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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.
Pacific's MFA in Writing faculty, comprised of some of America's finest contemporary writers, will read from their works.
New Map of the World Photo
The Department of English is pleased to announce our 2018 program awards recognizing outstanding seniors as well as recipients of the Esther Evans and Irving Storey memorial scholarships.
Silk Road Cover
The editorial staff of Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads are pleased to announce the official web launch of issue nineteen, "Unclaimed." This themed issue features fiction writers, poets, memoirists, translators, playwrights, and other artists investigating cultures, identities, and ways of living that defy categorization or ownership.
MFA Faculty Reading Series June 2018
The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program will once again host readings by some of the world's finest contemporary writers during its 10-day residency on the Pacific University campus in Forest Grove. 
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.
Logo of Alpha Chi Omego
The Department of English is pleased to announce the inaugural membership of Alpha Chi Omega, Pacific University's chapter of the internal Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. The 2018 class includes eleven students in Creative Writing, Editing & Publishing, and English Literature majors and minors.
The Department of English is pleased to announce the winners of the Pacific University 2018 Writing Contests in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, literary analysis, and college writing.
Photograph of Dr. Tavares in front of Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Dr. Elizabeth E. Tavares, assistant professor of English at Pacific University, has been honored with the 2017 Barbara K. Palmer Award for Best New Essay in Early Drama Archival Research by the international Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society.
The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program hosts readings by some of the world’s finest contemporary writers during its 10-day residency in Seaside Jan. 5-12.

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