Discipline: Literature – poetry

Terese Svoboda

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: New York
MacDowell fellowships: 1979, 2013

Terese Svoboda has published 18 books of fiction, poetry, memoir, biography, and a book of translation from the Nuer. Winner of a Guggenheim, a Bobst Prize in fiction, an Iowa Prize for poetry, a NEH grant for translation, an O. Henry Award for the short story, the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, 3 NYFA fellowships, a Pushcart Prize for the essay, a Bellagio residency for a libretto, and the Jerome Foundation Award in video, she also wrote the libretto for the opera WET that premiered at L.A.'s RedCat Theater. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Paris Review, TLS, Slate, Tin House, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She has taught at Stony Brook Southampton, Sarah Lawrence, The New School, Bennington, Davidson, the universities of Hawaii, Miami, Tampa, and Hawaii, Fairleigh Dickinson, Williams College, San Francisco State College, and the College of William and Mary.

In 2016, Svoboda published Anything That Burns You, a biography of poet and MacDowell Fellow Lola Ridge (20), with Schaffner Press.


MacDowell Studios: Mansfield

Terese Svoboda worked in the MacDowell Studios: 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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