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    Baine Lecturer Adrian Matejka (center) with MFA students, Joshua Nguyen, Roseanne Arii, Helene Achanzar, and Julian Randall.
    Visiting Writers 2017-2018: November 15: Adrian Matejka at the Depot – 6p.m.  Click here for more information.  February 13: Jonathan Lethem – time and location TBA; April 4: Ross Gay – time and location TBA; April 22: Camille Dungy – time and location TBA
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    Catherine Lacey, 2017–2018 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of Nobody is Ever Missing.
    photo by Willy Somma
    Ann Fisher-Wirth, a professor of English and director of the environmental studies minor, has a new book of poetry, Mississippi (WINGS PRESS 2018), with photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay.
    Authors Tom Franklin, an associate professor of fiction writing, and Beth Ann Fennelly, a professor of English and poet laureate of Mississippi.
    photo by Andy Anderson
    Country Dark (GROVE ATLANTIC 2018)—a fierce noir-inflected novel about a good man pushed by circumstance into crime—is the latest book by Chris Offutt, an associate professor of English and screenwriting.
    Photo by Melissa Ginsburg
    Samyak Shertok, a M.F.A. candidate in poetry, presents his thesis, “In the Year of the Earth: Notes from the Epicenter,” to win the university's Three Minute Thesis Competition Grand Prize. He is an Aspen Words Emerging Writer Fellow in Colorado this summer.
    Jan Verberkmoes
    Jan Verberkmoes, who graduated from the MFA in Creative Writing Program in May, has accepted a fellowship from the Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute on “Transforming Environments in Europe and North America: Narratives, Histories, Cultures.”
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