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January

John Evans, FIU MFA in Creative Writing Alum, has just published his second memoir, Should I still Wish, after the great success of his first, Young Widower (winner of the River Teeth Book Prize).

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April

Poet and Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing, Campbell McGrath, is named a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

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Creative Writing graduate student, Chloe Firetto-Toomey, wins the 2017 FIU Academy of American Poetz Prize.

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July

MFA Alum, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, is published in the New York Times as a part of a collaboration of photographs and poetry, alongside Jericho Brown, Ada Limon, and other contemporary American poets.

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Alexandra Lytton Regalado's poetry collection, Matria, is the winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). She is the winner of the 2015 Coniston Poetry Prize and her work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets.

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Two time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Men’s Mystery Novel, Plakcy has written a new M/M romance novel, “Love on the Boil”: “What if the one who got away came back--and you had to work together to achieve your dreams?"

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