|Our graduate students come from all parts of the country as well as Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, Indonesia, and Australia. They write no single type of narrative or poetry. What they have in common is the faculty's deep interest in and critical support of their work.
Recent graduates of our program have won the 2004 Juniper Prize for Poetry, the 2004 Beatrice Hawley Award, the 2003 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, the 2003 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, the 2002 Hurston/Wright Award in Fiction, the 2002 Bakeless Prize in Poetry, the 2002 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, the 2001 Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction, the 2001 Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Award for the Novella, the 2001 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, the 2001 Quarterly West Novella Award, the 2001 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in Poetry, the 2000 Crab Orchard Award Series First Book Prize in Poetry, the 2000 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the 2000 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry, and the National Poetry Series Award (twice, in 2000 and 1999), among other honors. Our graduates have also been awarded recent National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and translation, as well as Wallace Stegner, Bush Foundation, and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships.
Information about the professional activities of our graduates prior to 2002 can be found at Alumni News.