The latest Alumni Accolades
- Alumna Mallory Bass Webb (poetry, 2012) has five poems published in the Spring 2013 issue of BlazeVOX!
- Alumna Kristen Hanlon (poetry, 1998) writes for an SFGate.com Neighborhood Blog. Check out her recent entry, Alameda Bookshelf: Laurie Wagner, 27 Powers.
- 2008 poetry graduate, Angela Hume, has authored a Jacket2 commentary on *afterness*, ecopoetics, and ecological crisis.
- 1999 poetry grad Rusty Morrison's book, After Urgency, is #17 of the top 20 poetry books from The Believer Mag reader survey!
- Congratulations to fiction alumnus (2004), Adam Stumacher whose fiction appears in the Summer 2013 issue of the Kenyon Review.
- Read alumna Jenny Drai's (poetry, 2006) poem, "A Very Old Subject" in Ink Node.
- Alumnus Michael Sakoda (creative nonfiction, 2013) writes about two Lamorinda high school softball teams in the Lamorinda Weekly.
- MFA graduates are making a splash at Caught in the Carousel (CITC), a comprehensive on-line music magazine founded by alum, Alex Green (poetry, 1997)!
Rebecca Eckland (creative nonfiction, 2012) is the new News Editor and Maria Judnick (creative nonfiction, 2013) is the newest intern at CITC.
Congrats to all!
- Alumna and MFA Program Manager, Sara Mumolo (poetry, 2009) interviews fellow alumna Alisa Heinzman (poetry, 2010) in Poets, Presses & Periodicals, a regular feature of OmniVerse.
- Read alumna Courtney Jameson's (poetry, 2013) poems, "Death Crosses Boarders" and "Conquest of the Destitute" in Similar : Peaks : :.
Congratulations on your first of many publications, Courtney!
- Alumna Cristin Bishara's (poetry, 1998) forthcoming book, Relativity, is featured on Waiting on Wednesday, a meme of Icy Books.
- Read poetry alumna (2010), Alisa Heinzman's interview in Les Femmes Folles.
- 2012 fiction graduate and regular Yahoo!News reporter, Mike Krumboltz, writes about the recent Oklahoma tornado.
- We love when alums work with alums!
Check out creative nonfiction graduate (2012) Rebecca Eckland's article in Caught in the Carousel, a comprehensive on-line music magazine founded by fellow alum, Alex Green (poetry, 1997)!
Great teamwork, Alex and Rebecca!
- Here's a recent write up of 2007 poetry grad, Andrew Kenower's brainchild, The East Bay Poetry Summit, happening May 24-27 at various venues in the East Bay!
- Alumna Vicki Hudson (creative nonfiction, 2008) is making news again!
She'll be attending the Veterans Writing and Film-Making Summer Workshops in poetry at George Washington University this June!
AND you can read her essay, "Call Up" in O-Dark-Thirty now! CONGRATULATIONS, Vicki!
- Alumna, Angela Hume (poetry, 2008) reading at Bica for Underpass Reading Series. Angela is the author of the chapbook, The Middle, from Omnidawn.
- Alumnus Juan Alvarado Valdivia (creative nonfiction, 2010) has had two stories published recently! Read "Just Another Day" in Black Heart Magazine and "El Cenote" in the 5th anniversary issue of The Acentos Review.
- Alumna Lisa Cattrone (poetry, 2001) has two poems in Interim Volume 30. Read, "Astraphobia" and "from 6 Degrees of Freedom."
- 2003 poetry graduate, Analucia DaSilva, is featured in the Colorado Review! Read her poem, "Children Dug Out of a Parsley Bed." Congratulations, Ana!
- Alumna Nancy Tengler (creative nonfiction, 2009) writes for Business Voices, "How to generate returns without being 100% right all the time."
- Vicki Hudson (creative nonfiction, 2009) celebrates her fifth year participating in SHOUT!: Art by Women Veterans, an initiative of Swords to Plowshares. RSVP to the May 8th event.
- 2001 poetry grad, Lisa Cattrone has work forthcoming in Fourteen Hills 19.2: The San Francisco State University Review. To celebrate nearly twenty years of publishing the mag is throwing a 19.2 release party on Wednesday, May 15 at 7p at the Verdi Club in San Francisco.
- Read Yahoo! News blogger and 2012 fiction graduate, Mike Krumboltz' latest reports!
- Grads Rusty Morrison (poetry, 1997) and Lily Brown (poetry, 2007) are featured in The Volta/The Conversant this month!
- Alumnus Kevin Finley (creative nonfiction, 2009) just signed a book contract with Think Piece Publishing for his tentatively titled travel memoir, Goodnight Saint Paul. Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment, Kevin!
You can also read Kevin's essay, Reunion Island, in Outside In Magazine.
- Read alumna Janet Hardy's (creative nonfiction, 2008) latest essay in Bi Women titled, "The Twist."
- Kaya Oakes (poetry, 1997) is interviewed by The Jesuit Post. Listen to the podcast!
- Nora Zulema Garcia's (creative nonfiction, 2012) essay, "Educational Otherness" is forthcoming in the Viewpoint section of Saint Mary's Magazine this summer! Congratulations, Nora!
- 1997 poetry alumna, Rusty Morrison's book, After Urgency, is nominated for a California Book Award! Congratualtions, Rusty!
- Alumnus Andrew Kenower (poetry, 2007) is organizing the East Bay Poetry Summit! What an accomplishment, Andrew!
- Alumna Kristen Hanlon (poetry, 1998) writes about Alameda’s Bay-Eagle Community Garden in SF Gate.
- Musician and alumna Rosa del Duca (fiction, 2010) and alumnus Nicholas Leither (fiction, 2006) are out to play free music and gather responses to their American Happiness Project.
- Check out alumna Rebecca Eckland's (creative nonfiction, 2012) article in the Lamorinda Weekly on the Short Course Championship Swim Meet where she placed second in the 1650 free with a time of 21:41!
- An interview with two alumni, Rusty Morrison (poetry, 1999) & Gillian Hamel (poetry, 2011) by Sarah Suzor on the Best American Poetry Blog. Check it out!
- Poems from Alumna Sally Delehant (poetry, 2009) in Pinwheel.
- Purchase a copy of alumnus, Jason Bayani's (poetry, 2010) new collection of poems, Amulet.
- Alumna, Angela Hume's (poetry, 2008) The Middle, is out now from Omnidawn Publishing. If you would like to own a copy, you can order the chapbook directly from Omnidawn (free shipping!).
- Alumna, Vicki Hudson (creative nonfiction, 2008), on Pulitzer Remix for National Poetry Month. 85 poets from 7 countries create found poems from each of the Pulitzer prize winners in fiction.
- 2011 creative nonfiction graduate, Risa Nye, is a contributing author in "Oh Sandy: An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose," which explores the humorous side of experiencing a disaster.
- Teresa Burns Gunther's (fiction, 2004) fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, most recently in Northwind Magazine (March 2013), obit by Pure Slush, (April 2013) and in Best New Writing 2012. Her work was recently awarded third place in a fiction contest by Northwind Magazine and recognized in a number of other contests by: Narrative Magazine, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, New Millennium Writing, The Eric Hoffer Award and more.
Last summer she was awarded a Fellowship at the Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony. New work will be anthologized in the forthcoming 2014 A Year of Stories and in The Best of Pen and Brush, Inc. Watch for her next author interview with Ruth Ozeki in Bookslut in April 2013. Learn more at her website.
What a wonderful list of accomplishments, Teresa!
- Juan Alvarado Valdivia's (creative nonfiction, 2010) essay, "My Afternoon with Jesus," was recently published in Label Me Latina/o. He was also featured in BorderSenses Literary Magazine and has a short story forthcoming in Black Heart Magazine. Congratulations, Juan!
- The Daily Nebraskan interviews 2009 poetry alum, Nima Najafi-Kianfar.
- Read the Times Union interview with Kaya Oakes (poetry, 1997) where she discusses her memoir, Radical Reinvention.
- Read creative nonfiction graduate (2008) Janet Hardy's article, "Orgasm Times 100? How My Tantric 'Awakening' Turned Me Off Sex" in AlterNet and Salon.
- Here's some more news on 2004 fiction graduate, Adam Stumacher. Listen to the author read "Local Appetites" in The Drum.
- 2007 poetry graduate A.E. Watkins is interviewed in the Sycamore Review.
- Adam Stumacher (fiction, 2004) has been awarded several residencies in the recent past including Spiro Arts in 2012, Vermont Studio Center, Virgina Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), and Jentel. He was awarded a tuition scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.
Finally, a story is forthcoming in the summer 2013 issue if The Kenyon Review.
Check out 2006 poetry alumna, Jenni Drai's list of recent publications:
In Spitton 2.4, "The Humans Receiving Telemetry Are as Happy as They Are"
In Horse Less Review #13, from "THE NEW SORROW IS LESS THAN THE OLD SORROW"
In Jellyfish Magazine, "Jane Eyre | Jane Eyre | Jane Eyre"
Her chapbbook, "The New Sorrow is Less than the Old Sorrow," was a finalist in the Black River Chapbook Contest and will be published by Black Lawrence Press.
"Visitors, Cavaliers," a manuscript of poetry was a finalist in the Subito Press Book Prize.
You're an inspiration, Jenni!
- Rebecca Eckland's (creative nonfiction, '12) essay, Emblem, is featured in The Barnstormer! Congrats, Rebecca!
- Check out these poems from alumnus, Brett Shepard (poetry, '09) in Ilk!
- An interview with alumnus, A.E. Watkins (poetry, '07) on his new collection of poems, Dear, Companion, out from Dream Horse Press.
- Creative nonfiction graduate ('12) and poetry candidate, Kelsay Myers, will also be attending the Tin House Summer Workshop this July at Reed College in Portland, OR!
- Alumna, Angela Hume (poetry, '08) has organized this brilliant conference at UCB this week, Feb 22-24. Tickets are sold out, but there are two free readings that are open to the public.
- Alumna, Rusty Morrison's (poetry, '99) After Urgency reviewed in the Iowa Review by Virginia Konchan.
- Alumna Lisa Cattrone (poetry, '01) is making news again! Horseless Press just announced that they'll be publishing her chapbook, Mutations for Jenny!
- Alumna Lisa Cattrone (poetry, '01) has been busy getting her poetry published!
"Angels," "A Toast," and "You Will Be The Death Of Me" are all featured on The Claudias App
"Dumb Girl" was published in Gulf Coast and Verse Daily
Download Volume 17 of VOLT to read "Marvel"
"In the Theater of the Myth of Felix the Cat" and "There Was This One Guy" are featured in Scythe VII Winter 2012
Poetry forthcoming in EOAGH, West Wind Review and Interim
and last, but certainly not least, Lisa was a finalist for the Kelsey Street Press' Firsts first book contest!
Way to go, Lisa!
- Creative Nonfiction graduate ('12) Rebecca Eckland has landed a spot at the Tin House Summer Workshop this July 2013 at Reed College in Portland, OR!
- New episode of Break The Line, Rebecca Farivar's (poetry, 08) podcast is up featuring novelists Michael Lukas and Mary Volmer (fiction, 05) discussing short poems by Rebecca Wolff and Carol Snow. You can listen online or download it on iTunes.
- Alumnus (fiction, '97) and Advisory Board Member Josh Braff in Huffington Post.
- Creative nonfiction graduate (2008) Vicki Hudson's essay, War Cats, was selected as a finalist in the Adanna Literary Journal’s Women and War competition.
War Cats will be published in the upcoming Winter 2013 issue – Women and War: A Tribute to Adrienne Rich.
- Here's more media coverage of alumna, Denise Leto's collab with Cid Pearlman & Joan Jeanrenaud. Check out the article in San Francisco Classical Voice.
- Alumna, Denise Leto's Collab with Cid Pearlman, "Shark," gets a write-up in the SF Chronicle.
- 2008 Creative Nonfiction graduate, Vicki Hudson, has been getting work done! Check out her list of forthcoming publications:
"War Cats" submitted for the women & war issue of Adanna Literary Magazine
"Dr. Dominatrix" in Bluestem Literary Magazine forthcoming in the Feb-March issue
Poem "Stone Upon my Heart" and short story "Captain Harper Says Goodbye" forthcoming in Bay Laurel Literary Magazine
CONGRATULATIONS on the success, Vicki!
- Check out Rusty Morrison's (poetry, '99) interview on Wordgathering, a journal of disability poetry.
- Robert Andrew Perez (poetry, '11) will be teaching a January term course in 2013: "Red, Flame, Crackle, Burning: An Incendiary Investigation of the Inters of Language and Visual Culture."
- Rebecca Eckland (creative nonfiction, '12) just had an article published by the US Master's Swimming Organization-- a nation-wide organization with 50,000 members of adult swimmers. Check out "A Runner's Guide to Swimming." Great work, Rebecca!
- Fiction graduate ('10) Rosa del Duca has just landed a prestigious San Francisco Writer's Grotto fellowship! During the 6-month fellowship Rosa will be working on her memoir based on her time in the National Guard, and her journey toward declaring herself a conscientious objector. Congratulations, Rosa!
- Poetry graduate (2004), Kristen Sbrogna, is teaching JAN 181-Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Sustainability and Service in Palugo, Ecuador this January. Congratulations, Kristen!
- Alumnus, Mike Sikkema has new poems in The Cultural Society, along with a review of alumna, Sally Delehant's, book A Real Time of It. Check it out:http://www.culturalsociety.org/
- 2012 creative nonfiction graduate, Vanessa Stewart landed a Saint Mary's January term lectureship for 2013! She'll be teaching "Harry Potter's Literary Merit." Congratulations Vanessa!
- 2000 graduate in poetry, Gabriel Gomez has published his second book of poetry, The Seed Bank out on Mouthfeel Press.
Gabe's first book of poetry, The Outer Bands was published in 2007 by the University of Notre Dame Press and was the winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize.
He was also recently appointed to serve on the Santa Fe Arts Commission.
What a list of great accomplishments! Congratulations on the success, Gabe!
- Mike Krumboltz (fiction, '12) is a regular contributor to Yahoo! News. Check out his is recent post titled, "Salvador Dali etching found at Goodwill store."
- Read 1997 fiction graduate, Joshua Braff's essay titled, On the Topic of GREATNESS in the Huffington Post.
- Here's another poet making news! Read Jennifer Drai's (poetry, '06) poem, from "Visitors, Cavaliers" in Ink Node!
- Bret Shepard (poetry, '06) is making news again! His poem, Living as Magnets, is in the latest issue of FIELD out of Oberlin College Press. Congrats, Bret!
- Alumna poet Denise Leto collaborates on the performance "Your Body Is Not a Shark"! Congratulations Denise!
- 2009 poetry graduate, Bret Shepard has two poems in ucity review. Check out Water Raining and Eco. Congrats Bret!
- Faculty member and MFA graduate Rashaan Alexis Meneses's (fiction, '06) work and talent have been recognized with two prestigious writing residencies, at the National Medal of Arts-winning MacDowell Arts Colony and at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland. Congrats!
- Please join PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists) as they present Lysley Tenorio, author of the critically acclaimed Monstress. Writer and educator Rashaan Alexis Meneses (fiction, '06) will moderate.
- 2006 poetry alum Michael Sikkema is making news!
Check out his book of poetry, Futuring out from Blaze Vox Publishing.
He also has two chapbooks out: Wander Room out from Grey Book Press and May Apple Deep out from Horse Less Press.
And he's collaborated on a chapbook with Jen Tynes in Black Warrior Review, called Autogeography.
Way to go, Michael!
- Valyntina Grenier (poetry, '08) recites her poetry in Arroyo Chico!
- Check out these new poems in tuxedoLIT from alumna, Jennifer Arcuni (poetry, '99)!
- Joshua Braff with the latest on baseball's post season and the election at Huffington Post.
- Kaya Oakes with expcerpts from Radical Reinvention online at The Nervous Breakdown.
- The Ventura County Star on our alumna, Teresa Bonham's new mystery, SPI: The Case of the Dark Shadow, for young adults
- Alumna, Angela Hume has poems up at Real Poetik from her chapbook The Middle, forthcoming from Omnidawn
- Poetry alumna Carrie Osborne is reading at Bica Coffeehouse in Oakland on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Underpass Reading Series.
- Poetry alum Denise Leto ('99) is making news again! Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects are proud to announce the world premiere of Your Body Is Not a Shark, a performance piece encompassing dance, live music, and sound collage. Text by Denise Leto. Check out the performance scheduled in January 2013!
- Rosa del Duca (fiction, '10) and her bandmate just released a debut EP, White Lies! Listen to White Lies.
White Lies is forthcoming on iTunes. Stay tuned to hear about Rosa's upcoming gigs. Congrats, Rosa!
- Alumna Janet W. Hardy has published a new memoir: "Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals."
- Alumnus, A.E. Watkins (poetry, '07) has a poem featured on Verse Daily today Thursday, October 4, 2012.
- Michael Gardner (nonfiction, 2005) has published a cook book, At Home with May and Axel Vervoodt: Recipes for Every Season. It is available on Amazon, check it out!
- In addition to having a panel accepted for AWP 2013 titled "Lessons from the Field: Poetry Festivals and Community Building," Jennifer Jean (poetry, '01) has had several publications over the past year including:
Her third chapbook, The Archivist, with Big Table Publishing in November 2011
Mass Poetry: article “Eco Poetry: Poems on Purpose (an exploration). July 2012.
Plath Profiles: a Journal for Sylvia Plath Studies: poem “Her Children.” June 2012.
Lyre Lyre: audio poem “The Air” in April 2012
Soul-Lit: poems “Creation Story,” “Beginning of the Fall, part 1,” and “Beginning of the Fall, part 2.” March 2012.
The Joy Ride; poem “Matins” in October 2011.
Tidal Basin Review; poems “Passing Time” and “The Prisoner.”
Poets/Artists; poem “Getting to Know You,” July 2011.
VOX MOM; article “Literary Citizenship” includes poem “Trust.” March 2011
Way to go, Jennifer Jean! You're an inspiration!
- Alumni Rebecca Farivar (new poems), Angela Hume (book review), and Sara Mumolo (poem-film are pubilshed in this month's issue of the The Volta.
- Angela Hume (poetry, '08) wins the 2012 Omnidawn Chapbook Contest for her manuscript, The Middle, selected by Joseph Lease. Congrats Angie!
- Gabrielle Myers (poetry, '10) has co-authored The New Prostate Cancer Nutrition Book. Congratulations Gabrielle!
- Denise Leto (poetry, '99) will read and discuss her poetry at the Poetry Center at SFSU on Thursday, September 27 at 4:30p.
- Lindsey Thordarson's (fiction, '11) short story, "What Will Do", was published in the Spring 2012 issue of Zyzzyva (Issue No. 94). Check out her reading at the The Booksmith to celebrate the release of the issue.
- Kristen Hanlon interviews Annette Sandoval
Just Kibbe's gallery exhibition "POTENT PLAY: Provoking An Adventurous Spirit" will open on November 24, 2012 and run through December 8, 2012.
Scenic Drive Gallery 125 W. Scenic Drive, Monrovia CA 91016
T.J. Bonham's new book SPI: The Case of the Dark Shadow is out now from Schiffer Publishing.
T.J. Bonham is a professor of English at Oxnard College. She has an MFA from St. Mary's College of California and currently resides in Southern California, which has become her inspiration for (SPI) Shadow Paranormal Investigators.
- A.E. Watkins' new collection of poems, Dear, Companion, is now out from Dream Horse Press!
- Alumna, Rebecca Farivar, launches her new podcast Break the Line. She is reading at Studio One Reading Series on Friday, August 3rd at 7:30pm.
- Talking with Tim, an interview with Kaya Oakes
- Congrats to Sally Delehant on her first collection of poems, A Real Time of It.
- Rusty Morrison publishes "Poetry and Panic," an essay, in the latest Pleiades.
- Paul Ebenkamp reading at Small Press Traffic's Endless Summer fundraiser.
- Kaya Oakes publishes a new work of creative nonfiction, Radical Reinvention. Find out more about the book and events here. Check out this starred review from Publisher's Weekly: “This memoir tells the story of this unlikely convert—as she sees herself—in all its gory detail. Oakes doesn’t mince words or clean up her language, and doubt, frustration, and anger are frequent companions on her journey. Oakes not only treats readers to gorgeous prose, but manages to provide an overview and history of the best of the Catholic faith, without losing momentum.” Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly
- Alisa Heinzman publishers poems in Phantom Limb's summer issue
- Robert Andrew Perez receives a Lambda Literary Fellowship
- Brett Fletcher Lauer publishers "The Gentle Sleep" on OmniVerse
Our annual Alumni Updates! Every May we reach out to our Alumni to find out about their latest publications. Enjoy!
Teresa Bonham ('03 Poetry) is a tenured professor of English at Oxnard College and her first book, The Case of the Shadow is going to be released in the fall.
Lily Brown (’07 Poetry) was published in the Boston Review 2012 National Poetry Month Feature. She was the recipient of the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Sally Delehant’s (’09 Poetry) first book of poetry, A Real Time of It, will be published by the Cultural Society this summer.
Paul Ebenkamp ('09 Poetry) wrote and directed "You Have To Take Care Of My Work Together" for Small Press Traffic's Poets Theater, January 2012; has published poems in the past year in Try! and Mrs. Maybe; is co-editor of Early Women Modernists, forthcoming from Counterpoint Press, April 2013; co-hosts the Woolsey Heights reading series at his home in Berkeley; and recently joined Saint Mary's staff as Program Coordinator for the January Term.
Andrew Demcak (’97 Poetry) has recently published poems at Spork Press and published an interview at Literary Magpie. His poetry collection Night Chant (Lethe Press), was reviewed by Steve Fellner at Pansy Poetics.
Jenny Drai (’06 Poetry) was finalist in the Sawtooth Prize from Ahsahta Press and a semifinalist in the First/Second Book Prize from Omnidawn. Recently, my poetry has appeared in Aesthetix, Cutlass, and Parthenon West Review.
Michael Gardner (’05 Creative Nonfiction) is the writer and contributor to a lifestyle and cook book, The Tables of May and Axel Vervoordt: A Guide to Entertaining and Seasonal Recipes published by Flammarion in Paris, which will be published in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy and the U.S this September.
Janet Hardy’s (’08 Creative Nonfiction) Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals is coming out in September from Beyond Binary Books. www.girlfagthebook.com.
Alisa Heinzman ('10 Poetry) received an MFA in Poetry from Saint Mary's College of California and a BA in English and French from the University of Nebraska. She co-publishes the chapbook journal Calaveras with Sara Mumolo and is an Editor for Octopus Books. She currently lives in Chicago where she works for a translation company.
Allison Landa (’06 Fiction) was a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE. She had stories published in Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, Prick of the Spindle, and Swill Magazine. I'll be reading at Why There are Words, a Sausalito reading series, on June 14.
Brett Fletcher Lauer (’07 Poetry) is the managing director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor at A Public Space. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harper’s, jubilat, Tin House and elsewhere. His first book of poems, A Hotel in Belgium, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2014.
Jennifer Jean ( ’01 Poetry) is the author of The Archivist, a poetry chapbook published by Big Table Publishing Co. in November 2011. She is a committee member and organizer of the 4th Annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival that occurred in April, 2012. She is a feature writer for Art Throb magazine and is a adjunct Professor at Salem State University.
Angela Hume Lewandowski (’08 Poetry) was a semifinalist for the 2012 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Recently she saw the publication of her article "(Rescuing) Hegel's Magical Thinking" in the inaugural issue of the journal Eventual Aesthetics and her piece "Imagining Ecopoetics: An Interview with Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Evelyn Reilly, and Jonathan Skinner" is forthcoming in the journal /ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment/. Currently she is working to organize the 2013 Conference on Ecopoetics (Feb. 22-24, Berkeley, CA)
Rashaan A. Meneses (’06 Fiction) is an adjunct faculty member in Liberal & Civic Studies Program at Saint Mary's College. She was nominated for a Sundress Best of the Net Prize. Her essay "Barbie’s Gotta Work” was published by Doveglion Press. Her short story “Hummingbird in Hand" was published in 8th issue of Kurungabaa.
Rusty Morrison’s (‘99 Poetry) After Urgency (Tupelo) received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Her essay Poetry and Gravity was recently published in Kenyon Review's print issue, and in her recent interview for Kenyon Review she discussed her time in the Saint Mary’s MFA Program. Morrison is the Co-Publisher of Omnidawn.
Gabrielle Myers’ (’09 Poetry) essay “'Spread Like a Veil on a Rock’: Septimus and the Trench Poets of World War I” appeared in English, a journal published by Oxford University Press in the Fall 2011. Her poem“Quality Control,” appeared in San Francisco Public Press in the Spring of 2011. In Nebo's Winter 2012 edition, the poem "On Ayako Iino’s ‘Pa Amb Tomàquet’" was published.
Risa Nye (’11 Creative Nonfiction) is a contributing writer for Hippocampus Magazine and writes articles on the craft of nonfiction. Her essays are recently published in Skirt! Magazine, You and Me Magazine, and Caught in the Carousel.
Kaya Oakes' (’97 Poetry) memoir, Radical Reinvention, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press. Her previous books are Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture and Telegraph. She teaches composition, research, narrative journalism and creative nonfiction at UC Berkeley.
- Lily Brown of Athens, GA (and St Mary's MFA Program!) is the winner of the Poetry Society of America Cecil Hemley Memorial Award in 2012.
- Rusty Morrison had an appear essay in the Kenyon Review
- Check out Barbie’s Gotta Work by Rashaan Alexis Meneses
- Rosa Del Duca's music and tour information at http://rosadelduca.bandcamp.com/
- A poem from Andrew Demcak at The Nervous Breakdown
- A web portfolio from Valyntina Grenier
- Graham Foust introduces Sally Delehant's poem over at Catch Up
- An interview withBrett Fletcher Laurer at Penn