Barbara Hurd’s books include Listening to the Savage/River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies; Tidal Rhythms: Change and Resilience at the Edge of the Sea (with photographer Stephen Strom); Stepping into the Same River Twice (with artist Patricia Hilton); and Walking the Wrack Line: On Tidal Shifts and What Remains. Her essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Best American Essays, The Georgia Review, and The Yale Review.
Li-Young Lee is the spring 2017 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence. He is the author of Behind My Eyes; Book of My Nights, which won the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award; The City in Which I Love You, which was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and Rose, which won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. His other work includes his memoir, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance.
Crystal Wilkinson, whose latest novel is Birds of Opulence, has been applauded for her efforts to promote the creative work of African Americans in Appalachia. She has been nominated for both the Orange Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Water Street and Blackberries, Blackberries are among her other works.
Wetherill Visual Arts Center