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Ocean Vuong wins prestigious 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize for Night Sky With Exit Wounds

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,”...

Gabe Bump's (MFA'17) novel, Everywhere You Don't Belong, accepted for publication

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,...

Ocean Vuong interviewed by BBC Radio 4 program "The Echo Chamber"

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...

Dara Wier's In the Still of the Night named one of Entropy's Best Books of 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

She also read from her new book at Blacksmith House in Cambridge Dec. 4.  A recent review of her book can be found here.   Dara also has new poems in BIG WEDNESDAY; and new stories in FENCE and...

Ocean Vuong's Night Sky With Exit Wounds listed as Best Book of the Year.

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...
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Xu Xi ('85) invited to co-direct first low-residency International MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts

Monday, November 27, 2017

This is an exciting initiative and Xu Xi is pleased to be back at VCFA again where she was a former faculty chair and faculty member in their writing program.  They intend to open the residencies...