We are delighted and grateful to have partnered with Minneapolis-based Coffee House Press to offer an In The Stacks fellowship for 2017. An anonymous donor made the fellowship possible, and Coffee House Press is providing funds toward the fellow’s travel.
Today we can finally announce that poet Su Hwang has been chosen as our 2017 Coffee House Press Fellow. Hwang received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota in May 2016 and was a 2016-17 recipient of the Loft Literary Center’s Minnesota Emerging Writer Grant. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she grew up in New York then moved to San Francisco before transplanting to the Twin Cities. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Drunken Boat, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland, and Poets.org. We’ll have a post from Su—about her work and plans—later this spring.
Coffee House Press’s In The Stacks residencies are a collaboration between the press, an artist/writer, and an archive, collection, or library in order to provide a new avenue of engagement between publics and libraries. It’s a wonderful program (your faithful residency director might be a little biased, having been part of it in 2014), and you can read all about it here.