Alumni Awards

Alumni awards aren't everyting ... but they're a barometer of a program's vibrance. 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.

Awards

Alumni Award/Org Date/Book (if applicable)
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
Christa Romanosky
(MFA-Poetry 2011)
Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
2017-09-01
Fiction
Valencia Grice
(MFA-Poetry)
Cave Canem Fellowship
Cave Canem Foundation
2017-06-01
Poetry
Philip Jason
(MFA-Fiction)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2017-05-05
Fiction
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Bocas Prize
NGC Bocas Lit Fest
2017-04-30 (News)
Cannibal
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Addison M. Metcalf Award
American Academy of Arts and Letters
2017-04-06 (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
Gregory Jackson
(MFA-Fiction 2013)
5 Under 35 Award
The National Book Foundation
2016-11-14 (News)
Prodigals
Thomas Pierce
(MFA-Fiction 2013)
5 Under 35 Award
The National Book Foundation
2016-11-14 (News)
Hall of Small Mammals
Laura Eve Engel
(BA-APPW 2007)
Best American Poetry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2016-09-01
Poetry
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
Brittany Perham
(MFA-Poetry 2006)
Barnard Women Poets Prize
Banard College
2016-06-09 (News)
Double Portrait
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
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Whiting Award
Whiting Award Foundation
2016-02-01 (News)
Poetry
Sjohnna McCray
(MFA-Poetry 1997)
Walt Whitman Award
American Academy of Poets
2015-09-01 (News)
Rapture
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
2015-09-01
Poetry
Sandra Beasley
(BA-APPW 2002)
NEA Literature Fellowship, Creative Writing
National Endowment for the Humanities
2015-09-01
Poetry
Onyinye Ihezukwu
(MFA-Fiction 2015)
Stegner Fellowship
Stanford University
2015-09-01
Fiction
Mary Ann Samyn
(MFA-Poetry 1996)
Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Press
2015-09-01
Poetry
Mark Wagenaar
(MFA-Poetry 2010)
Wisconsin Institute Fellow
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing
2015-09-01
Poetry
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Prairie Schooner Book Prize
University of Nebraska Press
2015-06-01 (News)
Cannibal
Emily Temple
(MFA-Fiction 2016)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2015-05-30 (News)
Fiction
Mary Beth Keane
(MFA-Fiction 2005)
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
2015-05-01
Fiction

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