Recent Grants

Literature: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel A
May 15, 2008

David Draper Clark
Editor/Translator
Editor-in-Chief, World Literature Today
Norman, OK

Ram Prasad Devineni 
Publisher/Filmmaker
President, Rattapallax Magazine
New York, NY

Carol Grossmeyer (Layperson) 
Bookstore Owner/Business Executive/Civic Leader
President and Owner
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops
Shorewood, WI

Rachel Hadas
Translator/Poet/Essayist
Board of Governors Professor of English
Rutgers University-Newark
New York, NY

David Hinton 
Translator
East Calais, VT

Ilya Kaminsky 
Poet/Translator
Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel B
May 15, 2008

David Draper Clark
Editor/Translator
Editor-in-Chief, World Literature Today
Norman, OK

Carol Grossmeyer (Layperson) 
Bookstore Owner/Business Executive/Civic Leader
President and Owner
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops
Shorewood, WI

David Hinton 
Translator
East Calais, VT

Ilya Kaminsky 
Poet/Translator
Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel A
July 30-August 1, 2008

Ted Genoways 
Writer
Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
Charlottesville, VA

Karl Porht 
Bookseller, Owner
Shaman Drum Bookshop
Ann Arbor, MI

Chad Post 
Publisher, Editor
Director, Open Letter
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Marie Pyko (Layperson) 
Librarian 
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Topeka, KS

Nina Revoyr 
Writer, Professor
Vice President of External Relations
Children’s Institute, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Seetha Srinivasan 
Director
University Press of Mississippi 
Jackson, MS

Lisa Williams
Poet, Associate Professor of English
Centre College
Danville, KY

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B
August 1, 2008

Ted Genoways 
Writer
Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
Charlottesville, VA

Karl Porht 
Bookseller, Owner
Shaman Drum Bookshop
Ann Arbor, MI

Marie Pyko (Layperson) 
Librarian 
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Topeka, KS

Nina Revoyr 
Writer, Professor
Vice President of External Relations
Children’s Institute, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Seetha Srinivasan 
Director
University Press of Mississippi 
Jackson, MS

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel C
August 27, 2008 (teleconference)

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

Melissa Hammerle
Arts administrator, editor
Cornwall, VT

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

Creative Writing Fellowships (Poetry)
Sept. 10-12, 2008

Francisco Aragón 
Arts administrator, poet, translator
Director, Letras Latinas
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
Arlington, VA

Suzanne Blair (layperson)
Arts patron, community volunteer
Batesville, AR

Jared Carter
Poet
Indianapolis, IN

Mark Dawson (layperson)
U.S. Congressional staff member
Washington, DC

Rhina Espaillat
Poet
Newburyport, MA

Beth Ann Fennelly
Poet
Associate Professor of English
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS

Jack Foley
Poet, book reviewer, radio commentator
Oakland, CA

Charles Fort
Poet
Professor of English
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Chicago, IL

Mark Jarman
Poet
Centennial Professor of English
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Sydney Lea 
Poet
Newbury, VT

Cathy Song 
Poet
Honolulu, HI

Lee Upton 
Poet
Professor of English
Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A
December 10-12, 2008

Gigi Bradford
Writer, Educator
Washington, DC

Matthew Brogan
Poet, Independent Program Consultant
Nextbook
Brooklyn, NY

Carol Grossmeyer (layperson)
Bookstore Owner/Business Executive/Civic Leader
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops
Shorewood, WI

Michael Peich
Professor, Publisher, Writer
Founder and Publisher
Aralia Press
West Chester, PA

Shana Rivers
Marketing Director
University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa, AL

Benjamin Sáenz
Poet, Writer, Professor of Creative Writing
University of Texas, El Paso
El Paso, TX

Richard Wiley
Novelist, Professor
Associate Director, Black Mountain Institute
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Henderson, NV

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
December 12, 2008

Gigi Bradford
Writer, Educator
Washington, DC

Matthew Brogan
Poet, Independent Program Consultant
Nextbook
Brooklyn, NY

Carol Grossmeyer (layperson)
Bookstore Owner/Business Executive/Civic Leader
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops
Shorewood, WI

Shana Rivers
Marketing Director
University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa, AL

Benjamin Sáenz
Poet, Writer, Professor of Creative Writing
University of Texas, El Paso
El Paso, TX

Richard Wiley
Novelist, Professor
Associate Director, Black Mountain Institute
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Henderson, NV

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C
December 12, 2008

Gigi Bradford
Writer, Educator
Washington, DC

Matthew Brogan
Poet, Independent Program Consultant
Nextbook
Brooklyn, NY

Carol Grossmeyer (layperson)
Bookstore Owner/Business Executive/Civic Leader
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops
Shorewood, WI

Shana Rivers
Marketing Director
University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa, AL

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A
May 19, 2009

H. Emerson Blake
Executive Director, Orion Society
Editor-in-Chief, Orion Magazine
Great Barrington, MA

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

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

Marie Pyko (Layperson)
Public Services Manager
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Topeka, KS

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B
May 19, 2009

Rhina Espaillat
Poet
Newburyport, MA

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

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

Marie Pyko (Layperson)
Public Services Manager
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Topeka, KS

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers 
(Readers who did not also serve as panelists)

Ted Genoways 
Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
University of Virginia 
Charlottesville, VA 

Melissa Hammerle 
Arts Administrator, Editor 
Cornwall, VT

Michael Peich 
Director, WCU Poetry Center 
Poetry House 
West Chester University 
West Chester, PA 

Seetha Srinivasan 
Director Emeritas 
University Press of Mississippi 
Jackson, MS