Recent Grants

Literature: FY 2015 Grants Panelists

Art Works I, Panel A1
August 6, 2014

Marc Fitten
Writer, Journal Editor, Teacher, Publisher
Marietta, GA

Daniel Khalastchi
Poet, Professor, Publisher
Co-founder, Managing Editor
Rescue Press
Iowa City, IA

Sunyoung Lee
Poet
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Kaya Press
Los Angeles, CA

Joseph A. "Jay" Melder (Layperson)
Director of Communications and External Affairs
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
Washington, DC

Barbara Ras
Poet
Director
Trinity University Press
San Antonio, TX

Mark Smith-Soto
Poet, Journal Editor
Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Art Works I, Panel A2
August 6, 2014

Marc Fitten
Writer, Journal Editor, Teacher, Publisher
Marietta, GA

Sunyoung Lee
Poet
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Kaya Press
Los Angeles, CA

Joseph A. "Jay" Melder (Layperson)
Director of Communications and External Affairs
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
Washington, DC

Barbara Ras
Poet
Director
Trinity University Press
San Antonio, TX

Mark Smith-Soto
Poet, Journal Editor
Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Art Works I, Panel B1
August 7, 2014

Marc Fitten
Writer, Journal Editor, Teacher, Publisher
Marietta, GA

Sweet Pea Flaherty (Layperson)
Bookstore Owner
Tacoma, WA

Carmen Gimenez-Smith
Poet, Professor, Editor
Las Cruces, NM

Jay Nicorvo
Poet, Professor, Editor
Battle Creek, MI

Jill Schoolman
Translator
Publisher
Archipelago Books
New York, NY

David Wilk
Publishing Consultant
Stratford, CT

Art Works I, Panel B2
August 7, 2014

Marc Fitten
Writer, Journal Editor, Teacher, Publisher
Marietta, GA

Sweet Pea Flaherty (Layperson)
Bookstore Owner
Tacoma, WA

Jay Nicorvo
Poet, Professor, Editor
Battle Creek, MI

Jill Schoolman
Translator
Publisher
Archipelago Books
New York, NY

David Wilk
Publishing Consultant
Stratford, CT

Creative Writing Fellowships: Poetry, Panel A
September 18, 2014

Julie Carr
Poet
Associate Professor of English
University of Colorado, Boulder
Denver, CO

Juan Felipe Herrera
Poet
Professor, Department of Creative Writing
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Fresno, CA

David Kirby
Poet
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Timothy Liu
Poet
Associate Professor of English
William Paterson University
New York, NY

Melissa Lynn Pomerantz (Layperson)
English Teacher, Department Chair
Parkway School District
University City, MO

Patricia Smith
Poet
Associate Professor
CUNY/College of Staten Island
Howell, NJ

Creative Writing Fellowships: Poetry, Panel B
September 18, 2014

Juan Felipe Herrera
Poet
Professor, Department of Creative Writing
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Fresno, CA

David Kirby
Poet
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Timothy Liu
Poet
Associate Professor of English
William Paterson University
New York, NY

Melissa Lynn Pomerantz (Layperson)
English Teacher, Department Chair
Parkway School District
University City, MO

Patricia Smith
Poet
Associate Professor
CUNY/College of Staten Island
Howell, NJ

Creative Writing Fellowships: Poetry, Panel C
September 18, 2014

Juan Felipe Herrera
Poet
Professor, Department of Creative Writing
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Fresno, CA

David Kirby
Poet
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Melissa Lynn Pomerantz (Layperson)
English Teacher, Department Chair
Parkway School District
University City, MO

Patricia Smith
Poet
Associate Professor
CUNY/College of Staten Island
Howell, NJ

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel A
May 21, 2014

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

Mónica de la Torre
Translator, Poet
Senior Editor, BOMB Magazine
Faculty Member, Columbia University
Brooklyn, NY

Edward Gauvin
Translator
Contributing Editor, Words Without Borders
San Jose, CA

Deborah Hoffman
Translator
Shaker Heights, OH

George Campbell Irving (Layperson)
Environmental Attorney
Coca Cola Company
Woodstock, GA

Kamran Talattof
Translator, Editor
Professor of Persian Language and Literature
Near Eastern Studies Department
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel B
May 22, 2014

Geoffrey Brock
Translator, Poet
Faculty Member, Programs in Creative Writing and Translation
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Nancy Carlson
Translator
Associate Editor, Tupelo Press
Translation Editor, Blue Lyra Review
Silver Spring, MD

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

Deborah Hoffman
Translator
Shaker Heights, OH

George Campbell Irving (Layperson)
Environmental Attorney
Coca Cola Company
Woodstock, GA

Sawako Nakayasu
Translator
Editor, Factorial
Yorba Linda, CA

Art Works II, Panel A3
December 10, 2014

Sheila Black
Poet, Teacher
Executive Director
Gemini Ink
San Antonio, TX

Donna Brodie
Writer
Executive Director
The Writers Room
New York, NY

Jessica Deutsch (Layperson)
Business Analyst
Digital River
Minneapolis, MN

Amber Withycombe
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Art Works II, Panel B1
December 11, 2014

Lisa Bowden
Poet, Editor
Executive Director/Publisher
Kore Press
Tucson, AZ

Charles Coe
Poet
Program Officer
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Cambridge, MA

Allison Hedge Coke
Poet, Writer, Teacher
Writer-in-Residence
University of Hawaii
Arcadia, OK

Richard Reyes-Gavilan (Layperson)
Executive Director
District of Columbia Public Library
Washington, DC

Corby Skinner
Communications Director
Writer's Voice of the Billings Family YMCA
Billings, MT

Daren Wang
Founder and Executive Director
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival
Publisher, Editor, Executive Director
Verb: An Audioquarterly Decatur, GA

Literature – Art Works II, Panel B2
December 11, 2014

Lisa Bowden
Poet, Editor
Executive Director/Publisher
Kore Press
Tucson, AZ

Charles Coe
Poet
Program Officer
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Cambridge, MA

Allison Hedge Coke
Poet, Writer, Teacher
Writer-in-Residence
University of Hawaii
Arcadia, OK

Corby Skinner
Communications Director
Writer's Voice of the Billings Family YMCA
Billings, MT

Daren Wang
Founder and Executive Director
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival
Publisher, Editor, Executive Director
Verb: An Audioquarterly Decatur, GA