Kim Dana Kupperman
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Kim Dana Kupperman is the author of a critically acclaimed collection of essays, I Just Lately Started Buying Wings. Missives from the Other Side of Silence (Graywolf, 2010), which received the 2009 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize in Nonfiction from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was longlisted for the Indie Booksellers Association Choice Award. She is the founder of Welcome Table Press, dedicated to publishing and celebrating the essay in all its forms. Ms. Kupperman currently teaches at the Fairfield University low-residency MFA ProgramFrom 2011-2014, she was the Visiting Writer-in-Residence in nonfiction at Fordham Universityand is the former managing editor of the Gettysburg Reviewwhere she launched and coordinated a summer writer conference. Her writing has appeared in AGNI online, Alaska Quarterly Review, Alimentum, Best American Essays 2006, Baltimore Review, Brevity, Cimarron Review, Diagram, Eclectic Literary Forum, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, ISLE, Louisville Review, Maine Scholar, Nightsun, Ninth Letter, the Normal School, River Teeth, and elsewhere. Her honors include the 2013 Normal School Prize; notable mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthology (2007; 2010) and Best American Essays (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); the 2003 Robert J. DeMott Prose Prize from Quarter after Eight; and first place in the 1996 Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. Ms. Kupperman is the recipient of fellowships in 2010 from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop, a 2009 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship, a 2008 Center for Book Arts scholarship, and a 2008 fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.