News & Events

  • Professor Joshua Bennett's new collection Owed was published this week by Penguin Poets! From the Penguin Random House website:

    Bennett’s new collection, Owed, is a book with celebration at its center. Its primary concern is how we might mend the relationship between ourselves and the people, spaces, and objects we have been taught to think of as insignificant, as fundamentally...

  • English and Creative Writing student Jordan McDonald '21, who won the 2020 Erskine Caldwell Prize for the best short story, has had a piece published in The Offing this past April! You can see more of McDonald's publications on her website. Read McDonald's essay "Negrita" here.

  • Students in Professor Harner's "Netflix and the Serial Novel" course wrote their own serial novels in four installments! The incredible Sarah Smith at the Dartmouth Book Arts Workshop digitally printed these installments as page spreads and sent them out to all the students in the class, so the students could read each other’s stories in weekly “issues."  Want...

  • There’s No Place Like Home: 19th Century Women Writers and the Opportunities of Domesticity
    Colleen Boggs, Carolyn Dever, Christie Harner, Ivy Schweitzer

    Imagine if Stay-At-Home were not a temporary order but a way of life. We are working with students to build a WordPress site that showcases how nineteenth-century women writers dealt with the challenges of enforced domesticity and saw the home as a site of artistic and personal constraint as well as...

  • Former English and Creative Writing major Betty Junghyun Kim's comic poetry “Laborers of Love" was published in the latest issue of the Nashville Review (a journal edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University). Betty completed a thesis of graphic narrative art for the major.

  • In July, Professor Emerita Cleopatra Mathis published her collection, After the Body: Poems New and Selected (Sarabande Books, 2020). To celebrate, former students are organizing a virtual poetry reading, to take place on Sunday, August 30th, at...

  • Department of English & Creative Writing

    2020 High Honors and Prizes



    High Honors in Creative Writing: Amanda Johnson, Betty Kim, Natalia McLaren, Isabel Parks, Kylee Sibilia


    High Honors in English: Sofía Carbonell Realme, Katherine Carithers, Jean Fang, Arunav Jain, Cameron Pfaffle, Natalie Vaughan



    Sidney Cox Memorial Prize in Creative Writing:...

  • Christie Harner, a faculty member of the Department of English and Creative Writing, has won an award from the New England Humanities Consortium for her project Reactivating and Reshaping Humanities Communities!  This is the second year that these grants have existed, and the first time that an award has been made to a Dartmouth faculty member.

    Harner's project is titled "Reactivating and Reshaping Humanities Communities: Collaborative Humanistic Inquiry in Nineteenth-Century...

  • This year's creative writing awards were judged by the poet Carlos Andrés Gómez. Carlos Andrés Gómez is the author of two celebrated collections of poetry, Fractures and Hijito, and a memoir, Man Up. He is also a performer, appearing on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and TV One’s Verses and Flow, and in the Spike Lee film Inside Man.


    About the selection process, Gómez wrote: “I would be grateful if in the announcement you could mention that I...

  • The Department of English and Creative Writing would like to congratulate this year's graduating English majors and honor their contributions to the vitality of the department. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors.


    Emma Alter