Sewanee Writers' Conference

The Conference

The Director

Wyatt Prunty

Wyatt Prunty founded and directs the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He has taught at the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Louisiana State University, Washington and Lee University, and Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English and Writers’ Conference. He is the Carlton Professor of English at Sewanee and the author of eight collections of poetry. His first, Domestic of the Outer Banks, appeared in 1980. The Times Between (1982), What Women Know, What Men Believe (1986), Balance as Belief (1989), The Run of the House (1993), Since the Noon Mail Stopped (1997), Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems (2000), and The Lover’s Guide to Trapping (2009) have subsequently been published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. His critical work, “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism, is available from Oxford University Press. He is Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Johns Hopkins, and Brown foundation fellowships. Editor of Sewanee Writers on Writing (Louisiana State University Press, 2000), he served as general editor of the Sewanee Writers’ Series and directs the Tennessee Williams Fellowship program at Sewanee.