Alumni Testimonials

  • 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!
  • A.E. Watkins, MFA Poetry '07

    Adam was awarded both the Outstanding Teaching Award and Pillar Award for Leadership for the amazing work he's done as a professor at Purdue University. Take a look at the article here. CONGRATULATIONS, Adam!
  • Christine O'Brien, MFA Fiction and Nonfiction 2011

    Christine's memoir, "Crave," was featured on Literary Hub's  most anticipated memoirs. CONGRATULATIONS, Chris! 
  • Raina León, MFA Poetry '16

    Raina will be reading at "Wild Gift" a reading series at The Bookmark
  • Nestor Gomez, MFA Poetry '16

    Congratulations to Nestor for the publication of his poem "Sketch of My Sister’s Visit Last Night" on Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine! Make sure to take a look!
  • John Ellis, MFA Creative Nonfiction, '17

    John Ellis (CNF '17) has a new nonfiction piece in JONAH Magazine called "Liberia, 1985." Read it here!