Helen Armstrong MFA '22 Nominated "Best of the Net"

"Tender Grapes," a story by Helen Armstrong MFA '22, has been nominated for "Best of the Net" by The Black Warrior Review.   Helen's work explores "gender and queerness in language and the possibilities that words create for communities."   She is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction. 

(Distributed October 27, 2020)

David Orsini (AM 66, PhD 75) author of Vanishing by Degrees

David Orsini's novel Vanishing by Degrees has become a part of the Language Arts curriculum in Cranston High School West. Please visit for more information about David's novels, story collection, and novella. On the Quaternity Books site, you will also find information about David's twin brother Daniel's three books of metaphysical poetry. Daniel earned three degrees from Brown University: A.B., A.M., and Ph.D.

(Distributed July 7, 2020)

Jim Higdon MFA 2000 launches Cornbred Hemp

Jim Higdon (MFA, 2000) has launched Cornbread Hemp, a CBD brand named after his first book, The Cornbread Mafia. The book is a narrative nonfiction account of the largest domestic marijuana syndicate in American history based in Higdon’s hometown in Kentucky.

(Distributed July 7, 2020)

Poem Talk features Erica Hunt

A p0em by Erica Hunt, assistant professor of the practice, is the focus of the 27 May 2020 edition of PoemTalk. The episode features Tyrone Williams, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, William J Harris & Erica Hunt talking with Al Filreis about Erica's poem "Should You Find Me.” 

(Distributed May 27, 2020)

Literary Arts Receives Brown Arts Initiative Grants

Assistant Professor Sawako Nakayasu and Jo Stewart MFA '21 have received grants from the Brown Arts Initiative to fund work that will take place in the 2020-21 academic year.

(Distributed April 16, 2020)
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