For Samuel Kolawole, these last three months spent in Iowa City have represented "the opportunity of a lifetime". Hailing from Abuja, Nigeria, Samuel was selected as one of 34 writers from around the world to participate in this years International Writers Program at the University of Iowa.
Kristian Sendon Cordero is the current International Writer in Residence in Sitka! Cordero writes in Filipino, Bikol and Rinconada, and has translated Borges, Kafka, Wilde and Rilke to these languages. Two of his most recent poetry collections received the 2014 National Book Awards, and in recent years he has produced two feature films.