WWBA 2018 Poet-in-Residence Vijay Seshadri will offer a poetry reading on June 2, 2018, followed by a Q&A and book signing. The master class workshop fee includes this reading.
Poet, essayist, and critic Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore, India, and came to the US at the age of five. He earned a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Columbia University. Among his literary influences are Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and William Blake. His 2003 poetry second collection, The Long Meadow, won the James Laughlin Award and his third collection, 3 Sections (2013), won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Seshadri has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEA, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been awarded The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize and the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. He has worked as an editor at the New Yorker and has taught at Bennington College. Currently, he teaches undergraduate writing courses at Sarah Lawrence College as well as directs the graduate non-fiction writing program.