Noah Blaustein

Noah Blaustein (’07, ’11), author of Motion: American Sports Poems, Flirt, and After Party, lives in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, California.

Victoria Dalkey

Victoria Dalkey (’92), poet and art critic, was a finalist for the Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for her poem “Watching the Olympics on Morphine,” which appeared in Bellevue Literary Review and was reprinted in the anthology Quiet Rooms. She lives in Sacramento, California.

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Blas Falconer

Blas Falconer  is the author of three poetry collections, including Forgive the Body This Failure, and a coeditor of two essay collections, The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity and Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. His poems have been featured by Poetry, Harvard Review, and The New York Times, and his awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and Poets and Writers. He is a poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review and teaches in the MFA program at San Diego State University.

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Cody Gates

Cody Gates (’99, ’10, ’16) has taught poetry, writing, and literature at the University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay.

Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman’s latest collection from Wesleyan University Press is In a Few Minutes Before Later, published in 2022. A recent recipient of the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hillman has edited and co-translated many books by others, including At Your Feet by Brazilian poet Ana Cristina Cesar. A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Hillman lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is Professor Emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California and directs the Poetry Week at Community of Writers.

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Renato Rosaldo

Renato Rosaldo (’00, ’02, ’07): An internationally known cultural anthropologist, Renato Rosaldo started writing poetry while recovering from a stroke in 1996. His first book of poetry, Spanish-English, facing pages, Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la mujer araña, won the American Book Award, 2004. His second book, Diego Luna’s Insider Tips (2012), won the Many Mountains Moving poetry book manuscript prize selected by Martin Espada. His third book, The Day of Shelly’s Death (2014), was published by Duke University Press. His fourth book, The Chasers, was published in 2019 by Duke University Press.He is Professor of Cultural Anthropology Emeritus at New York University and Lucy Stern Professor in the Social Sciences Emeritus at Stanford University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also the author of Culture and Truth and Ilongot Headhunting, 1883-1974.

Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong (’16) Shelley Wong is the author of As She Appears (YesYes Books, 2022), winner of a Lambda Literary Award and longlisted for the National Book Award. She has received fellowships and support from Kundiman, MacDowell, and Montavlo Arts Center. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and The New Republic. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships, residencies, and support from Kundiman, MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Montalvo Arts Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Willapa Bay AiR, Vermont Studio Center, I-Park Foundation, Fire Island National Seashore, and SPACE.