MFA Greensboro Faculty Fred Chappell Reviewed on “Complete Word”

Fred Chappell~ Shadow Box

Posted by: Tea-mahm | May 16, 2010

I hesitate to write about this poetry book, because I am intimated by its brilliance and inventiveness. But then I want to stand on a soapbox and shout out –Shadow Box! Yes! It’s that good. It’s also rich, deep and chewy as a California coastal mountain Cabernet, so you need to sip and savor it. Admire the color and complexity.  Fred Chappell has written embedded poems – a poem within a poem – and made it seem effortless.

To read the full article click here: http://completeword.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/shadow-box-by-fred-chappell-a-poetry-review/

To find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro click here: http://mfagreensboro.org

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MFA Greensboro Alum Drew Perry Reviewed in “Oxford American”

THIS IS JUST EXACTLY LIKE YOU
by Drew Perry
(Viking, 2010)

In Drew Perry‘s first novel, thirtysomething protagonist Jack Lang negotiates the demands of suburban domesticity—holding together a crumbling marriage, raising a child with autism, managing a mulch-and-tree business, taking on over-the-top home-improvement projects—with varying degrees of success.

Read the full review here: http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2010/apr/06/books-april/

Find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro here: http://mfagreensboro.org

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MFA Greensboro Alum Drew Perry Featured on “New Books”


“This is Just Exactly Like You”

New from Viking: This is Just Exactly Like You by Drew Perry.

About the book, from the publisher:

A darkly humorous debut novel of suburban survival and life’s occasional miracles.

When Jack Lang impulsively buys a second house directly across the street from his own, his wife Beth leaves him-and their six-year-old autistic son, Hendrick-to move in with Jack’s best friend, Terry Canavan.
Read the full article here:
http://newreads.blogspot.com/2010/03/this-is-just-exactly-like-you.html

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http://mfagreensboro.org

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MFA Greensboro Alum Drew Parry to Read at UNCG Faculty Center

Drew Perry Alumni Fiction Reading

The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro, The Greensboro Review, and Spring Garden Press will host a fiction reading by Drew Perry on Thursday, April 1st at 7 PM in the UNCG Faculty Center on College Avenue.

Read the full article here:
http://www.gotriadscene.com/event/detail/26769/member_reviews/past

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http://mfagreensboro.org

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MFA Greensboro Faculty Holly Goddard Jones Reads at Murry State University

Return to Murray

By HAWKINS TEAGUE / Ledger & Times

Holly Goddard Jones reads from her book of short stories, “Girl Trouble” in Murray State University’s Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery Thursday night.

Read entire post here: http://www.murrayledger.com/articles/2010/03/12/local_news/local04.txt

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http://mfagreensboro.org

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MFA Greensboro Alum Jillian Weise Reviewed at ‘Philadelphia City Paper”

Growing Pains
Under the Covers with Justin Bauer

by Justin Bauer
 Mar 3, 2010

In Jillian Weise’s The Colony (Soft Skull, March 1), researchers gather subjects for radical gene therapy.
They can mend Alzheimer’s, they say, and delete a predisposition toward fat.

Anne Hatley, even as she participates in the study, remains unconvinced. With the cellular ability to regenerate new tissue three times faster than other people, she has the most promising genetic profile of the five subjects. The 25-year-old walks with a prosthetic leg; the researchers dangle the promise that she will be able to grow herself an entirely new limb.

Read the entire review:
http://citypaper.net/articles/2010/03/04/growing-pains

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http://mfagreensboro.org

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MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond on “Forum Network”

Steve Almond 101

Author Steve Almond reads from his new book, This Won’t Take but a Minute, Honey, and discusses his unique take on the art and craft of creative writing. This lecture is particularly geared towards creative writing students and beginning writers.

Watch the video here:
http://forum-network.org/lecture/steve-almond-101

Find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro here:
http://mfagreensboro.org

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