Peter Turchi is the author of six books, including A Muse and A Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic;  He directed the MFA Program for Writers between 1993 and 2008 and is the Chair of its Academic Board. He teaches at the University of Houston.

Alan Williamson recently retired from the U of California-Davis.  He is the author of Franciscan Notes and five other books of poems. and five critical works., as well as a volume of translations by Bianca Tarozzi. He first taught in our program in 1988.