2015 Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellows

[Cabrera] Gerard Cabrera is an original of Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of basketball, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and Doctor Seuss. He holds degrees from Brandeis University, Hunter College/CUNY, and Northeastern University School of Law. He attended Bread Loaf Writers Conference in 2012, has been a Glimmer Train finalist, and his writing has appeared in Acentos Review and JONATHAN, as well as in two self-published poetry chapbooks. He tries to abide by the advice of the great jurist Benjamin Cardozo, who wrote, “The antics of the clown are not the paces of the cloistered cleric…the timorous may stay at home.” Nevertheless, the routine of his days is interrupted on occasion by the amazing and unexpected, to wit: being asked by Bjork to reach up to the top shelf in the breakfast aisle of the local supermarket in order to hand her a box of Puffins Cereal; and even more delightful, to be selected a Bread Loaf Camargo Fellow. He lives and works in New York City.
[carlson-wee]

Anders Carlson-Wee is a 2015 NEA Fellow. He is the winner of Ninth Letter's 2014 Poetry Award and New Delta Review's 2014 Editors' Choice Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, West Branch, Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Linebreak, Forklift Ohio, Best New Poets 2012 and 2014, and elsewhere. A recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Anders is currently an MFA candidate at Vanderbilt University.

[contreras]

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is the recipient of the 2014 Mary Tanenbaum Award for Nonfiction from the San Francisco Foundation. Her writing is forthcoming in Guernica Annual, and has been anthologized in Wise Latinas (Nebraska U. Press) and American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans (Dalkey Archive Press). She has recently completed her debut novel, a story about life just above the undercurrents of Colombian violence. During her Bakeless Camargo Foundation Residency, she will be working on a nonfiction book about her grandfather, a folk healer from Colombia who it is said could move clouds. She lives in San Francisco with her books.

[kim] Crystal Hana Kim is working on her first novel.  She holds a BA in English from Columbia University, an MS in Education from Hunter College, and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, where she was awarded a writing and teaching fellowship.  She has received fellowships and support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. Currently, she is the Development Manager of Apogee Journal and an education consultant for the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute.
[moloney]

Mary Tautin Moloney has an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in Tar River Poetry and Quarterly West, among others, and she attended the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in August 2012. Mary is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a mentor for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Visible Ink writing program. Originally from Wisconsin, she lives with her husband and two children in Maplewood, NJ.

[newberry]

Jacob Newberry is pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Florida State University, where he holds the University and Kingsbury Fellowships. Winner of the Ploughshares Emerging Writers' Contest in Nonfiction and the Southwest Review's McGinnis-Ritchie Prize for Best Fiction, he has also been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Three essays have been listed as "Notables" in Best American Essays. His nonfiction, poetry, and fiction have appeared in Granta, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, The Southwest Review, Best New Poets 2011, Poetry Daily, and Out Magazine. Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, he received an M.A. in French Literature from the University of Mississippi in 2009.
www.jacobnewberry.org

[nguyen] A native of California, Diana Khoi Nguyen's poems and reviews appear in Poetry, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, West Branch, and Lana Turner, among others. She has also received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Key West Literary Seminars, as well as scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Diana earned her MFA from Columbia University and is working on her first book as the Roth Resident in poetry at Bucknell University. www.dianakhoinguyen.com
[young] Melissa Scholes Young’s work has appeared in Narrative, Ploughshares, Huffington Post, Poets & Writers, Poet Lore, Brain, Child and other literary journals. She serves as a Contributing Editor for Fiction Writers Review and teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. Her novel-in-progress explores how her hometown, Hannibal, Missouri, mythologizes life on the Mississippi. You can read more of her writing at www.melissascholesyoung.com

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