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Announcing the 2020 MFA Award Winners

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Congratulations to all!...

Ocean Vuong Wins Mark Twain American Voice Award

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

UMass MFA faculty member Ocean Vuong is the winner of the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which is given annually by the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. The honor was...

Lisa Olstein ('03) and Susan Steinberg ('00) awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Two MFA alumni, Lisa Olstein ('03) and Susan Steinberg ('00), were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates...

SIN BUG: AIDS, Poetry, and Queer Resilience in Philadelphia by CAConrad

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A new essay by visiting faculty member CAConrad was published in the Poetry Foundation: SIN BUG: AIDS, Poetry, and Queer Resilience in Philadelphia

Sabina Murray Named Spotlight Scholar

Thursday, April 2, 2020

MFA faculty member Sabina Murray has been named a 2019–2020 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. The Spotlight Scholar program publicly acknowledges highly-accomplished faculty and their professional...

Andrea Lawlor (MFA '12) wins 2020 Whiting Award in Fiction

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Andrea Lawlor (MFA '12) was named a 2020 Whiting Award Winner in Fiction. The $50,000 Whiting Award is presented annually to 10 emerging U.S. writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. ...