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Replenish your reading list with these recent works by faculty authors in the creative writing program of the Department of English.

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All’s Well

by Mona Awad

A darkly funny novel about a theater professor who believes that producing Shakespeare’s most maligned play will solve all her problems—but will it end up costing her everything?

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Snakes & Babies: Poems

by Jules Gibbs

These poems’ one-word titles evoke power, energy, self, alienation, annihilation and energy. They are “voodoo that eats through paper,” a witness to politics, dreams and desires.

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Mister Toebones: Poems

by Brooks Haxton

Haxton turns a searching gaze toward the shared habitat and intertwined fates of man and animal. He looks back and forward in time, down at the soil, up at the stars, and deeply into his personal relationships.

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

by George Saunders G’88

Saunders shares a version of a class on the Russian short story that he has taught for the past 20 years and lessons learned through short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy and Gogol.

Wayward: A Novel

by Dana Spiotta

At 52, Samantha Raymond’s life begins to come apart as she contemplates motherhood, mortality and the state of the nation. Then she buys a decrepit house in Syracuse on a whim as she grapples with the complexities of the female condition.

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