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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Three Poems by Rebecca Foust (poetry, ’10)

Three poems with audio by Rebecca Foust (poetry, '10) appear in The Cortland Review: Parts of Speech We came to a grove and you drew me in; I wondered about our right to wander where we would in that wood of old pine, my hand in yours and yours in mine. Fair was the...

“The Ornamental Hermit” by Eric Rampson (fiction, ’16)

A story by Eric Rampson (fiction, '16) appears in Typishly:   The Ornamental Hermit Editor’s background note for the uninitiated: Wikipedia tells us that “ornamental hermits were hermits encouraged to live in purpose built hermitages, follies, grottoes,...

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