Toi Derricotte is the author of The Undertaker’s Daughter and four earlier collections of poetry, including Tender, winner of the 1998 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her literary memoir, The Black Notebooks, received the 1998 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-Fiction and was … Continue reading
Nina Revoyr is the author of five novels: The Necessary Hunger (1997), Southland (2003), The Age of Dreaming (2008), Wingshooters (2011), and most recently The Lost Canyon (2015). She is also executive vice-president and COO of Children’s Institute, Inc., a … Continue reading
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Mary Swander is Iowa’s poet laureate, a distinguished professor at Iowa State University, and the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of the memoirs The Desert Pilgrim and Out … Continue reading
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Tracy K. Smith is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light and three books of poetry: Life on Mars, which received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; Duende, recipient of the 2006 James Laughlin Award, and The Body’s Question, which won the … Continue reading