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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
The Last Summer of the World: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company,2008
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
W. W. Norton,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


October 7, 2015
Check out this article from Inside Higher Ed attempting to dispell the stereotype of the Humanities Majors' salaries.
October 7, 2015
Nabila Hijazi and Douglas Kern, co-Assistant Directors of The University of Maryland's Writing Center, presented Bridging Relationships: Creating Connections Among Diverse Communities for the 2015 Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association (CAPTA) Conference at George Mason University in October. Keep reading to learn more.
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.
September 23, 2015
Donna B. Hamilton is the recipient of this year's President's Medal, the highest honor the campus community awards.
September 17, 2015
MFA graduate Emily Flamm's short story "Lorem Ipsum" was cited as a finalist for the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. The story will appear in the Winter 2016 issue of Crab Orchard Review and Emily will receive a $500 honorarium.
September 17, 2015
Katie Kaczmarek received an award for Best Oral Presentation at the Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference: Digital Future in Shanghai, China this June.  A doctoral student, Katie represented UMD along with Natalie Taylor from the iSchool and Gordon Rinderknecht from Sociology.  Her presentation "Storytelling as Knowledge Production in Educational Alternate Reality Games" is based on her work with the collaborative creation and research of the game DUST led by Kari Kraus and June Ahn at UMD and Derek Hansen at BYU. 
September 17, 2015
With Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum Jane Wald, Martha Nell Smith directed the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) Annual Meeting held in Amherst August 7-9 and in partnership with the Museum. “Emily Dickinson in Her Elements” featured hikes on the Emily Dickinson trail, tours of the Amherst College Wilder Observatory, the Beneski Natural History Museum, and Dickinson’s gardens on the Dickinson Grounds, Emily Dickinson Museum, a rollicking program of 19th-century folk music by The Red Skies Music Ensemble, and a Saturday afternoon recital by jazz pianist Tomoko Ozawa playing Martha Dickinson Bianchi's Steinway in the Evergreens. Also featured were a Critical Institute, poetry workshops, and three outstanding plenary addresses. Click here for more information and keep reading to learn more.
September 16, 2015
From Carla Peterson: "Dear Colleagues--Retirement isn't half bad!  There are a lot of things you can do.  For example, you could summit Mt. Kilimanjaro as I did with my daughter Sarah this summer.  We reached Uhuru peak, 19341 feet, Monday, July 13, at 4:37pm, local Tanzanian time!" Click to see a photo!