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Creative Writing Program

The Rabindranath Tagore Lecture Series in Modern Indian Literature is made possible by a gift from the late Cornell Professor Emeritus Narahari Umanath Prabhu and his wife, Sumi Prabhu. Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s expansive imagination, unbounded by geopolitical boundaries, the series has regularly featured prominent writers from across South Asia and its diasporas.  Previous speakers that were invited to give this lecture were :…
Creative Writing Program Graduate Student Hannah V Warren's full-length debut poetry collection, Slaughterhouse for Old Wives’ Tales, with Sundress Publications is “a visceral collection that is not only read but also felt in the body.” It is available on Tuesday, January 30th whereever you buy books! “These fertile poems trace the lineage of hunger from mother to daughter to sister. Beginning with an excavation of dinosaurs, Warren’s writing…
Creative Writing Program 2019 doctoral graduate Jake Syersak, a poet and translator, has been awarded a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, to support his translation from the French of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine's The Unearther. This will be Jake's fifth translation of the Moroccan writer's work.  Jake Syersak is a poet, translator, and editor. His works of poetry include Mantic Compost (Trembling Pillow Press 2022) and…
Book on Professor LeAnne Howe Receives Rave Reviews from Top Journals  Conversations with LeAnne Howe, edited by Kirstin L. Squint for the University of Mississippi Press's Literary Conversations Series, has received strong reviews from important journals in the field of native american and Indigenous studies. The book has now been reviewed in two top journals in the field such as The American Indian Quarterly and Native American and…
Nathan Dixon of the Creative Writing Program has been selected as the winner of the annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. Read more about this exciting news from BOA Editions, Ltd. below:   Rochester, New York—BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Nathan Dixon of Durham, North Carolina is the winner of the thirteenth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for his collection Radical Red. BOA Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners…
UGA Creative Writing Program Ph.D. candidate Christina Wood has received a Writer of Note grant from the deGroot Foundation in support of her novel-in-progress, Escapes. Set in the mid-coastal town of Cambria, California, Escapes follows four female characters on the brink of enormous life change as symptoms of climate change begin to manifest in their town. The deGroot Foundation is a private family foundation created…
Creative Writing Program graduate student, Holly Haworth has won the prestigious 2023 Robert B. Silvers Foundation grant for her upcoming book. The Robert B. Silvers Foundation is a charitable trust established at the bequest of the late Robert B. Silvers, a founding editor of The New York Review of Books, with the aim of supporting writers in the fields of long-form literary and art criticism, the intellectual essay, political analysis, and…
The Creative Writing Program is proud to share that graduate student Abhijit Sarmah has been named a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships.    About the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships: The Poetry Foundation awards five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships annually. Perhaps the largest award offered to young poets in the US, the $27,000 prize is…
The Creative Writing Program is eager to announce this year's Virginia Rucker Walter Poetry Prize winners. This year, 1 winner and 2 runners up were selected out of 70 applicants by judge and alumna Dr. Ginger Ko. Please see the winners below along with Ginger's comments about their outstanding work:   1st Place: Alex Hoefer About the work: "[Alex Hoefer's poem] is a sly and steady poem, weaving together multilingualism, family, and memory…
Undergraduate English majors are invited to enter the annual Virginia Rucker Walter Poetry Prize! The competition will be judged this year by poet and UGA alum Ginger Ko This year, the judge will select a winner and 2 runners up. See scholarship amounts below: Winner will receive $2000 1st Runner-up will receive $1000 2nd Runner-up will receive $1000 To enter the competition, please follow the guidelines below:  …

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