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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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NPR podcast visits Immersion seminar on literary arts

Apr. 19, 2018—Eleven students shared stories about their first-year Vanderbilt experiences with Nashville poets, and the conversations were transformed into meaningful poems during a literary arts seminar.

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Undergraduate poets selected for prestigious Bucknell Seminar

Mar. 24, 2017—Two senior undergraduate creative writers have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets.

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MFA graduate named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

Dec. 16, 2016—Edgar Kunz, a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt's MFA Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry for 2017.

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Vanderbilt poet awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 9, 2016—Beth Bachmann, a Vanderbilt writer-in-residence who has published two poetry collections, has been selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants for a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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Alumni Marshall and Carlson-Wee among Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

Mar. 14, 2016—The Gertrude and Harold Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series will host two alumni who are award-winning poets. Anders Carlson-Wee and Nate Marshall will give public readings the week of March 14-18.

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Register now for Vanderbilt Osher spring 2016 classes

Mar. 4, 2016—Shakespeare, transitional justice in South Africa, the Nashville Ballet, and Judaism are among the diverse topics open to all adults 50 and older this spring through the Institute for Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt to host Thomas Merton Centenary Celebration

Nov. 13, 2015—Thomas Merton's legacy as an influential Catholic author, artist and advocate for peace and civil rights will be celebrated at Vanderbilt the first week of December with events that include jazz and poetry performances.

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Poet Nikky Finney to deliver 2015 Cole Lectures

Sep. 28, 2015—An acclaimed poet who came of age in the South during the turmoil and unrest of 1960s and '70s civil rights struggles will deliver the 2015 Cole Lectures at Benton Chapel Oct. 8 and 9.

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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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Barnes & Noble to host poets and writers with Vanderbilt ties Oct. 3

Oct. 1, 2014—Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt will host three local writers with ties to Vanderbilt at Lyrical Brew: An Evening of Local Poetry, beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

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Poetry night marks first anniversary with new English department partnership

Mar. 26, 2014—Over the past year, Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt has seen its monthly poetry night grow into a standing-room-only event. Local poet and author Ciona Rouse has compiled a strong roster of local poets and continues to add great artists each month. This month the series will welcome members of Vanderbilt English department. Barnes &...

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