Our 2018 headliners: Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey · Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat

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Saturday, May 5 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
10th Anniversary of the UMass Boston MFA Program FILLING

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This year marks the first decade of the UMass Boston MFA Program. A new poet has joined the faculty, all three faculty poets have had new books this year, and two of our graduates have published their first books. We'd like to celebrate this landmark with a reading and discussion of the program by our diverse faculty poets--Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jill McDonough, and Lloyd Schwartz--and our talented students.

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Lloyd Schwartz

Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Boston
Lloyd Schwartz is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston and teaches in the MFA program. He is a commentator on music and the arts for National Public Radio's Fresh Air, Senior Editor of Classical Music for New York Arts, and Contributing... Read More →

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Jill McDonough

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Three-time Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough is the recipient of Lannan, NEA, Cullman Center, and Stegner fellowships. Her most recent book is Reaper (Alice James, 2017); Here All Night, her fifth collection, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She teaches in the MFA program... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room