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,Next Life Might Be Kinder
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2015
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
,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
,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

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September 12, 2016
The English Department is a certified Green Office within the University, which means that our department does its part in order to help the University be more sustainable. The UMD Sustainability Fund currently has $390,000 available for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at UMD.
September 12, 2016
Jess Enoch was the keynote speaker at the Naylor Conference for Undergraduate Research at York College in York, Pennsylvania (Sept. 9-11). She presented with two of her students from the spring 2016 semester Keith Wise and Sean McGovern. Their presentation "Reflections on Method: Undergraduate Research and Digital Transcription" discussed the digital transcription project of Madge Preston's diaries that students completed in Enoch's spring's course Women in Public Memory in Material and Digital Worlds. Additionally, Jess Enoch was a featured speaker at the Humanities Lecture Series at York College on Sept. 8th where she  presented "Remembering (and Forgetting) Women: Exploring Complexities of the Public Memory Archive." 
September 12, 2016
Oak Knoll Press has recently published The Daniel Press and The Garland of Rachel by Bill and Sylvia Peterson (both former faculty), an account of a small private press operated by an Oxford don near the end of the nineteenth century. The Garland of Rachel (1881) is a collection of poetic tributes to Henry and Emily Daniel's one-year-old daughter, and today it is regarded as one of the most sought-after of Victorian rare books.
September 8, 2016
The English Department hosted its annual Welcome Assembly on September 7th. Faculty, staff, and students gathered to hear introductions, announcements, and news of plans for the year ahead. Following the formal program in Ulrich Hall was a brunch reception on the third floor patio.
September 7, 2016
Brian Richardson’s article, “Modern Fiction, the Poetics of Lists, and the Boundaries of Narrative,” was published in Style 50 (2016) 327-41. He read a paper in a panel he organized and chaired on “Antiworlds and Unnatural Narrative Theory” at the International Conference on Narrative in Amsterdam in June. He also served as an evaluator for a new international PhD program based at the University of Lisbon.
September 7, 2016
Emily Mitchell has been asked to participate in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in the Schools program.
September 7, 2016
Joshua Weiner's Berlin Notebook, prose about the refugee crisis, will be published this fall by the Los Angeles Review of Books. An outtake from it appeared in the summer issue of The Threepenny Review. Keep reading to learn more.
September 7, 2016
Emily Flamm (MFA '13) received second place and $500 in Carve Magazine's Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Her story, "Come Down to the Water," will be published in the fall issue.
September 2, 2016
Alumna and PWP lecturer Kara Pleasants and her husband were awarded the curatorship of a historic property in Susquehanna State Park last fall. This summer, the couple began the restoration project. 
September 2, 2016
In June, Kellie Robertson spoke at a symposium hosted by the Institut d'études avancées in Paris entitled “Le Roman de la Rose et la philosophie parisienne au XIIIe siècle.” Her talk was entitled “Horace’s Pitchfork and Nature’s Ax.” Keep reading to learn more!