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December 6, 2016
Stanley Plumly published his most recent poetry collection Against Sunset. Of the collection, David Wojahn writes, "This degree of artistry is sadly rare in contemporary poetry, and it allows [Plumly] to bear, always with nobility, the losses and rueful reckonings that are forced upon us in our twilight years."
December 2, 2016
Kellie Robertson has been appointed to the editorial board of the new Penn Literature and Science Series (University of Pennsylvania Press). She has also joined the editorial advisory board of The Sewanee Review. In November, she presented her research at the Oecologies seminar in Vancouver, BC, giving a talk entitled “Ecologies of Scale.”
November 30, 2016
MFA alumna Emily Flamm (fiction, 2013) published a series of shorts, "Prospects," in the Arizona issue of Territory. You can read "Prospects" here. 
November 29, 2016
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce our nominees for AWP's Intro Journals Project (2017), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country.
November 29, 2016
Peter Witte's letter was published in November as part of The Rumpus's "Letters in the Mail" program. Also, in October, the university's volleyball team honored him as a "Most Valuable Professor" in "recognition of his outstanding contribution to the education of the students of the University of Maryland."
November 25, 2016
Howard Norman is spending a month at the Liguria Study Center, in Bogliaso, Italy. He will do lectures in Genova and Turin.
November 16, 2016
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November 16, 2016
Elizabeth Arnold's fifth book of poems Skeleton Coast will appear in January 2017 from Flood Editions. A long sequence from the book, "Hell", will appear in Chicago Review in December.
November 4, 2016
Graham Foust has selected A Forest Almost  by Liz Countryman (MFA, '06) as the winner of the 2016 Subito Press Poetry Contest.
September 12, 2016
The English Department is a certified Green Office within the University, which means that our department does its part in order to help the University be more sustainable. The UMD Sustainability Fund currently has $390,000 available for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at UMD.