The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline has had a great showing in the list of finalists for Minnesota Book Awards:Children's Literature
: Nancy Loewen, The Last Day of Kindergarten
, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa (Marshall Cavendish Children)Young People's Literatur
e: Brian Farrey, With or Without You
(Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division)Novel, Short Story:
Mary Francois Rockcastle, In Caddis Wood
(Graywolf Press)Poetry: Jim Moore, Invisible Strings (Graywolf Press), and Su Smallen, Buddha, Proof (Broadcraft Press). It's also notable that
Smallen's book of poetry was published by Broad Craft Press, which is a small press created by Master in Fine Arts alums Meghan Maloney-Vinz, Kate Shuktnecht, Meg Masterson, and Julia Jenson.