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,Next Life Might Be Kinder
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2015
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


July 22, 2016
Setsuko Yokoyama presented a paper at the Emily Dickinson International Society on June 25th in Paris. Her paper was titled "Rethinking 'Digital Archive' with Emily Dickinson." The paper was a constructive critique of Emily Dickinson Archive (EDA) published by the Harvard University Press in 2013. She analyzed  the archive from literary, archival, and textual scholarship perspectives, according to the interdisciplinary nature of EDA's editorial team. The presentation demonstrated a critical analysis of a digital archive, and it was received well by the audience.
July 21, 2016
Jeremy Metz, doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature, translated from the French a chapter by Professor Emerita Stella Georgoudi, of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, "To Act, Not Submit:  Women's Attitudes in Situations of War in Ancient Greece," that appears in Women and War in Antiquity edited by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris and Alison Keith (2015 Johns Hopkins University Press),  His translation was edited by Professor Judith Hallett, who contributed an article to the volume.
July 21, 2016
PWP's Jonathan Rick delivered buisness writing workshops to NASCAR (Charlotte, NC), the International Speedway Corporation (Daytona Beach, FL), the Institute for Humane Studies (Arlington, VA), and Georgetown University's School for Continuing Studies (Washington, DC).
July 21, 2016
The MFA faculty have works forthcoming this year and next.
July 20, 2016
Howard Norman will be at the Bogliasco artist's retreat in November and December. (Our colleague Maud Casey was in residence there earlier in the year.)  Howard's new novel, My Darling Detective,will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June, 2017. 
July 20, 2016
Special Collections and University Archives are pleased to announce a new acting head of Literature & Rare Books.
July 20, 2016
Scott Wible has been appointed to a two-year term on the editorial board of College English, which is the flagship professional journal of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Wible has also been named to the NCTE Committee on Resolutions for 2016. Keep reading to learn more.
July 20, 2016
PhD student Stephen Rojcewicz published "Overview of Thornton Wilder’s The Woman of Andros,"  in the Thornton Wilder Society web site, in July 2016.
July 14, 2016
Professor Christina Walter, the new Director of Undergraduate Studies, is looking forward to the upcoming school year and the exciting developments happening in Undergraduate Studies.
July 13, 2016
Congratulations to the following faculty who have been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Thank you to Theresa Coletti, Jessica Enoch, Rebecca Holden, Kevin Nesline, Rebecca Sommer, Vessela Valiavitcharska, and Caroline Wilkins for their assistance in the promotion process.