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eleanor boudreau

​The University of Pittsburgh Press selected her book from a pool of 639 manuscripts. Boudreau's committee chair Professor James Kimbrell says, "she takes her poetry very seriously and has the results to show for it.”

alexa doran

Doran, a doctoral candidate in English-Creative Writing, shared the initial news of winning the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize with her 4-year-old son, Dante. In addition to the joy of sharing that moment with him, her manuscript is now scheduled for publication in 2021.

Kaveh Akbar

Akbar earned his Ph.D. in English-Creative Writing in 2018 from Florida State University. He began his tenure as poetry editor for The Nation on Sept. 1.

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She earned the distinction by completing the University Honors program, earning Honors in the Major by completing and defending an independent thesis project, and finishing her college career with a 4.0 GPA.


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Recent graduate of English Christian Ragland completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Resistance to a Transition: How Emerging Genres Navigate Social Resistance."