Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books and is Creative Writing Advisory Board Member for The Mayapple Center for Arts and Humanities. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Barrow Street, Subtropics, The Awl, The Hairpin, Gulf Coast, Court Green, Third Coast, Verse Daily, and Best New Poets 2010, among others. She has taught at the Notre Dame School, The New School, LIM College, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Poetry from The New School.

Mary Donnelly has published poetry in Boog CityThe Brooklyn Rail, DMQ ReviewHunger MountainIndiana Review, and Iowa Review, among others. She is former co-director of the "Reading Between A and B" poetry series in New York City and is now senior editor of failbetter. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA in Poetry from Bennington College.

Britt Gambino has published poetry in Armchair/Shotgunanderbo, The Boiler, decomP, and Springgun Press, among others. She previously served as a contributing writer at The Sexy Feminist blog and as an Associate Poetry Editor at The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review. She has taught at Education Unlimited, Brooklyn Brainery, and 826NYC. She holds a BA from Drew University and an MFA in Poetry from The New School.

Matthew Lippman Matthew Lippman is the author of the poetry collections Monkey Bars (Typecast) and The New Year of Yellow (Sarabonde Books), and his work has appeared in The Best American Poetry of 1997. His poems have appeared widely in such journals as The American Poetry, Tin House, and Seneca Review. He has taught at the University of Iowa, Westchester Community College, Columbia University, Roslyn High School, and Beaver Country Day School. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa, and an M.Ed. from Columbia University.

Michael Montlack is the author of the poetry collection Cool Limbo (New York Quarterly Books), the chapbooks Cover Charge (Gertrude Press), Girls, Girls, Girls (Pudding House), and The Slip (Poets Wear Prada), and editor of the anthologies My Diva (University of Wisconsin Press) and Divining Divas (Lethe Press). He has published poetry in New York Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, Court Green, Cream City Review, and MiPOesias, among others, and he is an associate editor for Mudfish. He holds a BA from Hofstra University, an MFA from the New School, and an MA from San Francisco State University, all in Creative Writing and Literature.

Erica Wright is the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press), the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press), and the crime novel The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books). She has published poetry in 2River View, Bateau, Harpur Palate, Memorious, the Minetta Review, Pequod, and Small Spiral Notebook, and she is the Senior Poetry Editor at Guernica. She has taught at Columbia University, the City University of New York, and New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She holds a BA from New York University and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University.