Category: Poetry Publications

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura wins Slapering Hol Chapbook Prize

We’re so excited to announce that Aaron Caycedo-Kimura (Poetry ’20) has won the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition! His chapbook Ubasute will be published in March 2021. Aaron says, My chapbook collection Ubasute is about my parents who have both passed away, my father in 2011 and my mother in 2015. These poems keep them […]

Susan Barba publishes second collection of poetry

Susan Barba (Poetry ’12) has just published her second book, geode, with Black Sparrow Press!  A rave review in the Globe says geode “pulses with the blood of earth and stone. Through a lens of geography and geology, Barba looks at time, and our human efforts — sometimes futile, sometimes hopeful, sometimes cruel — to make sense of forces much larger and […]

Aaron-Caycedo Kimura published in Beloit Poetry Journal

We’re happy to share that our current poetry MFA student, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, recently published a poem in the spring issue of Beloit Poetry Journal!  Read the poem here. Aaron says, My poem “The Fern” is about the loss of something I never had but always wanted. It was inspired by the wild ferns growing in my backyard that […]

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura publishes three poems

Wonderful news from one of our current poetry MFA’s, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, who has three poems forthcoming this fall!  Aaron was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize contest with two poems, “Artificial Flavors” and “Memorial.”  They will be published in the Fall 2019 issue of Crab Creek Review. In addition, Aaron’s ekphrastic ghazal “Sun in an Empty […]

Katherine Hollander wins Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

We’re so excited for Kate Hollander, who recently won the 14th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for her collection My German Dictionary!  Waywiser Press will publish the book this fall, when Kate will read alongside Charles Wright at the Shakespeare Folger Library. Please click here to read two poems from My German Dictionary.  Below, Kate took […]

Class of 2018 Poets Publish Anthology

Last year’s MFA poetry class was a particularly tightknit group, the kind that rooted for each other and hung out together both in and out of the classroom.  In addition to workshops every week, they could often be found having lunch and doing yoga in room 222!  The poets decided to put together a book of […]

Rebecca Levi wins Mick Imlah award

We’re so proud of Rebecca Levi (Poetry ’18) who recently won third place in the Mick Imlah Poetry Prize!  The winning poem is called “December 31st” and was published in The Times Literary Supplement. Rebecca says: The thing about living in Colombia is that poems happen to you all the time. On December 31, 2017, they really did slaughter […]

Poet Caitlin Doyle Awarded Pushcart Prize Special Mention

“The Dress Code,” a poem by Caitlin Doyle (Poetry 2008), which originally appeared in The Yale Review, has been awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of the Small Presses (W.W. Norton & Co, 2019). The Pushcart Prize series honors the best literary work published each year by small presses around the country. Caitlin is in impressive […]

Tara Skurtu gives TED talk

Big news from Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13), who gave a TEDx Talk in Romania earlier this summer!  Entitled “Unlearning Uncreativity,” the lecture took place at TEDxEroilor in Cluj, a city in the Transylvania region of Romania. In addition, the Romanian translation of Tara’s book The Amoeba Game was recently published by one of Romania’s main […]

Caitlin Doyle’s Poem Featured in The Guardian

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured in The Poem of the Week column in The Guardian! Past featured poets include John Ashberry, Paul Muldoon, W.S. Merwin, Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney, and Patricia Lockwood.  The column’s editor, Carol Rumens, has this to say about Caitlin’s poem: “Carnival” demonstrates the effectiveness of a “combination of story and song,” with each […]