News and Events
We congratulate these recent Johns Hopkins M.F.A.s on their forthcoming and newly published books:
Luc Phinney's (M.F.A. '12) collection, Compass, semi-finalled for the Crab Orchard Open Award and received the 2013 T.S. Eliot Prize from Truman State University Press.
Joanna Pearson (M.F.A. ’09, School of Medicine ‘10), winner of the 2012 Donald Justice Prize, has published Oldest Mortal Myth: Poems.
Stephen Kampa's (M.F.A. '08) first book, Cracks in the Invisible, has received the Gold Medal for Poetry in the Florida Book awards. Cracks in the Invisible had previously received the 2010 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. Stephen Kampa is also the 2011 winner of the River Styx International Poetry Contest, for his poem "Small Change."
Matthew Buckley Smith (M.F.A. ’08), winner of the 2011 Able Muse Poetry Award, is the author of Dirge for an Imaginary World: Poems.
Four Writing Seminars majors - Mary Katherine Atkins, Taylor Colvin, Leanne Gossels, and Kevin Joyce - have been admitted to the Journalism Exchange Program at Sciences Po in Paris for the spring semester. The program accepts only fifteen students from an international competition and provides an intensive a course of study in journalism with an emphasis on European policy, politics, and culture.
The Writing Seminars congratulates our new M.F.A. student Richie Hofmann on winning a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship in Poetry.
The Writing Seminars is pleased to welcome Heather O’Neill and Mark Strand, who will be visiting us this fall as part of our reading series.
The Writing Seminars is proud to announce the incoming class of poets and writers for 2012-3. A warm welcome and congratulations to our new M.F.A. students:
In Poetry: Richard Hofmann, Matthew Morton, J.P. Grasser, and Julia Heney
In Fiction: Rahul Kanakia, Nathan McNamara, Daniel Stintzi, Beth Thompson, and Nathaniel Washatka
And to our new M.A. students in Science Writing: Alex Kasprak, Gabe Popkin, Jean Mendoza, and Kelsey Calhoun.
This new literary journal, the rebirth of a short-lived review from the mid twentieth century, publishes the finest in contemporary letters. Featuring fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays on literature, drama, film, the visual arts, music, and dance, The Hopkins Review has been called a "postmodern blend of intellectual heft and Vaudeville" by Susan McCallum-Smith of WYPR and Urbanite magazine.