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Ryan Wilson wins prize for first book, among other honors

We’re so proud to share this update from Ryan Wilson (Poetry ’08)! Ryan’s first book, The Stranger World, was awarded the 2017 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. The book is out in hardcover via Measure Press / West Chester University Poetry Center. Hearty congratulations, Ryan! In addition to his book, Ryan has had a slew of […]

The Borders Project in EuropeNow Journal

We’re excited to share that EuropeNow Journal will be featuring work by members of The Borders Project!  Co-founded by Stacy Mattingly (Fiction 2011), The Borders Project is a literary collaboration between the Sarajevo Writer’s Workshop and Atlanta’s Narrative Collective.  Over the next several months, you can read original poetry and prose by these eighteen writers and […]

Tara Skurtu publishes translations of Romanian poetry

For the June issue of Plume, Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13) worked on a contemporary poetry feature with writer and translator MARGENTO.  Tara and MARGENTO each chose five poets to introduce and translate for the issue.  We’re proud to say that Tara originally went to Romania on her Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, where she fell in love with […]

Caitlin Doyle Wins Prestigious Frost Farm Poetry Prize

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has recently won the Frost Farm Poetry Prize!  Caitlin’s winning poem “Wish” was selected by contest judge Deborah Warren from a pool of over 750 entries, the largest in the competition’s history. About the poem, Warren says, “This poem is a masterpiece masquerading (with its incantatory beat and simple language) as a […]

Duy Doan wins Yale Younger Poets Prize

We’re so proud of Duy Doan (Poetry ’10), who recently won the Yale Younger Poets Prize!  You can read a feature about Duy in the Boston Globe here. Carl Phillips, critically acclaimed poet and judge of the competition, says, “If games figure in Duy Doan’s We Play a Game, they do so much more seriously, and resonantly, than the title […]

Lisa Hiton publishes poetry chapbook

Lisa Hiton’s chapbook, Variation on Testimony, has recently been published by Cutbank!  The manuscript was a finalist for the 2016 Cutbank Chapbook Contest.  You can click here to order a copy. On her new chapbook, Lisa says, “When a poet sits down every few years to put poems in an order, new themes and ideas arise from the order itself. Variation […]

Caroline Woods’s novel to be published in the UK!

We’re thrilled to announce that Caroline Woods’s debut novel, Fräulein M. (Tyrus Books/Simon & Schuster), will be released on February 23, 2017 in the UK as The Cigarette Girl (HQ Stories/HarperCollinsUK). The Cigarette Girl is available for pre-order here: amzn.to/2kC89K5 Fräulein M./The Cigarette Girl is a work of historical fiction about the end of the Weimar Republic […]

Recommended Reading From Our MFAs

Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness? A: Reading. -David Bowie, who would have been 70 last Sunday, answering the Proust Questionnaire Below are a few of the books that our current MFAs read over winter break:   Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy -Kate Selker, fiction […]

Tara Skurtu publishes chapbook

More good news from poetry alum ’13 Tara Skurtu!  Eyewear Publishing is publishing her chapbook, Skurtu, Romania, a collection of poems she wrote from her experience in Romania during her Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. The book launch is tonight in London, 7 Pm at Koppell Gallery! The book is also appearing simultaneously in Romanian through Editura Charmides, translated by Radu Vancu. From the […]

Tara Skurtu’s book to be published by Eyewear Publishing

We’re so excited to announce that Tara Skurtu’s book, The Amoeba Game, has been acquired by Eyewear Publishing!  It will be released in the fall of 2017.  In addition, the Romanian translation by Romanian poet Radu Vancu will be released this fall by Charmides. Tara (Poetry ’13) traveled to Romania on a Fulbright last academic year, and the Fulbright […]