Natasha Trethewey receives the 22nd Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities category for her achievements as a poet and writer, whose exquisitely crafted works intertwine personal and public histories of loss, grief, joy and hope.
Joy Ladin's (MFA'95) recent and upcoming publications include "The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and the Torah from a Transgender Perspective"
Friday, January 19, 2018
In September, 2017, Joy's eighth collection of poetry, Fireworks in the Graveyard, was published by Headmistress Press. ...More >
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Poet Ocean Vuong, an assistant professor in the UMass Amherst's MFA for Poets and Writers program, is the winner of the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize for his debut collection “Night Sky with Exit Wounds,”...More >
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Congratulations to Gabe Bump (MFA '17), whose novel Everywhere You Don't Belong will be published by Algonquin Books. The novel follows a young black man who comes of age in South Shore, Chicago,...More >
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ocean Vuong was recently interviewed by Paul Farley as part of the BBC Radio 4 program "The Echo Chamber." Ocean Vuong was awarded the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for his debut...More >
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
OCEAN VUONG's Night Sky with Exit Wounds, has been listed as a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian , The Telegraph , and The Sunday Times. It is also ranked #2 in best literature on the...More >