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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sanders and Siraganian read tomorrow

Join MFA students Steve Sanders and Jen Siraganian as they read from their work tomorrow night (Friday) at 8 pm in Giffels Auditorium. Steve is a fiction writer; Jen is a poet. Ask nicely, and someone will probably give you directions to the party afterwards.

Brock in May issue of Poetry

Geoff Brock has a pair of poems in the May issue of Poetry magazine, which just came out. (Also, check out Michael Hofmann's review of the new Herbert translation in the same issue!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bowen in latest Diner

MFA student Ash Bowen has two poems in the latest issue of Diner. The titles are "Falcon" and "Where Ghosts Come Together With Other Ghosts."

Friday, April 20, 2007

Reading tonight

Tonight at 8 p.m., MFA students Caroline Hruska and Brad Molder will give their senior readings in Giffels Auditorium. Caroline is a poet; Brad is a fiction writer. Their readings are the culmination of their time here in the MFA program.

Also, mark your calendar for two other student readings this semester:

8 p.m., April 27, Giffels Auditorium: Steve Sanders and Jen Siraganian

8 p.m., May 4, Giffels Auditorium: Chris Pappas, Paul White, Sy Hoahwah

Monday, April 16, 2007

Photos from the 2007 Arkansas Festival of Writers

Merwin Laughs

Photo caption: W.S. Merwin laughs while fielding questions from MFA students at the University of Arkansas during the 2007 Arkansas Festival of Writers. Photo by Johnathon Williams

By all accounts, the 2007 Arkansas Festival of Writers went off without a hitch. W.S. Merwin's reading drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Reynolds Center on Wednesday, and it was followed by a lengthy book signing. Visiting writers Peter Orner and Elizabeth Hadaway visited classrooms throughout the day on Wednesday, following their own readings on Tuesday night.

MFA student Johnathon Williams has posted a series of photos he shot during the festival. There's also an audio recording of Merwin's reading, which we hope to post later this week.

McCombs in latest Crossroads

A nice article about Davis McCombs's poetry appears in the latest issue of Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual. The article is titled "Southern Shadows: Mammoth Cave Meets Plato's Cave in Davis McCombs's Ultima Thule." A new poem by McCombs is also in the issue.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Bowen accepted for the Black Warrior Review

Ash Bowen reports that his poem "Using the Earth as a Blunt-Force Object" has been accepted for publication in a future issue of the Black Warrior Review. Ash is a first-year poet here in the MFA program.

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