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Faculty 2010-2011

Nancy Doyne

Nancy Doyne is a writer. Her screenplays include What Maisie Knew, based on the novel by Henry James and The Eustace Diamonds based on the novel by Anthony Trollope. Teleplays for television include adaptations of a short story by Frederic Brown as well as an adaptation of an EC Comic. In addition to Bryn Mawr College, she has taught at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives and works in New York City, where she is currently writing an original screenplay entitled Skin.

Daisy Fried

Daisy Fried is the author of two books of poems, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn't  Mean to Do It, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. For her poetry, she's received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize and the Cohen Award from Ploughshares. Recent poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review and elsewhere. She reviews books of poetry for the New York Times and Poetry magazine, and received Poetry magazine's Editors Prize for a Feature Article, for "Sing, God-Awful Muse," about Paradise Lost and breastfeeding. She's been a guest blogger for Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation. She has taught creative writing at Villanova University, Haverford College, University of Pennsylvania, in Warren Wilson College's low-residency MFA program, and as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College. She lives in South Philadelphia.

Course List:
ArtW 361: Writing Poetry II

Tom Ferrick

Lecturer, Creative Writing

Tom Ferrick, Jr. is a journalist with more than 35 years experience as a reporter, editor and columnist. He spent most of his career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and his assignments included City Hall bureau chief, national reporter, chief political writer, investigative reporter and poverty writer. He also helped establish the paper's Computer Assisted Reporting unit. For nine years, he was an Inquirer metro columnist. He currently works as a freelance reporter, editor and media consultant.

Ferrick is winner of a number of major local and national journalism awards, including a Polk Award for investigative reporting, a World Hunger Award for his reporting on the homeless, and a Pulitzer Prize as a member of a team of Inquirer reporters for coverage of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.

Course List:
ArtW 264 - News and Feature Writing

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Karl Kirchwey

Karl Kirchwey holds degrees in English Literature from Yale College (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.A.). He is the author of five books of poems: A Wandering Island (Princeton University Press, 1990; recipient of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America), Those I Guard (Harcourt Brace and Company, 1993), The Engrafted Word (Henry Holt, 1998; a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”), At the Palace of Jove (Putnam, 2002) and The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007). His play in verse entitled Airedales & Cipher, based on the Alcestis of Euripides, received the 1997 Paris Review Prize for Poetic Drama and has been presented in public readings at An Appalachian Summer Festival (Boone, North Carolina) and at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in New York. His poems have appeared in periodicals such as Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, Little Star, The Nation, The New Criterion, The New Republic The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Parnassus, Partisan Review, Poetry (Chicago), Slate, The Southwest Review, Tin House, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. His poems and translations have been anthologized in works including The KGB Bar Book of Poems (2000), The Best of the Best American Poetry, 1987-1998 (1998), Twentieth Century Latin American Poetry: a Bilingual Anthology (1996), Twentieth Century Poems on the Gospels: an Anthology (1996), and After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1995).

Karl Kirchwey has been the recipient of grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as well as from the National Endowment for the Arts, and also received a Rome Prize in Literature in 1994-95. From 1987 to 2000, he was Director of the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in New York City. He has taught creative writing and literature at Smith College, Yale and Wesleyan Universities, and in the M.F.A. program at Columbia University. He received the Rosalind Schwartz Teaching Award from Bryn Mawr College in 2003.

Course List:
CSem 002 - Classical Myth and the Contemporary Imagination
Engl 202 - Understanding Poetry
Engl 231 - Modernism in Anglo-American Poetry
Engl 232 - Voices In and Out of School: American Poetry Since World War II
ArtW 159 - Introduction to Creative Writing
ArtW 236 - Contemporary Literature Seminar
ArtW 240 - Literary Translation Workshop
ArtW 261 - Writing Poetry I
ArtW 263 - Writing Memoir I
ArtW 361 - Writing Poetry II
ArtW 366 - Writing Memoir II
ArtW 367 - Advanced Fiction & Nonfiction (coordinator)
ArtW 382 - Poetry Master Class (coordinator)

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Elizabeth Mosier

Elizabeth Mosier is the author of the novel, My Life as a Girl (Random House ) and numerous short stories and essays, which have appeared in literary and commercial magazines including Seventeen , Cimarron Review , Child, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Poets and Writers . A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has taught fiction and nonfiction writing to audiences from elementary school to adult, in a variety of settings including Bryn Mawr, the Bennington College July Program and at elementary schools as part of the Young Writers Day program.
Course List:
Writing for Children Short Fiction I

J.C. Todd

J. C. Todd holds a B. A. in Literature from Duquesne University and  an M. F. A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  She is the author of a book of poems, What Space This Body (Wind Publications, 2008) and two chapbooks, Entering Pisces (Pine Press, 1985) and Nightshade (Pine Press, 2000; finalist for the Flume Press Chapbook Award).  Her poems have appeared in such periodicals as American Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her poems and translations have been anthologized in What’s Your Exit? (2010), Poetinus Druskininku Ruduo (2002, 2004, 2005), Poezijos Pavasaris (2001), and SHADE (2004). As a contributing editor for The Drunken Boat, she edited translation features on contemporary poetry from Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia, and she has been a guest poetry editor for the Bucks County Review (Summer, 2005).

She is a recipient of fellowships and grants for poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, and the Latvian Cultural Capital Fund, as well as an International Artist Exchange Award from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a scholarship to the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators. She has received five Pushcart Prize nominations for poetry and one for creative non-fiction and was a finalist for the Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America.  She has been a lecturer in graduate English at Rosemont College and in creative and expository writing at The College of New Jersey and Kutztown University. In 2004, she was a guest lecturer in American Studies for various universities in Germany under the sponsorship of the United States Embassy in Berlin.

Course List:
ArtW 159  Introduction to Creative Writing
ArtW  261  Poetry I
EMLY 001.001: The Journey: Act and Metaphor
ENG 125  Writing Workshop

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Daniel Torday

Daniel Torday served as an editor at Esquire Magazine, where he edited book reviews and features, and helped develop some of the magazine’s longest-running features, including The Best and Brightest and What It Feels Like. More recently he worked as editor of the literary journal Salt Hill and fiction editor of Stone Canoe, a journal of the arts from Upstate New York.

Torday’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Esquire, Five Chapters, Harper Perennial's Fifty-Two Stories, Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, and The New York Times. He was the winner of the 2006 Peter Neagoe Award for the short story. He currently serves as Book Review Editor of The Kenyon Review and on the Editorial Board of Literary Imagination. Torday holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University, where he taught literature and writing.

Course List:
ArtW 260 - Writing Short Fiction I
ArtW 360 - Writing Short Fiction II
ArtW 265 - Creative Nonfiction
ArtW 364 - Longer Fictional Forms

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