Faculty, Fellows and Visiting Artists


The ITI faculty offer a wide variety of approaches to the written and visual arts. All are working contemporary artists who publish and exhibit their work in national and international contexts. Our faculty are dedicated to innovative approaches and traditions that value psychologically, culturally and politically engaged work.

C.S. Giscombe

C.S. Giscombe

2016 Faculty

C. S. Giscombe's books of poems include Ohio Railroads (Omnidawn, 2014), Prairie Style (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008), Giscome Road (Dalkey Archive Press, 1998), and Here (Dalkey Archive Press, 1994). Border Towns, a collection of essays on poetry, color, television and beyond, is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive in 2016. Giscombe is also the author of Into and Out of Dislocation (North Point Press, 2000), a travelogue-memoir in prose. Giscombe graduated with degrees in English from University at Albany and Cornell University. At Cornell, he edited Epoch magazine. His honors and awards include the Stephen Henderson Award in Poetry, the American Book Award, and the Carl Sandburg Prize, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, and the Canadian Embassy. Giscombe has taught at Cornell University, Syracuse University, and Penn State. He currently teaches poetry at the University of California, Berkeley.