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February 2009

Eugene Cross (MFA 2006) strikes again! Read his short short story “Loyalty” on Guernica: a Magazine of Art and Politics.

"The Brother," a story by Eugene Cross (MFA 2006), is just out in the online magazine Narrative, alongside fiction by T.C. Boyle and Jayne Anne Phillips. Esquire calls Narrative “the gold standard for online literary magazines,” and you can read more about their innovative approach to literary publishing here.

Visiting Lecturer Micki Myers recently had two new poems published in the journal La Fovea.  You can read the poems, “New Year’s Day, 1912” and “Friendship 7 Splashes Down and Almost Undiscovers the New World” here.

Three poems from Visiting Lecturer Robin Clarke will appear in an upcoming volume of Sentence: A Journal of Prose PoeticsSentence is a journal that is dedicated to both continuing the tradition and expanding the definition of the prose poem. Clarke’s poems are untitled, but the first few words of each have piqued our interest: “God’s talents include ice,” “The Sons of Liberty,” and “Do you know anything about history?”

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University of Pittsburgh Pushcart Nominations

We are proud to announce that Sal Pane (MFA Fiction, 2010) and Aubrey Hirsch (MFA Fiction, 2007) have both been nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize, a prestigious American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot."

The Minnetonka Review selected Aubrey's short story, "Five for New Orleans," as one of their six nominees. 

Sal's nomination comes from the recent publication of his short story, "Fences Fly By," in Quick Fiction. 

The Pushcart Prize has been called "the most honored literary project in America." More from their website

 Little magazine and small book press editors (print or online) may make up to six nominations from their year’s publications by our December 1, (postmark) deadline. The nominations may be any combination of poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot. Editors may nominate self-contained portions of books — for instance, a chapter from a novel. We welcome translations, reprints and both traditional and experimental writing. One copy of each selection should be sent. No nominations can be returned. There is no entry fee and no forms to fill out. We also accept nominations from our staff of distinguished Contributing Editors.

Sal Pane Reviews Michael Mewshaw for Bomblog

University of Pittsburgh MFA graduate student Sal Pane (MFA Fiction, 2010) reviews Michael Mewshaw's Lying with the Dead for Bomblog. 

Click here to read the article

February 2008

Professor Lynn Emanuel’s poem, “Dreaming of Rio at Sixteen,” was included in The Best American Erotic Poems:  1800 to the Present, David Lehman, ed., published this month by Scribner.

Kellie Wells (MFA 1994) is the visiting writer at Western Michigan University for the Spring 2008 semester. The author of Skin (University of Nebraska Press, 2006), she teaches fiction in the Writing Program at Washington University, St. Louis. 

 

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