Robert Cohen is the author of four novels, including most recently Amateur Barbarians and Inspired Sleep, and a collection of stories, The Varieties of Romantic Experience.  He teaches at Middlebury.

Stacey D’Erasmo is the author of the three novels and the non-fiction book The Art of Intimacy. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the winner of an Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize from the Lambda Literary Foundation and she teaches at Fordham.

Danielle Evans joined our faculy in 2017.  She is the author of the story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the Robert W. Bingham prize, the Hurston-Wright Award, the Paterson Prize, and a NBF 5 under 35 selection.  She teaches at Johns Hopkins.

Carolyn Ferrell is the author of the short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, which was awarded the 1997 Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the John C. Zachiris First Fiction Prize given by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. Her stories and essays have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018, edited by Roxane Gay; The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike; Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present edited by Gloria Naylor; and most recently Apple, Tree: Writers on their Parents, edited by Lise Funderberg. She is the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Association, the German Academic Exchange (D.A.A.D.), the Bronx Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1996, she has been a faculty member in both the undergraduate and MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

Daisy Fried is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Women’s Poetry. She has been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, and the Editors’ Prize from Poetry. She has taught in the program since 2012.

Jeremy Gavron’s fourth novel, Felix Culpa, was published in the US in 2019. His investigation into his mother’s suicide, A Woman on the Edge of Time, out now in paperback in the US, was a book of the year in newspapers in the UK, Australia, and the Netherlands, and a finalist for the Gordon Burn Prize. A BBC radio dramatization aired in June 2019. His previous books include King Leopold’s Dream, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Book of Israel, winner of the Encore Award. Educated at Cambridge University and NYU, he started out as a journalist and was a correspondent in Africa and Asia. He has been writer-in-residence in a prison, a hospice, and at University College in London, where he lives with his wife and sometimes their two daughters.

Reginald Gibbons is the author of ten collections of poems, a book for readers and poets on How Poems Think (U of Chicago 2015); and a number of translations, including Bakkai and Antigone and Spanish and Mexican poetry.

Lauren Groff received a BA from Amherst College and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of two story collections and three novels. Her most recent collection, Florida, won the Story Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and Kirkus prize; her most recent novel, Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and won the American Booksellers’ Association Fiction Book of the Year Award, as well as France’s Grand Prix de L’héroïne. Her short fiction has won a PEN/O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Paul Bowles Prize from Five Points, and her stories have appeared in journals including the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, One Story and Ploughshares, as well as in five editions of the Best American Short Stories anthology and the book 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. She was a Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellow, was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. Her work has been translated into thirty languages.

Jennifer Grotz is the author of three books of poetry and volumes of translations of Patrice de la Tour du Pin and Jerzy Ficowski.  She is a professor at the U. of Rochester, directs the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and has been on our faculty since 2006.

Jane Hamilton is the author of seven novels, most recently The Excellent Lombards. Her first book, The Book of Ruth, won the Pen/Hemingway Award and the GLCA New Writer’s Award, and that novel and A Map of the World were Oprah selections.