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Visiting Scholars and Senior Consultants

Airea D. Matthews, Co-Teacher, Educational Consultant

Airea D. Matthews’ first collection of poems is the critically acclaimed Simulacra, which received the prestigious 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Matthews received a 2020 Pew Fellowship and a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and was awarded the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from the 2016 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Matthews earned her M.F.A. from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. She is an assistant professor at Bryn Mawr College where she directs the Poetry Program. She is a co-teacher of the Poets and Scholars Summer Writing Retreat at the institute and a visiting assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English at Rutgers–Camden.”

Dee Matthews