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Brendan Bowles (MFA'17) and Kritika Pandey (MFA'19) shortlisted for prestigious 2018 Commonwealth Writers short story prize

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Now in its seventh year, the Prize is for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English.   Twenty-four outstanding stories from fourteen countries have been selected by an international...

Karen Donovan (MFA'89) has new a book AARD-VARK TO AXOLOTL: PICTURES FROM MY GRANDFATHER'S DICTIONARY

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Karen Donovan’s new book AARD-VARK TO AXOLOTL: PICTURES FROM MY GRANDFATHER'S DICTIONARY  (Etruscan Press, 2018) is an eclectic series of tiny stories and prose poems, is based on a set of...

Karen Skolfield's (MFA'98) "Battle Dress" Chosen for Barnard Women Poets Prize

Monday, May 7, 2018

The MFA for Poets and Writers is pleased to announce that Karen Skolfield (MFA’98) is the winner of the 2018 Barnard Women Poets Prize for Battle Dress, her second collection of poems.  ...

Ocean Vuong is co-founder of the Center for Refugee Poetics

Monday, April 30, 2018

Ocean Vuong has co-founded, along with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the "Center for Refugee Poetics", a space for exploring the global refugee experience through the arts. This...

Dara Wier participates in event supporting Noah Webster House

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Dara Wier participated in a celebration of words and language to support the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society at its signature annual fundraiser; it's the 190th anniversary...

Ocean Vuong's debut novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous accepted for publication

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ocean Vuong's forthcoming novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, has been accepted for publication in the U.S. by Penguin Press (as well as in the UK by Jonathan Cape, in Germany by Hanser, in...