Jack Driscoll is the author of four books of poems, three collections of short stories, and four novels.
He also designed and taught a summer workshop for teachers from the urban program America SCORES for five years.
He is a recipient of The Lamont Award for his first book, Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, Senior Fulbrights to Yugoslavia and Australia, and awards from The Academy of American Poets and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He then turned to freelance and moved to Los Angeles to spend the next nine years writing features about all kinds of things, especially celebrities, subcultures, and fringe groups.
He is Series Editor of the African Poetry Book Series and Artistic Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival.
In 2018, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
, and writing residencies to the Mac Dowell Colony and Yaddo. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University, and as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University.
his first book of poems, was selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.He has published 24 books and is known for his many collaborations with other artists, including , an ekphrastic collaboration with photographer Nathan Lyons, and for his influential teaching.Often redefining his poetics from book to book, he is the creator of the “Dead Man” and “Dead Man Resurrected” poems, and has been called “ambitious without pretension.” Bell edited poetry for five years for the for Lost Horse Press for five years, a series that published 15 poets, three to a volume.She founded and directs the MFA program at San Diego State University, and has been a writer-in-residence at National University of Ireland, University of Michigan, University of Montana, Glacier National Park, and Central Park, New York.She received two individual artist fellowships from the NEA, and her poems have appeared in Marvin Bell taught 40 years for the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and served two terms as Iowa’s first Poet Laureate.“A lot of us, not only women, were looking for a fictional heroine who would be deeply good, brave as a wolverine, never a cry baby, as able as Sacagawea, and with a strong and unapologetic sexuality.” Campbell holds a second degree black belt in Koburyu kobudo, an Okinawan weapons art, and in her spare time tries to train her donkeys, Jack and Don Quixote.Visit her website and her writer’s life blog, The Bone-Eye.He is Glenna Luschei Editor of and is Chancellor Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.Dawes serves as the Associate Poetry Editor for Peepal Tree Books and is Director of the African Poetry Book Fund.His work has appeared in magazines, literary journals, and newspapers such as received the 1998 Pushcart Editors’ Book Award, the Barnes and Noble Discovery of Great New Writers Award, and the 1999 Independent Book Publishers Award for Fiction. In 2018, Pacific University created the Katherine Dunn Scholarship fund for exceptional female student writers who have demonstrated financial need. His ancestors were traditionally whalers and Grand Banks fisherman, sailing out of the Islands and then Provincetown.He is the author of five collections of poetry and two novels.