Alumni Testimonials

Alumni Testimonials

  • Jamie North, MFA Poetry '11

    You can now find Jamie's poem, "Highway of Consequence" in the latest edition of Vinyl Poetry. Check it out here!
  • Mary Cisper, MFA Poetry '15

     Mary Cisper is the winner of the 2016 Trio Award out of Trio House Press for her poetry collection, DARK TUSSOCK MOTH
  • Juan Alvarado Valdivia, MFA Creative Nonfiction '10

    Program Associate for ChangeLab Solutions

    ¡CANCERLANDIA!, A Memoir is a 2016 International Latino Book Award finalist for Best Biography in English! Read all about it here!
  • Kaya Oakes, MFA Poetry '97

    Kaya will be reading at Beast Crawl: This is the Epicenter on July 16th!
  • Michael Sakoda, MFA Creative Nonfiction '13

    Submissions Editor at The East Bay Review, Staff Writer at The Lamorinda Weekly and at The Orinda News

    Michael will be reading at Beast Crawl: This is the Epicenter on July 16th!
  • Krista Varela, MFA Creative Nonfiction '14

    Contributing editor for The East Bay Review, contributor for Booma: The Bookmapping Project, and occasional poster for its blog, The Daily Spot

    Krista will be reading at Beast Crawl: This is the Epicenter on July 16th!
  • Jason Bayani, MFA Poetry '10

    Program Manager, Kearny Street Workshop

    "As much as the poems take their powerful, fighting stances, they also embody 'a big stubborn heart / full of stomp and tremble,' one that is rhythmic and rife with guts, trembling with the tender marvel of a voice conceived in pain, humor, and...
  • Adam Stumacher, MFA Fiction '04

    Adam has won the runner-up prize for the Algren Award !
  • Bret Shepard, MFA Poetry '09

    Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing, University of Idaho and Editor of Dikembe Press

    Read Bret's poem Parade in the Boston Review!
  • Rebecca Brams Fiction '04

    Check out Rebecca's piece in Dark Matter: Women Witnessing