He is Glenna Luschei Editor of and is Chancellor Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.
Dawes serves as the Associate Poetry Editor for Peepal Tree Books and is Director of the African Poetry Book Fund.
He has published 24 books and is known for his many collaborations with other artists, including , an ekphrastic collaboration with photographer Nathan Lyons, and for his influential teaching.
Often redefining his poetics from book to book, he is the creator of the “Dead Man” and “Dead Man Resurrected” poems, and has been called “ambitious without pretension.” Bell edited poetry for five years for the for Lost Horse Press for five years, a series that published 15 poets, three to a volume.
She writes both realistic fiction and science fiction.
Her first collection of short stories, , published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and the Oregon Book Award.
His many research interests include African Poetics, World Literature, 20th Century Anglophone Literature, African Presences in Medieval, and Renaissance Culture, The Living Architecture of Cities, West African Music, Postcolonial and Transnational Theory, Robotics and Consciousness, Yoruba and Igbo Philosophy and Religion. , which have been selected for the National Poetry Series, the Academy of American Poets James Laughlin Award, the Larry Levis Award, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Poetry, and the William Stafford PNBA Award.
She is the National Endowment for the Arts' first Conservation Poet for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Poets House, New York, as well as Montana's first poet laureate and recipient of the Merriam Award for Distinguished Contribution to Montana Literature.
Debra has published widely, with work included in such journals as Scott Korb graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1997 and relocated to New York not long after.
There he earned a degree in Theology from Union Seminary and another in Literature from Columbia University. She holds an MA in Slavic literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and she teaches in the graduate program for creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.