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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


November 18, 2015
The Department is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emerita Gladys-Marie Frye. Gladys-Marie joined the Department as an associate professor in 1969 and retired as a full professor thirty years later.
November 10, 2015
Congratulations to English major and Honors student Chelsea Randall, the first recipient of the Labonski Scholarship!
November 4, 2015
Jason Reynolds' book named one of Publisher Weekly's Best Young Adult Books of 2015. 
November 4, 2015
Congratulations to Katie Stuller and Stacia Odenwald, for receiving the Dean's Senior Scholar Award for 2015. Both students impressed the selection committee with their academic achievement and will be honored at an award ceremony on November 18th.
November 4, 2015
Last year, the English Department was awarded with the Bronze Certificate for Green Office departments. Thanks to the continued diligence of the Department, our Bronze Certificate has been renewed for another year. This past year the Department has conserved energy, recycled office materials, and saved money by buying products that do not negatively impact the environment. Please help the Main English Office by continuing to make green choices!
November 4, 2015
It is TEDDY BEAR TIME again! For the last 24 years, friends of the Bonnie Johns Children's Fund collected bears on campus.  An estimated 47,000 new bears have been donated during this period from the University of Maryland and given to children in need.  Last year about 800 were collected on campus.  The Main English Office is requesting donations of "NEW" bears or any stuffed animal for children in need.
October 28, 2015
On October 20th, the Department celebrated the National Day on Writing by asking students, faculty, and staff why they write. Using the hastags #whyIwrite and #UMDwrites on Twitter, participants gave their thoughts on writing, which is archived in a Storify.
October 28, 2015
On October 22nd through 23rd, Sianne Ngai of Stanford University visited the Department as the 2015 Petrou lecturer.
October 28, 2015
Jessica Enoch has just been elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Rhetoric Society of America.  Congratulations, Jess! 
October 28, 2015
Most recently, on October 23rd, Michael Olmert talked to four groups of junior-high students at the Talbot County History Museum in Easton, MD.  His topics were social history, architecture, and material culture and life. Olmert is a member of the board of the Talbot Historical Society. Keep reading to learn more!