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Monday, March 29, 2010

Stripling named second runner up

Sara Stripling has been named second runner up in the 2010 Flatmancrooked Poetry Prize. Her poem "Stories" will be published in the forthcoming Flatmancrooked Slim Anthology of Contemporary Poetics.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Williams published at The Morning News

Johnathon Williams's poem "Leveling Up" was published this morning at The Morning News. Johnathon is a fourth-year student in the program.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Angelino forthcoming in DIAGRAM

Mary Angelino's poem "After the Hospital, 1974" has been accepted for a future issue of DIAGRAM. Mary is a third-year student in the program.

Hammond wins 2010 Meridian Editors' Prize

Allison Hammond's story "The Faces" has been named winner of the 2010 Meridian Editors' Prize for fiction. The story will appear in Issue 25 of Meridian, due out in May. Allison is a fourth-year student in the MFA program.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Brock/Betocchi on POETRY DAILY

Geoff Brock's translation of Carlo Betocchi's "Little Diary of Getting Old" is the poem-o'-the-day over at Poetry Daily. Check it out...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wray named as finalist in Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest

Tobias Wray, a second-year student in the program, was recently named a finalist in the Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest.

Heffernan featured on The Writer's Almanac

Michael Heffernan's poem "Puttanesca" was featured yesterday by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac.

Stripling forthcoming in anthology

Sara Stripling has been named as a semi-finalist for the Flatmancrooked First Annual Poetry Prize. Her poems "Stories" and "When You Told Me You Were from Sierra Leone" will appear in Flatmancrooked's Slim Volume of Contemporary Poetry, an anthology due out this summer. Sara is a fourth-year student in the program.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Heffernan on "The Writer's Almanac"

Michael Heffernan's delicious poem "Puttanesca" has been read by Garrison Keillor for his radio show "The Writer's Almanac." Give it a listen!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Jabaily forthcoming in Subtropics

Two of Jen Jabaily's poems have been accepted by Subtropics and will appear in a future issue. Jen is a third-year student in the program.

Brock in POETRY

Geoff Brock has three translations of the Italian poet Carlo Betocchi in the current issue of POETRY magazine. Two of these translations are discussed by editors Christian Wiman and Don Share in this month's POETRY magazine podcast.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Barry Hannah

Barrah Hannah, an award-winning novelist and the first graduate of our MFA program, died this week at the age of 67. Hannah received his MFA in 1967, and quickly went on to win the William Faulkner Prize for his first novel, Geronimo Rex. (The novel was also nominated for a National Book Award.) He published eight novels and five short story collections throughout his career. Remembrances and appreciations of his teaching and writing can be found at The Rumpus, Paper Cuts, and HTMLGIANT.

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