UNT Visiting Writers Series
The first reading for UNT's Fall 2016 Visiting Writers series will feature UNT's new Creative Writing Faculty--Jehanne Dubrow, Ian McGuire, and Jill Talbot. So if you're around Denton next Wednesday, be sure to come check them out!
Location and Time:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 8PM
Sage Hall 116
Congratulations to Rilke Prize Winner Rick Barot
Rick Barot won this year's Rilke Prize for his third book of poetry, Chord.
"Rick Barot’s ‘Chord’ is a fantastic book that’s moving and intelligent and I’m thrilled we were able to select it as the fifth winner of the UNT Rilke Prize,” said Corey Marks, director of UNT’s Creative Writing program. “There were many terrific books submitted this year, but Barot’s stood out as the clear winner.”
Cheers to the winners of the 2015 Annual Creative Writing Awards:
Fiction Winner: "Something Blue," Rebecca Foust
Runner Up: "House in the Woods," Ronit Feinglass Plank
Nonfiction Winner: "When We Were Vikings," Kate Angus
Poetry Winner: "Fog," John Sibley Williams
Runner Up: "The Last Tasmanian Tiger," Timothy McBride
You can find a full list of finalists and semifinalists here.
Spring 2016: A Stellar Issue
Click here to read our Spring 2016 issue, featuring fiction by Guillermo Erades, Sonya Larson, Rusty Dolleman, Judith Shaw, and H. E. Francis; nonfiction by Rachel Michelle Hanson, Patrick Mainelli, and Samantha Tucker; and poetry by Hannah Dow, Robert Huddleston, Kim Garcia, Ace Boggess, Andrea Witzke Slot, and many more...
Jehanne Dubrow, Ian McGuire, and Jill Talbot join the CW faculty at UNT.
Click on the photos above to learn more about their work.
From the Blog: a conversation with poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico
"Too often I’ll hear people say something to the effect of, “I don’t really like what this poem is saying, but it certainly is well crafted, so I guess it is a good poem.” Why? I would rather read a poem that is a spectacular failure on the level of craft, but is pushing into that realm of liminoid phenomenon, of overthrowing the cultural values of that moment, than to read a poem that purely serves to reinforce what we already know."
"Spotted Salamander in the Marsh Marigold," "Virga," and "Sprawl"- Andrew Morris
Read an excerpt from Guillermo Erades's new book Back to Moscow
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The American Literary Review has been published since 1990 through the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of North Texas.
Since the journal's inception, we have made it a point to publish excellent poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages in their careers.
Featured Artist: Andrew Morris' poems have appeared in Redivider, Rufous City Review, Ruminate Magazine, RagaZine, Otis Nebula, and elsewhere. He lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York State where he teaches English and anthropology. His photography continues to be a personal project of his. Through the act of making poems and photographs, he contemplates what’s familiar to him and then tries to point beyond that familiarity to something more meaningful, more beautiful, more gripping, and often times more bewildering. You can reach him at email@example.com