Michael Dumanis + Susan Kinsolving
Michael Dumanis is the author of the poetry collection My Soviet Union (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and coeditor (with poet Cate Marvin) of the younger poets’ anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande, 2006). His poems have appeared in journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Verse. His writing has been recognized with residencies at Yaddo, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbertide, Italy; a 2012 Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture; fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the James Michener Foundation, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference; and a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Dumanis has been on faculty at Bennington University since Fall 2012, and oversees The Bennington Review.
Susan Kinsolving’s four books of poems are Among Flowers, The White Eyelash, Dailies & Rushes, and Peripheral Vision. Her poems have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, Kirkus, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. She has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Kinsolving has taught in the Bennington Writing Seminars, University of Connecticut, Southampton College, Willard-Cybulski Men’s Prison, California Institute of the Arts, and The Hotchkiss School. As a librettist, her works have been performed in New York, California, The Netherlands, and Italy.