Society of Fellows


SOF NEWS November 2016

Richard Wilbur
Photo: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Wendy Wasserstein
Photo: Max Vadukul
Robert Penn Warren
Kathryn Walat
Photo:Playwrights’ Center
Joshua Weiner
Photo: joshuaweiner .com
Rosanna Warren
Photo: Phillips Exeter Academy
Giorgio Vasta
Allen Tate
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Selected works by 120+ Academy writers

 The Fellowship in Literature was a late-comer to the Academy. In the early 1950s the American Academy of Arts and Letters approached the Academy about sponsoring a fellowship. Poet and translator Anthony Hecht, FAAR 1952, RAAR 1969, was chosen the first Fellow (Jack Kerouac was considered). Earlier this year we began an alphabetical listing of each Fellow, Affiliated Fellow, and Resident in Literature with a suggested work to sample. Beginning with poet Tom Andrews, FAAR 2000, and ending with poet Miller Williams, FAAR 1977, the list includes poets, novelists, writers of non-fiction, playwrights, and translators. This month we have reached the end of the alphabet. The selected works include famous novels, colllected poems, works set in and around the Academy, long-running plays, and Pulitzer Prize winners. Do read a few, or a lot. 

Poems, 1922-1947, 1948
Allen Tate, RAAR 1954

Ghost in a Red Hat (Poems), 2011
Rosanna Warren, RAAR 2001

The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, 2013
Joshua Weiner, FAAR 2004

Things of This World, 1956
Richard Wilbur, FAAR 1955

Woman Reading to the Sea, 2008
Lisa Williams, FAAR 2005

Some Jazz a While: Collected Poems, 1999
Miller Williams, FAAR 1977

Time on My Hands, 2008
Giorgio Vasta, AFAAR 2014
Translated by Jonathan Hunt,2013

All the Kings Men,  1946
Robert Penn Warren, RAAR 1957

Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief, 1998
Gauri Viswanathan, AFAAR 2008

Small Town Values, 2015
Kathryn Walat, AFAAR 2013

The Heidi Chronicles, 1988
Wendy Wasserstein, RAAR 1999

An Orchid Shining in the Hand: Selected Poems 1932-1960, 2015
Lorenzo Calogero
Translated by John Taylor, AFAAR 2014