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Fiction Writer, Poet
Alfred Corn is the author of nine books of poems, a novel, two collections of criticism, and a play. For many years he taught in the Writing Program of the School of the Arts at Columbia.
Fiction Writer, Poet
An 8-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jéanpaul Ferro’s work has appeared on National Public Radio, Contemporary American Voices, Columbia Review, Emerson Review, Connecticut Review, Saltsburg Review, Hawaii Review, Danforth Review, Oregon Literary Review, Portland Monthly, Arts & Understanding Magazine, The Providence Journal, , and others. He is the author of All The Good Promises (Plowman Press, 1994), Becoming X (BlazeVox Books, 2008), You Know Too Much About Flying Saucers (Thumbscrew Press, 2009), Hemispheres (Maverick Duck Press, 2009) Essendo Morti – Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009), nominated for the 2010 Griffin Prize in Poetry; and Jazz (Honest Publishing, 2011), nominated for both the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the 2012 Griffin Prize in Poetry. He is represented by the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Kelle Groom's memoir, I WORE THE OCEAN IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL (Simon & Schuster 2011; paperback 2012), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, a Library Journal Best Memoir of 2011, Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, Oprah.com O Magazine selection, and Oxford American Editor's Pick. Her poetry collections are FIVE KINGDOMS(Anhinga Press 2010) recipient of a Florida Book Award and recognized in Entertainment Weekly's "Best New Poetry," LUCKILY(Anhinga 2006) a Florida Book Award winner, and UNDERWATER CITY, selected for University Press of Florida's Contemporary Poetry Series, 2004. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2010, The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor among others, and has been recognized in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Non-Required Reading anthologies. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Library of Congress, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Millay Colony for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, American Antiquarian Society, Ucross Foundation, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. The 2012-2013 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, Groom is now on the faculty of SNC's low-residency MFA Program. Former poetry editor of The Florida Review, she is a contributing editor. Spring 2014, Groom will be the James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence in Stonington, CT. (photo: Marion Ettlinger)