Naropa University 2018 Summer Writing Program

Week One

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Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Third Voice; Ending in Planes; Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun; and domina Un/blued; which won the 2014 PEN/Open Book Award. She lives in Erie, CO and teaches Poetry, Poetics, and Literature at the University of Colorado–Boulder.



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Samuel R. Delany is the author of over 20 novels including Dark ReflectionsDahlgren, and Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. His shorter fictions are collected in Aye, and Gomorrah & Other Stories, and in Atlantis: Three Tales. Winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as the J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction, in 2002 Delany was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. He is the author of the collection of essays The Jewel-Hinged Jaw; and the memoir Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. Delany writes widely on the topics of  mythology, memory, language, sexuality, and perception.




Week Two

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Andrew Schelling is a poet, essay writer, land-use activist in the American West, and translator of poetry from the classical Sanskrit. His recent book, Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo and Pacific Coast Culture, is a folkloric account of wilderness encounters, linguistics, poetry, medicine power, and creation tales. Forthcoming from Shambhala Publications is a volume of Bhartrihari, poet & linguist of seventh century India. Schelling teaches at Naropa University.



Week Three 

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