Naomi Guttman - Creative Writing Faculty

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Naomi Guttman grew up in Montréal, Québec, where she attended Concordia University. She went on to complete the MFA in Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College and the Ph.D. in English and American Literature at the University of Southern California. She has published three volumes of poetry, each of which has received an award: Reasons for Winter won the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry; Wet Apples, White Blood was co-winner of the Adirondack Literary Award for Best Book of Poems of 2007, and the novella-in-verse, The Banquet of Donny & Ari: Scenes from the Opera, won the 2015 Central New York Book Award in Poetry.  In addition to her poetry, she has published creative non-fiction and scholarly prose in a variety of journals. Naomi has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has been a resident at Yaddo and the Chateau de Lavigny. For the past 21 years, Naomi has taught English and creative writing as well as courses on food, at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.  A practitioner of yoga since the age of 13, Naomi also enjoys making flowers grow, taking long walks, reading, cooking, and eating! You can find out more about Naomi by visiting:http://people.hamilton.edu/nguttman/home

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