Terese Svoboda

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A Guggenheim fellow, Terese Svoboda is the author of twenty books. She has won the Bobst Prize in fiction, the Iowa Prize for poetry, an NEH grant for translation, the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, a Jerome Foundation prize for video, the O. Henry award for the short story, and a Pushcart Prize for the essay. She is a three time winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and has been awarded Headlands, James Merrill, Hawthornden, Hermitage, Yaddo, McDowell, and Bellagio residencies. Her opera WET premiered at L.A.'s Disney Hall.


Cover Photo: This header image features two photographs cut in half. One shows the deck of the author's house boat and the other a shot of an interior hallway.
The Wet Desk

Smug behind my snug desk, working so far from New York, these many months gave me distance to write about catastrophe in the rest of the world.

Oct 19, 2022