Clint McCown’s Dead Languages Nominated for Several Honors

April 27, 2009

Clint McCown’s latest collection, Dead Languages, was nominated for several significant honors, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Yale Bollingen Prize, the Poet’s Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Bobbitt Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Professor Tara Bray’s First Poetry Collection Published

March 13, 2009

Professor Tara Bray’s first poetry collection, Mistaken For Song, was the winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and was just published.

Blackbird volume 8, number 1

May 21, 2009

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts has published its spring issue with more than forty contributors. Blackbird vol 8, no 1 features work by Taylor Thu Hien Ngo, Anna Journey, Thomas Cooper, Kara Candito, Nicky Beer, Claudia Emerson, and Jean Valentine. Find these writers (and a redesigned splash page) at blackbird.vcu.edu.

Kathy Bassard Awarded CTE Grant

May 4, 2009

Department of English faculty member Kathy Bassard has won a VCU Center for Teaching Excellence grant to create a Faculty Learning Community for next academic year.

Dale Smith Awarded Cabell Fellowship

May 15, 2009

The First Novelist Selection Committee announces the appointment of MFA student Dale Smith to the Cabell Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year. Funded by the Cabell Associates of VCU’s University Libraries–and named after the famed Richmond author James Branch Cabell–the Cabell Fellowship provides year-long assistance in the administration of the Cabell First Novelist Award.

Katie Ford Awarded Larry Levis Reading Prize

May 18, 2009

Katie Ford’s Colosseum, from Graywolf Press, has been chosen as this year’s winner of the Larry Levis reading prize. Runners up for the prize were Jake Adam York’s A Murmuration of Starlings and Craig Arnold’s Made Flesh.

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AUGUST 23, 2018

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AUGUST 29, 2018

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

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OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

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NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018

 

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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