News & Announcements Archive


Matt Morton, M.F.A. ’14, wins 2018 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

Matt Morton, M.F.A. ’14, wins 2018 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize
Congratulations to Writing Seminars graduate Matt Morton (MFA 2014) on winning the 2018 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.  His manuscript will be published by BOA Editions. Matt Morton holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. His poetry appears in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, Tin House Online, […]


Michael Lavers, MFA ’10, Wins Tampa Review Prize

Michael Lavers, MFA ’10, Wins Tampa Review Prize
The University of Tampa Press is pleased to announce that poet Michael Lavers, of Provo, Utah, has won the seventeenth annual Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for his collection of poems, After Earth. In addition to a $2,000 check, the award includes hardback and paperback book publication in 2019 by the University of Tampa Press.


James Arthur and David Yezzi Win 2018 Catalyst Awards

James Arthur and David Yezzi Win 2018 Catalyst Awards
Professors James Arthur and David Yezzi were among thirty-two early career faculty members who were selected to receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards. These experts represent two dozen distinct fields, including otolaryngology, economics, civil engineering, mathematics, the writing seminars, and musicology.


Dora Malech Wins Baker Award

Dora Malech Wins Baker Award
The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Dora Malech is the 2018 Baker Artist Awardee in the Literary category. The Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore […]


Morgan Ome, Writing Seminars Junior, Wins Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award

Morgan Ome, Writing Seminars Junior, Wins Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award
Congratulations to Morgan Ome, whose poem “Phosphenes” won the Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award. The Spencer Award is given annually by the West Chester University Poetry Center to an undergraduate writer for a poem composed in meter, rhyme and received form. Ome is now a junior at Johns Hopkins, double majoring in Writing Seminars and […]