Olson studied poetry with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and others at The Naropa Institute. His poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Christianity and Literature, First Things, The Huffington Post, Poetry East, South Dakota Review, and many others. Olson is a professor at the State University College of Technology at Delhi and lives in Delhi with his wife and four children.
Ormiston has worked in a variety of capacities for 30 years including restaurants and colleges, citing that, “poetry and graphic art have been the secret of my possible soul. In words and images, I specialize in the growth of the beauty I think of as wisdom.”
Hunter graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 and earned a Master of Arts degree at the Bread Loaf School of English. His poetry has appeared in a variety of literary magazines over the years, and his first volume of poetry, “September Swim,” was published in 2005 by Spoon River Poetry Press. He has taught high school English for 23 years, and lives in Manchester, Vt.
DeLanoy received his Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction from New Mexico State University in 2006. His stories have appeared in several journals in print and online. His novella “Benediction” won the A.E. Coppard Prize and was published in 2008. Among other things, DeLanoy is working on a non-fiction book, “Airhead,” about a 30-day, 10,000-mile motorcycle adventure.
The New American Writing Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The festival is co-sponsored by Hartwick College’s English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta and the Visiting Writers Series at Hartwick College.
For additional information on the Festival, contact Hartwick College Professor of English Robert Bensen at email@example.com or 431-4902.