Our Advisory Board
Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the NEA. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Buzzfeed, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. His first book, PLEASE, won the American Book Award, and his second book, THE NEW TESTAMENT, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University.
Winner of the 2014 FIELD Poetry Prize from Oberlin College Press, Carol Potter recently published her fifth book of poems, SOME SLOW BEES. Her book OTHERWISE OBEDIENT was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in GLBT poetry, and SHORT HISTORY OF PETS won the 1999 Cleveland State Poetry Center Award and the Balcones Award.
Other awards include: The Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, The New Letters Award for Poetry, The Tom McAfee Discovery Award from The Missouri Review, three Massachusetts Council of the Arts Awards, and the 2004 dA center for the Arts poetry award. In addition to writing residences at Yaddo, MacDowell, Millay Colony for the Arts, Cummington Community of the Arts, Valparaiso, Villa Montalvo, and Centrum, Carol was also a Thurber House writer-in-residence.
Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of National Bestselling novels THE BOOK OF JOAN and THE SMALL BACKS OF CHILDREN, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, as well as the Reader's Choice Award, the novel DORA: A HEADCASE, and a critical book on war and narrative, ALLEGORIES OF VIOLENCE. Her widely acclaimed memoir THE CHRONOLOGY OF WATER was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for CNF and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Award Reader's Choice. A book based on her recent TED Talk, THE MISFIT'S MANIFESTO, came out in 2017.
Lidia received her doctorate in Literature from the University of Oregon and founded the workshop series Corporeal Writing, where she teaches both in person at Corporeal Center in downtown Portland with other humans and online with humans in digital form.