Poets Louise Glück, A. Van Jordan, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Aracelis Girmay and fiction writer Kirstin Valdez Quade have been appointed to the faculty of the renowned program. Five award-winning writers have been appointed to the Creative Writing Program faculty positions. Three have already settled in at Stanford, and two more are set to arrive later this year. “These new and incoming professors have distinguished themselves with the originality and quality of their work,” said Debra Satz, the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences. “Their poetry and prose are dazzling, and the diversity of their backgrounds will enrich the program’s teaching and creative production.” The Creative Writing Program is part of the English Department. Most English majors at Stanford earn their degrees with an emphasis in creative writing, and the creative writing minor is one of the three most popular on campus. The program also offers two-year fellowships—the prestigious Wallace Stegner Fellowship —to emerging poets and fiction writers. Louise Glück. Photo by Katherine Wolkoff. Among the notable new appointments is Nobel laureate Louise Glück , who previously taught at Stanford as a visiting professor and a Mohr Visiting Poet . She joined the faculty in January and is teaching a Stegner workshop this quarter. “Louise brings a high level of technical skill to the classroom as well as a deep, abiding sense of the importance of the workshop space,” said Austin Araujo […]

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