LaTasha Diggs

Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of the chapbooks Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban and Manuel is destroying my bathroom, and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Ploughshares, Black Belt, P.M.S, Jubilat, Everything But the Burden, Muck Works,...

Roberta Hill

Roberta Hill, a poet of Wisconsin Oneida heritage, is the author of Star Quilt, a collection that integrates her ancestral culture with European-based approaches to verse. Hill credits the influence of other contemporary Native American writers as well as her musician father and well-read grandmother for instilling her work with...

Marcella Durand

Marcella Durand’s most recent books are Deep Eco Pré, a collaboration with Tina Darragh; Area; and Traffic & Weather, a site-specific book-length poem written during a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in downtown Manhattan. She was a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the...

Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart is professor of English in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and teaches in the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. Her books include two poetry collections, From Sweetness and Everything’s a Verb, and a short story collection,...

Tom Montgomery Fate

Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays; Steady and Trembling, a spiritual memoir; and Cabin Fever, a nature memoir. His essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Orion, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, and various...

Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones, poet and playwright, is author of three poetry collections, Painkiller, Femme du Monde and The Weather That Kills and editor of Think: Poems About Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Hat and Ordinary Women: Poetry by New York City Women. Anthologized in Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature...

Annie Finch

Annie Finch is the author of numerous books of poetry, translation, and poetics, including Calendars, Eve, Spells, Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams, and The Body of Poetry, as well as a CD version of Calendars and many creative collaborations merging poetry with music, visual art, and...

Kathleen Sweeney

Kathleen Sweeney’s work lies at the intersection of video, text, and social change. As a web content producer, she works with authors, artists and non-profit organizations to locate the unique DNA of their stories through web clips, book trailers, and documentaries. Her video art has exhibited internationally at South by...

Louise Halfe

International Fellow Louise Bernice Halfe, also known as Skydancer, was born in Two Hill, Alberta, raised on the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise earned her bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina, and a certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling from Nechi...

John P. Briggs

John P. Briggs is the author of Trickster Tales, a collection of stories, of which Booklist said, “There is a breathless quality to Briggs’ fiction that is not so much suspense as a sense of suspension, as though the moorings of reality had been cut.” He is also author or...

Seamus Cashman

Seamus Cashman

Former International Fellow Seamus Cashman’s most recent poetry collection is That morning will come: new and selected poems. Previous collections are Carnival and Clowns and Acrobats. He co-edited Irish Poems for Young People and commissioned the award winning children’s anthology, Something Beginning with P: new poems from Irish poets. Cashman,...

Richard Cambridge

Richard Cambridge’s poetry and theater productions address controversial themes on the American political landscape. His poetry has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, Nantucket Journal, Asheville Poetry Review and others. He was a member of the Boston Championship Slam Team in 1992, and won the Masters Slam at the National...

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham is best known as the author of The Maeve Chronicles, a series of award-winning novels featuring a feisty Celtic Magdalen. Earlier novels include The Wild Mother, The Return of the Goddess, and How to Spin Gold. She has also published two collections of poems. Her third collection, So...

Allison Adele Hedge Coke

Allison Adele Hedge Coke holds the UNK Endowed Reynolds Chair of Poetry & Writing. Her books include: Dog Road Woman; Off-Season City Pipe; Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer; and Blood Run. She is of Oendat, Tsalagi, French Canadian, Portuguese, Irish, Scots, English, Metis and Creek descent and came of age cropping...

Deborah Wood Holton

Deborah Wood Holton, associate professor at the School for New Learning of DePaul University, has served as Writer-in-Residence for the District of Columbia and as dramaturg for such distinguished companies as the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and Pegasus Players. She has been involved in radio and recording projects through the...

Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson has written six works of spiritual non-fiction, including Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games (co-authored with Maura D. Shaw); Cooking Like a Goddess; and Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. She also writes poetry grounded in an appreciation of the sacredness in the everyday, feminist spirituality, and the...

Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson is a novelist and nature writer, author of 16 books, including Duck and Cover, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” Her memoir, I Want to Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth was included in The Christian Science Monitor’s “Top Ten Best Books of...

John T. Price

John T. Price

John T. Price is the award-winning author of the memoirs Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships and Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands. John has been recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His nonfiction writing about nature,...

Judith Roche

Judith Roche is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Wisdom of the Body, won an American Book Award. She has edited a number of poetry anthologies and has worked in collaboration with visual artists on several public art projects which are installed in the...

Mary Swander

Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa, is currently touring her production of Farmscape, a play that documents the changing rural environment, and an adult puppet performance piece based on her latest book of poetry The Girls on the Roof. Swander is the founder of AgArts, an organization...

Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson is a poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator who has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries. Most recently in Havana, Cuba. Regie and his work appear in the New Line Cinema film love jones,...

Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan (Chickasaw) is an internationally recognized public speaker and author of fiction, poetry and essays.  Her latest books are Rounding the Human Corners and People of the Whale.  She has won the Oklahoma book Award and the Mountains and Plains Book Award; she was a finalist for the Pulitzer...