04/2017 – Erdağ Göknar (MFA Poetry ’94)’s Nomadologies will be published in April 2017 by Turtle Point Press (a division of Random House). Nomadologies is a significant literary and scholarly work of poetry on Turkish diaspora and Turkish-American cultural conflict. Poet Garrett Hongo writes, “Göknar is that rarest of poets, an elegiac singer attending to the broken ark of his own beginnings.”
Göknar is the award-winning translator of Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red and Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s A Mind at Peace. Nomadologies is his first collection of poetry.
Göknar writes us that “Nomadologies was conceived when I was a student in the MFA program at U of O. At that time, Garrett identified two rough attempts as the foundation of what my poetry might become. This collection is the progeny of those poems.”
For a list of available publications by Erdağ Göknar, visit amazon.com.
02/2017 – Tim Sproul (MFA Poetry ’92) participates in local Windfall Reading Series.
February 21, 2017
Admission is FREE!
Tim is the author of
- Newported: A poetic field guide to the Pacific Coast (2015)
- How to Leave Your Hometown for Good (2008)
For more information about Tim, click here.
The Windfall Reading Series is sponsored by The Lane Literary Guild and the Eugene Public Library, with support from City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.
01/2017 – Josha Nathan (MFA Fiction ’16) received the 2017 Oregon Literary Fellowships for Writers, Writer of Color Fellowship. Congratulations, Josha!
For more information about the Oregon Literary Fellowship, click on the photo below:
01/2017: Josh Mak (MFA Fiction ’15) has been awarded a competitive $20,000 grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, poets, emerging playwrights and organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth.
08/25/2016: Jeffrey Schultz (Poetry MFA ’03) is one of five winners of The National Poetry Series’ 2016 Open Competition. Congratulations, Jeff!
by Jeffrey Schultz
Chosen by David St. John for Ecco
For more information, visit The National Poetry Series.
Jeff is a two-time winner of The National Poetry Series (2016 and 2013). He is a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Pepperdine/Seaver College in Malibu, California, where he served as Interim Director of Creative Writing (2014-2015).
Jeff’s first book of poems, What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other, was released in 2014 (University of Georgia Press).
04/2016 – Eugene Gloria (MFA Poetry ’92), Professor of English at DePauw University has (more…)
04/06/2016 – Program alum Brian Turner (Poetry MFA ’96) was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016-2017. He is the fourth of our recent alums to have been awarded this prestigious fellowship (joining Major Jackson, Ira Sadoff, and Chang-rae Lee) and the third poet. Congratulations, Brian!
11/2015: It was with great sadness that we announced the passing of our dear friend and colleague in November 2015.