The People’s Republic of Everything, cheap!

Hey all,

My latest short fiction collection, The People’s Republic of Everything, is one of today’s Kindle Daily Deals, and so can be downloaded for only $1.99 from Amazon.

The book has gotten good reviews, including a starred review in Booklist, a rave in Publishers Weekly, and an extremely positive write-up in Shelf Awareness.

And now that it’s cheap, check it out!

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Guest Poet on Campus

I hope those of you who are in the area will come to campus the evening of Monday, Nov. 12 for what promises to be a fascinating event.

WCSU will present “An Evening of Documentary Poetry with Dr. Robert Strong” at 7 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Strong is a poet, writer and scholar widely recognized for his innovative work combining archival research and literary production. His most recent work, Bright Advent, is a hybrid-genre narrative that incorporates verse lines, prose and archival material from the 1600s. The reading will be free and open to the public; a question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
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New MFA Spotlight!

Do you know Mentor Erik Ofgang’s favorite food? Secret talents? What about his opinions on the writing process?


Check out our new MFA Spotlight feature to find out those answers and more!

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The MFA Spotlight

Introducing the MFA Spotlight! Here we will feature MFA faculty and mentors so that students can get to know them better. A big thank you to this week’s spotlight: John Roche!

“Write. Read. Write more. Repeat. It’s estimated that about 109 billion people have ever lived, and that’s still the most important thing about writing anyone’s come up with…” Click to Read More…

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Call for Enrichment Projects

Hello MFA Community,

We are so proud of and impressed by your enrichment projects that we would like to showcase them on the website and our social media platforms!

If you have photos of your past enrichment project or your project in process and you would like to contribute, please send them to

Use the subject line “Enrichment Project,” and include a brief description of your project.


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Book Signings at AWP 2019

Hi, all –

If you’re planning to attend AWP 2019 in Portland, OR and would like to schedule a book signing at the West Conn table, please contact me by November 1st:



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Reading Thursday Evening

I hope some of you will have time to come hear some fine poems from Amy Nawrocki, a few poems from me, and a little conversation this Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 pm at the Norwalk Public Library for the Poets in Conversation series, hosted by Laurel Peterson.

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