Special Artist Trust sponsored authors Bill Carty, Michelle Peñaloza and Ramon Isao
Bill Carty has received poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Richard Hugo House, and Artist Trust. His chapbook Refugium was published by Alice Blue Books, and his poems have recently appeared (or will soon) in the Boston Review, the Iowa Review, Willow Springs, Conduit, Okey Panky, and other journals. He is an editor at Poetry Northwest.
Michelle Peñaloza is the author of two chapbooks: landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias Press) and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts).
Her work has been featured in Waxwing, Poetry Northwest, New England Review, Vinyl, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, the Richard Hugo House, 4Culture, and Artist Trust, as well as scholarships from VONA/Voices, Vermont Studio Center, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, among others.
Ramon Isao is a recipient of the Tim McGinnis Award for Fiction, as well as fellowships from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His writing has appeared in The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, City Arts, Hobart, The American Reader, and elsewhere. His screenplay credits include Zombies of Mass Destruction, Dead Body, and Junk (in which he co-stars). He has an MFA from Columbia University, and he teaches creative writing at Hugo House.