Discipline: Literature – poetry

Aurora Masum-Javed

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Lewisburg, PA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Aurora Masum-Javed is a poet and educator. She holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University, where she was also a lecturer in the English department. Her work can be found in Nimrod, Black Warrior Review, Winter Tangerine, Jaggery, Frontier, and others. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, Callaloo, Squaw Valley, Pink Door, and BOAAT. She was recently the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at the Stadler Center.

At MacDowell, she revised and drafted new poems for her manuscript-in-progress The Daughter is an Archive. Aurora also recently received the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant for poems from the book, and will continue her work at upcoming residencies including Vermont Studio Center and Millay Colony for the Arts.



Aurora Masum-Javed worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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