Transmissions from the Donut District

Erica Ehrenberg, Farnoosh Fathi, Meera Nair, & Maria Rapoport

May 5, 2013


Erica Ehrenberg was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, a poetry fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a writer-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. This summer she will be a poetry fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Slate, The New Republic, Octopus, Jubilat, The St. Ann's Review, and Everyman's Library Poetry series from Knopf.

Farnoosh Fathi was born in 1981. Her poems, translations, and prose have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Everyday Genius, Poetry, Jacket2, and elsewhere. Great Guns, her first book, was just published by Canarium Books. She lives in Oakland, CA.

Meera Nair's debut collection, Video(Pantheon), received the Asian-American Literary Award for Fiction and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post. A recipient of two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, her work has appeared in several anthologies, on National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, and in the New York Times, The Threepenny Review and Calyx among others. Her first book for children, "Maya Saves the Day", was published this April in India. She will read from her novel Harvest.

Maria Rapoport writes about real events using the tools of fiction with a focus on the strangeness and limits of perception. The first chapter of her memoir-in-progress was runner-up in The Iowa Review Awards. She has received honorable mention in New Millennium Writings and been published in The Iowa Review and The Pinch.