Resident Artists and Scholars

Dionne Irving Bremyer

Dionne Irving Bremyer

Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon

Nathan Rees

Nathan Rees

Elena Passarello

Elena Passarello

Susannah Mintz

Susannah Mintz

Craig Schroer

Craig Schroer

Dionne Irving Bremyer

Dionne Irving Bremyer teaches creative writing at the University of Notre Dame. Her novel Quint was released in August 2021 from 7.13 Books, and her short-story collection Islands will be published by Catapult Books in 2022. Her work has appeared in Boulevard Magazine, LitHub, Missouri Review, and New Delta Review, among others. Her essay “Treading Water” was a notable essay in Best American Essays 2017, and she recently co-edited the collection Breastfeeding & Culture: Discourses and Representations. She has also received fellowships from the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon holds a BFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from Georgia State University. She is an award-winning artist who exhibits nationally, most recently in Drawing Discourse: 12th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing at UNC Asheville (2021). Her work is represented in the accompanying catalogue on University of North Carolina Asheville Press.

Nathan Rees

Nathan Rees is an art historian whose research focuses on the intersections of art, colonization, and religion in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century West. He has published, presented, and curated exhibitions on monuments to Western settlement, representations of Native Peoples, and the theology of visuality. His book Mormon Visual Culture and the American West was published by Routledge in 2021.

Susannah B. Mintz

Susannah B. Mintz is a Professor of English at Skidmore College. Author of the memoir Love Affair in the Garden of Milton: Poetry, Loss, and the Meaning of Unbelief (LSU Press, 2021), she has published extensively as a writer of creative nonfiction, with essays in Nashville Review, Clackamas, American Literary Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Epiphany, Ninth Letter, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. 

ELENA PASSARELLO

Elena Passarello's essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world have been translated into six languages. She is the author of two collections, the most recent of which, Animals Strike Curious Poses, was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. It made the Best Books of 2017 lists from several publications including the Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, and the New York Times Book Review, and it received the Oregon Book Award for nonfiction. In 2019, Lithub listed Animals Strike Curious Poses as one of the best essay collections of the decade.

Craig Schroer

Craig Schroer has worked in higher education for nearly three decades, including twenty years at UT Austin, where he was the Electronic Services and Assistant Head of Reference Services at the world-renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. His prior education is in music, with emphasis on choral education and classical guitar performance. Craig won first place at the state and regional level in the Music Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition. 

Visiting Artists and Scholars
Marella Feltrin-Morris

Marella Feltrin-Morris

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Marella Feltrin-Morris

Marella Feltrin-Morris is Associate Professor of Italian at Ithaca College, specializing in modern Italian literature and translation. She has published articles on Luigi Pirandello, Antonio Tabucchi, Massimo Bontempelli, Paola Masino and other modern and contemporary Italian authors. Her translations of Pirandello, Masino, Bontempelli, and Dacia Maraini have appeared in North American Review, Two Lines, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere.

 

John Poch

John Poch serves as President's Excellence Research Professor in Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. His poetry collections include Texases (WordFarm 2019). Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Storyline, 2008) and others. He has also edited multiple anthologies, including Gracious: Poems from the 21st Century South (TTU, 2020). His book of essays on spirituality and poetics, God’s Poems: The Beauty of Poetry and the Christian Imagination, was published by St. Augustine’s Press in April 2022. 

CONFERENCE DIRECTORS
CHAD DAVIDSON

Chad Davidson holds an M.A. from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. He is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Unearth (2020) and From the Fire Hills (2014), both on Southern Illinois University Press. His collection of travel essays, Terra Cognita: Dispatches from an Over-Traveled Italy, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2022. 

GREGORY FRASER

Gregory Fraser holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He is the author of Strange Pietà (Texas Tech University Press, 2003), Answering the Ruins (2009), and Designed for Flight (2014), and Little Armageddon (2021), all from Northwestern University Press. He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Together, Chad and Greg have also published two textbooks: Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008) and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing (Continuum-Bloomsbury, 2012).

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