Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow
The Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow works half-time for the college, teaching two courses: Introduction to Creative Writing and a first-year academic writing course. The Fellow also serves as an advisor for Cornell’s student literary journal Open Field, the advisor for the Student Literary Advisory Board (SLAB), and assists in the planning and publicity of the Center’s events. The position is designed so that the Fellow can pursue his or her own creative work.
Becca Klaver is the Dana Emerging Writer Fellow for 2018-2020.
Becca is a poet, scholar, and editor. She is the author of the poetry collections LA Liminal (Kore Press) and Empire Wasted (Bloof Books) as well as several chapbooks. A native of Milwaukee, WI, she attended the University of Southern California (BA), Columbia College Chicago (MFA), and Rutgers University (PhD). Before coming to Cornell, she taught at Tennessee Tech and at Bowling Green State University, where she was the Spring 2017 Distinguished Visiting Writer. A founding editor of the feminist press Switchback Books, Becca is currently co-editing, with Arielle Greenberg, the multimedia anthology Electric Gurlesque (Saturnalia). Recent poems appear online at Gramma, The American Poetry Review, and Poets.org. beccaklaver.com.