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Calling all Stanford undergraduate students! Submit an application to be considered for enrollment into Prof. Sze's Spring 2024 course: English 192V.
The 12th Annual Poetry Into Film Contest is accepting submissions for the best short film inspired by a poem.
Madeleine Cravens’ poem “Leaving” was published in the most recent edition of The New Yorker.
Calling all Stanford undergraduate students! Submit an application to be considered for enrollment into Prof. Valdez Quade's Winter 2024 course: English 90L.
Calling all Stanford undergraduate students! Submit an application to be considered for enrollment into Prof. Lee's Winter 2024 course: English/Asnamst/Amstud 91A.

Katherine Wolkoff

The Nobel laureate, 2003-2004 Poet Laureate of the United States, and former visiting professor at Stanford died last week at 80.

Jemimah Wei

“It’s okay, you can make a lot of noise if you want!” said poet Joseph Rios as he encouraged the audience of the first Stegner Fellow reading of the 2023-2024 academic year.
Current Lecturer and Stegner Fellow Alumnus, Jackson Holbert, celebrates his debut book release with Winter Stranger. His publication is commemorated by winning the esteemed Max Ritvo Poetry Prize.
Former Stegner Fellows, Jamel Brinkley and Jesmyn Ward, are two of the finalists for the 10th Annual Kirkus Prize. The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest annual literary awards in the world with the prizes totaling $150,000. Writers become eligible by receiving a rare, starred review from Kirkus Reviews; this year’s 18 finalists were chosen from 608 young readers’ literature titles, 435 fiction titles, and 435 nonfiction titles.