NEA Literature Fellowships

2015 - Poetry

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  • Susan Firer

    Susan Firer's most recent book is Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New & Selected Poems 1979–2007. Her previous books...

  • Sara Gelston

    Sara Gelston was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Maine. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois and...

  • Jennifer Givhan

    Jennifer Givhan was a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellow, as well as the 2013 DASH Literary Journal Poetry Prize winner, an...

  • Jessica Greenbaum

    Jessica Greenbaum was born in Brooklyn but didn't ascend to residency there until her 30th year, and lives there with...

  • francine j. harris

    francine j. harris, published her first collection, allegiance in 2012. allegiance was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery and...

  • Sean Hill

    Born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill is the author of Dangerous Goods (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and Blood Ties...

  • Tung-Hui Hu

    Tung-Hui Hu is the author of three books of poetry, The Book of Motion, Mine, and, most recently, Greenhouses, Lighthouses...

  • Major Jackson

    Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Roll Deep (2015, Norton), Holding Company (2010, Norton); Hoops (2006,...

  • Sara Eliza Johnson

    Sara Eliza Johnson is the author of Bone Map (Milkweed Editions, 2014), winner of the 2013 National Poetry Series. Her...

  • Christopher Kempf

    Christopher Kempf is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at the University of Chicago and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow...

  • Shara Lessley

    Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale (New Issues, 2012). A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, Shara's awards include...

  • Mark Neely

    Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill (winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize) and Dirty Bomb (forthcoming...

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