Alumni Testimonials

  • Jill Kolongowski, MFA Creative Nonfiction '14

    Writing Teacher and the Managing Editor at YesYes Books

    Jill will be presenting at LeakyCon 2019 in Boston!
  • John Ellis, MFA Creative Nonfiction, '17

      Check out John Ellis's (CNF '17) recent re-publication of his lyric essay "Her, deconstructed", featured on page 110 of the current issue of Ginosko Literary Journal (first published in Relief Magazine in June 2017): http://www....
  • Sara Mumolo, MFA Poetry '09

    Associate Director at Saint Mary's College of California

    A poem from Sara Mumolo in the San Francisco Chronicle 
  • 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!