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Committee on Creative Writing Scholars Honored for Publications

Dan Raeburn and Suzanne Buffam, Lecturers in the Committee on Creative Writing, have recently been honored for their work.

Dan Raeburn received the prestigious Howard Foundation Fellowship for Creative Non-Fiction for his work in progress: Vessels: A Memoir.  The Howard Foundation Fellowship awards $30,000 stipends to early mid-career scholars to provide them with time to complete their work.  Raeburn is the author of The Imp, a series of booklets about underground cartoonists, and his essays and memoirs have appeared in the Baffler, Tin House, and the New Yorker. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Suzanne Buffam’s volume of poetry, The Irrationalist, has been shortlisted for the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry. Offering the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English, the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry aims to spark the public’s imagination and raise awareness of the crucial role poetry plays in our collective cultural life.  Buffam is also the author of Past Imperfect, which won the Gerald Lampert Award for the best first book of poetry published in Canada in 2005 and was named one of 2005’s Books of the Year by the Globe and Mail.  She is the recipient of the 1998 Canadian Literary Award for Poetry and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Congratulations to Dan Raeburn and Suzanne Buffam!  To learn more about the Creative Writing Program and its upcoming events please click here.


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