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Karen Skolfield (MFA '98) Publishes Poetry Collection and Named Poet Laureate

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Karen Skolfield (MFA '98) published a book of poems titled Battle Dress earlier this month (W. W. Norton). Battle Dress was awarded the Barnard Women Poets Prize, an honor for exemplary second...
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The Last Poems of James Tate

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

 In the July 1, 2019 issue of The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson reviewed the poetry of James Tate, who mastered the art of absurdist endings in the course of his career.https://www.newyorker.com...
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Ocean Vuong Interviewed By Seth Meyers After Debut Novel Release

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Earlier this month, Ocean Vuong's debut and critically-acclaimed novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, was published by Penguin Random House. Vuong's novel has been a fast hit, with Vuong...
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Ocean Vuong's Debut Novel Featured in an Author Interview with NPR

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Ocean Vuong's debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, will be published by Penguin Random House and released later this month. NPR recently interviewed Vuong about his novel to learn more...
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Ocean Vuong's Forthcoming Novel Profiled in the New York Times

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Ocean Vuong's debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, will be published by Penguin Random House and will be released in early June of 2019. The New York Times profiled Vuong and his...
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Martha Ackmann's (PhD '88) Novel Adapted for Broadway

Friday, May 24, 2019

Martha Ackmann, who earned her PhD in Literature from UMass Amherst in 1988, is a journalist and author whose novel, Curveball, is being adapted for Broadway. The book details the story of Toni...