Friends of Writers enriches American poetry and fiction by cultivating new and vital literary voices. We do this by raising funds to support writers as they seek and fulfill their potential through graduate study. FOW values rigorous writing programs that encourage the development of the individual’s finest work, and also values the diversity—in aesthetic, ethnicity, gender, age, occupational, geographic, and economic background—that will ensure American writing reflects the entire nation.

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“The Mouse” by Rolf Yngve (fiction, ’12)

Rolf Yngve's (fiction, 2012) story "The Mouse" was included in the 2017 issue of War, Literature and the Arts. "The Mouse" is one of a series, The Ehrlich Stories, one of which, "A Prerogative" appeared in Kenyon Review issue May/April 2015. The Mouse The executive...

from Cockaigne by Matthew Olzmann (poetry, ’09)

A prose piece by Matthew Olzmann (poetry, '09) appears in Virginia Quarterly Review Online: from Cockaigne It was actually a good year, the year before the downfall, a surprisingly good year in our little town. It was a year of bread on the table, a year with a new...

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