Two former Fellows, now members of the Fine Arts Work Center’s Writing Committee, read in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room.
A.J. VERDELLE is a writer and working mother, who has published a novel and more than a dozen essays. Verdelle has taught undergraduates and graduate students in MFA programs, at Princeton University and the Lesley University MFA program, respectively. A.J. Verdelle’s second novel, an epic story of forgotten black cowboys, to be published by Random House. Verdelle’s first novel, The Good Negress,won national prizes, and has been termed, by some, a “minor classic.”
MARK WUNDERLICH is the author of The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award, Voluntary Servitude (Graywolf, 2004) and The Earth Avails, forthcoming from Graywolf. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford, as well as two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center. He has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, San Francisco State and Ohio University, and currently teaches writing and literature at Bennington College. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.