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February 16, 2017

New Book in April ’17

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.”

Click on the Press Release for more details.

For a list of available publications by Erdağ Göknar, visit

MFA Alum Reading

02/2017 – Tim Sproul (MFA Poetry ’92) participates in local Windfall Reading Series.


February 21, 2017


Downtown Eugene
Public Library

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.

January 31, 2017

2017 Oregon Literary Fellowships

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:



Mak Receives Prestigious Grant


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 The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, poets, emerging playwrights and organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth.

Congratulations, Josh!

August 29, 2016

National Poetry Series Winner

08/25/2016: Jeffrey Schultz (Poetry MFA ’03) is one of five winners of The National Poetry Series’ 2016 Open Competition. Congratulations, Jeff!

Civil Twilight
by Jeffrey Schultz
Chosen by David St. John for Ecco

For more information, visit The National Poetry Series.

Book - What Ridiculous Things (Schultz)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).

April 8, 2016

Fulbright Awarded to Gloria

Eugene Gloria04/2016 – Eugene Gloria (MFA Poetry ’92), Professor of English at DePauw University has (more…)

April 6, 2016

2016 Guggenheim Recipient

photo credit by kimberly-buchheit04/06/2016 – 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!


Professor Havazelet, Friend and Colleague

11/2015: It was with great sadness that we announced the passing of our dear friend and colleague in November 2015.


October 14, 2015

2015 Rome Prize Recipient!

10/14/2015 – Lysley Tenorio (Fiction MFA ’98), a recipient of the Rome Prize in literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, just began a year-long fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. (more…)

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