D. A. Powell Selected as 2015 Sarabande Writer in Residence


We're thrilled to announce poet D. A. Powell as our 2015 Sarabande Writer in Residence at Bernheim Forest.

D. A. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. His honors include the Kingsley Tufts Prize in Poetry and an Arts & Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Critic Stephen Burt, writing in the New York Times, said of D. A. Powell “No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible.” 

A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard University, Powell has taught at University of San Francisco, Columbia University, University of Iowa’s Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Davidson College. He lives in San Francisco.

In fall of 2014 Graywolf released Repast: Tea, Lunch & Cocktails, a reissue of Powell’s first three collections with an introduction by novelist David Leavitt.

The Sarabande Writing Residency is a program in its third year. Together with our community partner, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, we bring exemplary writers to our home state of Kentucky to spend two to six weeks in artist's quarters on the grounds of Bernheim's idyllic nature preserve. For more information on this residency or to apply, visit: