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Ron Welburn's Poem Reprinted in Stealing Light: A Raven Chronicles Anthology: Selected Work, 1991‒1996

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ron Welburn's poem, "Chewing the Sweetflag," was reprinted in Stealing Light: A Raven Chronicles Anthology: Selected Work, 1991‒1996. The poem originally appeared in Raven Chronicles Magazine, Vol....
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Ocean Vuong Featured in BBC Radio Program on Emily Dickinson

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ocean Vuong was featured on a program on BBC Radio 4, along with Sharon Olds and Cheryl Strayed, about the life & work of Emily Dickinson. The program, titled "In Emily Dickinson's Bedroom,"...
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“Zoom in” On Careers in English: Career Advice from Our Alumni

Monday, November 26, 2018

Earlier this month, the English Department welcomed a panel of four alumni to have an informal conversation with current English students. Connecting via video conference, these English students...
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Ocean Vuong's Contributions to Netflix Film Featured in NYT Article

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Ocean Vuong, whose poetry was included in the Netflix film The Kindergarten Teacher, has been featured in the New York Times for his influence on the movie. Traditionally, Hollywood has not turned...
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Stephen Clingman Publishes Article in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Stephen Clingman's article, "Writing the Biofictive: Caryl Phillips and The Lost Child"  was published this month in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature. This special issue reflects on the...
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Callie Reynolds ('07) Featured in SmarterCX's Webseries, Women in Tech

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Callie (Williams) Reynolds graduated from UMass in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in English and a specialization in Professional Writing and Technical Communication (PWTC). Earlier this month, she...