NEA Literature Fellowships

2009 - Poetry

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  • Bill Allen

    Bill Allen currently works as a writer for the United Nations Development Programme in New York and teaches writing at...

  • John Bargowski

    John Bargowski was born and raised in Jersey City and now lives with his family on a small acreage along...

  • Rebecca Black

    Rebecca Black was raised in Albany, Georgia. Her first book of poems, Cottonlandia (2005), won the University of Massachusetts Press...

  • Paula Bohince

    Paula Bohince grew up in rural Pennsylvania. She is the author of a poetry collection, Incident at the Edge of...

  • Nickole Brown

    Nickole Brown graduated from the MFA Program for Creative Writing at Vermont College and has received grants from the Kentucky...

  • Xochiqueztal Candelaria

    Xochiqueztal Candelaria was raised in San Juan Bautista, California and holds degrees from UC Berkeley and New York University. Her...

  • Hayan Charara

    Hayan Charara is the author of two poetry books, The Alchemist's Diary (Hanging Loose Press, 2001), and The Sadness of...

  • Joanne Diaz

    Joanne Diaz grew up in Billerica, Massachusetts. She received her BA from Tufts University, her MFA from New York University,...

  • Stuart Dischell

    Stuart Dischell is the author of four books of poetry: Backwards Days (Penguin, 2007), Dig Safe (Penguin, 2003), Evenings &...

  • Sarah Freligh

    Sarah Freligh's poetry and fiction have been published in many literary journals as well as featured on the NPR syndicated...

  • Helen Frost

    Helen Frost’s first poetry collection, Skin of a Fish, Bones of a Bird, was published by Ampersand Press in 1993...

  • Robert Gibb

    Robert Gibb was born in the steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. He is the author of seven books of poetry:...

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