Faculty Achievements


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The essay “Stick Control” by writing faculty member Jacob Slichter appears in the current issue of the online journal 1966.

Love in the Last Days by writing faculty member Dennis Nurkse is forthcoming from Knopf in Fall 2017.

Writing faculty member and poet Matthea Harvey has been awarded a fellowship from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in the category of creative arts for 2017.

Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington's collection, Where You Want to Be: New and Selected Poems, is a 2017 IPPY Award Medalist in Poetry.

Writing faculty member David Hollander MFA '97 has published a short story, Ghostwritten, on The Collagist.

Writing faculty member David Ryan’s latest book, Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano: Bookmarked, has been published by Ig Publishing.

Writing faculty member Nicole Dennis-Benn is featured in TimeOut’s Get to know immigrants who are putting their stamps on NYC.

Writing faculty member Monica Youn has been awarded the William Carlos Williams Award by the Poetry Society of America.  

Writing faculty member Dennis Nurkse has current poetry in a number of journals, including “Midwinter” in Ploughshares, “The School of Loneliness” in Kenyon Review, and “Poetry Recital,” “Half-Finished Houses,” and “Narva” in The Manhattan Review.

Writing faculty member Monica Youn is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.

Writing faculty member Leigh Newman has a story featured in The New York Times' Modern Love podcast

Blackacre by writing faculty member Monica Youn has been longlisted for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award.

Writing faculty members Tina Chang and Nicole Dennis-Benn MFA '12 share their thoughts on the election in Art in the Wake of Trump.

Writing faculty member Stephen O’Connor’s Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings has been featured as a 2016 notable work of fiction by The Washington Post.

The Washington Post has named writing faculty member Monica Youn’s Blackacre one the year’s best poetry collections.

Serendipity, the podcast by writing faculty member Ann Heppermann, was named in New York magazine's list of "20 Great Podcasts."

"Rise Up" by writing faculty member Martha Southgate was published in The American Scholar.

"The Birth of a Nation" by writing faculty member Vinson Cunningham was published in The New Yorker.

Writing faculty member Tiphanie Yanique has won the Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for her poetry collection Wife.

Writing faculty member Monica Youn has been longlisted for the National Book Award for her collection, Blackacre (Graywolf Press).

Congratulations to writing faculty member Nelly Reifler whose story, History Lesson, is available as an audiobook thanks to McSweeney’s and Audible.

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings by writing faculty member Stephen O’Connor has received rave reviews from The Washington Post: “It’s heartbreaking. It’s cathartic. It’s utterly brilliant.”

Congratulations to writing faculty member James Hannaham for winning the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award.