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Jesse Curran's Artist Grant 

SBU Alum Jesse CurranCongratulations to alumna Jesse Curran who was awarded a COVID-19 Artist Relief Grant through the Oak Spring Garden Foundation! The Oak Spring Garden Foundation is connected to Bunny Mellon's legacy and offers residencies and grants for artists and scholars who are working at the intersection of the arts and plants/gardening. In addition to the award, Jesse was interviewed about her artistic practice and its connections to the natural world during Quarantine. Visit the foundation’s website to read the interview and hear her read three of her poems! 

Jesse earned her PhD from the English department in 2012 after defending her dissertation titled “From Mourning to Meditation: Theorizing Ecopoetics, Thinking Ecology.”  More information about her scholarly work, creative non-fiction, and poetry can be found on her  website