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Full fall 2016 newsletter & recap of accomplishments COMING SOON!

Some recent major announcements:

*** We hired a new poetry professor!
Help us welcome the amazing Lillian-Yvonne Betram!
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/lillian-yvonne-bertram

 


*** ZZ Packer joins our department's fiction faculty as our Visiting Writer!

 

 

 

*** Our second UMB MFA Alumna Krysten Hill wins St. Botolph Foundation Emerging Artist Award, the second time a UMB MFAer earns the honor in two years! (The year before being Danielle Jones-Pruett, who also won the esteemed Rona Jaffe award!)

http://sbcfboston.beyondbracketsandpixels.com/artist-awards/emerging-artist-award/

 

*** UMass Boston MFA Program Partners with Mass Poetry and sends several student, alumni, and faculty's poems into the T!

http://www.masspoetry.org/poetryonthet/
 

*** Poet Tyehimba Jess comes to speak this fall 2016 on his whirlwind tour for his new collection OLIO, and blows the mind off a packed house!! 
*** As did fiction author Molly Antopol, reading from her collection "The UnAmericans"!

 

Also check back HERE for our interactive calendar for spring 2017 -- coming very soon so STAY TUNED!