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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Williamson forthcoming in Tar River Poetry and Flyway

Corrie Williamson's poem "My Father, Digging" has been accepted for the fall issue of Tar River Poetry. In addition, she was recently named runner-up in the Hazel Lipa Chapbook Contest from Flyway, which will publish a selection of five poems from her entry in a future issue.

Nickol forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review

Ben Nickol's essay "The Rising Cost of Baloney" has been accepted for the fall issue of The Los Angeles Review, and his short story "Bad Ideas About Golf" has been accepted for the fall issue of Stymie. Ben is a fourth-year student in the program.

Arkansas Festival of Writers begins tonight

The fifth annual Arkansas Festival of Writers begins tonight at 7 p.m. with a reading by Michael Walsh in Giffels Auditorium. Walsh is the author of The Dirt Riddles, the first winner of the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize, as well as a chapbook, Adam Walking the Garden. He is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. A graduate of Knox College and the University of Minnesota (MFA), he works as a course coordinator in the English Department at the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.

The festival concludes tomorrow night with a reading by Andre Dubus III, also at 7 p.m. in Giffels. Dubus is the author of Bluesman, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and House of Sand and Fog (National Book Award Finalist and Oprah Book Club Selection). His newest novel, The Garden of Last Days, is inspired by the rumored visit of 9/11 hijackers to a strip club shortly before their attacks. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his family north of Boston.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New stories by Josh Peterson

Josh Peterson's story "The Nipples of Men" is forthcoming in The Tomfoolery Review, and another story, "An Infinite Amount of Monkeys," is forthcoming in Defenestration.

Josh also received an honorable mention in the Phoebe Winter Fiction contest for a story titled "Air Supply." Josh is a first-year student in the program.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Brock featured at The Rumpus

Geoff Brock's poem "King: April 7, 1968" has been published at The Rumpus as part of a series recognizing National Poetry Month.

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