Fifth Annual Alumni Poetry Reading Series - Part Two | Fall 2020
William Brewer '14 is the author of the debut novel, The Red Arrow, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf. His first collection of poems, I Know Your Kind, was a winner of the National Poetry Series and was published by Milkweed Editions in 2017. Formerly a Stegner Fellow, he is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. He lives in Oakland.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Monica Ferrell '02 is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently You Darling Thing (Four Way, 2018), a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and Believer Book Award in Poetry, and Beasts for the Chase, which received the Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize. Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes (Dial Press/Random House, 2008) was named one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year and a Borders Original Voices selection. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY).
Stefania Heim '04 is author of the poetry collections Hour Book (Ahsahta Press, 2019) and A Table That Goes On for Miles (Switchback, 2014). Geometry of Shadows, her volume of translations by metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico's Italian poems, was published by A Public Space Books in 2019. She teaches at Western Washington University.
Mai Der Vang '14 is the author of Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry, and a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, she served as a Visiting Writer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State.
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