Recent Grants

Literature FY 2017 Grants Panelists

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel A
May 18, 2016

Michael Berry
Translator, Professor
University of California
Goleta, CA

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

Anna Kushner
Translator
Jackson Heights, NY

Ana-Maria Nuevo (Layperson)
Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
School of Education, Teaching and Health
American University
Mexico City, Mexico

Barbara Romaine
Translator, Professor
Villanova University
Paoli, PA

Kyle Semmel
Translator
Milwaukee, WI

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel B
May 19, 2016

Harold Augenbraum
Writer, Translator, Editor
Bronx, NY

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

Aviya Kushner
Translator
Associate Professor of Creative Writing
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL

Ken Liu
Translator, Writer
Stoughton, MA

Karen Maeda Allman (Layperson)
Bookseller
Co-Director, Author Reading Series
Elliott Bay Book Company
Seattle, WA

Megan McDowell
Translator
Mauldin, SC

Creative Writing Fellowships: Poetry
September 14, 2016

Amy Quan Barry
Poet, Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Rachel Brumbach (Layperson)
Teacher, McCaskey High School
School District of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA

Rigoberto González
Poet, Professor
Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey
critic-at-large
L.A. Times
Forest Hills, NY

francine j. harris
Poet, Writer in residence
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Douglas A. Powell
Poet, Professor
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Dean Young  
Poet, William Livingston Chair of Poetry
University of Texas
Austin, TX

Art Works - Panel A
August 3, 2016

Kevin Craft  
Editor-in-Chief, Poetry Northwest
Chair, Department of English
Everett Community College
Seattle, WA

Erin Keane  
Writer
Culture Editor
Salon
Louisville, KY

Marcela Landres
Editorial Consultant
Co-Founder
Comadres and Compadres Writing Conference
Brooklyn, NY

Evan Lavender-Smith
Founding Editor, Noemi Press
Editor-in-Chief, Puerto del Sol
Assistant Professor, Department of English
New Mexico State University
Los Cruces, NM

Wayne Miller
Editor and Managing Editor, Copper Nickel
Associate Professor
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO

Art Works - Panel B
August 4, 2016

Neil Aitken  
Editor
Boxcar Poetry Review
Vancouver, WA

Danielle Dutton   
Founder and Editor
Dorothy, a publishing project
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Saeed Jones
Executive Editor, Culture
BuzzFeed
New York, NY

Erica Mena   
Editor
Drunken Boat
San Francisco, CA

Eric Obenauf  
Editorial Director and Publisher
Two Dollar Radio
Columbus, OH

Hope O’Keeffe (Layperson)
Associate General Counsel
Library of Congress
Arlington, VA

Art Works II - Panel A
December 7, 2016

Daniel Chacón
Literary Radio Show Host
Professor of Creative Writing
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX

Lance Cleland
Director
Tin House Summer Writing Workshop
Portland, OR

Seema Reza
Recreational Arts Coordinator
MD Consulting, LLC
Rockville, MD

Susan Robinson (Layperson)
Realtor
Robinson Realty Group, LLC
Signal Mountain, TN

Emma Snyder
Executive Director
PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Washington, DC

Jennifer Steele
YOUmedia Partnerships Coordinator
Chicago Public Library
Chicago, IL

Art Works II - Panel B
December 8, 2016

David Hassler
Director, Wick Poetry Center
Kent State University
Kent, OH

Alyssa Hickman Grove
Literary Arts Program Manager
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Salt Lake City, UT

Mia Lipman
Senior Editor
Yesler
Principal Editor
Dots & Dashes Editorial Services
Seattle, WA

Lisa Lucas
Executive Director
National Book Foundation
Brooklyn, NY

Praveen Madan (Layperson)
CEO
Kepler’s Books
San Francisco, CA

January Gill O’Neil
Executive Director
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Assistant Professor of English
Salem State University
Beverly, MA