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Pushcart Prize Turns Forty

by Tara Jayakar

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Online Only, posted 11.12.15

The Pushcart Prize, a venerable nonprofit award series and press, released its fortieth-anniversary prize anthology this month. On the eve of its release party, Poets & Writers staff looked into the history of the prize, and what has kept "one of the last bastions of non-corporate writing" alive and well over the years.

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MFA Nation 2016: A Compendium of Graduate Programs in Creative Writing

by Dana Isokawa

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Online Only, posted 8.19.15

Start your MFA research with this comprehensive guide to more than 170 full- and low-residency programs in creative writing, expanded and updated for 2016. Each listing includes detailed information such as core faculty, special features, funding, tuition, application fees, and deadlines. The free PDF also includes a regional index, a cost-of-living comparision, and a handy Application Tracker to keep track of your applications.

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Three Poets Laureate: Lightning Rods for Poetry

by Nick Narbutas

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Online Only, posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Three poets laureate—Luis J. Rodriguez, Joseph Bathanti, and Natasha Trethewey—talk about the various initiatives and influences they've brought to the position, and what the role means to them.

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Piazze and Pasquinades: Report From Literary Rome

by Stephen Morison Jr.

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Online Only, posted 4.15.15

In a continuing series examining the lives of writers in the international writing community, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with three authors in Rome who share a common desire "to shake free from a past so impressive it's suffocating."

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