Recent Visiting Writers
Distinguished visiting writers work closely with the students, and help them understand the world of contemporary writing. Recent visiting writers include:
- Carolyn Forché, author of four poetry collections including The Country Between Us and Blue Hour.
- Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, author of Angels in America.
- Kwame Dawes, Emmy-winning Jamaican poet and writer, author of 16 poetry colletions, including Back of Mount Peace and Hope's Hospice
- Peter Matthiessen, New York Times bestselling author of The Snow Leopard and winner of the National Book Award for Shadow Country
- Antonya Nelson, author of numerous short story collections and novels including Bound and In the Land of Men
- Barry Lopez, winner of the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams
- Brady Udall, author of The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint and Letting Loose the Hounds
- Dorianne Laux, author of four poetry collections including Facts about the Moon
- Cornelius Eady, author of six collections of poetry, including The Gathering of My Name, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize
- Lia Purpura, acclaimed author of 3 poetry collections and the essay collections Rough Likeness and On Looking, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award