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.

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. 

JUNE 2021

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.

July 2021

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.

July 2020

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.

August 2020


Talvikki Ansel is the author of the poetry collections My Shining Archipelago (Yale Series of Younger Poets Award), Jetty & other poems (Zoo Press), and Somewhere in Space (The Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry).

 

PAST WRITERS

Damilola Aderibigbe 

Molly Anders 

Mike Alberti
Sally Ball
Amy Beeder 

Jed Berry
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán
Dan Chiasson 

Jennifer Clarvoe
Lydia Conklin
Christina Davis 

Ted Deppe 

Annie Deppe

Duy Doan 

Geri Doran
Caitlin Doyle 

Mieke Eerkens
Moira Egan + Damiano Abeni 

Ansel Elkins
Peter Filkins 

Gabriella Gage
Adam Giannelli
Julia Glass
Amy Glynn Greacen
Sarah Gorham 

Eryn Green
Kelle Groom
Piotr Gwiazda 

Daniel Hall
Lanny Hammer
Peter Hawkins
Rick Hilles
Caoilinn Hughes
Jordan Jacks 

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Gimbiya Kettering
Peter Kline
Nate Klug 

James Longenbach 

Maxim Loskutoff
Michael Madonick

J.S. Marcus 

Cate Marvin
Airea Matthews 

Molly McQuade

Paul Merrill 

Matthew Minicucci 

Sigrid Nunez 

Anna Noyes
Dan O'Brien
Brittany Titania Perham 

Walter Perrie
Ivy Pochoda
Catherine Pond
Anna Potter 

James Reidel 

Nancy Reisman
Suzanne Rivecca 

Christa Romanosky 

Kay Ryan
Will Schutt 

Joanna Scott 

Jeff Skinner 

Michael Snediker
Bruce Snider
Terese Svoboda

Lysley Tenorio
Michael Tyrell
Noah Warren
Aidan Wasley
Josh Weil

Scott D. Westrem

Adam Wilson 

Keith Wilson
Kathleen Winter
Mark Wunderlich 

Stephen Yenser
Matthew Zapruder
Jason Zuzga




JMH Fellows / Yale Younger Poets 

Desiree Bailey 

Duy Doan 

Ansel Elkins 

Eryn Green 

Daniel Hall 

Airea Matthews

Jill Osier 

Will Schutt 

Noah Warren 

Yanyi

 

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