NEA Literature Fellowships

2005 - Poetry

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  • David Baker

    David Baker is author or editor of ten books, most recently Midwest Eclogue (2005, W. W. Norton & Co., poems)...

  • Cyrus Cassells

    Cyrus Cassells is the author of four books of poetry: The Mud Actor, Soul Make a Path Through Shouting, Beautiful...

  • Sally Dawidoff

    Sally Dawidoff earned an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in diverse literary journals...

  • B.H. Fairchild

    B.H. Fairchild was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up there and in small towns in Oklahoma, west Texas, and...

  • Kathleen Flenniken

    Kathleen Flenniken lives in Seattle with her husband and three children. She holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering....

  • Terrance Hayes

    Terrance Hayes is the author of Hip Logic (Penguin 2002) and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999, Carnegie Mellon University...

  • Jane Hirshfield

    Jane Hirshfield's sixth book of poetry, After, will appear from HarperCollins in February 2006. Previous books have received the California...

  • Tyehimba Jess

    Tyehimba Jess' first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Jess was recognized as...

  • Kimberly Johnson

    Kimberly Johnson holds graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the University of California-Berkeley. Her first poetry...

  • Sarah Kennedy

    Sarah Kennedy holds an MFA from Vermont College and a PhD from Purdue University.  She is the author of four...

  • Karen An-hwei Lee

    Karen An-hwei Lee's first book-length collection, In Medias Res: a primer of experience in approximate alphabetical order (Sarabande Books, 2004),...

  • Robert Hill Long

    Robert Hill Long was raised in coastal North Carolina, where his poetry was first recognized by Donald Hall at Davidson...

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