About the Instructors

Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin is the author of Nets and The Desert. A recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts and Camargo Foundation fellowships, she has also taught at Pratt Institute, Poets' House and New York University.

Sharon Dolin's books of poems are Heart Work, Serious Pink, Realm of the Possible, and the forthcoming, Burn and Dodge. She is poet-in-residence at Eugene Lang College of The New School for Liberal Arts and she also directs The Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition.

Cornelius Eady's latest book, Hardheaded Weather, was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award. He is a cofounder of the Cave Canem workshop and teaches at the University of Notre Dame.

Nathalie Handal is an award-winning playwright and poet. She has been involved either as a writer, director or producer in over twelve theatrical and/or film productions worldwide. Her most recent plays include, The Oklahoma Quartet and The Storyteller. She is the author of numerous books; most recently, Love and Strange Horses.

Hettie Jones' memoir of the Beat scene is How I Became Hettie Jones. Her poetry collections are Doing 70, Drive and All Told. She has taught writing at New School University, SUNY Purchase and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and worked with Rita Marley on her recent autobiography, No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley.

Patricia Marx's writing credits include Saturday Night Live and Rugrats. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker, The New York Times and Time magazine. Her novel, Him Her Him Again the End of Him, was published in 2006.

Paul Muldoon is the author of The Annals of Chile, Moy Sand and Gravel, Horse Latitudes, and Maggot. He is the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and poetry editor at The New Yorker.

Sandra Newman is the author of two novels, Cake and The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, and the forthcoming memoir Folk Tales of the Rich. She is the coauthor of a book on writing: How Not to Write a Novel.

Lore Segal—novelist, essayist, translator and childen's book author—is a long-time member of 92Y Poetry Center's teaching staff. Her novels include Other People's Houses, originally serialized in The New Yorker; Lucinella; and Shakespeare's Kitchen, one of three finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. Her story Making Good is included in the 2010 O. Henry Prize Stories. 

Tracy K. Smith is the author of The Body's Question, Duende, and Life on Mars. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.

Christopher Sorrentino's books include Sound on Sound and Trance, a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. He has taught writing and literature at The New School and Columbia University.

Darin Strauss is the author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy and More Than It Hurts You. He is the recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing, and a clinical associate professor at NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Jean Valentine's books of poetry include Door in the Mountain and Lucy. A National Book Award winner, she has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and New York University.

Meg Wolitzer recent novels include The Ten-Year Nap, The Position and The Wife. Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories.

David Yezzi is the author of the poetry collections The Hidden Model and Azores, and is the executive editor of The New Criterion. He has taught at the West Chester University Poetry Conference and at Stanford University. He was the director of the Unterberg Poetry Center from 2001-2005.

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