Derrick Austin Jamel Brinkley






Natalie Eilbert Sarah Fuchs






Marcela Fuentes Barrett Swanson








2016-17 FELLOWS: Derrick Austin, Jamel Brinkley, Natalie Eilbert, Sarah Fuchs, Marcela Fuentes, Barrett Swanson


The Institute Fellows Jordan Jacks






Josh Kalscheur Karyna McGlynn






Mika Taylor Mark Wagenaar








2015-16 FELLOWS: Jordan Jacks, Josh Kalscheur, Karyna McGlynn, Mika Taylor, and Mark Wagenaar


Jennifer Luebbers Ari Banias








Jaquira Diaz Mehdi Okasi








Laura Eve Engel Andrew Mortazavi








Lydia Fitzpatrick John Murillo








Michael Sheehan Emma Straub








Traci Brimhall Kevin Gonzalez








Nick Lantz Danielle Evans








Laleh Khadivi Rebecca Dunham








Katie Umans Ellen Litman








A FEW WICW FELLOWS FROM THE PAST DECADE: Jennifer Luebbers, Ari Banias, Jaquira Diaz, Mehdi Okasi, Laura Eve Engel, Andrew Mortazavi, Lydia Fitzpatrick, John Murillo, Michael Sheehan, Emma Straub, Traci Brimhall, Kevin Gonzalez, Nick Lantz, Danielle Evans, Laleh Khadivi, Rebecca Dunham, Katie Umans, and Ellen Litman.


2010-11 Poetry Fellows Sean Bishop and Rebecca Hazelton, attending a reading








Above, 2010-11 Poetry Fellows Sean Bishop and Rebecca Hazelton attend a reading at Avol's Books. Photo © Oliver Bendorf, 2011-12 MFA








Madison is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, with bike lanes on most major roads and many pathways reserved specifically for cyclists. Photo © University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.


Contact Us

Institute Coordinator Sean Bishop
Program in Creative Writing
Department of English
600 N. Park St, H.C. White Rm 6195
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

206-491-1505

Current Fellows (2016-2017)

Derrick Austin (MFA: U. of Michigan) is the 2016-2017 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow. A Cave Canem fellow, he is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions), selected by Mary Szybist for the 2015 A Poulin Jr Prize. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, Callaloo, Nimrod, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. He is the Social Media Coordinator for The Offing.

Jamel Brinkley (MFA: Iowa Writers Workshop) is the 2016-17 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow. He is also a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and has been awarded scholarships from the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His fiction has appeared in A Public Space and received a Special Mention in the 2016 Pushcart Prize anthology. His debut collection, A Lucky Man and Other Stories, is forthcoming in Spring 2018 from Graywolf Press.

Natalie Eilbert (MFA: Columbia U.) is the 2016–17 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow. Her first book, Swan Feast, debuted in 2015 from Bloof Books. Her poems have recently appeared in The New Yorker, jubilat, The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, and the Academy of American Poet’s Poem-a-Day. A New York native, she is the founding editor and publisher of The Atlas Review / TAR Chapbook Series.

Sarah Fuchs (MFA: NYU Low-Residency in Paris) is the 2016-2017 Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow. She began her teaching career at Castlemont High School in Oakland, California before co-founding the School of Social Justice and Community Development, a college prep high school for students who had dropped or been pushed out of the system. For the past eleven years she had been teaching and leading professional development in international schools in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Togo.

Marcela Fuentes (PhD: Georgia State U / MFA: Iowa Writers Workshop) is the 2016-2017 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow. Her stories have appeared in the Indiana Review, The Stoneslide Corrective, Vestal Review, and Juked, among others, and anthologized in Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton), Best of the Web (Dzanc Books), and New Stories from the Southwest (U Ohio/Swallow Press). A native of south Texas, she is currently the Virginia Spencer Carr Fellow in Fiction at Georgia State University.

Barrett Swanson (MFA: U. of Wisconsin) is the 2016-2017 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow. He is the winner of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and his short fiction and essays have been distinguished as “notable” in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and The Best American Essays. His work has appeared most recently in The New Republic, American Short Fiction, The Point, Ninth Letter, and Mississippi Review.


Former Fellows

2015-2016

Josh Kalscheur (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellow
Karyna McGlynn (PhD: U. of Houston / MFA: U. of Michigan), Diane Middlebrook
     Poetry Fellow
Mika Taylor (MFA: U. of Arizona), Carol Houck-Smith Fiction Fellow
Mark Wagenaar (PhD: U of North Texas / MFA: U of Virginia), Jay C. and
     Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow

2014-2015

Brian Booker (MFA: Iowa Writers’ Workshop), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
Ben Hoffman (MFA: U. of North Carolina–Wilmington), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Lauren Russell (MFA: U. of Pittsburgh), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
Walter B. Thompson (MFA: U. of of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellow
Meg Wade (MFA: U. of Arizona), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow

2013-2014

Jesse Damiani (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellow
Patricia Grace King (MFA: Warren Wilson), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Jennifer Luebbers (MFA: Indiana U.), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
Bonnie Metzgar (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellow
Matthew Modica (MFA: Emerson College), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
D. J. Thielke (MFA: Vanderbilt U.), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
Timothy Daniel Welch (MFA: San Dieago State U., PhD: Florida State U.),
          Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow

2012-2013

Ari Banias (MFA: Hunter), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
Miriam Cohen (MFA: Sarah Lawrence), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Jaquira Diaz (MFA: U. of South Florida, Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Sara Gelston (MFA: U. of Illinois), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
Sarah Hulse (MFA: U. of Oregon), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     Black River (Houghton Mifflin, 2015): a novel
Alyssa Knickerbocker (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellow
Elaine Romero (MFA: U. of Arizona), Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellow

2011-2012

Nicole Cullen (MFA: U. Texas-Austin), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Laura Eve Engel (MFA: U. of Houston), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
Pilar Gomez-Ibanez (MFA: Cornell U.), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Mehdi Tavana Okasi (MFA: Purdue U.), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Jacques J. Rancourt (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellow
Emily Ruskovich (MFA: U. of Iowa), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
Martin Zimmerman (MFA: U. of Texas-Austin), Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellow

2010-2011

Laurel Bastian (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellow
Sean Bishop (MFA: U. of Houston), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     The Night We’re Not Sleeping In (Sarabande Books, 2014): poems
Lydia Fitzpatrick (MFA: U. of Michigan), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Sarah Gubbins (MFA: Northwestern U.), Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellow
Rebecca Hazelton (MFA: Notre Dame; PhD: Florida State U.),
          Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Fair Copy (Ohio State U. Press, 2013): poems
     Vow (Cleveland State University Press, 2013): poems
Andrew Mortazavi (MFA: U. of Arizona), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Sterling Schildt (MFA: U. of Iowa), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow

2009-2010

Lauren Berry (MFA: U. of Houston), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     The Lifting Dress (Penguin, 2011): poems
Nate Brown (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellow
Jason England (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Len Jenkin, Carl Djerassi Distinguished Playwriting Fellow
Chris Mohar (MFA: U. of Washington), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
John Murillo (MFA: NYU), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher Books, 2010): poems
Michael Sheehan (MFA: U. of Arizona), James McCreight Fiction Fellow
Michael Weller, Carl Djerassi Distinguished Playwriting Fellow

2008-2009

Traci Brimhall (MFA: Sarah Lawrence), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Rookery (Crab Orchard Press, 2010): poems
Andrew Milward (MFA: U. of Iowa), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
Stuart Nadler (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
     The Book of Life (Reagan Arthur, 2011): stories
Michael Weller, Carl Djerassi Distinguished Playwriting Fellow
Jill Osier (MFA: U. of Alaska), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
Amanda Rea (MFA: U. of California-Irvine), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Emma Straub (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship
     Flyover State (Flatmancrooked, 2010): a novella
     Other People We Married (FiveChapters Books, 2011): stories

2007-2008

Danielle Deulen (MFA: George Mason U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow.
     Lovely Asunder (U. of Arkansas Press, 2011): poems
     The Riots (U. of Georgia Press, 2011): essays
Kevin A. Gonzalez (MFA: U. of Wisconsin; MFA: U. of Iowa),
          Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
     Cultural Studies (Carnegie Mellon, 2009): poems
Nick Lantz (MFA: U. of Wisconsin), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow.
     We Don't Know We Don't Know (Graywolf Press, 2010): poems
     The Lightning that Strikes the Neighbors' House
          (U. of Wisconsin Press, 2010): poems
Shara Lessley (MFA: U. of Maryland), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow.
     Two-Headed Nightingale (New Issues, 2012): poems
Dan O'Brien, Carl Djerassi Distinguished Playwriting Fellow
Edward Porter (MFA: Warren Wilson), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
Tim Scott (MFA: NYU), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow.

2006-2007

Danielle Evans (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
     Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (Riverhead Books, 2010): stories
Sean Hill (MFA: U. of Houston), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (U. of Georgia Press, 2008): poems
Jennifer Key (MFA: U. of Virginia), Dianne Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     The Manifest Destiny of Desire (Comstock Review Press, 2008): poems
Laleh Khadivi (MFA: Mills College), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
     The Age of Orphans (Bloomsbury, 2009): a novel
Derek Mong (MFA: U. of Michigan), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Other Romes (Saturnalia Books, 2011): poems
April Wilder (MFA: U. of Montana), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow

2005-2006

Colleen Abel (MFA: Vermont College), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
Gabrielle Daniels (MFA: U. of California-Irvine), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Rebecca Dunham (MFA: George Mason U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     The Miniature Room (Truman State U. Press, 2006): poems
     The Flight Cage (Tupelo Press, 2010): poems
Brandi Reissenweber (MFA: NYU), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
Adam Stumacher (MFA: Saint Mary's College), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Kate Umans (MFA: U. of Michigan), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Flock Book (Dzanc Books, 2012)

2004-2005

Eric Burger (MFA: U. of Arizona), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
Justin Haynes (MFA: Notre Dame), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
John Lee (MFA: U. of Michigan), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Ellen Litman (MFA: Syracuse U.), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     The Last Chicken in America (W.W. Norton, 2007): a novel in stories
Kirk Lee Davis (MFA: U. of Michigan), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
Cynthia Marie Hoffman (MFA: George Mason U.), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     Sightseer (Persea Press, 2011): poems

2003-2004

Josh Bell (MFA: U. of Iowa), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     No Planets Strike (Zoo Press, 2004): poems
Matt Frieidson (MFA: U. of Oregon), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Frances Hwang (MFA: U. of Montana), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     Transparency (Back Bay, 2007): stories
Nathan S. Jones (MFA: U. of Michigan), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
Jacinda Townsend (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
     Saint Monkey (W.W. Norton, 2012): novel
Sharmila Voorakkara (MFA: U. of Virginia), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow.
     Fire Wheel (U. of Akron Press, 2005): poems

2002-2003

Ashley Capps (MA: Ohio U.; MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields ( U. of Akron Press, 2006): poems
Miriam Gershow (MFA: U. of Oregon), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     The Local News (Spiegel and Grau, 2009): a novel
Tamara Avila Guirado (MFA: Mills College), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Lydia Melvin (MFA: Western Michigan U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     South of Here (New Issues Press, 2005): poems
Srikanth Reddy (MFA: U. of Iowa), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     Facts for Visitors (U. of California Press, 2004): poems
     Voyager (New California Poetry, 2011): poems
David Zimmerman (MFA: U. of Alabama), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
     The Sandbox (Soho Press, 2010): a novel

2001-2002

Deborah Bernhardt (MFA: U. of Arizona), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Echolalia (Four Way Books, 2006): poems
Susanna Daniel (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
     Stiltsville (HarperCollins, 2010): a novel
Ha-yun Jung (MFA: Emerson College), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
Erika Meitner (MFA: U. of Virginia), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     Inventory at the All Night Drugstore (Anhinga Press, 2010): poems;
     Ideal Cities (HarperCollins, 2010): poems
     Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls (Anhinga Press, 2011): poems
Imad Rahman (MFA: U. of Florida), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     I Dream of Microwaves (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004): stories
Mitch Raney (MFA: Bowling Green State U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow

2000-2001

Ryan G. van Cleave (MFA: Florida State U.), Anastasia Hoffman Poetry Fellow
     Say Hello (Pecan Grove Press, 2001): poems
     Ha Ha Tonka: A Book of Rune (Higganum Hill Books, 2003): poems
     Imagine the Dawn (Turning Point, 2005): poems
     The Magical Breasts of Britney Spears (Red Hen Press, 2006): poems
     Unplugged (HC1, 2010): a memoir
Blas Manuel De Luna (MFA: U. of Washington), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Bent to Earth (Carnegie Mellon U. Press, 2005): poems
Aimee Nezhukumatathil (MFA: Ohio State U.), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     Miracle Fruit (Tupelo Press, 2003): poems
     At the Drive-In Volcano (Tupelo Press, 2007): poems
     Lucky Fish (Tupelo Press, 2011)
Erica Olsen (MFA: U. of Montana), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Jennifer Vanderbes (MFA: U. of Iowa), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     Easter Island (Dial Press, 2004): a novel
     Strangers at the Feast (Simon & Schuster, 2010): a novel.
Antoine Wilson (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow
     The Interloper (Handsel Press, 2007): a novel

1999-2000

Quan Barry (MFA: U. of Michigan), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     Asylum (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2001): poems
     Controvertibles (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2004): poems
     Water Puppets (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2011): poems
Anthony Doerr (MFA: Bowling Green State U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     The Shell Collector (Scribner's, 2003): stories
     About Grace (Scribner's, 2004): a novel
     Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia
          and the World's Biggest Funeral
(Scribner's, 2008): nonfiction
     Memory Wall (Scribner's, 2010): stories
Rick Hilles (MFA: Columbia U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Brother Salvage (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2006): poems
Holiday Reinhorn (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
     Last Seen (2002): a screenplay
     Big Cats (Free Press, 2005): stories
Lysley Tenorio (MFA: U. of Oregon), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     Monstress (HarperCollins, 2012): stories

1998-1999

Beth Ann Fennelly (MFA: U. of Arkansas), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     Tender Hooks (W.W. Norton, 2004): poems
     Great With Child (W.W. Norton, 2007): nonfiction
     Unmentionables (W.W. Norton, 2008): poems
     Open House (Zoo Press, 2009): poems
John McNally (MFA: U. of Iowa), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
     Troublemakers (U. of Iowa Press, 2000): stories
     The Book of Ralph (Free Press, 2004): a novel
     America's Report Card (Free Press, 2006): a novel
     Ghosts of Chicago (Jefferson Press, 2008): stories
     After the Workshop (Counterpoint LLC, 2010): a novel
Judith Claire Mitchell (MFA: U of Iowa), James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow
     The Last Day of the War (Pantheon, 2004): a novel
Stephen Schottenfeld (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
Katharine Whitcomb (MFA: Vermont College), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Hosannas (Parallel Press): poems
     Saints of South Dakota (Bluestem Press): poems

1997-1998

Allyson Goldin Loomis (MFA: U. of Montana), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
Sarah Messer (MFA: U. of Michigan), Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow
     The Bandit Letters (New Issues Press, 2001): poems
     The Red House (Viking, 2004): nonfiction
Brad Owens (MFA: Stanford U.), Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow
Jennifer Tonge (MFA: U. of Utah), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow

1996-1997

Anne Caston (MFA: Warren Wilson), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     Flying Out With the Wounded (NYU Press, 1997): poems
     Judah's Lion (Toad Hall Press, 2009): poems
Joseph Skibell (MFA: U. of Texas-Austin), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     A Blessing on the Moon (Algonquin Books, 1999): a novel
     The English Disease (Algonquin Books, 2003): a novel
     A Curable Romantic (Algonquin Books, 2010): a novel

1995-1996

Jon Loomis (MFA: U. of Virginia), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Vanitas Motel (Field Books, 1998): poems
     The Pleasure Principle (Field Books, 2001): poems
     High Season (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007): novel
     Mating Season (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2009): novel
     Fire Season (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2012): novel
Nancy Reisman (MFA: U. of Massachusetts), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     House Fires (U. of Iowa Press, 1999): stories
     The First Desire (Knopf, 2005): a novel

1994-1995

Joel Brouwer (MFA: Syracuse U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Exactly What Happened (U. of Purdue Press, 1999): poems
     Centuries (Four Way Books, 2003): poems
     And So (Four Way Books, 2009): poems
Eileen Fitzgerald (MFA: Indiana U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     You're So Beautiful (St. Martin's Press, 2002): stories

1993-1994

Aaron Anstett (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Sustenance (New Rivers Press, 1997): poems
     No Accident (Backwaters Press, 2005): poems
Rebecca Lee (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     The City is a Rising Tide (Simon & Schuster, 2006): a novel

1992-1993

Sara Corbett (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     Venus to the Hoop (Anchor Books, 1998): non-fiction
Lisa Rhoades (MFA: Columbia U & Louisiana State U.),
          Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Strange Gravity (Bright Hill Press, 2004): poems

1991-1992

Charles D'Ambrosio (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     The Point (Little, Brown, 1996): stories
     Orphans (Clear Cut Press, 2005): essays
     The Dead Fish Museum (Knopf, 2006): stories
Karen Kovacik (PhD: Ohio State U.), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Beyond the Velvet Curtain (Kent State U. Press, 1999): poems
     Metropolis Burning (Cleveland State U. Press, 2005): poems

1990-1991

Michael Barrett (MFA: U. of Michigan), Jay C and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     It's Saturday (Carnegie-Mellon U. Press, 2004): stories
Max Garland (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     The Postal Confessions (U. of Massachusetts Press, 1995): poems
     Apparition (U. of Wisconsin Parallel Press, 1999): poems
     Hunger Wide as Heaven (Cleveland State U. Press, 2006): poems

1989-1990

Heather Aronson (MFA: U. of Arizona), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
Adele Ne Jame (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Field Work (Petronium Press, 1996): poems

1988-1989

Lise Goett (MA: NYU), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow
     Waiting for the Paraclete (Beacon Press, 2002): poems
Ann Packer (MFA: U. of Iowa), Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fiction Fellow
     Mendocino (Chronicle Books, 2003): stories
     The Dive From Clausen's Pier (Knopf, 2003): a novel
     Song Without Words (Knopf, 2007): a novel
     Swim Back to Me (Knopf, 2011): stories

1987-1988

Mari Hatta (MFA: U. of Virginia), Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Poetry Fellow
     Picture Bride, 1995: a screenplay
Marly Swick (MFA: U. of Iowa), Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fiction Fellow
     A Hole in the Language (U. of Iowa Press, 1990): stories
     Monogamy (Perennial, 1996): stories
     Paper Wings (Harper Collins, 1997): a novel
     The Evening News (Harper Collins, 2000): a novel
     Summer Before the Summer of Love (Harper Collins, 2004): stories

1986-1987

Juanita Brunk (MFA: George Mason U.),
          Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Poetry Fellow
     Brief Landing on the Earth's Surface (U. of Wisconsin Press, 1996): poems
Debra Spark (MFA: U. of Iowa), Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fiction Fellow
     Coconuts for the Saint (Faber & Faber, 1996): a novel
     The Ghost of Bridgetown (Graywolf Press, 2001): a novel
     Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing (U. of Michigan Press, 2005)
     Good for the Jews (U. of Michigan Press, 2009): a novel
     The Pretty Girl (Four Way Books, 2012): a novella and stories