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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » About the Undergraduate Concentration
    Writing Gertrude Harold Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Vanderbilt s distinctive contribution to twentieth century arts and letters Contests Awards Prizes Honors Nashville Review Vanderbilt Review Faculty Staff and Contact Information News About the Undergraduate Concentration Program II of the English Major Undergraduates may concentrate on developing their creative writing skills while they also acquire a general appreciation of English literature Majoring in English with a concentration on Creative Writing requires a total of 30 hours of study including 116W 117W or 118W This course is required and is prerequisite to all upper division courses 12 hours of Creative Writing courses from at least two different genres Nonfiction English 200 Intermediate Nonfiction Writing English 201 Advanced Nonfiction Writing Fiction English 204 Intermediate Fiction Workshop English 205 Advanced Fiction Workshop Poetry English 206 Intermediate Poetry Workshop English 207 Advanced Poetry Workshop Admission to English 200 201 204 205 206 and 207 is by the consent of the instructor We strongly recommend that prospective Creative Writing majors take English 122 Beginning Fiction Workshop and or English 123 Beginning Poetry Workshop before taking any of the upper division workshops English 122 and English 123 do not count toward the major 9 hours in literature

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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » 4 + 1 in Creative Writing
    outstanding students in the Department of English to complete a BA and an MA in five years The 4 1 program in English and Creative Writing emphasizes studying the craft of creative writing in poetry or fiction Students considering the 4 1 program should consult with their advisor as early as possible in their junior year Students need to stipulate which option they wish to pursue fiction or poetry and then they must make formal application to the English Department by the end of their junior year General Information on 4 1 program can be found here Application Process 1 Each applicant must submit a Petition to Apply to the Combined BA MA 4 1 Degree Program approved by her his advisor to the Creative Writing Program Director 2 Applicants who are admitted to the 4 1 program must apply to the Graduate School by January 15 A dedicated English Creative Writing 4 1 Graduate School application is available here 3 Applicants must provide all materials required in the online Graduate School application These include Transcripts GRE scores The program does not require the English literature subject test Recommendation letters A statement of purpose A writing sample 4 If admitted

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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Vanderbilt’s distinctive contribution to twentieth century arts and letters
    Penn Warren Randall Jarrell and James Dickey all Vanderbilt graduates served as Consultants in Poetry to the Library of Congress the most prestigious public post for an American poet at that time Tate served from 1943 to1944 Warren from 1944 to1945 Jarrell from 1956 to1958 and Dickey from 1966 to 1968 Robert Penn Warren also later became the first official Poet Laureate from 1986 to 1987 when the consultancy in poetry acquired a new name Fiction writers who have studied at Vanderbilt include Robert Penn Warren Peter Taylor Ellen Gilchrist Caroline Gordon and Elizabeth Spencer Creative Writing has been a vital part of the Vanderbilt English Department for nearly a century As early as 1914 a group of undergraduates began to meet off campus with two faculty members in the Vanderbilt English Department to discuss creative writing By the end of World War I these casual conversations about writing had evolved into a group that met regularly in fall 1921 the group agreed to meet every two weeks for informally organized sessions in which each person in turn would read a poem he had written so that everyone else could comment on its form and content This method of interrogating

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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Contests, Awards, Prizes & Honors
    student Tiana Clark has won the 2015 Rattle Prize for poetry for her poem Equilibrium The annual prize carries with it an award of 10 000 The magazine received a record 4 022 entries or roughly 15 000 poems Clark s poem selected in a blind review by the editors of Rattle will appear in the Winter 2015 issue Earley s Mr Tall shortlisted for the Frank O Connor International Short Story Award Vanderbilt faculty member Tony Earley s story collecton Mr Tall published by Little Brown has been shortlisted for the 25 000 Frank O Connor International Short Story Award the world s richest short story prize The Munster Literature Centre and the jury which included Ladette Randolph editor in chief of Ploughshares British novelist Clive Sinclair and Irish novelist Eibhear Walshe announced the shortlist on June 19 2015 The other shortlisted collections were Refund by Karen E Bender The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane and My Documents by Alejandro Zambra The Irish Times reported that British author Clive Sinclair one of this year s judges said Short in length but long in reach these stories echo way beyond their starting points in say Nashville Chile or Montana They reached the shortlist not because they spoke the loudest but because the words that made them managed to be both particular and universal The 2015 winner will be announced in early July and the award itself will be presented to the succesful writer at the close of the Cork International Short Story Festival said to be the world s oldest annual short story festival Poet Kate Daniels Inducted Into the Fellowship of Southern Writers Poet Kate Daniels who directs Vanderbilt University s Creative Writing Program was inducted into the

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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Nashville Review
    Contests Awards Prizes Honors Nashville Review Vanderbilt Review Faculty Staff and Contact Information News Nashville Review Nashville Review is edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University It appears in the summer fall and spring Nashville Review was founded with two guiding principles that it would be inclusive to all forms of storytelling and that it would be both free and available to everyone Thus NR seeks to feature those

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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Vanderbilt Review
    contribution to twentieth century arts and letters Contests Awards Prizes Honors Nashville Review Vanderbilt Review Faculty Staff and Contact Information News Vanderbilt Review The Vanderbilt Review is Vanderbilt s official undergraduate literary and arts journal The Review includes refereed work in fiction poetry drama art and photography from students alumni and University affiliates HISTORY The Vanderbilt Review was first published in April 1985 as a consolidation of three previous showcases for student work The Poetry Review The Photography Review and Scrivener The journal has received prestigious awards for its professional work and its format In past years it has featured interviews and work from writers such as Robert Penn Warren Roy Blount Jr and Bobbie Ann Mason DISTRIBUTION The Vanderbilt Review is published once each academic year The average issue is 200 pages with 3 500 copies printed and distributed free at approximately 20 sites on campus and several sites in the surrounding community including area bookstores STAFF Roughly 25 students make up The Review s editorial board More than 100 students alumni and University affiliates submit work for consideration of publication The Review solicits assistance from professors in the English and Art Departments as judges for its annual awards

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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Faculty
    volume biography of Elvis Presley Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love which The New York Times Book Review characterized as among the most ambitious and crucial biographical undertakings yet devoted to a major American figure of the second half of the twentieth century Other books include an acclaimed trilogy on American roots music listed by the Blues Hall of Fame as classics of blues literature Sweet Soul Music Lost Highway and Feel Like Going Home the biographical inquiry Searching for Robert Johnson the novel Nighthawk Blues and most recently Dream Boogie The Triumph of Sam Cooke Guralnick is currently at work on a biography of Sam Phillips Rick Hilles Hilles is the author of Brother Salvage winner of the 2005 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and also named 2006 Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine and A Map of the Lost World February 2012 listed as a Top Pick on Library Journal s website both books published by the University of Pittsburgh Press Among his honors are a Whiting Writers Award the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship and fellowships from the Camargo Foundation Cassis France the Stegner Program at Stanford and the Institute for Creative Writing at U W Madison His work has appeared in Harper s Ploughshares Poetry The Nation and The New Republic Mark Jarman Jarman has published ten volumes of poetry including Iris a book length poem Questions for Ecclesiastes To the Green Man and Epistles a collection of prose poems His new and selected poems Bone Fires was published in 2011 and won the 2011 Balcones Prize for poetry Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship the Lenore Marshall Nation Prize of the Academy of American Poets and The Poets Prize His poems have appeared in journals such as the American Poetry Review The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly He is also the author of two collections of essays The Secret of Poetry and Body and Soul Essays on Poetry Lorraine M López López s first book Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories won the inaugural Miguel Marmól Prize her second book Call Me Henri was awarded the Paterson Prize and her novel The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters was a Borders Las Comadres Selection López s Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories was a Finalist for the PEN Faulkner Prize She has edited a collection of essays entitled An Angle of Vision Women Writers on Their Poor or Working Class Roots University of Michigan Press Her most recent novel The Realm of Hungry Spirits and another edited collection of essays The Other Latin were published in 2011 Lorrie Moore Moore is the author of five collections of short stories Self Help Like Life Birds of America The Collected Stories and Bark three novels Anagrams Who Will Run the Frog Hospital and A Gate at the Stairs and a children s novel The Forgotten Helper She has won the O Henry Award The Irish Times International Fiction Price the Rea Award for the Short

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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Staff and Contact Information
    arts and letters Contests Awards Prizes Honors Nashville Review Vanderbilt Review Faculty Staff and Contact Information News Staff and Contact Information Janis May Administrative Assistant to English Department 615 322 2276 Sandra Bohn Assistant to the Chair of English Department 615 322 2542 To pose questions about the MFA degree Rene Colehour MFA Program Assistant see note below 615 322 6527 To pose questions about the English major or other aspects of the undergraduate program Wendy Stone Undergraduate Program Assistant 615 322 2765 To pose questions about graduate study in literature Donna Caplan Graduate Program Assistant 615 322 2541 EPARTMENT OF ENGLISH VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 331 Benson Hall 2301 Vanderbilt Place PMB 351654 Nashville Tennessee 37235 1654 Telephone 615 322 2541 Fax 615 343 8028 Dear Visitor Please send any general comments about these web pages and the information therein to Sara Corbitt If you wish to request an application to the graduate program Donna Caplan in English or if you have other questions about the graduate program please send your inquiries to the Graduate Assistant To summarize If you have questions about the MFA degree please contact MFA Program Assistant Rene Colehour Rene will be starting in this position just

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