California author Mark Irwin wins 2018 Levine Prize for Poetry

Author Mark Irwin

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing announced California author Mark Irwin as the winner of the 2018 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of his 10th book, “Shimmer.”

Read More

Spring reading series features Levine Prize winner, MFA faculty

Lineup for the spring Fresno Poets' Association Reading Series: Rachel Rinehart, Tim Skeen and Steven Church

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing will feature the 2016 winner of the Philip Levine Prize and two of its own accomplished faculty authors in its Spring 2018 Fresno Poets’ Association reading series.
Each of the readings will start at 7 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Business building, Room 191) inside the University Business Center.

Read More

Alabama author wins 2017 Levine Prize for Poetry

Tina Mozelle Braziel is the 2017 winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing announced Alabama author Tina Mozelle Braziel as the winner of the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of her debut full-length book, “Known by Salt.”

Read More

Remembering, honoring Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Philip Levine

California State University, Fresno continues to find new ways to honor the late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor emeritus of English, more than two years after his death. In May 2017, Fresno State dedicated the new Philip Levine Reading Room inside the Henry Madden Library, a room that now houses Levine’s extensive collection of more than 2,000 books. Levine’s wife, Frances, donated their personal library, a gift made to inspire future generations of poets and readers.

Read More