Rick Hilles was a Writer in Residence in July 2015.  BIO
A Whiting Writers’ Award recipient, Rick is the author of two poetry collections: Brother Salvage, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and named Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine (which celebrates independent and small press publishing) and A Map of the Lost World, a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award. He has been the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholar, a Camargo Fellow, a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Ruth and Jay C. Halls Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and has received an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Missouri Review’s Larry Levis Editors’ Prize. He is currently an associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University and lives with his wife, the fiction writer Nancy Reisman, in Nashville.