Alumni Testimonials

  • Janet W. Hardy, MFA Nonfiction '08

    Editorial Director for Greenery Press

    Janet's next book, Impervious: Chronicles of a (semi-)Retired Deviant, was published this spring by SinCyr Publishing! 
  • Jason Bayani, MFA Poetry '10

    Program Manager, Kearny Street Workshop

    Jason's latest poetry collection, Locus, is now available from Omnidawn!
  • Benjamin Russack, Fiction '02

    Benjamin was recently announced as one of the winners for the 2019 Mississippi Review Prize! His piece “Tree Snake” will be published in the reviews Summer Prize Issue. Take a look at the announcement here! 
  • Mary Volmer, MFA Fiction '05

    Professor and Writer

    Mary's essay "You Are Not the Special One: A Letter to My Son" was recently published in Mutha Magazine! 
  • Juan Alvarado Valdivia, MFA Creative Nonfiction '10

    Development Specialist - Grant Writer for Tri-City Health Center

    Juan's short story collection, Ballad of a Slopsucker, will be released February 15, 2019 by University of New Mexico Press. Congrats! 
  • Andrew Demcak, MFA Poetry '97

    Librarian II, Reference Services, Oakland Public Library

    Andrew just released his new novel "How Do You Deal with a Dead Girl?" Order a copy here! 
  • Rebecca A Eckland, MFA Creative NonFiction '12

    Documentation Writer/Letter of Appointment Instructor (UNR and TMCC)

    Rebecca recently reviewed The Smithsonian Channel’s “Aerial Cities.” Check it out here!
  • Kelly Egan, MFA Poetry '16

    Copywriter at JFK University and Writing Consultant at University of San Francisco

    On October 21st, Kelly will be leading a poetry discussion for the Poetic Voices series at the Dream Institute of Northern CA in Berkeley
  • 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!
  • Jennifer Jean, MFA Poetry '01

    Read Jennifer Jean's poem "The Pacific" featured in Poetry Foundation!

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