Alumni Testimonials

  • Kelly Egan, MFA Poetry '16

    Copywriter at Chegg

    By becoming a better reader, I became a much better writer. In the MFA in Poetry program I was not only exposed to a diverse range of texts, I also learned creative ways of approaching even the most experimental ones. This reading stretched my...
  • Andrew Demcak, MFA Poetry '97

    Senior Librarian in charge of Collection Development for Oakland Public Library

    View Andrew's new book Crytopedia at Nomadic Press!
  • Tanya Castro, MFA Poetry '21

    Tanya’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, Anser Journal, FEED Lit Mag, Lost Balloon and Mason Jar Press.
  • Kathleen Herald, MFA Fiction '21

    Kathleen's nonfiction piece, My Own Father, was recently published on Helix. Take a look at the article here. Congratulations, Kathleen!  
  • Dani Clark, MFA Fiction '11

    Volunteer Engagement Manager of Shelter Programs at the SF SPCA

    Read "Autumn" online now! 
  • Briana Swain, MFA Poetry, '18

    Briana's book review for Arisa White's latest poetry collection, Who's Your Daddy, was recently published on Pleiades. Take a look at the article here. Congratulations, Briana!  
  • Kaya Oakes, MFA Poetry '97

    Looking for a powerful and moving read? Check out Kaya's essay "FORGIVENESS IN THE EPOCH OF ME TOO." You don't want to miss reading this!
  • Krista Varela Posell, MFA Creative Nonfiction '14

    Content Manager at Hogarth Worldwide, Freelance Writer

    Krista's essay "What My Mother Remembers" is forthcoming at Coachella Review
  • Alliah Robelle Castro Fiction '20

    Castro just signed with Mary Krienke of Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc!
  • Joseph Schneider MFA Creative Nonfiction '15

    Acclaimed Author of the LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel Mysteries

    Schneider's latest novel, What Waits for You, is out now!