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Carrie Brown Carrie Brown, (Homepage), distinguished visiting professor of creative writing; B.A., Brown University; M.F.A. University of Virginia. She is the author of six novels — The Rope Walk, Confinement, The Hatbox Baby, Lamb in Love, Rose’s Garden, most recently, The Last First Day, published by Pantheon in September 2013. A new novel, The Stargazer's Sister, will be forthcoming from Pantheon. She has also published a collection of short stories, The House on Belle Isle. Her short fiction has appeared in such journals as One Story, Glimmer Train, The Georgia Review, and The Oxford American. Brown is a two-time winner of the Library of Virginia Book Award and a past recipient of a National Endowment for Arts fellowship, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. The Last Day
R. H. W. Dillard R. H. W. Dillard, Susan Gager Jackson Professor of Creative Writing; professor of English; B.A., Roanoke College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia; editor of The Hollins Critic and author of The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele and Other Poems; News of the Nile; After Borges; The Greeting: New & Selected Poems; The Book of Changes; Horror Films; The First Man on the Sun; Understanding George Garrett; Just Here, Just Now; Omniphobia; Sallies; What Is Owed the Deadand, forthcoming in 2014, Not Ideas: Philosophical Poems. He is also the author of many stories, poems, essays, and literary translations. Professor Dillard has received both the O. B. Hardison and Hanes poetry prizes, is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and was named the 2007 winner of the Association of Writers George Garrett Award, given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional generosity to writers. What Is Owed the Dead
Cathryn Hankla Cathryn Hankla, (Homepage), professor of English; B.A., M.A., Hollins College. She is the poetry editor of The Hollins Critic and author of Phenomena, Learning the Mother Tongue, A Blue Moon in Poorwater, Afterimages, Negative History, Texas School Book Depository, Emerald City Blues, Poems for the Pardoned, The Land Between, Last Exposures, and Fortune Teller Miracle Fish.Winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry, her essays, poems, and stories have appeared in literary journals nationwide. Fortune Teller: Miracle Fish
Jeanne Larsen Jeanne Larsen, (Homepage), professor of English; B.A., Oberlin College; M.A. Hollins College; Ph.D., University of Iowa; author of James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita: A Book of Poems, Brocade River Poems: Selected Works of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao, three novels, Silk Road, Bronze Mirror, and Manchu Palaces; Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women’s Poems from Tang China and most recently, Why We Make Gardens (& Other Poems). A new novel, Sally Paradiso, can be downloaded in e-book format from Brown Fedora Books. She coedited Engendering the Word: Feminist Essays in Psychosexual Poetics and is the winner of many grants and awards. Her creative nonfiction, essays, poems, poem translations, and short fiction appear regularly in various magazines nationwide. Why We Make Gardens & Other Poems
Thorpe Moeckel Thorpe Moeckel, director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing and associate professor of English; B.A., Bowdoin College; M.F.A., University of Virginia. His most recent book is Venison: a poem. His other poetry books include Odd Botany, and Making a Map of the River. Chapbooks include Meltlines, The Guessing Land, and Off Owl's Head, forthcoming in e-version from Iron Horse Literary Review. His writings appear regularly in journals, and selections are featured in several anthologies. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Jacob K. Javits and Henry Hoyns fellowship, and was awarded the George Garrett New Writing Award from The Fellowship of Southern Writers. A new book, Arcadia Road: A Trilogy, will be published by Etruscan Press in September 2015. Venison
Elizabeth Poliner Elizabeth Poliner, assistant professor of English; B.A. Bowdoin College; J.D. University of Virginia; M.F.A. American University. She is the author of Mutual Life & Casualty, a novel-in-stories, published in 2005 by The Permanent Press, and Sudden Fog, a chapbook of poems. Her stories and poems have been published in literary journals nationwide, and her awards include numerous individual artist grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' conferences, and residencies at Yaddo and the Virginia Center in the Creative Arts. Sudden Fog