Thursday, May 24, 2012

Benjamin Garcia received honorable mention in Tor House Robinson Jeffers poetry prize

Benjamin Garcia who completed his undergraduate degree in our department received an honorable mention in Tor House Robinson Jeffers poetry prize.
Benjamin Garcia, originally from Albuquerque, recently completed his MFA at Cornell University, where he currently teaches as a Freund Fellow. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, CantoMundo, and the Taos Summer Writer’s Conference.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Megan Chatterton receives Clauve Outstanding Senior Award

Graduating Senior Megan Chatterton receives Clauve Outstanding Senior Award, an award that recognizes seniors who have performed well academically and made significant contributions to the campus community through leadership and involvement. For more information, please see:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Michelle Naka Pierce, Alumni, Continuous Frieze Bordering Red

Michelle Naka Pierce
Received her MA in English (Creative Writing) from UNM in 1999 and her BA in English Literature in 1994.

Born in Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of several books and chapbooks, including She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) and Symptom of Color (Dusie, 2011). Pierce's fourth book Continuous Frieze Bordering Red was recently awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize (Fordham University Press, 2012) and documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko's Seagram murals. Here is a link to a review:
She will be reading from and presenting on this book at the international Lex-ICON Conference in Mulhouse, France in June 2012:
Pierce is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Another Suzanne Richardson Success!

Suzanne Richardson has just accepted a position at Utica College as Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction starting this fall 2012.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Core Writing Teaching Awards

The results are in for the Core Writing Teaching Awards. Our judges had a tough time choosing among some very competitive application packets, but here are the winners:

Outstanding English 101 Sequence: Stephanie Spong

Outstanding English 220 Sequence: Breanna Griego

Outstanding First-Year Instructor: Emilee Howland-Davis

We'll be presenting these at the EGSA Awards Ceremony, Friday May 11th at 4:00pm in the SUB, Lobo A&B. Please come help us celebrate our winners, and all the great teaching that gets done in our program.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Congratulations to Matt Hofer!

UNM Press Committee approved his proposal to edit a new series, to publish 2-4 volumes per year, called "Recencies: Research in / Recovery of Twentieth-Century Poetics."