Recent Grants

Literature: FY 2011 Grants Panelists

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry, Panel A
May 19-20, 2010

Ram Prasad Devineni 
Filmmaker and Publisher
New York, NY

Russell Scott Valentino
Translator, Professor
Iowa City, IA

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry, Panel B
May 21, 2010

Olga Grushin
Novelist, Writer, and Interpreter
Silver Spring, MD

Andrea Lingenfelter 
Translator, Poet, Educator
Berkeley, CA

Charlotte Mandell
Translator
Red Hook, NY

Orlando Ricardo Menes
Poet and Translator
South Bend, IN

Cindy Simmons  
Educator
Madison, MS

 

Access to Artist Excellence, Panel A1
December 1-2, 2010

Jane Friedman 
Media Professional, Writer 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Electronic Media 
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Joan Grenier (Layperson) 
Bookseller, Owner
Odyssey Bookshop
Granby, MA

Parneshia Jones 
Poet, Workshop Teacher, Cultural Critic
Manager, Sales and Subsidiary Rights
Northwestern University Press
Evanston, IL

Paul Romero 
Director of Tourism and Visitor Services
Bryant Park Corporation
New York, NY

Lysley Tenorio 
Fiction Writer
Associate Professor of English
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Francisco, CA

Banu Valladares 
Poet
Program Director for Literature, Outreach, and cARTwheels 
North Carolina Arts Council
Chapel Hill, NC

Access to Artist Excellenc, Panel A2
December 1-2, 2010

Jane Friedman 
Media Professional, Writer 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Electronic Media 
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Joan Grenier (Layperson) 
Bookseller, Owner
Odyssey Bookshop
Granby, MA

Paul Romero 
Director of Tourism and Visitor Services
Bryant Park Corporation
New York, NY

Lysley Tenorio 
Fiction Writer
Associate Professor of English
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Francisco, CA

Banu Valladares 
Poet
Program Director for Literature, Outreach, and cARTwheels 
North Carolina Arts Council
Chapel Hill, NC

Access to Artist Excellence, Panel B1
December 3, 2010

Joan Grenier (Layperson) 
Bookseller, Owner
Odyssey Bookshop
Granby, MA

Ravi Howard 
Novelist, Cultural Commentator
Mobile, AL

Howard Norman
Writer, Translator
Professor
University of Maryland
Washington, DC

Lysley Tenorio 
Fiction Writer
Associate Professor of English
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Francisco, CA

Ellen Waterston 
Essayist, Fiction Writer, Poet
Director
The Nature of Words
Bend, OR

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
December 3, 2010

Joan Grenier (Layperson) 
Bookseller, Owner
Odyssey Bookshop
Granby, MA

Howard Norman
Writer, Translator
Professor
University of Maryland
Washington, DC

Lysley Tenorio 
Fiction Writer
Associate Professor of English
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Francisco, CA

Ellen Waterston 
Essayist, Fiction Writer, Poet
Director
The Nature of Words
Bend, OR

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B3
December 3, 2010

Joan Grenier (Layperson) 
Bookseller, Owner
Odyssey Bookshop
Granby, MA

Lysley Tenorio 
Fiction Writer
Associate Professor of English
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Francisco, CA

Ellen Waterston 
Essayist, Fiction Writer, Poet
Director
The Nature of Words
Bend, OR

Literature Fellowships: Poetry Panel A
September 14-16, 2010

David Biespiel
Poet, Arts Administrator
Cultural Commentator
Columnist, The Oregonian
Director, The Attic: A Haven for Writers
Portland, OR

Kimberly Blaeser
Poet
Professor, English Department
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Burlington, WI

Cyrus Cassells
Poet, Translator
Professor of English
Texas State University-San Marcos
Austin, TX

Camille T. Dungy
Poet, Professor, Editor
Associate Professor
Creative Writing Department
San Francisco State University
Oakland, CA

Sol Gaitan (Layperson) 
Spanish Teacher
The Dalton School
Cliffside Park, NJ

Samuel Green
Poet, Publisher, Professor
Co-editor
Brooding Heron Press & Bindery
Waldron Island, WA

Linda Gregerson 
Poet
Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished
   University Professor of English
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Bob Hicok
Poet
Associate Professor of English
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

E. Ethelbert Miller 
Poet, Professor, Cultural Commentator
Director, African American Resource Center
Howard University
Co-editor, Poet Lore
Washington, DC

Brian Turner
Poet, Cultural Commentator
Orlando, FL

Mary Wilder (Layperson)
Retired English Professor
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Macon, GA

C. D. Wright
Poet
I. J. Kapstein Professor of Literary Arts
Brown University
Barrington, RI

Literature Fellowships: Poetry Panel B
September 16, 2010

David Biespiel
Poet, Arts Administrator
Cultural Commentator
Columnist, The Oregonian
Director, The Attic: A Haven for Writers
Portland, OR

Kimberly Blaeser
Poet
Professor, English Department
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Burlington, WI

Camille T. Dungy
Poet, Professor, Editor
Associate Professor
Creative Writing Department
San Francisco State University
Oakland, CA

Samuel Green
Poet, Publisher, Professor
Co-editor
Brooding Heron Press & Bindery
Waldron Island, WA

Bob Hicok
Poet
Associate Professor of English
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Mary Wilder (Layperson)
Retired English Professor
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Macon, GA

 

Access to Artistic Excellence FY 11, Panel A
August 4-5, 2010

Charles Fort
Poet
Professor in Creative Writing
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

Valerie Martínez
Poet
Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature
College of Santa Fe
Executive Director
Littleglobe, Inc. 
Albuquerque, NM

April Ossmann 
Poet, publishing/writing/editing consultant
Teacher
The Writer’s Center
Post Mills, VT

Paul Reyes
Journalist, editor, memoirist
Contributing editor
Virginia Quarterly Review
Miami, FL

Ira Silverberg 
Literary Agent
Sterling Lord Literistic
New York, NY

Seetha Srinivasan (layperson)
Director Emerita
University Press of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
August 6, 2010

Dean Bakopoulos 
Novelist, essayist, screenwriter
Assistant Professor, Creative Writing & Environment M.F.A. program
Iowa State University
Mineral Point, WI

Michael Dirda 
Literary critic, essayist, memoirist
“Dirda’s Reading Room”
The Washington Post
Silver Spring, MD

Marc Fitten
Novelist, Editor
The Chattahoochee Review
Marietta, GA

Pilar Perez 
Literary and visual arts exhibition consultant
Curator
Santa Monica, CA

Jason Scott (Layperson)
Chief Executive Officer
Prestwick House, Inc.
Middletown, DE