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MFA alumna Tiana Clark is one of poetry’s most exciting new voices

Jun. 25, 2018—Before alumna Tiana Clark emerged as an electrifying new voice in poetry, before a flock of literary agents started calling, and before 'The New Yorker' magazine published her poem “Nashville” to acclaim last fall, she’d been stung so badly by rejection that she’d stopped writing for an entire year. Read more of the story from the latest issue of 'Vanderbilt Magazine.'

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Vanderbilt MFA student wins top poetry prize

Sep. 21, 2015—Tiana Clark, a first-year poetry student in Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, has won first place and $10,000 in a leading poetry journal’s annual competition.

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Vanderbilt poet gives voice to traumatic memories

Jan. 23, 2015—Beth Bachman's latest poetry collection focuses on the effect of traumatic memories on soldiers and others affected by war.

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National Endowment for the Arts awards fellowship to Vanderbilt MFA student

Dec. 5, 2014—Anders Carlson-Wee, a second-year Vanderbilt MFA student and former professional rollerblader, is the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry.

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‘Poets & Writers’ ranks Vanderbilt MFA Program in top nine

Oct. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing moved up one notch to ninth in the United States in a survey conducted by "Poets & Writers" magazine and reported in its September/October issue.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Sep. 16, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Vanderbilt’s Tony Earley elected to Fellowship of Southern Writers

Nov. 23, 2010—The Blue Star novelist joins group that has included James Dickey, Robert Penn Warren The Fellowship of Southern Writers has elected novelist Tony Earley, a professor at Vanderbilt University, as a member. The FSW was founded in 1987 to recognize and encourage literature in the South. Its founding members include James Dickey, Robert Penn Warren,...

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Distinguished lineup of authors to appear at Vanderbilt this fall

Sep. 2, 2010—A series of free public readings at Vanderbilt University will kick off this fall with a Sept. 16 appearance by Edward Hirsch, poet, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and President of the Guggenheim Foundation.

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