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Additional visiting writers participate during the residency periods, conducting lectures, readings, and discussions which look to locate the sources in literature from which writers discover, extend, and transform their traditions. Residencies feature different writers and topics. For instance, Barry Hannah has lectured on the writers of Oxford, MS; Francine Prose on the short fiction of Leonard Michaels; Robert Creeley on the poetry of Hart Crane and Charles Olson; Lucie Brock-Broido on first books of poetry; Sue Miller on Chekhov and Flannery O’Connor; Vivian Gornick on essay writers; Richard Howard on translation; E. Ethelbert Miller on black literature; Coleman Barks on the ecstatic tradition in literature; Robert Polito on the work of Jim Thompson and Frank Bidart; Mac Wellman on new plays; Agha Shahid Ali on the ghazal form and the poetry of T.S. Eliot; Ilan Stavans on Edmund Wilson; Karen Finley on the traditions of performance art; Lynn Emmanuel on the poetic sequence and on nature writers Barry Lopez, John McPhee, and Annie Dillard; Tom Wicker on Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier as “the perfect novel”; and so on.

  • Agha Shahid Ali
  • Sinan Antoon
  • Homero Aridjis
  • Deidre Bair
  • Coleman Barks
  • Paul Berman
  • Anne Bernays
  • Frank Bidart
  • Tom Bissell
  • Amy Bloom
  • Robert Bly
  • Lucie Brock-Broido
  • Frederick Busch
  • Jane Ciabattari
  • Benjamin Cheever
  • Henri Cole
  • Martha Cooley
  • Elizabeth Cox
  • Robert Creeley
  • Fred D’Aguiar
  • David Daniel
  • Nicholas Delbanco
  • Stephen Dobyns
  • Susan Dodd
  • Mark Doty
  • Bruce Duffy
  • Stephen Dunn
  • Geoff Dyer
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Lynn Emanuel
  • Karen Finley
  • David Fenza
  • Lynn Freed
  • Mary Gaitskill
  • George Garrett
  • Vivian Gornick
  • Olivia Gordon
  • Linda Gregg
  • Lucy Grealy
  • Judith Grossman
  • Molly Haskell
  • Barry Hannah
  • Marcie Hershman
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Edward Hoagland
  • Richard Howard
  • Marie Howe
  • Michelle Huneven
  • Lewis Hyde
  • Honorée Jeffers
  • Erica Jong
  • Justin Kaplan
  • Judy Karasik
  • Paul Karasik
  • Susannah Kaysen
  • Jane Kenyon
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Michael Krüger
  • David Lehman
  • Michael Lind
  • Barry Lopez
  • Bret Lott
  • Thomas Lynch
  • Valerie Martin
  • Carole Maso
  • Jill McCorkle
  • Christopher Merrill
  • Nancy Milford
  • E. Ethelbert Miller
  • Sue Miller
  • Honor Moore
  • Marnie Mueller
  • Alice Notely
  • Howard Norman
  • Nuala O'Faolain
  • Alicia Ostriker
  • Joyce Peseroff
  • Jayne Anne Phillips
  • Robert Pinsky
  • Robert Polito
  • Katha Pollitt
  • Francine Prose
  • Spencer Reece
  • Alastair Reid
  • Catherine Rich
  • Mary Robison
  • Christine Schutt
  • Vijay Seshadri
  • Roger Shattuck
  • David Shields
  • Jason Shinder
  • Larry Siems
  • Elizabeth Sifton
  • Tracy K. Smith
  • Ilan Stavans
  • Max Steele
  • Sharan Strange
  • Tree Swenson
  • Ben Taylor
  • David Trinidad
  • William Tucker
  • Reetika Vazirani
  • Dan Wakefield
  • Mac Wellman
  • Tom Wicker