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December 16, 2015
English Alumnus Reginald Dwayne Betts was interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air about his book, Bastards of the Reagan Era and how his experiences shaped his poetry.
December 10, 2015
MFA Student Leigh McDonald has two poems, "70° in December" and "J.R.S., 1962," appearing in Gargoyle Magzine in January.
December 9, 2015
Carlea Holl-Jensen and Lindsay Fowler presented our paper, "Reading Weird: Teaching Experimental Fiction in the Creative Writing Classroom," at the University of Central Missouri's Creative Writing & Innovative Pedagogies Conference. 
December 2, 2015
Professor Howard Norman has won a Creative and Performing Arts Award (CAPAA) to work on his new novel-in-progress, Thirteen Crowded Hours. We wait in anticipation!Join us in congratulating Howard!
December 2, 2015
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce our nominees for AWP's Intro Journals Project (2016), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country.
November 4, 2015
Jason Reynolds' book named one of Publisher Weekly's Best Young Adult Books of 2015. 
October 28, 2015
On October 20th, the Department celebrated the National Day on Writing by asking students, faculty, and staff why they write. Using the hastags #whyIwrite and #UMDwrites on Twitter, participants gave their thoughts on writing, which is archived in a Storify.
October 15, 2015
Patrick Philips’ Elegy for a Broken Machine (Knopf, 2015) is one of the five nominees for this year’s National Book Award in Poetry. Patrick was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship a few years ago.  He teaches at Drew University.
September 24, 2015
MFA graduate (Fiction '14) Dawn Dorland is currently the Visiting Artist at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in Minnesota, through Oct 31. As writer-in-residence she will give two public readings & workshops, visit the local high school, and give a craft talk at White Earth Tribal & Community College. Dawn, now based in Los Angeles, was awarded the residency to complete the first draft of her debut novel Econoline.
September 24, 2015
Maud Casey is the 2015 recipient of the St. Francis College Literary Prize for her highly praised novel, The Man Who Walked Away.

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