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The Norman Mailer Center & The Norman Mailer Writer's Colony

Meet the Mentors


Greg Curtis
Fiction and Nonfiction

Greg Curtis

Fiction and Nonfiction

Gregory Curtis

Author, Mailer Colony Fellowship Mentor

Greg Curtis is the author of Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo and The Cave Painters, Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists. He was the editor of Texas Monthly from 1981 until 2000 and during his editorship the magazine won many prizes, including five National Magazine Awards. In 2000, he was selected by the Columbia Journalism Review as one of the ten best magazine editors in the country. He is currently the Humanities Coordinator of the Harry Ransom Center.

His writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe New York Times MagazineFortuneTime and Rolling Stone, among other publications. As a graduate of Rice University and San Francisco State College, he lives in Austin, Texas.

Greg Curtis Fiction and Nonfiction
Meena Alexander
Poetry

Meena Alexander

Poetry

Meena Alexander

Poetry

Meena Alexander is an internationally acclaimed poet, scholar and writer. Born in Allahabad, India, and raised in India and Sundan, Alexander lives and works in New York City, where she is Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College int he MFA program in Creative Writing and at the CUNY Graduate Center in the PhD program in English.  She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, literary memoirs, essays and works of fiction and literary criticiam. 

 

Among her best known works are the volumes of poetry Illiterate Heart and Raw Silk. In addition she has published two novels, Nampally Road and Manhattan Music. Illiterate Heart won the 2002 PEN Open Book Award.

Meena Alexander Poetry