Student, alumni, and faculty news Adam Messinger ('20) Wins Writing Award Adam Messinger ('20) has won a New York Press Association award for his article "Kurt, Courtney and the Monks." Priya Tait ('21) Whalen Finalist Priya Tait (’21) presented her essay, “Bringing Queerness into Non-Queer Narratives,” as a finalist at the 2021 Whalen Symposium. Professor Cory Brown's Book Published Cory Brown, professor in the Department of Writing, recently published a book of poems, A Long Slow Climb, with Cayuga Lake Books. 2021 Summer Scholars Announced This year there will be four summer scholars in writing, working with faculty members of our department. Lauren Eng Awarded Two Senior Awards Senior Lauren Eng won both the Dean's Award for the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Sally Parr Memorial Award. Mae McDermott Awarded Two Senior Awards Senior Mae McDermott won both the Dean's Award for the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Sally Parr Memorial Award. Alum Publishes E-Chapbook Nicole Hernández Arocho ('15) published an e-chapbook of poetry with Sundress Publications. Professor Named Poet Laureate Associate Professor Christine Kitano was recently named the poet laureate of Tompkins County. Professor to Publish Poetry Collection Assistant Professor Eric Howd will be publishing his collection of poetry, Universal Monsters, with the Orchard Street Press. Alum Published in Mindbodygreen Jasmine Gayle ('17) wrote an article that was published in Mindbodygreen. Writing Major in Travel Curator Alexandria DeVita ('21) has been published with a byline in Travel Curator. Alum in Tahoma Literary Review Elizabeth Charles ('18) had a short story published in the Tahoma Literary Review. Writing Minor in Essence Writing minor Danielle Lee (‘19) has published an article in Essence. Senior Awarded Publishing Fellowship Rebecca Brutus ('20) has been awarded a Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship. Alum Wins Pulitzer Prize Luke Broadwater ('02) of The Baltimore Sun has been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting. Presidential Scholar Writing major Margaret McKinnis ('20) has been named one of this year's Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholars. Finalist in Saveur Blog Awards A food blog by alumna Tess Le Moing ('16) has been chosen as a finalist for Saveur magazine's 2019 Blog Awards. Iron Horse PhotoFinish Contest Writing major Leah Skay ('21) has been named a finalist in Iron Horse Literary Review's 2019 PhotoFinish Contest. Jack Wang Earns Two-book Deal Two works of fiction by associate professor and department chair Jack Wang have been acquired by House of Anansi Press. The Robert Ryan Professorship Associate professor Eleanor Henderson has been named the next Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities. Writing Major Wins Two Awards Writing major Kyra Bean ('19) receives the Dean's Award in the Humanities and the Sally Parr Memorial Award.