MFA in Writing instructors Kwame Dawes and Joseph Millar named 2012 Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has bestowed fellowships on the renowned poets, who will take part in the MFA in Writing program's spring residency June 14-23.

Acclaimed authors Kwame Dawes and Joseph Millar, instructors within Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, have each received a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for 2012 in the creative arts field of poetry.

They are among just 181 scholars out of nearly 3,000 nominees to receive the honor and were appointed "on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise."

Dawes and Millar will be on the Forest Grove Campus for the program's 10-day spring residency June 14-23.

In addition to teaching, they will read from their respective works as part of a series featuring the outstanding MFA in Writing faculty, free and open to the public

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

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