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  • Faculty

    Laura Cronk

    Laura Cronk is the author of a book of poems, Having Been an Accomplice, which won the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky prize from Persea Books. Her work has appeared in journals and websites such as Barrow Street, Conduit, Ecotone, RealPoetik, and WSQ and in the anthologies The Best American Poetry (2006, 2008), Best American Erotic Poems, and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel. She is an Associate Director of the Writing Program at The New School, where she coordinates the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy. For many years she curated the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar in Manhattan.

    Sharon Mesmer

    Sharon Mesmer, MFA, Brooklyn College, is a Fulbright Specialist. She is the recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships and a MacArthur Scholarship (through Brooklyn College) and a co-recipient of a Jerome Foundation/SASE grant. Publications include Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place, Annoying Diabetic Bitch, The Virgin Formica, Ma Vie a Yonago, In Ordinary Time, and The Empty Quarter; poems in the Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry; prose in I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women; and essays and articles in the Paris Review, the Brooklyn Rail, and American Poetry Review. A novel, The Starry Dynamos, is forthcoming.

    Kathleen Ossip

    Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Cold War, which was named one of Publishers Weekly's 100 best books of 2011; The Search Engine, which was selected by Derek Walcott for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems; and The Do-Over. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, the Washington Post, The Believer, A Public Space, and Poetry Review (London). She teaches at The New School and online at The Poetry School in London. She was a co-founder of LIT (the journal of the graduate writing program at The New School), and she's the poetry editor of Women's Studies Quarterly. She has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and grants from Yaddo, Ragdale, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

    Jessie Sholl

    Jessie Sholl is the author of Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding and co-editor of the literary travel anthology Travelers' Tales: Prague and the Czech Republic. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com, Redbook, Other Voices, Ladies' Home Journal, and other media outlets. She has taught writing at NYU, the University of Minnesota, and the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. She holds an MFA from The New School, where she currently teaches fiction and nonfiction writing.

    Jenny Zhang

    Jenny Zhang is the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books), the nonfiction chapbook Hags (Guillotine), and The Selected Jenny Zhang, an e-book from Emily Books. She's a 2016 National Magazine Award finalist, and her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published or are forthcoming from New York, Racked, Buzzfeed, Poetry, Rookie, The Hairpin, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Jezebel, The Guardian, the Iowa Review, and Glimmertrain. She holds degrees from Stanford University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her forthcoming collection of short stories will be published by Random House in fall 2017.

    Andrew Zornoza

    Andrew Zornoza has a BA from Princeton University. He is the author of the novel Where I Stay. His short fiction and essays have appeared in BOMB, the Poetry Foundation, Gastronomica, Sleepingfish, CapGun, and many other outlets. He has taught at Gotham Writers' Workshop and in Parsons' Design and Technology MFA program. Born in Houston, Texas, he currently works out of New York City.