Shara McCallum, Director (on leave 2017-18)
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Madwoman (published in the U.S. and U.K in 2017) and The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems (2011). Recognition for her poetry includes a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, among other awards. Her poems and personal essays have been published in the US, the UK, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel and have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, and Romanian. Since 2003, McCallum has been the Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, where she is also a Professor of creative writing and literature.
K. A. Hays, Acting Director 2017-18
Born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, K. A. (Katie) Hays was educated at Bucknell, Oxford, and Brown Universities, where she earned an M.F.A. in 2005. She is the author of three books of poetry, Windfall (2017), Early Creatures, Native Gods (2012) and Dear Apocalypse (2009), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry (2009, 2011) and other anthologies and widely in journals and magazines. She has also published fiction and verse translations. Hays has received residencies at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village, Nova Scotia, and at the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. She teaches creative writing at Bucknell and currently serves as the acting director of the Stadler Center.
Andrew Ciotola, Program Manager
Ciotola received his BA from Gettsyburg College, where he graduated with honors in English literature, and his MA in English from Bucknell University. 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 2017-18 he is co-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.
G. C. Waldrep, Editor, West Branch
G.C. Waldrep's most recent books are Testament (2015); Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (2011), a collaboration with John Gallaher; The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (2012), co-edited with Joshua Corey; and a chapbook, Susquehanna (2013). Waldrep's work has appeared in many journals and in Best American Poetry 2010 and Norton's Postmodern American Poetry. Waldrep has received prizes 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 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, edits the journal West Branch, and serves as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.
Monica Sok, 2016-18 Stadler Fellow
Sok is a Cambodian poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the chapbook Year Zero, from Poetry Society of America. A Kundiman fellow, Sok has received honors from the NEA, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, Jerome Foundation, MacDowell Colony, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and elsewhere. Her poems appear in Narrative, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.
David Winter, 2016-18 Stadler Fellow
Winter is the author of the poetry chapbook Safe House (Thrush Press), and the recipient of a 2016 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. His poems appear in The Baffler, Forklift, Ohio, Four Way Review, Meridian, New Poetry From the Midwest, Ninth Letter, The Offing and elsewhere. David received his MFA from the Ohio State University in 2015, where he served as a Poetry Editor for The Journal.
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