Ari Banias (writing Fellow 2011-2012, 2013-2014) has won the 2014 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America for his poem "On Pockets."  Ari was also recently awarded the Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry to Stanford University.


ARI BANIAS is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.  His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast,  DIAGRAM, Guernica, FIELD, Subtropics, and elsewhere, and he’s the author of a chapbook, What’s Personal is Being Here With All of You (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2012).  This fall, he will be a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford