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Ocean Vuong Featured in TODAY

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Ocean Vuong spoke with TODAY about writing, identity, and the life he has built for himself. Read the full article: Author Ocean Vuong on how 'queerness' made him a better person

In Memoriam: Donald Junkins, Professor Emeritus of English

Friday, April 30, 2021

Donald Junkins, professor emeritus of English, died at 89 years old on Thursday, April 15, in Irvine, Calif....

"Everywhere You Don't Belong" by Gabriel Bump (MFA '17) To Be Adapted for Television

Friday, April 16, 2021

Concordia Studio, the studio set up by An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim and former Participant exec Jonathan King, is adapting Gabriel Bump’s (MFA '17) book Everywhere You Don’t...

UMass English Headliners at the 2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Friday, April 16, 2021

Sadie Dupuis (MFA '14), Martín Espada, and Dara Wier are among the headliners for the 2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, May 13–16, 2021....

Department of English Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism

Friday, March 26, 2021

On behalf of the English Department, we denounce racism and strive to contribute to anti-racist efforts through our writing, teaching, mentoring, learning, and community work. We categorically...

Kritika Pandey (MFA ‘20) Wins the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Kritika Pandey wins the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her short story, “The Great Indian Tee and Snakes” is about two young people trying to solve the age-old riddle of human existence: how...