Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the LA Times First Book Award); Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award, and the International Dublin Award; and Weather, which has been shortlisted for the 2020
Women’s Prize.

She teaches at Bard College in upstate New York. Visit her at

Kirstin Valdez Quade

Visiting Writer, Winter 2020

Maggie Nelson

Visiting Writer, Winter 2017

Vievee Francis

Visiting Poet, Summer 2020

Tommy Orange

Visiting Fiction Writer, Winter 2021

Ada Limón

Visiting Poet, Summer 2017

Lauren Markham

Alumna/Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2018