FDU MFA Faculty Kathleen Graber, René Steinke, & Renée Ashley Nominated for Pushcart Prizes
CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Graber, René Steinke, and Renée Ashley for their Pushcart Prize nominations!
Kathleen Graber’s second collection of poetry, The Eternal City, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Carlos Williams Award. It was the winner of the Library of Virginia’s Literary Award for Poetry. She received her MFA from New York University, where she also taught in the Expository Writing Program. Her first book, Correspondence, was selected by Bob Hicok as the winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and was published in 2006. She is the recipient of fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Graber teaches poetry writing in the MFA program.
René Steinke’s most recent novel is Friendswood (Riverhead Books), which was listed as one of National Public Radio’s Best Books of 2014. She is also the author of The Fires and Holy Skirts, which was a 2005 finalist for the National Book Award, and listed as one of the Best Books of the year by The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Salon, Redbook, TriQuarterly, Bookforum, and in various anthologies. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Literary Review, and now serves as Editor-at-Large. She teaches creative writing and literature at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she directs the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing.
Renée Ashley is the author of five volumes of poetry: Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea (Subito Book Prize); Basic Heart (winner of the 2008 X.J.Kennedy Poetry Prize); The Revisionist’s Dream; The Various Reasons of Light; and Salt (Brittingham Prize in Poetry, University of Wisconsin Press), as well as a novel, Someplace Like This, and two chapbooks, The Museum of Lost Wings and The Verbs of Desiring. She has received fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in both poetry and prose and a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She served as Assistant Poetry Coordinator for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and, for seven years, as Poetry Editor of The Literary Review. Her new collection, The View from the Body, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2016. Ashley teaches poetry in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.
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