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Touching Artist Lives

When painter Agnes Martin turned up in Taos in the year 1947 she was living out of her car. The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico's very first charitable grant was awarded 65 years ago to Martin, launching her career and culminating in Martin achieving world renown as one of the most heralded and influential Abstract Expressionist artists of the 20th century. Since then, the HWF has provided fellowships to thousands of artists from all over the world. In 2018-2019, the Harwood Museum of Art exhibited The Legacy of Helene Wurlitzer, featuring works by 30 alumni of The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.

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Agnes Martin
Painter, 1954
Kai-sa
Painter, 1955
Michio Takayama
Painter, 1968
Vernon Fimple
Visual Arts, 1977
N. Scott Momaday
Writer, 1987
Cyrus Cassells
Poet, 1984
Theresa Connelly
Filmmaker, 1993
May Stevens
Painter, 1993
Andrea Clearfield
Classical, 2007
Anna Badkhen
Writer, 2019
Agnes Martin
painter
I feel very much honored in being chosen to receive assistance from the Wurlitzer Foundation. Till now I had never sought nor received any real recognition for my work. I did not realize how encouraging it could be. Your kindness has been a positive moral uplift. Your action in this has become the most encouraging event for art in this country that I have ever witnessed. I hope to do worthily. Thank you for all your considerations. [1956]
Fiona Sze-Lorrain
poet
I think of my time in Taos with such gratitude, fondness, and joy: the quiet and mountains and friendships . . . I am much grateful to the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation for bringing this special place and its kind soul(s) into my life. Merci beaucoup.
Leah Grams Johnson
songwriter
That summer in New Mexico, I grieved the distance between who I was, and I thought I’d be, at that point in my life. It was the most powerful and transformative three months I’ve ever experienced— guiding me back to the raw wilderness of my own intuition, as an artist and as a woman.
Susan Smereka
visual arts
Time, space, place and people - this convergence at HWF was life-altering. The freedom I experienced allowed my work to change in ways I didn't anticipate. Connections to other artists - now friends, has been an added bonus.
Anne Sanow
writer
Arriving in Taos during the quiet stillness of winter set the tone for a contemplative, productive writing season for me. The Wurlitzer Foundation provided a lovely place to make progress on a long-term project and to become acquainted with the town, the mountains, and the history all around me. It's true that there is something magical in this place.
Fred Smith
painter
I was honored and delighted to be awarded the Wurlitzer Residency. Having visited New Mexico over many years, by living and painting in Taos for three months, I was inspired and stimulated by the land, the people, the arts community, and the comradery of my fellow resident artists.
Cristina De Gennaro
visual arts
My time at the Wurlitzer Foundation was truly transformative. I am deeply grateful for being given the opportunity to have lived and worked in such a beautiful place with such creative people.
Eileen Tabios
writer
I am appreciative of and grateful for my time at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Jeffrey Salloway
writer
What a privilege to join an elite group of artists, immersed in expression, sharing in fellowship!
Robert C Ellis
painter
My Wurlitzer Foundation grant has given me the time and freedom to study myself and my painting. It has given me time for concentrated creativity, time to select the best from my experiences both past and present.
Frank Avella
playwright
In many respects, my residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation saved my life. This is not hyperbole. I wasn't even certain I would be able to accept the residency. My mamma had fallen very ill. She died a few days before I was scheduled to leave. I was beyond devastated. The day after the memorial, my husband packed me up into my Jeep and insisted I take the trek to Taos. And what a trek. I drove into TWO typho...
Debra Kaye
music composition
I am ever-grateful for the opportunity to be at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. The respect and confirmation for my work early in my career, helped me honor myself as an artist. The gift of unfettered time in such a beautiful place and the sense of community with the other residents, fed my creativity. The experience continues to inspire my artistic life with a sense of openness to this day.
Jean Francis
visual arts
In 2013 I was awarded a 3 month fellowship at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos. This was a profound experience for me as an artist. Time to spend away from my life in Canada, pursue and concentrate on the work, experience another environment and it just allowed time. The wonderful support and kindness from Michael Knight is a memory that stays with me. I am grateful for the time.
N. Scott Momaday
writer
This is to greet you warmly and to thank you sincerely for your generous assistance. I do indeed very much appreciate the accommodations you made available to me. Not only were they comfortable; they were exactly appropriate to my purpose, and I got a lot of work done. To tell you the truth, I miss the rituals of getting out of my Taos bed and opening the curtains on that splendid view of snow falling in the tre...
Tanya Husain Palit
songwriter
My winter at the Wurlitzer Foundation was deeply transformational. Having time and space for creative reflection and learning about the indigenous history of this area has forever changed me and my perspective as a settler on this land. I am so grateful to the Foundation and to the Pueblo people, their ancestors and descendants.
Loraine Veeck
painter
With the beautiful surroundings of Taos New Mexico as inspiration, I found my stay as a resident in Casita #1 very productive. Nic Knight and the staff at Wurlitzer were very supportive of my needs, and my residency will stand out as a wonderful memory in the years to come.
Andrea Clearfield
classical
I have no words to express how wonderful and productive and connected this time has been. I was utterly inspired! Thank you for everything! With much gratitude and appreciation.
Maggie Graber
poet
I cherish the time I spent in Taos and think of it often. I was moved by the mountains, the adobe, the painters, the desert, the hot springs, by the story of Helene Wurlitzer herself -- a woman who found herself in the Southwest, wanting to support the creative lives of artists, writers, musicians, anyone who feels called to create something.
Lourdes Bernard
painter
This residency had a profound impact on me and my work. The Wurlitzer Foundation's mission is a gift of time to artists and I will always be grateful for the space and support this fellowship generously offers. The setting is historic and the landscape is breathtaking. I was there during the winter and it helped me to fall in love with winter....the stillness and quiet coaxed new ways of making work and re-ignite...
Dienke Nauta
visual arts
The work period at the Wurlitzer has had a huge impact on me and my work. It gave me back my work flow and it has brought me a more playful and organic approach. I can't live without creating. The fact that I was able to create without the pressure of an upcoming show or having to work my night job, gave me such a breather. Art is Spirit. I saw that in one of Helene Wurlitzer's rooms of the main house, where the D...
Susan Zimmerman
visual arts
“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.” Agnes De Mille, dancer Coming to Taos was the first of many leaps in the dark during my residency as I wandered down many a different road exploring my art. The beautiful light of Taos that ...
Jessamine Chan
writer
My three months at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation were the happiest, most fulfilling, and most productive of my life. I’ve been home for seven months now, and every single day I think, with great longing, about Taos, my casita, my desk, the view from my window, the mountains, and the walk through town. I miss the sense of time expanding and I miss the light. You’ll see the most beautiful sunsets in Taos, and ...
George Scott MacLeod
painter
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico twice as young artist. The residencies gave me the focused time I needed to develop my skills and shape my ideas. I carry the incredible residency experiences, memories and colleagues with me. It was a life changing experience which I reflect on with great fondness. Thank you HWF and staff for making it all such a def...
Anjana Appachana
writer
Being at Wurlitzer was like a long meditation. It allowed me to reach another level of consciousness and to live and work in this space for over three months. From here flowed my writing, and oh, how it flowed.
Vineetha Mokkil
writer
The residency at the Wurlitzer is a gift I'll always treasure. The magic of Taos continues to influence my life and work. After having spent a very productive three months there, I'm convinced no other place or community on earth cherishes creative spirits with such kindness and generosity.
Susan Lloyd
writer
Thank you for providing a space of tranquility and inspiration during my various sojourns there. It has always been a relief to arrive at one of the Wurlitzer casitas where I know I can concentrate on my writing and photography free of distractions--so rare and so necessary if one is to get serious about one's work.
Dorothy Englander
painter
What a magical and life-altering experience I had, from mid April-mid July 2008. My work is still influenced by those days. Fellowship with so many creative people has led to life-long friendships. Sending the foundation my deepest appreciation, Dorothy Englander
Michael Pearson
writer
Taos is a place filled with magic, and the Wurlitzer Foundation makes that magic real for artists of all kinds. From the first moment I entered the town, saw the fiery sky and the holy mountains, felt the history and the cultures, I knew I was home.
Matthew Rigney
writer
The three months I spent at the Wurlitzer Foundation were essential to my development as a writer. The residency gave me abundant time and a space in which to work, and as any artist knows, these are precious beyond value. I also connected with a community of other artists and made an important friendship that still endures. The residency showed me what the life-as-writer feels like absent all the complicating fac...
Ron Strickland
writer
I remember my time at Wurlitzer with great fondness. New energy infused my work. Insights from that period continue to enliven my recent writing.
Rita Ciresi
writer
It was a great privilege to spend two months in Taos as a fellow at the Wurlitzer Foundation. I finished a novel and generated the first draft of another while in residence. I am so grateful to the Foundation!
Jean Fineberg
contemporary
My time in Taos at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation was magical. The mountains, the people, and the air itself were infused with the engaging history of Taos, which I felt that wherever I went. I loved our resident planned Friday night hangouts. I value the discussions of our artistic practices, especially those in other disciplines. I think we all felt closer to each other and to all our art forms. Nic Knight wa...
Peggy Diggs
visual arts
Of the residencies I've had, the Wurlitzer was ideally designed. To have my own house, my own studio, and a group of equally independent colleagues made for a situation where I could work intensively in isolation, do things with others when the mood hit, and focus focus focus. Those choices were so important to me. The good length of time, 3 months, also enabled that period of settling in to happen and then a soli...
Ferdinand Rosa
painter
A truly inspirational moment in my life! Thank you Helene Wurlitzer for your ongoing gift to the Arts in America.
(Laurie) Franciszka Voeltz
poet
When director Michael Knight told my fellow residents and I that our time at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation was to be used in whatever way best serves work and our selves (whether that meant sleeping for three months or writing every day for ten hours a day or anywhere in between), I took it to heart. It was precisely that kind of non-pressure, generous support and trust that allowed me to push through some major...
Leandro Vesco
writer
One of the best moments of my life, I spent in the Casitas of the Foundation, writing, and then walking and talking with so many friends! Greetings to everyone from Buenos Aires, especially Michael Knight, whom I always remember.
Tom Cho
writer
Definitely among the top artist residencies that I have done. The setting is near-perfect: a town that is rich in arts and culture, with access to much natural beauty. Each artist lives in their own casita and has twelve weeks of uninterrupted time to devote to their process. Delving into the foundation's long and fruitful history of nurturing artists made me all the more humbled to be part of this residency progr...
Nell Cohen
classical
During my residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, I came into a different pace of living and of creativity. Arriving from bustling New York City, I discovered Taos's unmistakeable ease. This place encouraged a spaciousness and clarity of thought in my composing process. Sitting on the porch of my cozy casita, enjoying the scent of petrichor and cottonwoods after one of Taos's summer afternoon rainstorms, I s...
Karen Kevorkian
poet
I love the quiet and solitude of the casitas. I came to love the town and the state. I found here much to think and write about. It’s become physically necessary to return to Taos as often as I can.
Larry Calcagno
painter
...There were lots of people at the opening and both shows look good! - But I'm exhausted and am looking forward to just painting and some peace and quiet again. I shall busy myself preparing for an April show... I am grateful for the opportunities in my work that the Foundation has made possible. [from 1973 letter to H.A.S.]
Kenneth Fuchs
classical
I had the most extraordinary experience as a fellow at HWF during the summer of 1988. I fell in love with the Land of Enchantment and have returned to New Mexico many times since. I am pleased to tell you that my fifth Naxos recording with the London Symphony Orchestra won the 2018 GRAMMY Award in the most coveted category, Best Classical Compendium
Susan Richards
painter
A wonderful experience in all categories. New friends, beautiful adventures and the start on a new path in my work.
Andrew Porter
writer
I absolutely loved my time at The Wurlitzer Foundation. I can't think of a more inspiring or supportive environment in the country.
Arnito Fillion
music composition
This residency time at HWF was such a great experience. The campus provides such a perfect surrounding for creating in peace, with a very positive philosophy and deep concern about each artist well-being. Certainly one of the most productive time of my life !
Rafaël Leloup
filmscoring
HWF is an amazing oasis where time stops and allows one to focus solely on their work for a few months. With so little distractions, such an amazing environment, gorgeous views, and clear air, I was able to finish many personal projects that were always set aside when in my regular workplace. I wish a similar experience to all future residents. Thanks to everyone at the Foundation!
Jean-Marc Felzenszwalbe
painter
Taos light, talking with Henry Sauerwein will allways stay in my memory as an inspiring moment.
Erik Jackson
playwright
My time at the Wurlitzer Foundation was absolutely transformational. The location is idyllic, the support is absolute, and inspiration is everywhere. I loved being able to set my own schedule and to socialize as much or as little as I desired. The wonderful casitas are close enough to the town when you need to run errands, stock up on groceries, get coffee or a bite—but they have the feeling of being off the bea...
Meredith Wilder
songwriter
The summer of 2017 was an invaluable experience, to be surrounded by the beauty of the desert and the energy of the other artists in residence. Once I set up my recording gear and sat down at the grand piano with the sole purpose of writing new music, creativity started filling every corner of the casita. There is something magical about Taos and Helene Wurlitzer's legacy and I would recommend this to every artist...
Barbara Claus
visual arts
When I was invited to attend the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency, in 2008, it was a crucial period in my artistic path. I so needed time to reconnect with studio practice and it gave me a great opportunity to trust myself, experiment different things and find new confidence in my work. I also enjoyed very much the casita, the natural environment, cycling, going to the farmer’s market, visiting museums, art...
Robert Kostka
painter
[1975] The Foundation continues to be an important aspect of my work... I always seem to develop new ideas, new themes and approaches while I'm here. Perhaps just as important, I discard the old ones as well. I am grateful to the Foundation for all it has contributed to my personal growth.
Allie ('Blue') Armstrong
songwriter
My time at the Wurlitzer Foundation was paramount to the recording of my first album. Here I was able to unplug, rest, meditate, and find the energy that manifested into the completion of 5 compositions. The residency had an incredible warmth thanks to Nic Knight and his family, and to the beautiful residents whom I shared a term with. I'm so grateful to the Foundation for allowing me the space and time to create....
Mildred Tolbert
photographer
[2-16-1973] This period here at the foundation is a unique experience for me - that is, it is the first time in my adult life that I have not felt responsible for myself and/or others, and the fact that I received this grant has had great psychological impetus for me.
Louise Minks
painter
I really became embedded in the Taos area while I was at the Wurlitzer and especially so because my project was about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. I relished my days of exploring the region,hours of research in the public library and becoming comfortable with a town full of cultural material so different from my Midwestern and New England experience. I became so attached to New Mexico that I determined to "find a ...
Natacha Sels
writer
These three months of legitimate leave were grandiose. I finally tasted the state of serendipity, this opening that allows to discover what we do not seek! The first residency allowed me to reconnect with my child's soul and to understand that the game is a royal road to creativity and trust. And during the second, I was able to work with concentration on a novel that will soon be published here in France.
Michio Takayama
painter
Since we came to Taos in April of this year, we have been spending our most happy time in accumulating ideas for our work. During our stay in Taos I would like to make a new phase of my career. Now I am learning everything from the beautiful "Nature" in Taos. This beauty of Taos is probably impossible to capture in a short time... I have been overwhelmed with the beauty and majesty of New Mexico.
Lane Abernathy
contemporary
My time at the Wurlitzer foundation was not only personally and artistically transformational, but the most creative period of my career. It's simply impossible to put into words the experience of living on the campus, surrounded by the sublime beauty of Taos and northern New Mexico. Following the footsteps of some of the world's greatest artists to Taos, with the support and generosity of everyone at the Wurlitze...
Devreaux Baker
poet
I feel fortunate to be in residence at the Wurlitzer for many reasons. Not only does it afford me the time to work undisturbed but it also allows me the space in which to be continually inspired by the work of a diverse range of artists, musicians and writers who make up the town of Taos. What greater gift for an artist than to have the solitude to create in a landscape that continually inspires.
Robin Cole
visual arts
My time with the Wurlitzer Foundation was transformative in so many ways. There, during my uninterrupted working hours, I developed a new mixed media drawing technique that I still use and teach, and continued to explore oil painting--relatively new to me at that time, but now my primary medium. The peace and beauty of the landscape and the amazing intellectual and personal company of the other residents were a so...
Veronique Maria
filmmaker
From the moment I first heard about the Helen Wurlitzer Residency in Taos and made my application I found myself engaged in an extraordinary and unexpected life changing experience. It has had deep and profound effect on me, my attitude to life and my art practice. I decided to use the three month period to explore 'who am I as a creative woman, when I don't have a project, genre, or any other structure to guide...
Anna Badkhen
writer
I am grateful for the quiet thinking time the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico afforded me in spring of 2019. The semi-seclusion and the near-monastic infrastructure provided a marvelous excuse to focus on nothing but word for the almost three months of the residency. It gladdens me to imagine the artists who will create in this space in the future--perhaps at the very same desk overlooking the very same ...
Howard Sherman
visual arts
Wonderful gift of space and time to focus on my work.
Millee Tibbs
photographer
My time at the Wurlitzer Foundation has been one of my most productive residencies and rewarding artistic experiences. Northern New Mexico is an absolutely enchanting place that I hope to return to again and again.
Kathleen Heideman
poet
Remembering my terrific residency with the Wurlitzer Foundation, luminous sunset memories of Taos flood the mind — the arms-flung-wide light over Taos. I recall peace and clarity of thought, the sense that each studio-casita was a small hive in which wild-buzzing creative ideas were distilled into honey. Best of all, I arrived with storage boxes of handwritten drafts and left with manuscripts and clarity! It was...
William Malpede
filmscoring
My residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos was one of the most profound and life-changing experiences of my life to date. I would encourage every artist to apply for the Residency. The solitude, and the gift of time to reflect, work, and soul search combined with the special energy of Taos provides a truly unique experience!
Lorna Ritz
painter
I had to get special permission from the Pueblo Chief; turns out he was watching me from day one, awed that I could stay so still for all those hours each day standing at my easel. I ended up giving him a drawing of Taos Mountain which is his religion, which then became mine the more I drew it. I had been pulling my easel and drawing board all throughout the landscape searching for composition, (on a bright hot p...
Cheryl Durden
writer
I enjoyed a 5-month writing residency at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico - 1/97 through 6/97. This was, I believe, the first winter that the foundation's homes were open to residents. I didn't understand it at the time, but my stay at HWF was the perfect transition stop; it became the crossroads of my life and key to making the decision to leave the corporate world and connect more fully with ...
Carol Luc
painter
My six weeks in Taos at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation were incredibly transformative. I "worked like a fiend" and enjoyed every moment, learning so much about the foundation, the city, the culture, the landscape and the region. I can close my eyes and feel it all over again. I met wonderful people, ate great food, planned a party. When I went home I had a new body of work. Thank you so much, HWF, for giving me t...
Pauline West
writer
I will be grateful all my life for the gift of time provided to me by the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and for the profound kindness of Nic Knight and my fellow artists in residence. This is a special place to grow.
Linda Lightsey Rice
writer
I have been so fortunate to be a resident artist at the Wurlitzer Foundation on several occasions, and these residencies have had a profound impact on my creative life. I completed portions of my second novel here in Taos, and many friendships formed at the Wurlitzer have influenced how I see my own work as well as the role of the artist in general. The near-pastoral setting of the artist casitas, the foundation's...
Judith Arcana
poet
My first stay was a kind of paradise -- and my second stay was another kind of paradise. Whenever I think of those weeks and months, I am awash in gratitude.
Nicole Schmölzer
painter
I keep thinking about my two Wurlitzer experiences and they are still very much alive. So many years later, the memories are not only still nourishing, but I feel deeply grateful to Helene for having had such a great vision and for still finding the right people who are able to continue her legacy in such a unique and understanding dedication to her will and to the creative people. A real gift.
Roger Aplon
writer
It's very subtle, quick and profound. I'm speaking of the magical transformation, both personally and artistically, that takes place when you arrive in Taos and enter your private casita. This phenomenon has been spoken about and written about by artists of all stripes who have had the pleasure and the honor of being invited to The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation\'s unique settlement. The individual experiences range...
C. Robert Jones
playwright
My three months in Taos at the Foundation were an incredible experience--giving me time to focus entirely on writing I LIKE IT HERE! which was published shortly thereafter. Casita # 8 was charming, a lovely little home. I'm especially grateful for the TLC of Michael and Tonie Knight who were sensational to all of us during our stay.
Raegan Payne
playwright
The time I spent at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation was full of healing and progress. Taos is an easy place to fall in love with, and I left Taos with not only a place in which I can forever seek sanctuary, but also a group of lifelong friends. The residency is an invaluable experience and a gift to artists around the world.
Pilar Hanson
visual arts
My time at the HWF residency was extraordinary and productive. There were periods of total immersion in my work alongside the enjoyable exchanges with the other residents.
Steven Schneider
poet
My residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation was truly transformative and inspirational. I was able to use my time in Casita Number 3 to finish the manuscript for my book The Magic of Mariachi. The executive director at that time, Michael Knight, was extremely helpful and supportive. Moreover, I came to know and love Taos, which has a very special place in my heart. Saludos and Kudos to the Wurlitzer Foundation!
Kathy Edwards
visual arts
My time at the foundation has been an enormous and deeply appreciated gift. Quiet, undistracted focus in the studio allowed my work to grow like a pot-bound tree placed into the ground.
Virginia Barrett
poet
I feel very blessed to have twice been a Wurlitzer Foundation Fellow (1997, 2017). My first stay imprinted Taos, and the surrounding landscape, indelibly on my creative psyche. When I returned twenty years later, the feeling only deepened, and has led me into a series of poems focused on the area. I now intend to spend a good deal of my time here; Taos continues to inspire.
Jane Isakson
painter
From September through December 2018 I had the pleasure to participate in the Helene Wurlitzer Artist Residency. This was an amazing opportunity to think and experiment and find clarity of focus as I embark upon creating a new body of work. The landscape and community and fellow artist residents made for a supportive and simulating environment. I can only describe my time there as magical.
Lucy Bledsoe
writer
An amazing residency. Wonderful.
Hee Sook Kim
visual arts
The residency in the Wurlitzer Foundation has transformed my artistic path every time I was in. The time was just inspiring and atmosphere was magical. I always enthusiastically recommend the residency to my fellow artists. The surrounding with Taos mountain is surreal.
Aaron Brown
painter
I would highly recommend the Wurlitzer Foundation residency to any artist. Helene Wurlitzer knew exactly what she was doing when she structured the program to provide maximum creative freedom, with minimal expectation. The time spent at my casita and with my fellow residents was pleasant, positive and productive. I'm very grateful for the experience.
Carolyn Gage
playwright
This residency gave me time... three months of time. I was not only able to move forward with new work, but I also had the luxury to finish up those dozens of projects that had been "hanging fire" for years. Invaluable!
Robert Ray
painter
Painting must communicate!
Lex Williford
writer
If it had not been for Wurlitzer, I may not have written all the flash fiction in my award-winning chapbook, Superman on the Roof, which will also be part of the longer book I’ve been working on. I’m grateful for the time and solitude Wurlitzer has allowed me to continue my work.
Colleen Morton Busch
writer
My stay in HWF was a long time ago, just after I’d returned from living in Beijing. I needed a place to lay down the foundations of a manuscript about my experience in China. HWF gave me the gift of time and space, and the bonus of being surrounded by beauty and artistic fellowship. I set that manuscript aside to work on other projects, but recently, I rescued it from a drawer and knew exactly what I needed to d...
Kathleen Kelly
poet
Serenity. Productivity. Generosity... Apt descriptors of the three months I lived and wrote as a poet-resident at Casita #10S. Pink-kissed mornings inspired aubades, the magpies’ constant chatter influenced the aural sensibility of my new work, and the ever-pervasive pinyon distilled an acute sense of olfactory responsibility in my verse... This time—seemingly enchanted and surreal yet nonetheless real--create...
Ellen Koment
painter
Now a working artist in Santa Fe for twenty years, I thank Wurlitzer Foundation for introducing me to this most beautiful part of the world. My association with the foundation as well as the other artists has been life changing. I have been working primarily in Encaustic for the last twenty years, and throughout this time the magnificent New Mexico landscape, as well as the Santa Fe art world have been instrumenta...




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Varon
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Fox
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Fusek
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King
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Lloyd
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Melnick
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Nelson
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Orloff
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Sjoberg
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Connor
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Lloyd
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Smolin
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Arcana
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Flynn
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Gilliland
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Iribarne
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Melnick
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Miller
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Peterson
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Reinhorn
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Rohret
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Smith
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Wendt
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Arnold
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Cat
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Crow
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Flynn
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Jensen
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Kalotay
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Lightsey Rice
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Nilva
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Porter
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Siberman
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Stamell
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Susan
Varon
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Boucher
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Brewer
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Evans
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Fidao
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Mark
Greenside
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Hayna
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Hogue
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Kaz
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Martone
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Fetzer
Mills
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Nicholson
playwright
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Nilva
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Pearson
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Price
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Regan
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Rigney
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Smith
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Vesco
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Williford
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Alexis
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Margot
Becker
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Sandy
Boucher
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Carson
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Sally
Cooper
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DeSpain
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Emilia
Dubicki
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Serena
Fusek
poet
Christine
Hume
poet
Daphne
Kalotay
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Felicia
McKnight
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Ian
Stewart
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Judith
Strasser
poet
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Allen
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Bay
Anapol
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Nancy
Ancrom
poet
Laura
Beausoleil
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Alfred
DePew
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Bettye
Givens
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Gerry
Gomez-Pearlberg
poet
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Jefferson
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Noam
Mor
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Musil
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Paxton
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Shakar
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Skibell
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Henrietta
Sparks
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Ron
Strickland
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Marcella
Taylor
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Karen
Wolman
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Judith
Zivanovic
playwright
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Allen
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Leslee
Becker
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Colleen Morton
Busch
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Duning
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David
Flynn
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Shirley
Gish-Reich
playwright
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Goett
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Harty
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Heighton
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Hulick
playwright
Emily
Johnston
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Lombard
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McCoy
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Mills
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Rose
Oktenberg
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Josef
Quattro
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Carol
Rosendahl
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Deborah
Schwartz
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DA
Smulley
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Clifton
Snider
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Ron
Strickland
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Deborah
Theodore
writer
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Virginia
Barrett
poet
Killarney
Clary
poet
Cheryl
Durden
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Tom
Filer
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David
Flynn
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Fuchs
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Gamalinda
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Shirley
Gish-Reich
playwright
Corrine
Glesne
poet
Frank
Graziano
poet
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Guy
playwright
Tim
Houghton
poet
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Katznelson
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Ruth
Lambert
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Linda
Lightsey Rice
writer
Maureen
McCoy
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Montgomery
playwright
Cheryl
Nyland-Strayed
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Lucille
Rhodes
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Joanna
Rotte
playwright
Linda
Satchwell
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Michele
Spring-Moore
poet
Judith
Tannenbaum
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Adler
poet
Virginia
Barrett
poet
Joan
Bean
writer
Killarney
Clary
poet
Marshall
DeBruhl
writer
Phillip
Gambone
writer
Tim
Houghton
poet
George
Katznelson
writer
Erica
Liederman
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Townsend
Ludington
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Nicholasa
Mohr
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Moynahan
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Pruitt
poet
Linda
Satchwell
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Karin
Seifert
poet
Gregory
Smith
writer
Deborah
Theodore
writer
Jonathan
Treitel
writer
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Jefferson
Adams
poet
Frances
Adler
poet
Robin
Becker
poet
Patricia
Brooks
writer
Alfred
DePew
writer
Carol
Dine
poet
Elana
Dykewomon
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Tess
Fragoulis
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Sally
Freeman
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Shirley
Gish-Reich
playwright
Phyllis
Hoge
poet
Linda
Lightsey Rice
writer
Patrice
Melnick
writer
Patricia
Pruitt
poet
Eklund
Sigbritt
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Marcella
Taylor
writer
Jonathan
Treitel
writer
Alice
VanBuren
writer
1994
Susan
Campbell
writer
Barbara
During-Harris
writer
John
Feffer
writer
Gerald
Gordon
poet
David
Hill
writer
Tim
Houghton
poet
Barbara
Hyett
poet
Sherry
Kramer
playwright
Diane
Lefer
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Maryrica
Lottman
writer
Harriet
Ziskin
writer
1993
Nancy
Ancrom
poet
Charlene
Ball
writer
Rudolf
Baranik
poet
Leslee
Becker
writer
Robin
Becker
poet
Susan
Campbell
writer
Barbara
During-Harris
writer
David
Flynn
writer
Jan
Freeman
poet
Kenny
Fries
poet
Shirley
Gish-Reich
playwright
Allan
Havis
playwright
Mary
Higgins
writer
Tim
Houghton
poet
Michael
Jensen
poet
Elisabeth
Murawski
writer
Ruth
Setton
writer
Paul
Sladsky
writer
Roger
Williams
playwright
Juliana
Wu
writer
1992
Leslee
Becker
writer
Cathy
Cockrell
writer
David
Eubank
writer
Jan
Freeman
poet
Shirley
Gish-Reich
playwright
Mark
Greenside
writer
Mary
Higgins
writer
Timothy
Hunt
playwright
Melanie
Kaye-Kantrowitz
poet
Mitchell
Loch
playwright
Wendy
MacLaughlin
playwright
Brooks
McMullin
writer
Rose
Oktenberg
writer
Sally
Rosenbluth
writer
Paul
Sladsky
writer
Marly
Swick
writer
Edward
Swift
writer
Barbara
Zang
writer
1991
Nancy
Ancrom
poet
Ned
Bobkoff
playwright
Sophy
Burnham
writer
Janet
Byrne
writer
Kenny
Fries
poet
Jennifer
Hamilton
writer
Mary
Higgins
writer
Arnold
Kantrowitz
writer
Melanie
Kaye-Kantrowitz
poet
Herbert
Liebman
writer
James
Masser
writer
Elisabeth
Murawski
writer
Maureen
O'Neill
writer
Patricia
Pruitt
poet
Joel
Redon
writer
Susan
Stinson
writer
Joel
Weishaus
writer
Edward
Wood
writer
Barbara
Zang
writer
Judith
Zivanovic
playwright
1990
Ed
Adams
poet
Robin
Becker
poet
Janet
Byrne
writer
Cathy
Cockrell
writer
Patricia
D'Andrea
writer
Lynn
Gray
writer
Susan
Lloyd
writer
Tara
Lumpkin
Elisabeth
Murawski
writer
Clifton
Snider
writer
Edward
Swift
writer
Martin
Tucker
writer
Edward
Wood
writer
Barbara
Zang
writer
Bonnie
Zobell
writer
1989
Carol
Banks
playwright
Robin
Becker
poet
Janet
Byrne
writer
Patricia
D'Andrea
writer
Phillip
Gibbs
writer
Shirley
Gish-Reich
playwright
Daniel
Hayes
writer
Lois
Hayna
writer
Mary
Higgins
writer
David
Johansson
writer
Claudia
Keelan
writer
Diane
Lefer
writer
Karen
McKinnon
poet
Joan
Minieri
writer
Maureen
O'Neill
writer
James
Polster
writer
Marly
Swick
writer
Edward
Swift
writer
Marcella
Taylor
writer
Deborah
Theodore
writer
Alpay
Ulku
poet
Emily
Warn
writer
Edward
Wood
writer
1988
Sally
Abbott
writer
Carol
Banks
playwright
Coleman
Barks
poet
Janet
Byrne
writer
Patricia
D'Andrea
writer
Sandra
Dorr
writer
Rona
Heifetz
playwright
Solomon
Holley
writer
Timothy
Hunt
playwright
Mark
Irwin
poet
Ruth
Jacobs
writer
Terry
Jordan
writer
Arnold
Kantrowitz
writer
Eleanor
Keats
poet
Mary
Lennox
writer
Herbert
Liebman
writer
Glenna
Luschei
poet
Wendy
MacLaughlin
playwright
James
Marquand
writer
Karen
McKinnon
poet
Jane R.
Miller
poet
Katherine
Miller
writer
Elisabeth
Murawski
writer
James
Polster
writer
Kitty
Todorovich
writer
Michele
Wolf
writer
Edward
Wood
writer
1987
Phillip
Gibbs
writer
Timothy
Hunt
playwright
Terry
Jordan
writer
Melanie
Kaye-Kantrowitz
poet
Helene
Kendler
poet
Wendy
MacLaughlin
playwright
James
Marquand
writer
N. Scott
Momaday
writer
Liz
Muir
writer
Kim
Roberts
poet
RT
Smith
poet
Winston
Sturgen
poet
Brian
Swann
writer
Michele
Wolf
writer
Edward
Wood
writer
1986
Samuel
Allen
writer
Victor
Bumbalo
playwright
Carol
Durak
poet
Adelle
Leiblein
writer
Maureen
O'Neill
writer
Sally
Rosenbluth
writer
Sherry
Sylvester
poet
Lee
White
writer
David
Young
writer
1985
Lois
Brady
writer
Kathleen
Dobkin
writer
Shirley
Gish-Reich
playwright
Diane
Lefer
writer
Jane R.
Miller
poet
Judith
Zivanovic
playwright
1984
Austin
Alexis
poet
Cyrus
Cassells
poet
Sandra
Dorr
writer
Antoine Ó Flatharta
Flaherty
playwright
Helene
Kendler
poet
Padma
Perera
writer
Carol
Rubenstein
poet
Irene
Stubbs
writer
Robert
Wolf
writer
1983
Deirdra
Baldwin
writer
Gene
Booth
writer
Jane
Cooper
poet
Anne
Fessenden
writer
Douglas
Lawder
writer
Padma
Perera
writer
Sheldon
Reich
writer
Susan
Wheeler
poet
1982
John
Balaban
poet
Cecil
Dawkins
writer
Anne
Fessenden
writer
Herbert
Liebman
writer
Tom
McKeown
poet
Harryette
Mullen
poet
Rose
Oktenberg
writer
Stephan
Rivele
writer
Jeffery
Skibell
writer
1981
Sophy
Burnham
writer
Cecil
Dawkins
writer
Charlene
Ellis
writer
Anne
Fessenden
writer
Tom
McKeown
poet
Rose
Oktenberg
writer
Carol
Rubenstein
poet
Dona
Stein
poet
Katherine
Sturtvant
writer
1980
Samuel
Allen
writer
Elizabeth
Barnes
writer
Frank
Boyer
writer
Cecil
Dawkins
writer
Patricia
Ewing
poet
Elaine
Hemley
writer
Nona
Nimnicht
writer
Kristian
Panzica
writer
Ronald
Peacock
writer
Dona
Stein
poet
Sari
Sumner
writer
Silvia
Tennenbaum
writer
1979
Fay
Alexander
writer
Samuel
Allen
writer
Nancy
Ancrom
poet
John
Bailey III
playwright
Elizabeth
Barnes
writer
Robin
Becker
poet
Frank
Boyer
writer
Patricia
Ewing
poet
Alice
Kovler
Helen
Lawson
poet
James
Mackie
poet
Kristian
Panzica
writer
Kathryn
Paulsen
writer
Padma
Perera
writer
Leo
Romero
poet
Richard
Snodgrass
writer
Dona
Stein
poet
Edward
Swift
writer
1978
Fay
Alexander
writer
Nancy
Ancrom
poet
John
Balaban
poet
Lee
Blessing
poet
Etta
Blum
poet
Ellen
Ilfeld
writer
Don
Jones
writer
Alice
Kovler
Carolyn
Meyer
writer
Padma
Perera
writer
Peter
Ryan
writer
John
Sennett
writer
Richard
Snodgrass
writer
Sue
Standing
poet
Arlene
Stone
playwright
Edward
Swift
writer
Joel
Weishaus
writer
1977
Elaine
Barnard
poet
Etta
Blum
poet
Frances
Foland
writer
Ellen
Ilfeld
writer
Don
Jones
writer
Jane
Lippe
poet
Stephen
Policoff
writer
Peter
Ryan
writer
John
Sennett
writer
Sue
Standing
poet
Edward
Swift
writer
Joel
Weishaus
writer
1976
Gordon
Baldwin
poet
Clarence
Bunch
writer
Sylvia
Foard
writer
Frances
Foland
writer
Edward
Grinnan
playwright
Bette
Howland
writer
Don
Jones
writer
Seymour
Krim
writer
Douglas
Lawder
writer
Sylvie
Pasche
writer
John
Sennett
writer
Edward
Swift
writer
1975
Gordon
Baldwin
poet
Joann
Cattonar
poet
Cecil
Dawkins
writer
Carolyn
Forché
poet
Jean
Gould
writer
James
Lawrence
poet
Adrian
Louis
poet
Joan
Milczarski
poet
Bertram
Minkin
poet
Padma
Perera
writer
Harvena
Richter
poet
Carolyn
Stoloff
poet
Edward
Swift
writer
1974
Joann
Cattonar
poet
Edith
Konecky
writer
Cynthia
Lasky
writer
Padma
Perera
writer
Harvena
Richter
poet
Nat
Simmons
writer
Carolyn
Stoloff
poet
1973
Carolyn
Bilderback
poet
Mary
Day
writer
Quaintance
Eaton
writer
Calvin
Kentfield
writer
Cynthia
Lasky
writer
Kenneth
McCullough
poet
Harvena
Richter
poet
Carolyn
Stoloff
poet
Michael
Wallis
writer
William
Woods
writer