Recent Grants

Literature: FY 2008 Grants Panelists

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry
May 17, 2007

Sylvia Li-Chun Lin 
Translator (Chinese)
Assistant Professor of Chinese
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN

Kristin Riott (Layperson) 
Environmental Activist, Businesswoman
Prairie Village, KS

Rebecca Seiferle
Translator (Spanish), Poet
Tucson, AZ

Richard Sieburth 
Translator (French, German)
Professor of French and Comparative Literature
New York University
New York, NY

Russell Valentino 
Translator (Russian)
Associate Professor of Russian, Cinema,
and Comparative Literature
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Donald Yates 
Translator (Spanish)
Professor Emeritus of Spanish-American Literature
Michigan State University
St. Helena, CA

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel #1A
August 15-17, 2007

H. Emerson (Chip) Blake
Executive Director, Orion society
Editor-in-Chief, Orion 
Great Barrington, MA

Marc Fitten
Writer, Editor
The Chattahoochee Review
Marietta, GA

Kate Gale
Poet, Librettist, Publisher
Managing Editor, Red Hen Press
Granada Hills, CA

Kathi Kirby
Purchasing and Publisher Relations Manager
Powell’s Books
Portland, OR

Kyoko Mori
Prose Writer, Poet, Associate Professor
George Mason University
Washington, DC

Lynda Reynolds (layperson)
Director
Stillwater Public Library
Stillwater, OK

Ira Silverberg
Literary Agent, Director of Foreign Rights
Donadio & Olson
New York, NY

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel #1B
August 17, 2007

H. Emerson (Chip) Blake
Executive Director, Orion society
Editor-in-Chief, Orion 
Great Barrington, MA

Marc Fitten
Writer, Editor
The Chattahoochee Review
Dunwoody, GA

Kate Gale
Poet, Librettist, Publisher
Managing Editor, Red Hen Press
Granada Hills, CA

Kathi Kirby
Purchasing and Publisher Relations Manager
Powell’s Books
Portland, OR

Kyoko Mori
Prose Writer, Poet, Professor
George Mason University
Washington, DC

Lynda Reynolds (layperson)
Director
Stillwater Public Library
Stillwater, OK

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel #1C
August 17, 2007

Marc Fitten
Writer, Editor
The Chattahoochee Review
Dunwoody, GA

Kate Gale
Poet, Librettist, Publisher
Managing Editor, Red Hen Press
Granada Hills, CA

Kathi Kirby
Purchasing and Publisher Relations Manager
Powell’s Books
Portland, OR

Kyoko Mori
Prose Writer, Poet, Professor
George Mason University
Washington, DC

Lynda Reynolds (layperson)
Director
Stillwater Public Library
Stillwater, OK

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel A
December 12-14, 2007

W. Ralph Eubanks 
Memoirist
Director of Publishing
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

Melissa Hammerle
Arts administrator, Editor
Cornwall, VT

Margo Hammond 
Writer, Editor, Book Critic
St. Petersburg, FL

Shirley Geok-lin Lim 
Poet, Novelist, Professor of English
University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Paul Reyes 
Journalist
Senior Editor and Web Editor
The Oxford American
Little Rock, AR

Charles Frederic (Rick) Stone, III (Layperson) 
Professor, arts patron
Boston, MA

Kevin Walzer 
Poet, Critic
Publisher
WordTech Communications
Cincinnati, OH

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B
December 14, 2007

W. Ralph Eubanks 
Memoirist
Director of Publishing
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

Margo Hammond 
Writer, Editor, Book Critic
St. Petersburg, FL

Paul Reyes 
Journalist
Senior Editor and Web Editor
The Oxford American
Little Rock, AR

Charles Frederic (Rick) Stone, III (Layperson) 
Professor, arts patron
Boston, MA

Kevin Walzer 
Poet, Critic
Publisher
WordTech Communications
Cincinnati, OH