The Pacific MFA in Writing is thrilled to toast faculty writer Chris Abani on the selection of his collection Smoking the Bible as the 2023 UNT Rilke Poetry Prize winner, which recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision.
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MFA faculty Chris Abani is among the finalists for the 2024 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize recognizes significant contributions to world literature and has a history as a lead-up to the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts program hosted novelist Chang-rae Lee in a conversation with Michael Hahn MFA '23 as part of the Mapmakers Alumni Institute. The MFA program is proud to share a video of the online presentation.
MFA Faculty Kao Kalia Yang and Shara McCallum Awarded 2023 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships
Award winning Pacific faculty member Shara McCallum leads a three-day Masterclass in Poetry and Nonfiction for writers of color. Register now for this program in April, which features the theme of "Inheritance."
Literature and Creative Writing majors from the Class of 2012 gathered at the Portland home of English Professor Emeritus Pauline Beard in early October 2022.
MFA faculty poet Shara McCallum's sixth book, No Ruined Stone, has won the 2022 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award. The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation’s Annual Legacy Awards Ceremony honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe.
Rhony Bhopla MFA '22 to lead Mapmakers Alumni Institute
Kate Sheeran Swed MFA ’14 has published her 4th science fiction series, The Interstellar Trials.
Director Scott Korb adds his thoughts to Catapult's "Don't Write Alone" MFA Roundtable.