Monthly Archives: July 2012

Faculty Profile: Brenda Hillman

~  by Aaron DiFranco Few writers match the tenacity, courage and range of Brenda Hillman in seeking out a congruence between one’s non-verbal experience of the world and how language reflects it.  Her poems command not only a fiercely demanding verbal range, but are also fearless in their investigations of the often-disconcerting emptiness of that […]

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Faculty Profile: Tayari Jones

“Born, bred and buttered” in Atlanta, Georgia (as she once described herself), Tayari Jones has placed all three of her novels in that city, creating a trilogy, as The Village Voice noted, “defining middle-class black Atlanta the way Cheever did Westchester.” Although Tayari Jones lives primarily in the northeast these days, “Atlanta is where my […]

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We’re hearing good news from alumni !

Unbeknownst to each other, Kathleen Rowell (2010) and Thomas Linville (2010, 2011) both entered  the Mighty River Short Story Contest in 2010 ~ and won prizes. Peterson received First Prize for her story “Resolution,” and Linville  Second Prize for his story “Portland ”  This is almost like a Trifecta, isn’t it? Okay, a Bi-fecta. The Mighty […]

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Faculty profile: Lan Samantha Chang

For last year’s conference, fiction and poetry assistant Jeannie Kim-McPherson penned this introduction to Lan Samantha Chang’s work.  Lan Samantha Chang’s stories have appeared in The Atlantic and twice in The Best American Short Stories, and her books have won numerous awards and accolades, including the PEN Beyond Margins Award. She has received writing fellowships […]

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