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author,The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions
Graywolf Press,2018
Author,My Darling Detective
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2017
Author,Skeleton Coast
Flood Editions,2017
Author,Against Sunset
W.W. Norton,2017
Author,The Sleeping World: A Novel
Simon and Schuster,2016
Author,Berlin Notebook: Where are the Refugees?
Los Angeles Review of Books ,2016
Author,Next Life Might Be Kinder
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2015
Author,Viral
W.W. Norton,2015
author,The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.
W.W. Norton & Company,2014
Author,Life
Flood Editions,2014
cover of "The Man Who Walked Away"
Author,The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Bloomsbury USA,2014
Author,I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2013
,The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press,2012
Author,An Individual History
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
,Orphan Hours
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
,Effacement
Flood Editions,2010
,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
Author,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
Author,The Ledge
Houghton Mifflin,2000
,The Museum Guard
Picador,2000
,The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
Author,The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press,1995

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June 30, 2020
UMD English's courses prepare students to become ready for the world, resilient in times of change and trained in the most relevant skills needed for a rewarding and meaningful career. Explore Fall 2020 course themes to learn about race, power, storytelling, and more. 
June 15, 2020
To prioritize the health and safety of our community, the University of Maryland plans for a fall semester of hybrid in-person and remote instruction.New Fall 2020 Update from the Office of the President
June 15, 2020
Dhruva Someshwar, a senior in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, has been chosen as a 2020-21 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar. Mark Forrester was listed as the faculty mentor who had the greatest impact on Dhruva’s academic achievement.
June 6, 2020
In a recent interview with PEN America, Mark Doty, author of What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), expressed his admiration for the Emily Dickinson scholarship of Martha Nell Smith. Doty praised the "marvelous recent film Wild Nights with Emily, based in part on the brilliant work of my friend Martha Nell Smith, a crucial Dickinson scholar." Read the full interview here.
June 5, 2020
This Spring, lecturer Alexandra Calloway successfully adapted an innovative classroom project for her Technical Writing class funded by a grant from the Writing Program in order to meet the demands of new circumstances imposed by the COVID pandemic. 
June 5, 2020
Alysia's Sawchyn debut essay collection, A Fish Growing Lungs, will be published by Burrow Press on June 9. More information about the book is available here.
June 5, 2020
As Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture, Dennis L. Winston oversaw the publication of two issues of the journal this year: "Spaces and Places" (v7, i1): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf-y8m9a and the special issue, "Street Lit" (v7, i2): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf
June 5, 2020
Jess Enoch edited a "Cluster Conversation" in the journal Peitho that is dedicated to the centennial memorializations dedicated to the passing of the 19th Amendment--women's right to vote. The title of the conversation is "The Suffrage Centennial: How, Why, and on What Terms Should We Mark this Moment?" UMD PhD student Katie Bramlett contributed an essay to the conversation "Stories of Filipinia Suffrage: Remembering Marginal Histories in Colonial Contexts." https://cfshrc.org/peitho-journal/
June 5, 2020
This spring, Liam Thomas Daley presented material at seminars hosted by the Shakespeare Association of American and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
June 5, 2020
In May of this year, Liam Thomas Daley helped to co-organize a series of online readings of Renaissance history plays for Brave Spirits Theatre Company, directing one of the plays and providing the dramaturgy for two more.