Class of 2016 Announced!
We welcome poets Marty Cain: Clinton, NY; Virginia K. Henry, Chattanooga, TN; Amie Irwin: Millington, TN; and Jonathan Veach: Kalamazoo, MI. We welcome fiction writers Jason Harrington: Chicago, IL; Mark Inman: Salt Lake City, UT; Jason Molesky: Pittsburgh, PA; Kate Sparks: Indianapolis, IN; and David Tran: North Port, FL.
Alum Wins Stegner!
Huge congrats to Rachel Smith, who graduated in spring of 2012. She’s just been awarded a Stegner at Stanford!
Current MFA Gets Novel Deal
Congrats, Gregory Sherl, current Grisham in poetry, who has a book deal with Algonquin for his fascinating novel written alongside Julianna Baggott! Details are here:
Current MFA Awarded Cave Canem Residency
Congrats, Caroline Williams, who has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to attend Cave Canem!
Another Alum Publishes a Book!
We’re thrilled to announce that recent MFA graduate Sean Ennis just got a contract from Amazon’s new publishing venture for his MFA thesis, “Chase Us.” The book of short stories will be published in Winter 2014. SO proud of Sean’s hard work and let’s start planning that book release party!
ATTENTION, MFA STUDENTS AND ALUMNI—
Congratulations to current student Michael Shea, whose poem, “Rough Draft of a Poem About Heartbeats,” has been selected by Matthew Dickman for inclusion in Best New Poets 2012.
Congratulations to current students Dottie Knight and Chris Allen–both won a Spring dissertation fellowship so they are free of teaching duties this semester. Yup, they are getting paid to write!