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W.W. Norton,2015
cover of "The Man Who Walked Away"
Author,The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Bloomsbury USA,2014
,I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place
,The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press,2012
,An Individual History
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
,Orphan Hours
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
Author,What is Left the Daughter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2010
Flood Editions,2010
Editor,At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn
University of Chicago Press,2009
,Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
W. W. Norton,2008
,The Last Summer of the World: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company,2008
,Make Us Wave Back
University of Michigan Press,2007
,The Haunting of L.
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux,2007
Houghton Mifflin,2007
Flood Editions,2006
,From the Book of Giants
,Dark Wild Realm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2006
,In Fond Remembrance of Me
,Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
William Morrow,2002
,The Chauffeur
,The Northern Lights
,Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
,The World's Room
University of Chicago Press,2001
,The Shape of Things to Come
William Morrow,2001
,The Ledge
Houghton Mifflin,2000
,The Museum Guard
,The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
,The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press,1995

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April 28, 2016
Congratulations to Ruth Osorio, recipient of one of sixteen Graduate School All-S.T.A.R. Fellowships. Ruth is a representative of the College of Arts and Humanities and the award honors graduate students who are both outstanding scholars and outstanding GAs.
April 27, 2016
John Macintosh is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation Fellowship for his thesis tentatively titled, "The Trouble with Precarity: Representations of Labor in Post-1980 U.S. Fiction." Congratulations!
April 25, 2016
Casey Patterson has been selected as one of Maryland's "Undergraduate Researchers of the Year" for 2016. Casey was nominated by Prof. Randy Ontiveros. This recognition includes an award of $1000 and a plaque. Congratulations to Casey on this acknowledgement of his fruitful pursuit of learning and scholarship beyond the classroom!
April 25, 2016
Jenna Bachman was selected to receive a James F. Harris Arts and Humanities Visionary Scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017. The recognition includes an award of $1,100. Join us in congratulating Jenna and wishing her continued success in her academic career!
April 21, 2016
Winners of the #SpeareTheTurtle poetry contest were awarded at the Wake for SHX!
April 20, 2016
Ann Bracken, a lecturer in the Professional Writing Program, has had a second collection of poems accepted for publication this year by New Academia Publishing. The book is titled No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom, and "explores the student-teacher relationship as well as systemic challenges faced by teachers in the age of standardization." Ann hopes to open the hearts and minds of readers with her authentic counter narrative.  
April 16, 2016
The Washington Area Romanticists Group is delighted to have as its spring 16 speaker Anne McCarthy (Penn State University). The title of Prof. McCarthy's talk is "How To Love What You Don’t Understand: Discontinuous Subjects in Godwin’s Memoirs and Wollstonecraft’s Short Residence." 
April 13, 2016
The Graduate School has announced that Amanda Visconti, PhD 2015, has won the University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Prize in the disciplinary area of Humanities and Fine Arts.  Amanda’s dissertation, entitled “How Can You Love a Work If You Don’t Know It?:  Critical Code and Design Toward Participatory Digital Editions,” was nominated by the Department, singled out by the College of Arts and Humanities, and selected by an all-campus committee.  The prize carries an honorarium of $1000.  Amanda’s dissertation committee consisted of Matthew Kirshenbaum (chair), Neil Fraistat, Melanie Kill, Brian Richardson, and Kari Kraus as the Graduate Dean’s representative. 
April 8, 2016
Read the full article here.
April 6, 2016
Professor Emerita Carla Peterson has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for 2016, one of only two fellowships in American Literature.