MFA Alums Win Minnesota Book Award, McKnights

Cover image of Find the GirlLightsey Darst (MFA 2003) received the Minnesota Book Award for poetry for her debut collection Find the Girl (Coffee House Press, 2010). The awards were announced April 16. . . . Three out of four 2011 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers went to MFA alumni: John Colburn, Ethan Rutherford, and Dominic Saucedo, who will each receive $25,000. . . . In other Creative Writing Program news, MFA candidate Colleen Coyne was awarded this year's Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize for Poetry. The reader was Garrison Keillor. She will receive $100 from the Academy and possible publication in the academy anthology. BA alum Jessica Mayer and current major Madeline Summers won honorable mentions. MFA candidates Andrea Uptmor and Wahida Omar received 2011 Marcella DeBourg Fellowships. These $1000 awards are given annually to graduate students whose writing gives "creative expression to women's lives." MFA candidates Sarah Fox and Chris Keimig were awarded residencies at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN, for July 2011. Congratulations to all!

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