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MFA English Program
University of Mississippi
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    January O'Neil, 2019-2020 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of Rewilding (CavanKerry Press, 2018) and Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, 2014).
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    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.
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    Authors Tom Franklin, an associate professor of fiction writing, and Beth Ann Fennelly, a professor of English and poet laureate of Mississippi.
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    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.
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    Jan Verberkmoes, who graduated from the MFA in Creative Writing Program, 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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    MFA faculty (LtoR): Melissa Ginsburg, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Derrick Harriell, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Kiese Laymon, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Chris Offutt, & Matt Bondurant
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    Visiting Poet Ross Gay with Mississippi MFA students: Nadia Alexis, Amy Lam, Sarah Sgro (alum), and Joshua Nguyen
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