Five poets and five fiction writers have been selected as the
2002 Stegner Fellows from a field of close to 1,200 applicants from
two-year program covers tuition costs for the fellows and provides
them with a $22,000-per-year living stipend. The program is named
after Wallace Stegner, who founded the Creative Writing Program at
Stanford in 1946.
new fellows in poetry are:
- Geoffrey Brock, an assistant visiting professor at the
University of Texas-Dallas. He holds a doctorate in comparative
literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine
Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Florida. His
work has been published in journals such as Poetry and
Paris Review. A book of his translations of poems by Cesare
Pavese is scheduled to be published this year.
- Robin Ekiss, who holds a bachelor's degree in English
from Wesleyan University and a master's in English, with a
creative-writing emphasis, from the University of California-Davis.
A former managing editor of ZYZZYVA, she lives and works in
San Francisco. She plans to complete a collection of poetry while
- Monica Ferrell, who holds a bachelor's degree from
Harvard and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia. She lives
in New York City and has had work published in The Nation,
The Paris Review, The Boston Review and other
- John Lundberg, who lives in Charlottesville, Va. He
holds degrees from the College of William and Mary and Florida
State University. He currently is working toward a Master of Fine
Arts degree from the University of Virginia. His work has been
published in Poetry, Quarterly West, Sycamore
Review and other literary journals.
- David Roderick, who holds a bachelor's degree from
Colby College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University
of Massachusetts-Amherst. His poetry and critical essays have
appeared in more than two dozen literary journals. He currently
lives in Baltimore, where he is the Reginald S. Tickner Writing
Fellow at the Gilman School.
new fellows in fiction are:
- Andrew Altschul, who holds degrees from Brown
University and the University of California-Irvine. He has taught
at several universities and currently lives in Albany, N.Y. He
hopes to publish his first novel while a Stegner Fellow.
- Kaui Hemmings, who lives in Denver and holds a degree
from Colorado College. She is completing work on a Master of Fine
Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College. As a Stegner Fellow, she
plans to finish a collection of stories that take place in
- Eric Puchner, who teaches at San Francisco State
University and runs a nonprofit training program for low-income
immigrants. He has degrees from Middlebury College and the
University of Arizona-Tucson. He plans to complete his first book
of short stories while a Stegner Fellow.
- Stephanie Reents, who holds degrees from Amherst
College and Oxford University. She is a former newspaper reporter
and has worked in New York City on public education reform. She
earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of
Arizona-Tucson, where she currently teaches.
- Malena Watrous, who holds degrees from Barnard College
and is now completing work on a Master of Fine Arts degree from the
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her work has been published
in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Kyoto Journal, Lingua Franca
and Salon. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
information about Stanford's Creative Writing Program or the
Stegner Fellowships, visit www.stanford.edu/dept/english/cw/index.html.