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Author,Viral
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
2013
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
Effacement
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
Devotion
Houghton Mifflin,2007
Civilization
Flood Editions,2006
From the Book of Giants
2006
Genealogy
HarperCollins,2006
Dark Wild Realm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2006
In Fond Remembrance of Me
Picador,2005
Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
Handsel,2003
Drastic
William Morrow,2002
The Chauffeur
Picador,2002
The Northern Lights
Picador,2001
Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
Ecco,2001
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
Picador,2000
The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press,1995

News

August 28, 2015
In an article on the BBC's website, Verlyn Flieger is interviewed on JRR Tolkien's love of Finland, which inspired his Middle Earth. Keep reading to learn more.
August 21, 2015
Maud Casey is one of six authors on the shortlist for the St. Francis College Literary Prize for The Man Who Walked Away.
August 19, 2015
Congratulations to Bill Cohen on his Honorable Mention for the Donald Gray Prize for his essay, "Arborealities: The Tacticle Ecology of Hardy's Woodlanders." The Donald Gray Prize is awarded to the best essay published in the field of Victorian Studies.
August 19, 2015
Congratulations to the five faculty members on their promotions. Thank you to Jessica Enoch, Shirley Logan, Rebecca Sommer, Joseph Wappel, and Scott Wible for their assistance in recommending these promotions.
August 13, 2015
Congratulations to the graduates and their advisors on these impressive placements. Thank you to Johnathan Auerbach, who directed placement efforts, and the members of the graduate placement committee, for their hard work throughout the year.
August 6, 2015
Congratulations to Barry Lee Pearson, for winning an Independent Music Award for his CD, Classic African American Songsters, Smithsonian Folkways 2014. The CD was named Best Album: Compilation by the Independent Music Awards. The CD also was chosen as Best Blues Album Historical Post War by the Living Blues Critics poll. Pearson is part of the CD's creative team, as well as a compiler and annotator. Keep reading to learn more.
August 5, 2015
Congratulations to Rob Wakeman, who has won the 2015 Graduate Student Service Award from the College of Arts and Humanities. The award will be conferred at the College Convocation on September 29th.
August 4, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Zita Nunes for winning the 2015 Faculty Service Award from the College of Arts and Humanities. The award will be conferred at the College Convocation on September 29th.
July 30, 2015
The Diamondback published an article detailing Plumly's recent accolade, the 2015 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. Keep reading to learn more.
July 27, 2015
As part of the Folger Institute's Work in Progress Lunchtime Talk Series, Coles will present her current project, "'There is neither male nor female': Spenser and Pauline Universalism."