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Oscar Nomination for Faculty Poem Adaptation

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"Never imagined my poem would be up for an Oscar."

Negative Space, a short film co-directed by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, just received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short. The film is based on a prose poem by Ron Koertge, first published in flash fiction collection Sex World (Red Hen Press, 2014). Exciting news! 

Author and alum Christine Heppermann caught up with Ron to get his reaction to the news. Read their interview here.

After working on Negative Space for two years, the directing duo met Ron for the first time. Listen to their three-part Vimeo interview series here, here, and here.

Read more about Negative Space here.