The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to welcome two new writers to our faculty: Dionne Irving Bremyer, author of the forthcoming novel, QUINT, and Xavier Navarro Aquino, author of the forthcoming novel, VELORIO, adding to the program’s strengths in postcolonial and transnational literature, environmental humanities, global contemporary writing, and translation theory and practice. We are proud to announce that Dionne Irving Bremyer and Xavier Navarro Aquino are liaison hires with the Initiative on Race and Resilience, directed by Mark Sanders, Professor of English and Africana Studies. This model of hiring represents a historic and groundbreaking partnership for the MFA Program in Creative Writing because it has allowed us to recruit writers whose lived experiences and artistic practices speak to issues of race, racialization, and racism, deeping our program's commitment to structural anti-racism and to the celebration and amplification of American writers of color with enormous talent. We are looking forward to welcoming Dionne Irving Breymer and Xavier Navarro Aquino with enthusiasm in the Fall of 2021.
- Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing