Book cover: Patience and Pandemic

UCI students publish book about life under quarantine

Patience and Pandemic is a collection of photos, essays and poems

Alex Tan, UCI aluma - MFA English holding the poetry book she wrote.

Finding her place

Torn between poetry and fiction, Inez Tan earns an M.F.A. at UCI, with scholarship support, then stays on campus to teach creative writing

UCI English lecturer Lorene Delany-Ullman

Mourning becomes eclectic

Exhibition featuring people’s mementos of deceased loved ones explores nature of grief

Textbook on Chinese poetry by UCI professor of East Asian studies awarded Buchanan Prize

An Introduction to Chinese Poetry: From the Canon of Poetry to the Lyrics of the Song Dynasty, by UCI professor of East Asian studies Michael A. Fuller, has won the Association for Asian Studies’ Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for high-quality curriculum materials on Asia. “I am deeply honored that the AAS has given my textbook […]

English professor is finalist for $100,000 poetry award

English professor Amy Gerstler is a finalist for the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, which bestows $100,000 on a midcareer poet. Gerstler, who teaches in UCI’s M.F.A. Programs in Writing, is one of five contenders for the prize. Her works of poetry, nonfiction and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The American Poetry Review. Gerstler’s most recent book, Scattered at Sea, was longlisted for […]

UCI poet up for National Book Award

Press one if you’d like to speak to Attila the Hun.Press two if your Jacuzzi is filled with eels.”– from “A Short History of Sublime Moments on Hold,” by Amy Gerstler Scattered at Sea, a poetry collection by UCI English professor Amy Gerstler, is in the running for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry. Gerstler, […]

Fountain pen next to writing

UCI poetry program going strong

For the talented few admitted, UCI’s graduate writing program in poetry offers a mix of creativity, criticism and, often, acclaim.

Fountain pen next to writing

Well versed

“Do not say anything against rhyme! It is a mighty goddess indeed, the deity of very secret and very ancient coincidences, and one must never let the fires on its altars burn out.” — Rainer Maria Rilke They are small in number, the writers who have come to UC Irvine to study poetry through the master’s-level Programs […]