Ira Sukrungruang is the author of the forthcoming memoir This Jade World; three nonfiction books, Buddha’s Dog & Other MediationsSouthside Buddhist, and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy; the short story collection The Melting Season; and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night.

He is the president of Sweet: A Literary Confection ( and the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.

Parneshia Jones

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Tomás Q. Morín

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Trinie Dalton

Faculty, MFA in Writing; MFA in Writing & Publishing

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing

Ellen Lesser

Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in Writing; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference