Center for Women Writers Bios
Metta Sáma, Director
Metta Sáma, Assistant Professor of & Director of Creative Writing, is author of Nocturne Trio (YesYes Bøøks 2012) and South of Here (New Issues Press 2005 (published under her legal name, Lydia Melvin)). Her poems, fiction, creative non-fiction, & book reviews have been published or forthcoming in Blackbird, bluestem, Drunken Boat, The Drunken Boat, Esque, hercricle, Jubilat, Kweli, The Owls, Pebble Lake Review, Pyrta, Reverie, Sententia, Vinyl, among others. Sáma received her MFA and MA from Western Michigan and her PhD from SUNY-Binghamton.
Joe Mills, Visiting Writer, 2010-2011
Joe Mills is a visiting writer at Salem College and a permanent faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has written two books of poetry, Somewhere During the Spin Cycle and Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers. His third collection, Love and Other Collisions, will be released in 2010. He also has edited the collection A Century of the Marx Brothers and co-written A Guide to North Carolina’s Wineries with his wife, Danielle Tarmey.