A member of the Hamilton faculty since 1996, Naomi Guttman holds a MFA degree from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of Southern California. Her first book, Reasons for Winter, won the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry in Quebec, and her second, Wet Apples, White Blood, won the Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and an Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Guttman's teaching and research interests include poetry and poetics, food writing, contemplative pedagogy and environmental and feminist literary study. Her current project is a novella-in-verse titled The Banquet of Donny and Ari.