In the News

Just a few of the recent news items about our program, faculty, students, and alumni.

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Corrie Williamson Wins

Corrie Williamson's (BA-APPW) manuscript The River where You Forgot My Name was selected by Allison Joseph as a winner of the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition from SIU Press. See the Crab Orchard Review site for more.

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Rita Dove, Editor

Starting July 2018, Rita Dove will become the poetry editor of the New York Times Book Review. See this UVA Today article for more.

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Dave Lucas Named Ohio Poet Laureate

Governor John R. Kasich has named Dave Lucas, MFA '04 (poetry), as Ohio’s poet laureate. We think that's an MFA Program alumni first. See this news article for more.

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Lisa Russ Spaar at Convocation

University of Virginia creative writing professor Lisa Russ Spaar gave the keynote address at UVA's Fall Convocation, held Nov. 3 in the John Paul Jones Arena. See this UVA Today article for more.

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