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Jerkwater
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.
Timothy O'Leary MFA '15, whose short story collection "Dick Cheney Shot Me in the Face" was published last year, has a new story, "Homeless Gary Busey," in Moon Magazine.
The literary site Belletrist has published "My Son is Trying to Forget Himself," a poem by Cynthia Neely MFA '13.
Rick Krizman MFA '16 had his short story, "The Second Coming" published by Belletrist.
Arthur Ginsberg, who received an MFA in creative writing at Pacific University in 2010, has had his poem The Journey published by "Pulse: Voices from the heart of medicine."
MFA Commencement 2019
One of the country’s top low-residency literary programs welcomed 33 new alumni on Saturday, June 22.
Melissa McKinstry, an MFA in Poetry student, had her poem "The Hippocratic Oath," published by R.K.V.R.Y. Quarterly.
Gwartney
MFA in Writing faculty member and author Debra Gwartney discussed her latest book on Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Think Out Loud" program. 
They Tell Me You Are Cunning, the fourth book in the Duncan Cochrane mystery series by David Hagerty MFA '13, is scheduled for release in late June.
Norris Burkes
Retired military chaplain and syndicated columnist Norris Burkes is the recipient of the 2019 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award sponsored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

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