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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » News
    Picnic and Other Stories a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Prize in Fiction in 2010 Nancy Reisman s new novel Trompe L Oeil published Nancy Reisman has published a new novel entitled Trompe L Oeil Reisman s novel published by Tin House Books received an enthusiastic early review in the Sunday New York Times Reviewer Julie Myerson wrote that she found in Trompe L Oeil a sense of newness and possibility of light and color of almost reckless narrative daring Rendered here you feel in startling and almost painterly form is life itself Myserson s verdict was clear Genuinely satisfying heart shaking novels combine an absolute narrative authority with an apparently effortless style You question nothing savor every phrase and nuance live willingly within their pages from the first word to the last They can also be slippery things impossible to wrap up or pin down Just read it you urge the uninitiated already envying them the experience to come Nancy Reisman s second novel Trompe L Oeil is one such book Reisman an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt is the author of two other books a novel The First Desire and a short story collection House Fires Her stories have been anthologized in various collections and published individually in such places as Tin House Yale Review Kenyon Review Glimmer Train and New England Review 3 Vanderbilt writers in Best New Poets 2015 Tiana Clark First year MFA student in poetry Tiana Clark and two recent graduates of the Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program Lisa Dordal MFA 2011 and Edgar Kunz MFA 2015 have learned that their work will be included in Best New Poets an annual anthology edited in 2015 by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K Smith The anthology includes poems by 50 of the country s most promising

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/news/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Lorrie Moore’s short story collection, “Bark,” published
    talks about the new collection and about her recent move to Vanderbilt in a number of recent interviews for example in New York Magazine February 24 2013 she says We ll see if Nashville changes my writing A change is always good for a writer Announcement of Moore s appointment Lorrie Moore whose much praised short story collections include Birds of America and Like Life has joined Vanderbilt s Creative Writing Program faculty as the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English She started teaching at Vanderbilt in the spring 2014 semester Lorrie is the essence of original expression and commentary Her unique voice illuminates her poignant and brilliant writing and she represents a terrific addition to our world class English faculty said Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S Zeppos She is the latest example of the university s strong commitment to investing in exceptional faculty who provide transformative learning opportunities for our students We are thrilled to welcome Lorrie to Vanderbilt with its storied history in creative writing where she will have the opportunity to work with some of the nation s most promising young writers said Carolyn Dever dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of English Moore s most recent novel A Gate at the Stairs Random House was described in a New York Times book review as her most powerful book yet a book that gives us an indelible portrait of a young woman coming of age in the Midwest in the year after 9 11 and her initiation into the adult world of loss and grief Honors for the book include finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction Orange Prize Shortlist and Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Fiction Her books also include Anagrams and Who Will Run the Frog Hospital Lorrie is an extraordinary

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/2013/01/fiction-writer-lorrie-moore-to-join-vanderbilts-creative-writing-faculty/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Comparing Vanderbilt’s MFA Program to other creative writing programs
    to student ratio If you are accepted into this program you are going to get attention poet Mark Jarman and founding director of the program noted We give our students teaching experience but their teaching load is light Kate Daniels director of Creative Writing has observed That s a real plus for young writers who want to gain experience teaching poetry or fiction but not at the expense of their own writing time First year students work in the Writing Studio where they tutor undergraduates who need special help with writing second year students each teach a beginning undergraduate course in their genre This wonderful program honors and extends Vanderbilt s lustrous history in creative writing Daniels continued I m proud that we continue to attract some of the nation s most promising young writers and believe that of all the factors that draw these students certainly none is more important than the distinction of the talented writers on our faculty Vanderbilt s prize winning creative writing faculty includes fiction writers Tony Earley Lorrie Moore Lorraine Lopez and Nancy Reisman poets Mark Jarman Kate Daniels Rick Hilles Beth Bachman and Sandy Solomon and nonfiction writer Peter Guralnick The program offers study in two genres only fiction and poetry Poets and Writers also evaluated cost of living in the programs host communities At the time the article appeared Nashville s cost of living was relatively low 11 percent less than the national average and that affordability continues which gives graduate student stipends more purchasing power than in other parts of the country Nashville ranks among American cities with the lowest cost of living in large part because of the cost of its housing Students can rent nice apartments within walking distance of campus at affordable prices Poets and Writers based its

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/2010/05/a-third-new-posting/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Senior creative writing major Rani Banjarian wins national prize
    letters Contests Awards Prizes Honors Nashville Review Vanderbilt Review Faculty Staff and Contact Information News Senior creative writing major Rani Banjarian wins national prize Creative Writing major senior Rani Banjarian has won the Dell Magazine s Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Banjarian won the award for his story Lullabies in Arabic Asimov s Science Fiction magazine established the prize in order to honor Isaac Asimov

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/2016/01/senior-creative-writing-major-rani-banjarian-wins-science-fiction-prize/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » First-year MFA student Tiana Clark wins 2015 Rattle Prize for poetry
    Concentration 4 1 in Creative 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 First year MFA student Tiana Clark wins 2015 Rattle Prize for poetry First year MFA student Tiana Clark has won the 2015 Rattle Prize for poetry for her poem Equilibrium The annual prize carries

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/2015/09/first-year-mfa-student-tiana-clark-wins-2015-rattle-prize-for-poetry/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Earley’s Mr. Tall shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/2015/06/mr-tall-shortlisted-for-the-frank-oconnor-international-short-story-award/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » Poet Kate Daniels Inducted Into the Fellowship of Southern Writers
    directs Vanderbilt University s Creative Writing Program was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers on April 18 2015 She s pictured above with Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program faculty colleague fiction writer Tony Earley who also is a member of the Fellowship Earley introduced Daniels by noting that Daniels has been widely admired by the literary community for years for both the sheer breadth and technical accomplishment of her poetry

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/2015/04/poet-kate-daniels-inducted-into-the-fellowship-of-southern-writers/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Creative Writing – Vanderbilt University » MFA student Carlson-Wee, Named 2015 NEA Fellowship Recipient, Wins 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition
    beautiful seaside town of Cassis France Carlson Wee won Ninth Letter s 2014 Poetry Award and New Delta Review s 2014 Editors Choice Prize His work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review The Missouri Review The Southern Review West Branch Prairie Schooner Blackbird Linebreak Forklift Ohio Best New Poets 2012 and 2014 The university wide announcement of his NEA award follows National Endowment for the Arts awards fellowship to Vanderbilt MFA student by Ann Marie Deer Owens Posted on Friday Dec 5 2014 1 18 PM The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a literary arts fellowship to Anders Carlson Wee a second year poetry student in Vanderbilt s MFA Program in Creative Writing Carlson Wee a former professional rollerblader will receive a Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry This 25 000 non matching fellowship allows published writers to set aside time for writing research travel and career advancement I am thrilled for Anders and our stellar graduate program in creative writing said John M Sloop interim dean of the College of Arts and Science The NEA literary arts fellowship is an extraordinary achievement recognizing Anders promising future as a gifted young poet Kate Daniels a professor of English who directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing noted that Carlson Wee was one of only 36 recipients selected from more than 1 600 poets Anders is an extraordinarily gifted hard working and focused young poet who challenges himself at every opportunity Daniels said Although poets tend to be known especially in their younger years for their disinclination to conform to social norms Anders real life experience is more unconventional than that of most of his peers He has had an entire other life beyond and besides poetry wilderness survival freight train hopping and professional rollerblading Carlson Wee

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/creativewriting/2014/12/2015-nea-creative-writing-fellowship-to-anders-carlson-wee/ (2016-02-16)
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