Writers in Residence Sunday Readings: Jacob White and Mary Biddinger
Prior to their Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops, the week’s poet- and prose writer-in-residence give public readings of their work, followed by Q-and-A. Jacob White is an assistant professor at Ithaca College. His story collection Being Dead in South Carolina was published by Leapfrog Press in 2013. His fiction and essays have appeared in many places, such as The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Literary Review, Shenandoah, Cimarron Review, Salt Hill, New Orleans Review, Modern Language Studies, Juked, Hobart Online, and The Sewanee Review, from whom he received the Andrew Lytle Prize. He has received honorable mentions in both Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize anthologies, as well as the Donald Barthelme Memorial Fellowship in Fiction from the University of Houston and the Father William Ralston Fellowship from The Sewanee Writers' Conference. He co-edited Green Mountains Review from 2011-2013. Mary Biddinger is the author of six full-length poetry collections, including a new book of prose poems, Partial Genius (Black Lawrence Press, 2019). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Bennington Review, Court Green, Poetry, Sugar House Review, and Tupelo Quarterly among others. She has received awards from the Ohio Arts Council, the Cleveland Arts Prize, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Biddinger is professor and assistant chair of English at the University of Akron, where she is poetry editor at the University of Akron Press.