POST MFA Faculty 2010
CHARD DENIORD is the author of three books of poetry, The Double Truth (forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2011) Night Mowing (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990). His poems and essays have appeared in The Pushcart Prize, New England Review, Literary Imagination, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review and Iowa Review. He is a cofounder of The New England College MFA program in poetry and an associate professor of English at Providence College and lives in Putney, Vermont.
DAISY FRIED is the author of two books of poetry, 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. She has received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and the Editor's Prize for a Feature Article from Poetry magazine, for her essay "Sing God-Awful Muse," about reading Paradise Lost and breastfeeding. Her poems have been published recently in The Nation, The New Republic, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry and The Threepenny Review. She reviews books of poetry for The New York Times and Poetry, and has taught creative writing recently at Villanova University, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and, as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence, at Smith College. She lives in Philadelphia.
ED OCHESTER has served as general editor of the Pitt Poetry Series since 1979. He is also general editor of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction and is a founding editor of the poetry magazine 5 A.M. The most recent of his many books are Unreconstructed: Poems Selected and New (Autumn House, 2007) and American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology (University of Pittsburgh, 2007), an edited collection.
NEIL SHEPARD Poet, essayist, reviewer. Neil Shepard's newest poems have appeared in SOUTHERN POETRY REVIEW, CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW and BRILLIANT CORNERS, a jazz magazine. The magazine he edits, GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW, was recently named by the Boston Globe as one of the top ten literary magazines in New England. Shepard’s books include SCAVENGING THE COUNTRY FOR A HEARTBEAT (1993), I’M HERE BECAUSE I LOST MY WAY (1998) and THIS FAR FROM THE SOURCE (2006), from Mid-List. He is also working on his fourth book of poems, (T)RAVEL/UN(T)RAVEL. Outside of the literary realm, Neil is a founding member of the jazz-poetry group POJAZZ, which has been playing at universities and nightclubs in northern New England. He holds a Ph.D. from Ohio University and taught for several decades in the Creative Writing Department at Johnson State College in Vermont until his retirement this year. He presently lives in New York /city.