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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...

Remembering Rana Zoe Mungin (MFA '15)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

With profound sadness, the English Department writes to acknowledge the tragic passing of an important and recent alum of our MFA program and educator in our Writing Program, Rana Zoe Mungin, known...

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