Alumni Awards

Alumni awards aren't everything ... but they're a barometer of a program's (and its students') success. This page list awards received by our MFA and BA alumni in the last 1,000 days. Click on the "Show All Awards" button to see all known records, or use the search boxes below to look up one of our alumni by name. If you click on an alum name below, you will see more book publications and awards by that alum. If you click on the award name, you will see a list of our other alumni who have won the same award.

Awards

Alumni Award/Org Date/Book (if applicable)
Christa Romanosky
(MFA-Poetry 2011)
James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence
James Merrill House
2018-10-01 (News)
Poetry
Natasha Oladokun
(BA-APPW 2014)
Wisconsin Institute Fellow
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing
2018-09-01
Poetry
Temple Cone
(MFA-Poetry 1999)
City Poet Laureate
2018-06-15 (News)
Poetry
Anna Beecher
(MFA-Fiction)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2018-05-05 (News)
Fiction
Jennifer Chang
(MFA-Poetry 2002)
William Carlos Williams Award
Poetry Society of America
2018-04-03 (News)
Some Say the Lark
Dave Lucas
(MFA-Poetry 2004)
State Poet Laureate
2018-01-01 (News)
Poetry
Christa Romanosky
(MFA-Poetry 2011)
Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
2017-09-01
Fiction
Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark
(MFA-Fiction 2012)
Steinbeck Fellowship
The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies
2017-09-01 (News)
Fiction
Michael Sears
(MFA-Fiction 2016)
Stegner Fellowship
Stanford University
2017-09-01
Fiction
Courtney Kampa
(BA-APPW 2010)
Stegner Fellowship
Stanford University
2017-08-01
Poetry
Lindsay Bernal
(BA 2001)
National Poetry Series Winner
National Poetry Series
2017-06-15 (News)
What It Doesn't Have to Do With
Davis McCombs
(MFA-Poetry 1995)
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
2017-06-01
Poetry
Valencia Grice
(MFA-Poetry 2018)
Cave Canem Fellowship
Cave Canem Foundation
2017-06-01
Poetry
James Kimbrell
(MFA-Poetry 1994)
NEA Literature Fellowship, Creative Writing
National Endowment for the Humanities
2017-06-01 (News)
Poetry
Philip Jason
(MFA-Fiction)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2017-05-05 (News)
Fiction
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Bocas Prize
NGC Bocas Lit Fest
2017-04-30 (News)
Cannibal
Lee Johnson
(MFA-Fiction 2011)
Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction
American Academy of Arts and Letters
2017-04-06 (News)
Nitro Mountain
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Addison M. Metcalf Award
American Academy of Arts and Letters
2017-04-06 (News)
Cannibal
Thomas Pierce
(MFA-Fiction 2013)
5 Under 35 Award
The National Book Foundation
2016-11-14 (News)
Hall of Small Mammals
Gregory Jackson
(MFA-Fiction 2013)
5 Under 35 Award
The National Book Foundation
2016-11-14 (News)
Prodigals
Joe Chapman
(MFA-Poetry 2008)
Best American Poetry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2016-09-01
Poetry
Adam Giannelli
(MFA-Poetry 2005)
Iowa Poetry Prize
University of Iowa Press
2016-09-01 (News)
Tremulous Hinge
Lisa Russ Spaar
(MFA-Poetry 1982)
Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Press
2016-09-01
Poetry
Thomas Pierce
(MFA-Fiction 2013)
Best American Short Stories
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2016-09-01
Fiction
Laura Eve Engel
(BA-APPW 2007)
Best American Poetry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2016-09-01
Poetry
Brittany Perham
(MFA-Poetry 2006)
Barnard Women Poets Prize
Banard College
2016-06-09 (News)
Double Portrait
James Kimbrell
(MFA-Poetry 1994)
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
2016-06-01
Fiction
Michael Sears
(MFA-Fiction 2016)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2016-05-30 (News)
Fiction
Adam Giannelli
(MFA-Poetry 2005)
Fulbright Fellowship
U.S. Department of State
2016-05-01
Poetry
Adam Giannelli
(MFA-Poetry 2005)
James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence
James Merrill House
2016-03-01
Poetry
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Whiting Award
Whiting Award Foundation
2016-02-01 (News)
Poetry

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