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September 19, 2018

Hoover Releases Debut Collection

Barnburner cover09/2018 – Erin Hoover’s (MFA Poetry ’05) debut poetry collection, Barnburner, was selected by Kathryn Nuernberger for Elixir Press‘s Antivenom Award and will be published in 2018. Erin’s poems have appeared in the 2016 edition of The Best American Poetry, and recently in Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, and Tampa Review.

Erin earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, she now lives in Tallahassee. Florida, where she teaches writing. Erin has volunteered for The Southeast Review (editor in chief), VIDA: Women in Literary Arts (lead PR advisor), Writers Resist/Write Our Democracy (PR advisor), and Late Night Library (co-founder). In addition to teaching, Erin has volunteered extensively, for The Southeast Review (editor in chief), VIDA: Women in Literary Arts (lead PR advisor), Writers Resist/Write Our Democracy (PR advisor), and Late Night Library (co-founder). Visit her website at

Release date: October 1, 2018
Barnburner by Erin Hoover, Poetry
Elixir Press, ISBN 9781932418675
Perfect bound paperback, 6 x 9

Barnburner Press Release


Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach Wins Wick Poetry Prize

09/2018 – Julia Kolchinksy Dasbach (MFA Poetry ’13) has won the 2018 Stan and Tom Wick (more…)

May 31, 2018

Alum Receives Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship

05/2018 – J. Stillwell Powers (MFA Fiction ’16) has been awarded a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown for 2018-19. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, FAWC offers 7-month residencies for writers and visual artists in the early stages of their careers, providing a living/work space and stipend so the fellows can focus entirely on their work. Congratulations, Jake!

O’Connor Fellowship from Colgate University Awarded to Ndinda Kioko

04/2018 – Ndinda Kioko (MFA Fiction ’18) received an Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Fiction from Colgate University for AY2018-19. The annual fellowship is designed to support writers completing their first books, and provides a generous stipend, office space, and an intellectual community for the recipients. Ndinda will teach a creative-writing workshop each semester and give a public reading of her work. Congratulations, Ndinda!

To learn more about this award, visit: Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

February 14, 2018

Michael Copperman Named Finalist for Oregon Book Award

2/2018: Michael Copperman (MFA Fiction ’06) was recently named one of five finalists for the 2018 Oregon Book Awards/Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction. His book, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta (University Press of Mississippi), was selected by out-of-state judges Steven Church, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Lia Purpura. Congratulations, Mike! The winners in all OBA categories will be announced at an awards ceremony in Portland on April 30.

See more about the Oregon Book Awards here:

January 11, 2018

Tina Mozelle Braziel Wins Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

01/2018 – Tina Mozelle Braziel (MFA Poetry ’13): Winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, Tina receives a prize of $2,000 and publication of her first full-length collection by Anhinga Press.   (more…)

Brian Trapp Wins Oregon Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction

01/2018 – Brian Trapp, Kidd Director and CRWR Instructor, is one of twenty Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients this year. Sponsored by Portland-based Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships are awarded to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects. This year’s fellows were selected from a field of more than 400 applicants. Congratulations, Brian!

Elizabeth George Foundation Grant Winners

01/2018 – Claire Luchette (MFA Fiction ’17) and Phoebe Bright (MFA Fiction ’16) have been awarded competitive grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Congratulations Claire and Phoebe! The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, poets, emerging playwrights and organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth.

November 7, 2017

Veach Releases Debut Collection

11/2017: Cindy Veach’s (MFA Poetry ’82) debut poetry collection, Gloved Against Blood, has been published by CavanKerry Press. (more…)

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