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Ashley Hermsmeier MFA ’15 was the winner of the Fall 2017 Black River Chapbook Competition for her collection of short stories, "Something Like the End," forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in February 2019.
Deborah Reed MFA ’12 held a book reading and signing event for her sixth published novel, The Days When Birds Come Back, at the Northwest Authors Presentation in Cannon Beach, Ore.
Dorianne Laux
Only as the Day Is Long (W.W. Norton, 2019) represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest and most accomplished contemporary poets, MFA in Writing faculty member Dorianne Laux.
Marvin and Dorothy
The Rumpus recently published an interview by Emily Sernaker MFA '18 with poet and Pacific MFA faculty member, Marvin Bell. She asks Bell about his widely praised poem, "To Dorothy," that he wrote for his wife. These 14 lines have appeared everywhere from wedding ceremonies to anniversary cards to tattoos.
Emily Sernaker MFA '18 talked to Steinem about the #MeToo social media campaign's place in the history of the women's rights movement.
The Press' first publication, When the Rewards Can Be So Great, is awarded a gold medal in the writing/publishing category.
Tyehimba Jess honored for Olio (Wave Books 2016), which investigates the lives of African American performers prior to the Civil War and continuing to the beginning of World War I.
Pacific University MFA in Writing faculty member Tyehimba Jess is the recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his book Olio. 
Pacific University MFA in Writing faculty member Vievee Francis is the 2017 recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the world's largest monetary prize for a single collection of poetry.   
When the Rewards Can Be So Great is a compilation of selected crafts talks delivered by faculty at the Pacific University MFA program. Buy it in paperback or as an ebook.