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Kathleen Graber Recipient of Arts and Letters Award in Literature

Associate Professor and poet Kathleen Graber has been chosen to receive an Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Only eight awards are given annually to honor writers of exceptional accomplishments. Kathy will receive her award at a luncheon and celebration on Wednesday, May 17, in New York….

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“A Few Words with David Wojahn” on For the Scribe

David Wojahn shares insights into his latest collection of poetry, For the Scribe, in the current issue of the College of Humanities & Sciences’ online newsletter. Wojahn is an award-winning poet of nine poetry collections including this, his most recent work. For the Scribe continues his explorations of the interstices between the public and the…

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Interview with Alum Patty Smith in VCU News

English alum Patty Smith (MFA/Fiction ’01), author of The Year of Needy Girls, is interviewed in the March 30th edition of VCU News.  Patty’s debut novel examines homophobia, false accusations and community unrest. Patty explains, “I was teaching in Cambridge, Massachusetts, years ago, in a fifth/sixth-grade classroom, when a young boy in Cambridge was abducted,…

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Hurrah “For the Scribe”!

Congratulations to David Wojahn for his latest book, For the Scribe, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press just last week. David’s ninth collection of poetry continues his explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the historical and the personal. Poems of recollection and elegy commingle and conjoin with poems which address…

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Kirkus Reviews Lists Ladies Night at the Dreamland in Best of 2016

Sonja Livingston’s book, Ladies Night at the Dreamland, has been selected as a Best Book of 2016 (Nonfiction) by Kirkus Reviews. The “radiant” essays, inspired by “slivers and bits” of real women’s lives, are based on The Dreamland, “…a real dance club that burned down in 1923 and a dreamscape, where Livingston reunites women as…

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