MFA Faculty & Staff at the 2015 Summer Residency

Faculty

Dan Lehman

Dan Lehman, Interim Director

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Dan Lehman:

  • John Reed and the Writing of Revolution (Ohio University Press, 2002)
  • Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge (Ohio State University Press, 1997)
  • Co-editor, The River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Co-editor, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

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Jill Christman

Jill Christman

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Jill Christman:

  • Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood (SheBooks, 2014)
  • Darkroom: A Family Exposure (University of Georgia Press), winner of the 2001 AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction
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Angie Estes

Angie Estes

Poetry

Books by Angie Estes:

  • Enchantée (Oberlin College Press, 2013), winner of the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
  • Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009), selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize
  • Chez Nous (Oberlin College Press, 2005)
  • Voice-Over (Oberlin College Press, 2002), won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize and was also awarded the 2001 Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America.
  • The Uses of Passion (1995), winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize

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Deborah Fleming

Deborah Fleming

Poetry

Books by Deborah Fleming:

  • Into a New Country (forthcoming January 2016 from Cherry Grove)
  • Without Leave (Black Mountain Press, 2014)
  • Morning, Winter Solstice (Vineyard Press, 2012)
  • Migrations (Finishing Line Press)

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Steven Harvey

Steven Harvey

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Steven Harvey:

  • The Book of Knowledge and Wonder (Ovenbird Books, 2014)
  • Bound for Shady Grove (University of Georgia Press, 2000)
  • A Geometry of Lilies (University of South Carolina Press, 1993)
  • Lost in Translation (University of Georgia Press, 1997)
  • Editor of In a Dark Wood: Personal Essays by Men on Middle Age (University of Georgia Press, 1996)

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William Haywood Henderson Ashland University MFA Fiction Faculty

William Haywood Henderson

Fiction

Books by William Haywood Henderson:

  • Augusta Locke (Viking, 2006)
  • The Rest of the Earth (Dutton, 1997)
  • Native (Dutton, 1993)

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Kate Hopper

Kate Hopper

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Kate Hopper:

  • Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism with Robyn K. Schneider (Triumph Books, 2015)
  • Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers (Viva Editions, 2012)
  • Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood (University Of Minnesota Press, 2013)

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Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin

Poetry

Books by Mark Irwin:

  • American Urn: Selected Poems (Ashland Poetry Press, 2015)
  • Large White House Speaking (New Issues, 2013)
  • Tall If (New Issues, 2008)
  • Bright Hunger (BOA , 2004)
  • White City (BOA, 2000)
  • Quick, Now, Always (BOA, 1996)
  • Against the Meanwhile (Wesleyan University Press, 1989)
  • The Halo of Desire  (Galileo Press, 1987)

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Erika Krouse, Ashland MFA Fiction Faculty

Erika Krouse

Fiction

Books by Erika Krouse: 

  • Contenders (Rare Bird Books, 2015)
  • Come Up and See Me Sometime (Scribner, 2001), winner of the Paterson Prize

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Thomas Larson

Thomas Larson

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Thomas Larson:

  • The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of My Heart Disease, (Excelsior College / Hudson Whitman Press, 2014)
  • The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (Pegasus Books, 2010)
  • The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative (Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, 2007)

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Alex Lemon

Alex Lemon

Poetry

Books by Alex Lemon:

  • The Wish Book: Poems (Milkweed Editions, 2014)
  • Fancy Beasts (Milkweed Editions, 2010)
  • Happy: A Memoir (Scribner, 2010)
  • Mosquito: Poems (Tin House Books, 2006)
  • Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions, 2006)

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EJ Levy Ashland University MFA Fiction

E.J. Levy

Fiction

Books by E.J. Levy:

  • Love, In Theory, 10 Stories (University of Georgia Press, 2012)
  • Amazons: A Love Story (University of Missouri Press, 2012)
  • Tasting Life Twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction by New American Writers (Editor, Avon, 1995)

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Joe Mackall

Joe Mackall

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Joe Mackall:

  • Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among the Amish (Beacon Press, 2007)
  • The Last Street Before Cleveland:  An Accidental Pilgrimage (University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
  • Co-editor, The River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Co-editor, River Teeth:  A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

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Mark Neely

Mark Neely

Poetry

Books by Mark Neely:

  • Dirty Bomb (FIELD Poetry Series, Oberlin College Press, 2015)
  • Beasts of the Hill (Oberlin College Press, 2012), winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize

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Leila Philip

Leila Philip

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Leila Philip:

  • Water Rising (New Rivers Press, September 2015)
  • A Family Place: A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family (Viking, 2001; Penguin, 2002; SUNY, 2009)
  • The Road Through Miyama (Random House, 1989; Vintage 1991, 1992), winner of the PEN 1990 Martha Albrand Citation for Nonfiction

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Robert Root

Robert Root

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Robert Root:

  • Walking Home Ground: Time, Terrain, Transition (forthcoming from Wisconsin Historical Society Press)
  • Happenstance (University of Iowa Press, 2013)
  • Limited Sight Distance: Essays for Airwaves (Glimmerglass, 2013)
  • Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place (University of Nebraska Press, 2012)
  • Recovering Ruth: A Biographer’s Tale (University of Nebraska Press, 2002)
  • Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009)
  • The Nonfictionist’s Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) 
  • E. B. White: The Emergence of an Essayist (University of Iowa Press, 1998)
  • Editor of Landscapes With Figures: The Nonfiction of Place (University of Nebraska Press, 2007)
  • Co-editor of the anthology The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction (Pearson, 2012), now in its sixth edition

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Bonnie J. Rough

Bonnie J. Rough

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Bonnie J. Rough:

  •  The Girls, Alone (Kindle Single, 2015)
  • Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA, (Counterpoint, 2010) winner of a 2011 Minnesota Book Award

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Ruth L. Schwartz

Ruth L. Schwartz

Poetry

Books by Ruth L. Schwartz:

  • Miraculum (Autumn House Press, 2012)
  • Dear Good Naked Morning (Autumn House Press, 2005), selected by Alicia Ostriker for the 2004 Autumn House Poetry Prize
  • Edgewater (HarperCollins, 2002), a National Poetry Series winner chosen by Jane Hirshfield
  • Singular Bodies (Anhinga Press, 2001), recipient of the 2000 Anhinga Prize for Poetry
  • Accordion Breathing and Dancing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), winner of the 1994 Associated Writing Programs Competition
  • Soul on Earth: A Guide to Living & Loving Your Human Life (Six Directions Press, 2012)
  • Death in Reverse: A Love Story (Michigan State University Press, 2004)

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Kathryn Winograd, Ashland MFA Faculty

Kathryn Winograd

Poetry

Books by Kathryn Winograd: Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation (Conundrum Press, 2013) and the poetry collection  Air into Breath(Ashland Poetry Press, 2002), a 2003 Colorado Book Award Winner in Poetry

  • Phanton Canyon: Essays of Reclamation (Conundrum Press, 2013)
  • Stepping Sideways Into Poetry, coauthor (Scholastic, Inc., 2005)
  • Air into Breath (Ashland Poetry Press, 2002), winner of the 2003 Colorado Book Award in Poetry
  • You Can Learn Online and You Can Teach Online, coauthor (McGraw Hill, 2002)

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MFA Staff

Cassandra Brown

Cassandra Brown

Administrative Director

cbrown44@ashland.edu
419-289-5098