Resident Artists and Scholars

Dionne Irving Bremyer

Dionne Irving Bremyer

Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon

Diamond Forde

Diamond Forde

Megan Sexton

Megan Sexton

Nathan Rees

Nathan Rees

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.

Diamond Forde

Diamond Forde's debut poetry collection, Mother Body, received the 2019 Saturnalia Poetry Prize. A Callaloo and Tin House fellow, Diamond’s work has appeared in Boston Review, Obsidian, Massachusetts Review and more. She also serves as a contributing editor of Southeast Review and as fiction editor of Nat. Brut. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Megan Sexton

Megan Sexton’s poetry collection Swift Hour received the Adrienne Bond Award. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She teaches at Georgia State University where she edits Five Points. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and daughter, and also plays drums for The Skylarks.

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. 

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
Margaret Mills Harper

Margaret Mills Harper

Nabila Lovelace

Nabila Lovelace

Marella Feltrin-Morris

Marella Feltrin-Morris

Hananah Zaheer

Hananah Zaheer

Matt W. Miller

Matt W. Miller

Margaret Mills Harper

Margaret Mills Harper is Glucksman Professor in Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She specializes in modern and contemporary Irish and American literature, especially poetry. Her seven scholarly monographs, editions, and collections include a focus on W. B. Yeats’s book of esoteric philosophy A Vision and the occult collaborations between Yeats and his wife George (née) Hyde Lees.
 

NABILA LOVELACE 

Nabila Lovelace's first collection of poems, Sons of Achilles, was published in 2018 with YesYes Books. She serves as the "Rants & Raves" editor for Honey Literary, a new BIPOC-focused literary journal, and she is also the co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival. A Callaloo and Tin House fellow, her work has been published widely, including on the Academy of American Poets website.  

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.

Hananah Zaheer

Hananah Zaheer is the author of the chapbook "Lovebirds" (Bull City Press, 2021). Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Best Small Fictions 2021, Agni, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others. She has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. She is the founder of Dubai Literary Salon (a prose-reading series) and a fiction editor for Los Angeles Review.
 

Matt W. Miller

Matt W. Miller is the author of the collections The Wounded for the Water, Club Icarus, and Cameo Diner: Poems. His newest collection, Tender the River, was released in 2021 by Texas Review Press. He is the winner of Nimrod International’s Pablo Neruda Prize, The Poetry by the Sea Conference’s Sonnet Crown Contest, River Styx’s Microbrew/Microfiction Prize, and Iron Horse Review’s Trifecta Poetry Prize. The recipient of fellowships from Stanford University and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he teaches English at Phillips Exeter Academy.

 

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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