Jeannine Gailey MFA '07 published her book PR for Poets in 2018.
Alumna Leigh Camacho's forthcoming debut collection from Black Lawrence Press, Moon Trees and Other Orphans, has won the St. Lawrence Book Award and will debut on Oct. 31, 2019.
Anastasia Edel MFA '14, who grew up in the former Soviet Union, spoke to the Advice to Writers blog about the events and influences that made her a professional writer.
Kwame Dawes is not a native Nebraskan. Born in Ghana, he later moved to Jamaica, where he spent most of his childhood and early adulthood. In 1992 he relocated to the United States and eventually found himself an American living in Lincoln, Nebraska. In Nebraska, a beautiful and evocative collection of poems, Dawes explores a theme constant in his work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The poems, set against the backdrop of Nebraska’s discrete cycle of seasons, are meditative even as they search for a sense of place in a new landscape. While he shovels snow or walks in the bitter cold to his car, he is engulfed with memories of Kingston, yet when he travels, he finds himself longing for the open space of the plains and the first snowfall. With a strong sense of place and haunting memories, Dawes grapples with life in Nebraska as a transplant.
Please join the Pacific MFA in Writing program at the Portland Book Festival on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Located at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, the Portland Book Festival is the largest celebration of books and storytelling in the Pacific Northwest.
Incarnate: The Collected Dead Man Poems will be released in October 2019 by Copper Canyon Press: The Dead Man, Marvin Bell’s brilliant poetic invention, is an overarching consciousness, alive and dead at once, defeating time. Mystical and anonymous, The Dead Man offers searing insight into the joys, as well as the catastrophes, of fluctuating cultural and political moments.
MFA faculty member and author Molly Gloss talked about writing with a former student at CraftLiterary.com.
Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of The Robot Scientist's Daughter, was featured in a Q&A discussion in Luna Station Quarterly.
Guest speakers for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing January 2020 residency include Laura Kasischke, Meghan Daum, Leslie Jamison, and Bonnie Jo Campbell.
Jamie Zerndt MFA '08, an instructor in Pacific University's English Language Institute, has published Jerkwater, a novel about racial tensions surrounding Native American fishing rights.