Jennifer Grotz, assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, is author of The Needle, which received the Paul Nasser Prize, the 2012 Best Book of Poetry Award by the Texas Institute of Letters, and was named one of the "5 Best Books of Poetry of the Year" by National Public Radio. Her first book, Cusp, received the Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize and the Natalie Ornish Best First Book of Poetry Prize from the Texas Institute of Letters. Her translations from the French of the poems of Patrice de La Tour du Pin are collected in Psalms of All My Days. Other poems, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared widely in journals such as The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. A recipient of awards from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Camargo Foundation, she teaches at the University of Rochester.
The New York Times Book Review's “100 Notable
Books of 2014” features works by several recent
and former conference faculty members, visitors,
and participants, including Jeffrey Renard Allen,
Vikram Chandra, Richard Ford, Louise Glück,
Cristina HenrÍquez, Leslie Jamison, Bret Anthony
Johnston, Laila Lalami, Lorrie Moore, Celeste Ng,
Jennifer Percy, and Francine Prose.
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