Who We Are




UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE: Partner, Fiscal Sponsor

UDP is a Brooklyn-based, nonprofit publisher of poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts and books by artists. UDP favors emerging, international, and "forgotten" writers, with over 200 titles published to date; and their books, chapbooks, artist books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain letterpress and other handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. 

More at: www.uglyducklingpresse.org




POET’S HOUSE: Partner, Host


Founded in 1985 by two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz, Poets House continues to bring world-renowned poets to new audiences, welcoming poetry experts as well as those new to the art form. Free and open to the public, Poets House’s 60,000-volume poetry library is among the most comprehensive, open-stacks collections of poetry in the United States.

More at: www.poetshouse.org

Farnoosh Fathi: Founder, Instructor


Raised in California, Farnoosh studied poetry at UCLA (BA), NYU (MA) and University of Houston (Ph.D). She is the author of the poetry collection, Great Guns (Canarium Books, 2013) and the editor of the forthcoming Collected Poems of Joan Murray (New York Review of Books, 2017). She's the recipient of a Fulbright to Brazil, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation, as well as teaching fellowships from New York University and the Inprint Foundation. Since 2011, Farnoosh has worked as an instructor, academic advisor and member of admissions for Stanford University's Pre-Collegiate Studies and Office of Collegiate Programs.