Notre Dame Review releases anthology

Author: Arts and Letters


Notre Dame Review, a leading literary magazine produced by the University of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program, has released an anthology of poetry and fiction from the publication’s first 10 years in print.

Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years, published by Notre Dame Press, includes work by well-known authors, as well as new and emerging writers. Poets Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon and Czeslaw Milosz and fiction writers Marilyn Krysl, Arturo Vivante, Frances Sherwood, R.D. Skillings and Richard Elman are featured, along with several winners of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry and the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, both administered by the Creative Writing Program.

The anthology is composed of a collection of poems and stories that challenge, surprise, comfort, discomfort and delight readers through a wide range of styles and aesthetic orientations.

The First Ten Years was edited with an introduction by John Matthias, professor emeritus of English at Notre Dame, and William O’Rourke, professor of English at the University.

The Notre Dame Review is an independent, non-commercial magazine of contemporary American and international fiction, poetry, criticism and art. Poetry and fiction from the publication have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize volumes and Harper’s Magazine, among other publications.

A component of Notre Dame’s Department of English, the Creative Writing Program is a two-year master of fine arts program centered on workshops in poetry and fiction and offers courses in literature, translation, literary publishing and thesis preparation. The highly selective program admits just 10 writers each year.

More information about The First Ten Years is available on the Web at

Originally published by Mollie Zubek at on February 19, 2009.