2013-14 Series

David Hinton

David Hinton

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

David Hinton, a translator of ancient Chinese poetry, has earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poetry that conveys the actual texture and density of the originals. He is the first in more than a century to translate the four originary masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1997, he received the Landon Transltion Award from the Academy of American Poets. Hinton lives in East Calais, Vermont.

Check out our David Hinton page for more goodies, including some video from his appearance at NU, and a longer-form radio program featuring Hinton and Prof. Carl Martin.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko

Photo_HorrocksCaitlinCaitlin Horrocks lives in Michigan by way of Ohio, Arizona, England, Finland, and the Czech Republic. She is the author of the story collection This Is Not Your City. Her stories and essays appear in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories 2011, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, Pushcart Prize XXXV, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story and elsewhere. Her work has won awards including the Plimpton Prize, and fellowships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ conferences.Photo_KanekoTodd

W. Todd Kaneko is not cool enough to be a rock star, not tall enough to be a professional wrestler, and not virtuous enough to be a super-hero. He writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction. His work can be seen in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Southeast Review, Lantern Review, NANO Fiction, The Collagist, Blackbird, The Huffington Post, New Madrid, and elsewhere. He is an associate editor for both Hayden’s Ferry Review and DMQ Review and has received fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and Kundiman.

Caitlin and Todd live, work and teach in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jaed Coffin

Jaed Coffin

Jaed Coffin is the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants and the forthcoming Roughhouse Friday. A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants is Coffin’s first memoir, and it chronicles his move as a twenty-one-year-old, half-Thai American from Middlebury College to his mother’s native village in Thailand in pursuit of being ordained as a Buddhist monk. Roughhouse Friday is a memoir of his time as a barroom boxer in Juneau, Alaska, where he won a middleweight title.




Wednesday, April 2, 2014

David Budbill

Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

David Budbill, a Vermonter who lives and writes from the Northeast Kingdom, requires little introduction in his home state. He is the author of seven books of poems, eight plays, a novel, a short-story collection, and a picture book for children. Budbill’s event will begin with a short performance of his acclaimed play, Judevine, by Norwich University’s Pegasus Players. Budbill has won a National Endowment for the Arts Play Writing Fellowship in 1991, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry in 1981, and The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for Fiction in 1978. In 2002 the Vermont Arts Council gave Budbill the Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.