Caitlin Horrocks is the author of a story collection, This is Not Your City (2011) and a novel, The Vexations (2019). Her forthcoming story collection is Life Among the Terranauts. She teaches at Grand Valley State and joined our faculty in 2013.
C.J. Hribal is the author of the novel The Company Car, which won the Anne Powers Book Award, and three other works of fiction. His collection of novellas and stories, The Clouds in Memphis, won the AWP Prize in Short Fiction. He is also the author of the novel American Beauty, the collection of stories and novellas, Matty’s Heart, and he edited the collection The Boundaries of Twilight: Czecho-Slovak Writing from the New World. His story, “Do I Look Sick to You? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient)” won the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bush Foundation. His BA is from St. Norbert College and his MA from Syracuse University. He is the Louise Edna Goeden Professor of English at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
Vanessa Hua has been writing about Asia and the diaspora in journalism and in fiction for more than two decades. She’s the author of A River of Stars, longlisted for the Chautauqua Prize, and was named a best book of the year by NPR and the Washington Post. Her short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, was a finalist for the California Book Award, and a One City/One Book pick for El Cerrito. Her honors include a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association, among others. Acolumnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, she has also written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Paris Review Daily, among other publications. She has taught at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Tin House Winter Workshop, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and the Writers Grotto in San Francisco. She has a BA and MA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of California-Riverside. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family. Her forthcoming novel will be published by Ballantine.
Allegra Hyde is the author of Of This New World, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Fulbright Commission. She teaches at Oberlin.
T. Geronimo Johnson born in New Orleans, received his BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Oglethorpe, an MA in Language Literacy and Culture from UC Berkeley, and his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Johnson has taught at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the Writers’ Workshop, the Prague Summer Program, OSU, TSU, San Quentin, and elsewhere. He has worked on, at, or in brokerages, kitchens, construction sites, phone rooms, education non-profits, writing centers, summer camps, a women’s shoe store, nightclubs, law firms, offset print shops, and a political campaign that shall remain unnamed. His novels have been selected by the Wall Street Journal Book Club, named a 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, shortlisted for the 2016 Hurston Wright Legacy Award, longlisted for the National Book Award, longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, a finalist for The Bridge Book Award, a finalist for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, included on Time Magazine’s list of the top ten books of 2015, awarded the Saroyan International Prize for Writing, named the winner of the 2015 Ernest J Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. He was the recipient of the inaugural Simpson Family Literary Prize (aka The Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize). Johnson was a 2016 National Book Award judge. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and currently resides in the Eternal City.
Rodney Jones is the author of eleven books of poetry. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Jean Stein Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harper Lee Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence.
A. Van Jordan is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Cineaste. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Lannan Poetry Award, he received his MFA from the Program in 1998 and has been on its faculty since 2004.
Sally Keith’s fourth collection of poetry, River House was recently published by Milkweed Editions; she is the author of The Fact of the Matter (Milkweed 2012) and two previous collections of poetry, Design, winner of the 2000 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Dwelling Song (UGA 2004). She has published poems in a variety of literary journals, including Gettysburg Review, New England Review, A Public Space, Black Clock and Literary Imagination. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and recent fellowships at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, UCROSS Foundation and Fundación Valparaíso, she is a member of the MFA Faculty at George Mason University and lives in Washington DC.
Sandra Lim is the author of Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize. The Wilderness won the Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. She is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Getty Research Institute, and the Jentel Foundation. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, VOLT, Literary Imagination, and The New York Times. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and lives in Cambridge, MA.
Margot Livesey joined our faculty in 1991. She is the author of eight novels and a collection of stories, and is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the N.E.A., the Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.