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June 30, 2015
MFA Program alums have published their work in The New Yorker and AGNI, among other places. Continue reading to view all of their accomplishments.
June 9, 2015
Maud Casey is a BAU Institute at Camargo Fellow for 2015.  She will be in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France for one month this summer.
June 9, 2015
Shanna Yetman's (MFA '12) flash fiction "The Miracle Is to Walk this Earth" recently won first place in the New Millennium Writing Competition. Her fiction will be featured in the 2016 anthology and she will receive $1000.
June 4, 2015
Emily Mitchell's book of short stories Viral will be published on June 29th. She will be giving two readings in the DC area in July, one at Kramer Books in Dupont Circle on July 13th and one at Bethesda Writers' Center, with short-story writer Lauren Acampora, on July 19th. She has also had two short stories from the collection published in May: "Guided Meditation" in Alaska Quarterly Review and "A Boy My Sister Dated" in Guernica.
June 3, 2015
Joshua Weiner's essay on Gottfried Benn appeared in the spring issue of Threepenny Review. His presentation at the AWP Conference in Minneapolis on Thomas McGrath appears as an essay at B O D Y where he also has a new poem, 'Canto.'He was interviewed by BBC Radio 3 for a documentary on Thom Gunn, narrated by Colm Tóibín.'Simile'--a poem about language and police brutality--appears on the Split This Rock blog.In October, he will be a research associate at the IES Institute's Berlin Centre.
June 2, 2015
Recent graduate of the MFA Program, Aaron Brown is to be published in three journals. His poem “Lake Kivu Dream” will be published in Issue 118 of Transition. His poem “Picture of a Family” will be published in the July issue of Sojourners. His poem “Outside Ngaoundere” was published in the recent issue of Literary Bohemian.
May 12, 2015
Distinguished University Professor Stanley Plumly has been named winner of the 2015 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for his book The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb. The $30,000 award is the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism and is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
April 29, 2015
The Diamondback has published a story on Maud Casey's Guggenheim Fellowship.
April 21, 2015
Department alum, Jason Reynolds, recently participated in the Creative Arts Teen Summit at the University of Arizona.
April 1, 2015
Chris has two poems published in the March issue of Word Riot.

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