Past Writers

SARAH ARVIO’S second book of poems, Sono, was written in Rome. For her first book, Visits from the Seventh (Knopf 2002) she won the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Daniel Smith discusses Visits from the Seventh in his newly released Muses, Madmen and Prophets (Penguin 2006). A poem from that collection, “ Côte d’Azur” was set to music by Miriama Young and performed by New Millennium at Princeton in November 2006. Arvio has been a translator for the United Nations for many years; in autumn 2006 she will teach at Princeton University.

 Kathleen Graber’s first collection Correspondence was selected by Bob Hicok as the winner of the 2005 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize.  She will be a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University during the upcoming academic year.  She has also received fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  She has new poems forthcoming in The Literary Review, The Georgia Review and The American Poetry Review.

Amy Holman is a poet and prose writer living in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She works as a freelance literary consultant assisting writers with their professional development. Her poetry collection, WAIT FOR ME, I’M GONE, which won a chapbook prize from Dream Horse Press, is sold out except for the two copies at BookCourt on Court Street in Cobble Hill. She has essays in the anthologies, THE SUBWAY CHRONICLES and the forthcoming, KNITTING THROUGH IT, and poetry and fiction in Xconnect, Failbetter, The Cortland Review, Night Train, American Letters & Commentary, Archaeology Magazine, and The Manhattan Review. She is also the author of a guide to colonies, grants and graduate programs called AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS.

Critic and journalist Karrie Jacobs is the author of The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home (Viking), recently released in paperback. She is also a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine where she writes a monthly column, “America.” And she’s a regular contributor to Travel + Leisure. Jacobs was the founding editor-in-chief of Dwell, a San Francisco-based magazine about modern residential architecture and design.

PAUL LISICKY is the author of Lawnboy and Famous Builder. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Short Takes, Open House, Boulevard , Flash Fiction, and many other anthologies and magazines. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he’s the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Henfield Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was twice a fellow. He lives in New York City, and has taught at Cornell University, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, Antioch University-Los Angeles, The University of Houston, and The Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A new novel, Lumina Harbor, is forthcoming.


Anna Moschovakis is the author of a book of poems, _I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone_, and several chapbooks. She also translates prose and poetry, usually from the French. She is an active member of Ugly Duckling Presse, a collaboratively run publishing concern based in Brooklyn, and currently teaches at Pratt Institute.

Philip Nobel is the author of Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero (Metropolitan Books). He writes about architecture for The New York Times, The Nation, Artforum, and Architectural Digest. He also contributes a monthly column, “Far Corner,” to Metropolis magazine. Trained as an architect, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Martin Pedersen has been the executive editor at Metropolis magazine since 2000 and co-authored Metropolis Book’s Robert Polidori’s Metropolis. In a long ago and far away time, he was a comedy writer.


CHARISE SMITH is a New York City teaching artist. She studied theatre and policy at Brown University and will begin the Yale School of Drama’s graduate program this fall.



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