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Matthew Baker and Anders Carlson-Wee in The Paris Review

Posted by on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Apply, News.


The work of two Vanderbilt MFA alumni, Matthew Baker and Anders Carlson-Wee, can be found in the Fall 2019 issue of The Paris Review. The issue contains Baker’s story “Why Visit America,” and Carlson-Wee’s poems “Hired” and “Cora.”


Matthew Baker is author of the story collection Hybrid Creatures and the children’s novel Key Of X, originally published as If You Find This. His stories have appeared in publications such as The Paris ReviewAmerican Short FictionOne StoryElectric Literature, and Conjunctions, and in anthologies including Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions. A recipient of grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Prairie Center of the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, he has an MFA from Vanderbilt University, where he was the founding editor of Nashville Review. His other projects include Early Work. Born in Michigan, he currently lives in New York City.


Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of THE LOW PASSIONS (W.W. Norton, 2019). His work has appeared in BuzzFeedThe Paris Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry DailyThe Sun, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and many other places. His debut chapbook, Dynamite, won the Frost Place Chapbook Prize. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, he is the winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize. His work has been translated into Chinese. Anders holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University and lives in Minneapolis.

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