The visiting faculty members include:

Parneshia JonesParneshia Jones is the author of Vessel: Poems (Milkweed Editions, 2015), winner of the Midwest Book Award. Her work has been anthologized in She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, edited by Caroline Kennedy and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, edited by Nikky Finney; and featured on PBS Newshour, the Academy of American Poets, and espnW. See her full bio here.

Hasanthika SirisenaHasanthika Sirisena is the author of The Other One (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). Her essays and stories have appeared in Copper Nickel, The Globe and Mail, WSQ Narrative, The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Narrative, and other magazines. Her work has been anthologized in Best New American Voices; Everyday People: The Color of Life; This is the Place: Women Writing about Home, and named a notable story by Best American Short Stories in 2011 and 2012. See her full bio here.