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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Two poems by C. Dale Young

An excerpt from "In Plain Sight" by C. Dale Young, one of two poems appearing in Waxwing:   In Plain Sight Alongside the twisting road to Erice, the cane fields moved like water, the leaves and stalks bending and rippling like water under the hand of the wind. We had...

Three Sonnets by Robert Thomas (poetry, ’02)

An excerpt from the sonnet "Sonnet with Swan and Long Tall Sally," by Robert Thomas (poetry, '02), one of three sonnets published in The Yale Review:   Sonnet with Swan and Long Tall Sally What if we’re the crux, the diamond lynchpin? What if creatures in other...

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