G.C. Waldrep, Acting Director 2018-19

G.C. WaldrepG.C. Waldrep's most recent books are a long poem Testament (BOA Editions, 2015) and a chapbook, Susquehanna (Omnidawn, 2013). With Joshua Corey he edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta, 2012). His new collection, feast gently, is due out from Tupelo Press in April 2018. Waldrep’s work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, APR, New England Review, New American Writing, Harper’s, Tin House, Verse, and many other journals in the USA and abroad, as well as in Best American Poetry 2010 and the second edition of Norton’s Postmodern American Poetry. He has received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets as well as the Colorado Prize, the Dorset Prize, the Campbell Corner Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, a Lannan Foundation residency, a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative American Writing, and a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Waldrep lives in Lewisburg, Pa., where he teaches at Bucknell University and edits the journal West Branch. From 2007 to 2018 he served as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.

Andrew Ciotola, Program Manager

Andrew CiotolaCiotola received his MA in English from Bucknell and his BA from Gettsyburg College, where he graduated with honors in English literature. As program manager, he oversees the Center’s series, programs, and daily business. He is also the managing editor and book review editor of West Branch, Bucknell's nationally distinguished literary journal. In 2018-19 he is chairing the Bucknell Arts Council. He has served on grant review panels for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and on panels devoted to literary administration and editing at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference. A native of New York state, Ciotola is a longtime resident of central Pennsylvania.

Leslie Sainz Leslie Sainz, Stadler Fellow

Sainz is a first generation Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. A CantoMundo Fellow, she received her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of Devil’s Lake. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Narrative, Black Warrior Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, The Florida Review, and others. She was the Fall 2017 Writer-in-Residence at the Hub City Writers Project.

Jan Verberkmoes Jan Verberkmoes, Stadler Fellow

Verberkmoes received her MFA in poetry from the University of Mississippi. Her poems appear in Ecotone, Pleiades, 32 Poems, Propeller, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. She has received scholarships and grants from the Fulbright Program, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop.


Stadler Center Steering Committee

The Stadler Center's programs and business are overseen by a steering committee consisting of Stadler Center staff, Creative Writing faculty, and a community member. The Stadler Center reports to the Office of the Provost.

2018-2019 Steering Committee

G.C. Waldrep (Stadler Center Acting Director & West Branch Editor)
Andrew Ciotola (Stadler Center Program Manager & West Branch Managing Editor
Chris Camuto (Director, Creative Writing Program)
Robert Rosenberg (Creative Writing Faculty, Fiction)
Paula Closson Buck (Creative Writing Faculty, Poetry)
Deirdre O'Connor (Writing Center Director; Community Member)