The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded English Professor Lysley Tenorio its Rome Fellowship in Literature Prize. The award recognizes emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. It provides for a one-year residency at the American Academy in Rome. Tenorio teaches in Saint Mary’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program. Follow Tenorio on Twitter.
Matthew Zapruder (MFA Poetry and English faculty) and musician Missy Mazzoli collaborated on Mazzoli's new album Vespers for a New Dark Age which features Zapruder's poetry replacing traditional vesper verse.