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February 4, 2020
Steven Kleinman (MFA, University of Maryland, 2011) is the winner of the 2019 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes the publication of his debut book, Life Cycle of a Bear. 
January 15, 2020
Shara Lessley, who earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland, recently published a short piece on Stanley Plumly's "Dutch Elm."You can read the article, which appeared in Poetry Daily, here. 
January 13, 2020
The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader today announced the appointment of Jason Reynolds as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021.
January 9, 2020
Faculty, graduate students, and alumni present current research findings at the annual Modern Language Association convention in Seattle, WA, from 9-12 January.
September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 11, 2019
William Fargason's Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara has been awarded the 2019 Iowa Poetry Prize. Fargason graduated from the University of Maryland with an MFA in Poetry in 2014. He currently teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
September 4, 2019
This promotion formalizes Nelson's current efforts to help faculty and graduate students conceptualize and manage research initiatives and activities, as well as public relations and outreach activities. 
August 28, 2019
Nicolette Polek, who graduated from the MFA Program in May, has won a 2019 Rona Jaffe Award in fiction. This prestigous award is given annually to six women writers who are are in the early stages of their careers.
August 26, 2019
Hannah Baker Saltmarsh, a UMD alumna who graduated with her BA in English in 2004 and her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2006, recently published her first book, a work of poetry criticism. 
July 22, 2019
Danielle Gillis graduated from the University of Maryland with her Bachelor’s degree in both English and Journalism and a minor in Black Women’s Studies. She currently works as an associate producer for WJZ-TV, the local CBS news station in Baltimore.

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