Some Alumni & Alumnae of MFA@FLA

MFA@FLA has many distinguished graduates. Space restrictions prevent listing our many graduates with serial publications here (please see our Newsletter for serial publications). The restricted list below includes only our graduates since circa 1980 who have published at least one book, or who have held major fellowships or residencies, or who hold important positions in publishing. The subset of our alumni teaching in universities can be seen here.

Fiction

Chris Adrian

(BA, 1993)

  • The Great Night: A Novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010)
  • A Better Angel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)
  • The Children’s Hospital (McSweeney’s, 2007)
  • Gob’s Grief (Broadway, 2001)
  • Stories in The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Story, Esquire, Tin House
  • Featured in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40 Fiction Issue” (2010), which recognized “twenty young writers who capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction”
"" A Better Angel "" Gob's Grief
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The Great Night The Children's Hospital

Jay Atkinson

(MA, 1982)

  • Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man (Thomas Dunne Books, 2012)
  • Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac’s Lost Highway and My Search for America (Wiley, 2010)
  • Tauvernier Street (Livingston Press, University of West Alabama, 2010)
  • City in Amber (Livingston Press, 2007)
  • Legends of Winter Hill: Cops, Con Men, and Joe McCain, the Last Real Detective (Crown Publishers, 2005)
  • Ice Time (Crown Publishers, 2001), Publisher’s Weekly Notable Book of the Year
  • Caveman Politics (Breakaway Books, 1997), Barnes & Noble/Discover Great New Writers selection
  • Stories in Shenandoah, Crescent Review, Chattahootchee Review, West Branch, Pacific Review, and Boston magazine (“Jailbird,” winner of the Boston Magazine Fiction Prize)
  • Essays and opinion in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Newsday, Portland Oregonian, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, Poets & Writers; syndicated by The New York Times
"" Caveman Politics "" Legends of Winter Hill
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City in Amber Ice Time
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Paradise Road Tauvernier Street
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Memoirs of a Rugby Playing Man

Chris Bachelder

(MFA, 2002)

  • Abbott Awaits (Louisiana State University Press, 2011)
  • U.S.! (Bloomsbury, 2006)
  • Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography (McSweeney’s e-book, 2004)
  • Bear v. Shark (Scribner, 2001)
  • Stories and essays in Harper’s, The Oxford American, The Believer, McSweeney’s, Mother Jones, The Cincinnati Review, The Mississippi Review
  • Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
U.S.! more Bear v. Shark
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Abbott Awaits Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography

Bill Beverly

(MFA, 1991)

  • On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America (Mississippi, 2003)
  • Co-editor, with Deborah Ager and John Poch, Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine (WordFarm, 2013)
  • Associate Professor and Chair of English, Trinity Washington University
"" On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America "" Old Flame

John Brandon

(MFA pending)

  • A Million Heavens (McSweeney’s, 2013)
  • Citrus County (McSweeney’s, 2010), finalist, Young Lions Fiction Award
  • Arkansas (McSweeney’s, 2008)
  • Stories and articles in McSweeney’s, ESPN the Magazine, The Oxford American, The Pinch, The New York Times Magazine, Saw Palm, Tampa Review, GQ, The Believer, Mississippi Review, Subtropics
  • Grisham Fellow in Creative Writing, University of Mississippi, 2009-2010
  • Visiting Writer-in-Residence, University of Mississippi, 2010-2011
  • Tickner Writing Fellow, Gilman School, 2011-2012
Citrus County more Arkansas
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A Million Heavens  

Wendy Brenner

(MFA, 1991)

  • Phone Calls from the Dead (Algonquin, 2001)
  • Large Animals in Everyday Life (Georgia, 1996; Norton, 1997), winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award
  • Stories and essays in Allure, Seventeen, Travel & Leisure, Mississippi Review, The Oxford American, New England Review, New Stories from the South, and Best American Magazine Writing 2006
  • Winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award, the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award, and an NEA Fellowship
  • Associate Professor, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
"" Phone Calls from the Dead "" Large Animals in Everyday Life

Kevin Canty

(MA, 1990)

  • Everything (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2010)
  • Where the Money Went (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2009)
  • Winslow in Love (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2005)
  • Honeymoon and Other Stories (Doubleday, 2001)
  • Nine Below Zero (Doubleday, 1999)
  • Into the Great Wide Open (Doubleday, 1997)
  • A Stranger in This World (Doubleday, 1994)
  • Stories in The New Yorker, Esquire, Story, Missouri Review, GQ,Tin House
  • Essays in Vogue, The New York Times, Sophisticated Traveler, Details
  • Winner of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award and the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Award
  • Professor, University of Montana
"" Everything "" Into the Great Wide Open
"" ""
Where the Money Went Nine Below Zero
   
Winslow in Love Honeymoon and Other Stories

Peter Christopher (Deceased)

(MFA, 1996)

  • Campfires of the Dead (Knopf, 1989)
  • Stories in Raritan, The Antioch Review, American Literary Review, New Letters, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art
  • NEA Fellowship in Literature
  • Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
more Campfires of the Dead

Michael W. Cox

(MFA, 1988)

  • Against the Hidden River (MAMMOTH, 2013)
  • Short fiction in ACM, Cimarron Review, Columbia, Passages North, and Salt Hill
  • Nonfiction in New Letters, River Teeth, Kestrel, The New York Times Magazine, and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Prose Editor of Pennsylvania English
  • Associate Professor of English at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Charlie Geer

(MFA, 2001)

  • Outbound: The Curious Secession of Latter-day Charleston (River City Publishing, 2005)
  • Stories and essays in The Southern Review, McSweeney’s, The Sun, Kugelmass, Tin House, and other publications
more Outbound: The Curious Secession of Latter-Day Charleston

Peter Grimes

(MFA, 2003)

  • Stories in Narrative, Mississippi Review, Lake Effect, Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Gulf Stream, Brand, Packingtown Review
  • Flash Fiction Book Editor, FutureCycle Press
  • Assistant Professor, Dickinson State University
 

 

 

 

Noy Holland

(MFA, 1994)

  • Swim for the Little One First (Fiction Collective Two, 2012)
  • What Begins With Bird (Fiction Collective Two, 2005) 
  • Spectacle of the Body (Knopf, 1994)
  • Stories in Ploughshares, The Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Conjunctions, Noon, and The Believer
  • Winner of a Bread Loaf fellowship, a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and an NEA fellowship
  • Administers Writers in the Schools for western Massachusetts
  • Past Director of Creative Writing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Writer in Residence, Phillips Andover
Begins more Spectacle
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Swim  

David Johansson

(BA, 1986)

  • Skin of Sunset(Squire, 2008)
  • Professor, Brevard Community College
more Skin of Sunset

Rachel Khong

(MFA, 2011)

"" Lucky Peach "" Lucky Peach

Victoria Lancelotta

(MFA, 1994)

  • Coeurs Blesses (Editions Phebus, 2009)
  • Far (Counterpoint, 2003)
  • Here in the World (Counterpoint, 2000)
  • Stories in Glimmer Train, The Threepenny Review, Mississippi Review, and Black Warrior Review
  • Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
  • Winner of the Henfield/Transatlantic Award
Far more Here in the World
  more
Coeurs  

Daniel Levine

(MFA, 2006)

  • Hyde (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)
more Hyde

Margaret Luongo

(MFA, 2001)

  • If the Heart is Lean (Louisiana State University Press, 2008)
  • Stories in Tin House, Jane, Kalliope, The Montserrat Review, Fence, Brilliant Corners, New South, North American Review, The Cincinnati Review, Granta on-line,and Pushcart Prize XXVIII: Best of the Small Presses
  • Associate Professor, Miami University of Ohio
more If the Heart is Lean

Mike Magnuson

(MFA, 1997)

  • Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists (Rodale Books, 2012)
  • Heft on Wheels (Harmony, 2004)
  • Lummox: The Evolution of a Man (HarperCollins, 2002)
  • The Fire Gospels (HarperCollins, 1998)
  • The Right Man For the Job (HarperCollins, 1997), cited by Library Journal as one of the best books of 1997
  • Stories and articles in Esquire and GQ
  • Contributing writer with Bicycling magazine
  • Associate Professor and past Director, MFA program, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
"" FireRightLummox more Heftbike

Christopher Merkner

(MFA, 2001)

  • The Rise and Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories (Coffee House Press, 2014)
  • Stories in Best American Mystery Stories, Black Warrior Review, Chicago Tribune: Printers Row Journal, Cincinnati Review, CutBank, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Fairy Tale Review, New Orleans Review, New World Writing, and The Collagist
  • Assistant Professor & CRW Program Co-Director, West Chester University
more Scandamerican

Sam Michel

(MFA, 1994)

  • Big Dogs and Flyboys: A Novel (Southern Methodist University Press, 2007)
  • Under the Light (Knopf, 1991)
  • Stories in Epoch and Massachusetts Review
  • Writer in Residence, Phillips Andover and Visiting Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Big Dogs and Flyboys more Under the Light

Emily Jeanne Miller

(MFA, 2002)

  • Brand New Human Being (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)
  • Fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and The Sewanee Writers' Conference
  • Stories in North American Review and the Portland Review
more Brand New

Kevin Moffett

(BA, 1996; MFA pending)

  • The Silent History (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014)
  • Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events (Harper Perennial, 2012)
  • Permanent Visitors (University of Iowa Press, 2006)
  • Fiction in McSweeney’s, Harvard Review, Tin House, The Chicago Tribune, The Best American Short Stories (2006, 2009, 2010), The Iowa Review, New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best; non-fiction in The Believer, A Public Space, The Guardian (U.K.)
  • Recipient of The Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize, The National Magazine Award in Fiction, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and an NEA Fellowship in Literature
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Claremont-McKenna College
  • Faculty at the University of Tampa low-res MFA
Visitors more Further

Oindrila Mukherjee

(MFA, 2004)

  • 2009–2011 Emory University Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction
  • Stories and essays in Gulf Coast, Salon, Vandal, Wake, The Greensboro Review, and anthologized in Indian Voices, Volume I (FortytwoBookz Galaxy, 2010) and Best New Writing 2010 (Hopewell Publications, 2010)
  • A translated poem anthologized in The Oxford Anthology of Bengali Literature (Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University
more  

Michael Newirth

(MFA, 1995)

  • Essays and stories in The Baffler, Open City, Chicago Reader, Pushcart Prize XXII, Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy
  • Fiction Editor, Bridge Magazine
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago and the MCW program at Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies
more  

Maud Newton

(BA, 1993)

  • Essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Narrative, the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Granta, Medium, Tin House, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Humanities, NPR, Swink, Oxford American, and many other publications.
  • Winner of the 2009 Narrative Prize for fiction and the 2004 Irwin and Alice Stark Short Fiction Prize
  • http://maudnewton.com/blog/
more  

Christina Nichol

(MFA, 2012)

  • Waiting for Electricity (Overlook, 2014)
  • Winner of the 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award
more Waiting for Electricity

Jason Ockert

(BA, 1995)

  • Neighbors of Nothing (Dzanc Books, 2013), winner of the 2010 Dzanc Short Story Collection contest
  • Rabbit Punches (Low Fidelity Press, 2006)
  • Stories in McSweeney's, The Oxford American, The Iowa Review, Ecotone, Witness, New Stories form the South, Best American Mystery Stories
  • Fiction editor, Waccamaw
  • Associate Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University
Rabbit more Neighbors

Jeff Parker

(BA, 1996)

  • Where Bears Roam the Streets (Harper Collins, 2014)
  • The Taste of Penny (Dzanc Books, 2010)
  • Ovenman (Tin House Books, 2007)
  • Co-Editor, Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (Tin House Books, 2009) and Amerika: Russian Writers View the U.S. (Dalkey Archive, 2004)
  • Stories and essays in American Short Fiction, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Walrus
  • Assistant Professor, MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Taste of Penny more Ovenman
   
New Fiction from a New Russia  

Imad Rahman

(MFA, 2001)

  • I Dream of Microwaves (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)
  • Wisconsin Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University
  • Director, Imagination Writers Conference
more I Dream of Microwaves

Paul Reyes

(MFA, 1997)

  • Exiles in Eden: Life Among the Ruins of Florida’s Great Recession (Henry Holt & Co., 2010)
  • Essays in Harper’s, The New York Times, Slate, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Details, Men’s Vogue, Mississippi Review
  • 2009 National Magazine Award finalist for Feature Writing
  • NEA Fellowship in Literature
  • Former assistant editor, Harper’s Magazine; former editor at large, The Oxford American
  • Contributing editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
more Exiles in Eden

Rhonda Riley

(MFA, 1991)

  • The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope (Ecco, 2013)
more Advent

Richard Schmitt

(BA, 1995)

  • The Aerialist (Overlook Press, 2000)
  • Stories in Blackbird, Puerto del Sol, Gulf Coast, Flyway, Marlboro Review
  • An essay in Best American Essays 2013
  • Associate Professor, West Virginia Wesleyan College
more The Aerialist

Russ Schneider (Deceased)

(MA, 1986)

  • Siege (Doubleday, 2003)
  • Gotterdammerung 1945: Germany’s Last Stand in the East (Eastern Front Books, 1998)
  • Demyansk: More Tales from the Russian Wilderness 1941-45 (Neue Paradies Verlag, 1995)
  • Madness Without End: Tales of Horror from the Russian Wilderness 1941-45 (Neue Paradies Verlag, 1994)
Demyansk more Siege: A Novel of the Eastern Front, 1942
   
Madness Without End Gotterdammerung 1945

John Sheppard

(MFA, 1994)

  • Alpha Mike Foxtrot (Paragraph Line Books, 2012)
  • Tales of the Peacetime Army (Paragraph Line Books, 2007)
  • Small Town Punk (lg Publishing, 2007)
Alpha more Tales
   
Punk  

August J. Specht II

(BA, 1987)

  • Jefferson's Sword: Meriwether Lewis: Witness to Thomas Jefferson's Duplicitous Plots (CreateSpace, 2010)
  • How to Close Sales Appointments: Meet the Right People at the Right Time with the Right Strategy (iUniverse, 2005)
Jefferson's Sword more How to Close Sales Appointments

Eva Talmadge

(BA, 2003)

  • Co-editor, with Justin Taylor, The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide (Harper Perennial, 2010)
  • Stories in Subtropics, the Agriculture Reader, The New York Tyrant, New Orleans Review, elimae
  • Resident, MacDowell Colony (2009) and Ucross (2011)
  • Former literary agent, Emma Sweeney Agency
more The Word Made Flesh

Matt Tarses

(MFA, 1993)

  • Consulting Producer, Men at Work
  • Creator/Series Producer, Mad Love
  • Executive Producer, Worst Week
  • Co-Executive Producer/Consulting Producer, Scrubs
  • Co-Producer/Producer, Sports Night
  • Writer, Mad Love, Worst Week, Scrubs, Norm, Sports Night, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
 

 

 

 

Justin Taylor

(BA, 2004)

  • Flings (Harper Collins, 2014)
  • The Gospel of Anarchy (Harper Perennial, 2011)
  • Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever (Harper Perennial, 2010)
  • Co-editor, with Eva Talmadge, The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide (Harper Perennial, 2010)
  • Editor, The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder’s Mouth, 2007) and Come Back, Donald Barthelme (McSweeney’s, 2007)
  • Essays in The New York Times Book Review, The Believer, Bookforum, The Oxford American
Gospel more Best-Ever
   
Word Made Flesh  

Aaron Thier

(MFA, 2012)

  • The Ghost Apple (Bloomsbury, 2014)
  • Co-editor, with David Leavitt, 23 Great Stories (Signet Classics, 2013)
  • Essays and reviews in The Nation, The New Republic, and The Buenos Aires Review
more Ghost

Richard K. Weems

(MFA, 1993)

  • The Cheap Stories eBook series (WbW Ink., 2011).
  • Anything He Wants (Spire, 2006), finalist, 2008 Eric Hoffer Book Award
  • The Need for Character (Revelever, 2004)
  • Stories in North American Review, Gettysburg Review, Other Voices, The Mississippi Review, and The Beloit Fiction Journal
  • Director, Creative Writing Division, New Jersey Governor’s School of the Arts
  • Founder and Director, The BCA Summer Writing Program
The Need for Character more Anything He Wants

Kevin Wilson

(MFA, 2004)

  • The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011)
  • Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco, 2009), winner, 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association and 2009 Shirley Jackson Award for Short Story Collection
  • Stories in Ploughshares, One Story, Greensboro Review, Tin House,Cincinnati Review, New Stories from the South 2005, New Stories from the South 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Resident, McDowell Colony (2004), KHN Center for the Arts, and Yaddo
  • Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Certificate of Creative Writing, Sewanee: The University of the South.
The Family Fang more Tunneling

Martin Wilson

(MFA, 1998)

  • What They Always Tell Us (Delacorte Press, 2008)
  • Stories and essays in Virgin Fiction 2, Pieces: A Collection of New Voices, Rebel Yell 2, Rush Hour, Tin House, Publishers Weekly, Austin Chronicle
  • Winner of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award and the Alabama Author Award for best young adult book
  • Publicity Manager, HarperCollins
more what

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Poetry

Eve Adamson

(MFA, 1991)

  • Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease, for Jennifer Esposito (De Capo, 2014)
  • The Wahls Protocol, for Dr. Terry Wahls (Penguin 2014)
  • The 1-1-1 Diet, for Rania Batayneh, MPH (Rodale, 2013)
  • The Fast Metabolism Diet, for Haylie Pomroy, BS. WC, (Crown, 2013), a #1 New York Times best seller, #1 amazon.com best seller, #1 Barnes & Noble best seller
  • Skinnygirl Solutions, for Bethenny Frankel (Simon & Schuster, 2013)
  • Supermodel YOU!, for Sarah Deanna (Hay House, 2013)
  • Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book, for Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum (Penguin, 2013)
  • Baby Steps, for Elisabeth Röhm (De Capo, 2013)
  • Skinnydipping: A Novel, for Bethenny Frankel (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2012), a New York Times best seller
  • Real Moms Love to Eat, with Beth Aldrich (Penguin, 2012)
  • The Organic Nanny’s Guide to a Healthy Child, with Barbara Rodriguez (Perseus, 2012)
  • Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, for Bethenny Frankel (Touchstone, 2011), a New York Times best seller
  • Cooking Basics for Dummies, revised 4th edition, with Bryan Miller (Wiley, 2011)
  • 365 Ways to Reduce Stress (Adams Media, 2010)
  • The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life, for Bethenny Frankel (Touchstone, 2009), a New York Times best seller)
  • Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, for Bethenny Frankel (Touchstone, 2009), a New York Times best seller)
  • Pets Gone Green: Live a More Eco-Conscious Life with Your Pets (Bowtie, 2009)
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Chakras, with Betsy Rippentrop, Ph.D. (Alpha, 2009)
  • Chow Hound (Sterling, 2009)
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Eating, with Tricia Thompson, RD (Alpha, 2007)
  • Winner of the 2007 ASPCA Humane Issues Award for Adopting a Pet for Dummies (Wiley, 2005)
  • Mediterranean Women Stay Slim Too: Eating to be Sexy, Fit & Fabulous, with Mellisa Kelly (HarperCollins, 2006)
  • HarperEssentials Beer Guide (HarperEssentials, 2006)
  • Many more book publications between 1996-2006, available upon request
  • Inducted into the Dog Writer’s Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Eukanuba Canine Health Award for the best article on pet health in 2012
  • CD: The Dick Watson Trio, Live at the Lighthouse III featuring Eve Adamson
  • Lives and works in Iowa City as an author, freelance writer, and book collaborator for celebrities and experts
Skinnygirl DishChow Hound365 Ways to Reduce StressWahls more Mediterranean Women Stay Slim Too: Eating to be Sexy, Fit  & FabulousCooking Basics for Dummies1-1-1 DietFast

Deborah Ager

(MFA, 1997)

  • The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary American Jewish Poetry (Bloomsbury 2013)
  • Old Flame: From the First Ten Years of 32 Poems (2012)
  • Midnight Voices (Cherry Grove Collections, 2009)
  • Poems in The Georgia Review, Quarterly West, Gargoyle Magazine, New England Review, and American Literary Review
  • Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Fellowship from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • Founding editor of 32 Poems Magazine
Midnight Voice more 32 Poems
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Anthology Flame

Carin Besser

(MFA, 1996)

  • Former fiction editor, The New Yorker
more  

Joe Bolton (Deceased)

(MA, 1988)

  • The Last Nostalgia: Poems 1982–1990, ed. by Donald Justice (Arkansas, 1999)
  • Days of Summer Gone (Galileo, 1990)
  • Poems in The New Criterion, The New Republic, North American Review, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Yale Review
Days of Summer Gone more The Last Nostalgia: Poems 1982–1990

William Bowers

(MFA, 1999)

  • All We Read Is Freaks (Harcourt, forthcoming)
  • Essays and criticism in Magnet, The Oxford American, Pitchfork,No Depression,White Noise: The Eminen Collection
more All We Read is Freaks

Geoffrey Brock

(MFA, 1998)

  • Weighing Light (Ivan R. Dee, 2005), winner, 2004 New Criterion Poetry Prize
  • Translator, Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (NYRB Classics, 2008), Skylark Farm by Antonia Arslan (Knopf, 2006); The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco (Harcourt, 2005); K. by Roberto Calasso (Knopf, 2005); and Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930–1950 by Cesare Pavese (Copper Canyon, 2002)
  • Editor, The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012)
  • Winner of the John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize from Poetry, the Lewis Galantière Award from the American Translators Association, the Lois Roth Award from the MLA, and the PEN Center USA Translation Award
  • Poems and translations in Poetry, Paris Review, Southern Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Best American Poetry 2007
  • Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, and the American Academy in Rome
  • Fellowships from the Academy of American Poets (Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Fellowship), the Florida Arts Council, the American Antiquarian Society, Stanford University (Wallace Stegner Fellowship), the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library
  • Professor, University of Arkansas
"" Weighing Light: Poems "" The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, by Umberto Eco
   
Disaffections: Collected Poems 1930–1950 K., by Roberto Calasso
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Pinocchio Skylar Farm
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Italian  

David Caplan

(MFA, 1994)

  • Rhyme’s Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture (Oxford University, 2014)
  • In the World He Created According to His Will (University of Georgia Press / VQR Poetry Series, 2010)
  • Poetic Form: An Introduction (Longman, 2005)
  • Questions of Possibility: Contemporary Poetry and Poetic Form (Oxford, 2004; paperback, 2006)
  • Essays in Virginia Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, New England Review, New Literary History, and in essay collections published in America, Germany, Belgium, and France
  • Winner of the 2012 Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry from the Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Two-time Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature, University of Liège (Belgium)
  • Poetics Fellow, The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University
  • Contributing Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Affiliated Researcher (Chercheur Affilié), Centre Interdisciplinaire de Poétique Appliquée, University of Liège (Belgium)
  • Charles M. Weis Chair in English, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Contributing Editor to Pleiades
Poetic Form more In the World He Created According to His Will
   
Questions of Possibility Rhyme

Rick Chess

(MA, 1984)

  • Third Temple (University of Tampa Press, 2007)
  • Chair in the Desert (University of Tampa Press, 2000)
  • Tekiah (University of Georgia 1994; reissued by University of Tampa Press, 2000)
  • Professor, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Director, UNCA’s Center for Jewish Studies
Chair in the Desert more Tekiah
   
Third Temple  

Geri Doran

(MFA, 1995)

  • Sanderlings (Tupelo Press, 2011), a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Poetry
  • Resin (LSU Press, 2005), winner of the 2004 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets
  • Poems in The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, New England Review, TriQuarterly, and Southwest Review
  • Recipient of the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and fellowships/scholarships from the Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Sewanee Writers' Conference
  • Residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center
  • Associate Professor, University of Oregon
Sanderlings more Resin

Jeffrey Franklin

(MFA, 1991, PhD, 1995)

  • The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (Cornell University Press, 2008)
  • For the Lost Boys (Ghost Road Press, 2006)
  • Serious Play: The Cultural Form of the Nineteenth-Century Realist Novel (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999)
  • Professor and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experiences, University of Colorado Denver
Serious Play more For the Lost Boys
 
The Lotus and the Lion

Jerry Harp

(MFA,1991)

  • For Us, What Music?: The Life and Poetry of Donald Justice (University of Iowa Press, 2010)
  • Editor (with Jan Weissmiller), A Poetry Criticism Reader (University of Iowa Press, 2006)
  • Urban Flowers, Concrete Plains (Salt Publishing, 2005)
  • Gatherings (Ashland Poetry Press, 2004), co-winner, 2004 Robert McGovern Publication Prize
  • Creature (Salt Publishing, 2003)
  • Poems in the Iowa Review, Notre Dame Review, Pleiades
  • Co-editor of a collection of essays about contemporary poetry, A Poetry Criticism Reader (University of Iowa Press, forthcoming)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College
Urban Flowers more Creature
   
A Poetry Criticism Reading Gatherings
   
For Us, What Music?  

Robert Bernard Hass

(MFA, 1987)

  • Counting Thunder (David Robert Books, 2008)
  • Going by Contraries: Robert Frost's Conflict With Science (University of Virginia Press, 2002)
  • Professor, Edinboro University
more  

Rhoda Janzen

(MA, 1989)

  • Mennonite Meets Mr. Right (Grand Central Publishing, 2013)
  • Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? (Grand Central Publishing, 2012)
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home (Henry Holt and Co., 2009), a New York Times bestseller
  • Babel’s Stair (WordTech Communications, 2006)
  • Associate Professor, Hope College
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress more Babel's Stair
   
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Noelle Kocot

(MFA, 1995)

  • Soul in Space (Wave Books, 2013)
  • The Bigger World (Wave Books, 2011)
  • Damon’s Room (Wave Books Pamphlet Series, 2010), a discography
  • Sunny Wednesday (Wave Books, 2009)
  • Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems (Wave Books, 2006)
  • The Raving Fortune (Four Way Books, 2004)
  • 4 (Four Way Books, 2001), winner of the Levis Prize
  • Poems in Best American Poetry (2001, 2012, 2013), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, New American Writing, The Iowa Review, Fence, Another Chicago Magazine, and American Poetry Review
  • Winner of the 1997 S.J. Marks Memorial Prize
  • Recipient of grants and awards from The Academy of American Poets, The Fund for Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Lannan Literary Foundation, and the NEA
The Raving Fortune more 4
   
Sunny Wednesday Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems
   
The Bigger World Soul

Andrew Kozma

(MFA, 2002)

  • City of Regret (Zone 3 Press, 2007)
more City of Regret

Matthew Ladd

(MFA, 2006)

  • The Book of Emblems (Waywiser Press, 2010); winner, 2009 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
  • Poems in The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, 32 Poems, Antioch Review, Southern Review
  • Criticism in The Threepenny Review, The American Scholar, West Branch, Bookforum, and Birmingham Poetry Review
more The Book of Emblems

Randall Mann

(MFA, 1997)

  • Straight Razor (Persea Books, 2013)
  • Breakfast with Thom Gunn (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
  • Writing Poems (Pearson Longman, 2007)
  • Complaint in the Garden (Zoo Press, 2004), winner, 2003 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry for a First Book
  • Poems in the Kenyon Review, New Republic, Paris Review, Poetry, Salmagundi, and the Washington Post
  • Essays and criticism in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, and Verse
  • Recipient of the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry
  • Finalist, California Book Award and Lambda Literary Award
  • Visiting Professor, University of Missouri at Kansas City
"" Breakfast with Thom Gunn more Complaint in the Garden
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Writing Poems Straight

Arthur McMaster

(MFA, 2004)

  • The Spy Who Came Down with a Cold (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
  • Musical Muse: Wives and Lovers of the Great Composers (Orchard Park Press, 2007)
  • Poems and stories in Southwest Review, North American Review, Subtropics, Wisconsin Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Converse College
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Donald Morrill

(MA, 1985)

  • Impetuous Sleeper (Mid-List Press, 2009)
  • With Your Back to Half the Day (Anhinga Press, 2005)
  • The Untouched Minutes (University of Nebraska Press, 2004), winner, 2004 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Award
  • Sounding for Cool (Michigan State University Press, 2002)
  • A Stranger’s Neighborhood (Duquesne University Press, 1998)
  • At the Bottom of the Sky (Mid-List Press, 1998)
  • Poetry in North American Review, New England Review, The Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner
  • Nonfiction in Creative Nonfiction, The Georgia Review, Southwest Review, Fourth Genre, Manoa, Five Points, Grand Tour, Bellingham Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and anthologized inThe Art of Creative Nonfiction (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)
  • Winner of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, The Massachusetts Review, 2010; the Mid-List First Series Award; the Community Residency Award from the Writer’s Voice Project of the national YMCA; and The Missouri Review Editors’ Prize for Nonfiction
  • Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Lodz, Poland, 1988-89
  • Dr. R. Bruce & Barbara G. Bedell Writer-in-Residence, University of Iowa, Spring 2006
  • Tammis Day Poet-In Residence, Smith College, Spring 2011
  • MFA Associate Faculty, Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies and Dana Professor of English, University of Tampa
"" The Untouched MinutesWith Your Back to Half the DayImpetuous Sleeper more Sounding for CoolAt the Bottom of the Sky

Phoebe North

(MFA, 2009)

  • Starbreak (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014)
  • Starglass (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013)
  • Poems and stories in elimae, Strange Horizons, Night Train, Nth Position, Weave, and Umbrella, and anthologized in Playthings of the Gods (Drollerie Press, 2011)
"" Starbreak more Starglass

John Poch

(MFA, 1997)

  • Fix Quiet (St. Augustine Press, 2014), winner, 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize
  • Dolls (Orchises Press, 2009)
  • Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press, 2008), winner, 2008 Donald Justice Prize
  • Ghost Towns of the Enchanted Circle (Flying Horse Editions, 2006)
  • Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection, with Chad Davidson (St. Martin’s Press, 2006)
  • Poems (Orchises Press, 2004)
  • In Defense of the Fall (Trilobite Press, 2000)
  • Poems in Ploughshares, Paris Review, The New Republic, Yale Review, Agni
  • Winner of the 1998 “Discovery”/The Nation Prize
  • 2000–2001 Colgate University Creative Writing Fellow
  • Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, The Saltonstall Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center
  • Editor, 32 Poems magazine
  • Professor, Texas Tech University
  • 2014 Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Barcelona
"" Poems more 32 Poems
   
In Defense of the Fall Hockey Haiku
   
Dolls Two Men Fighting with a Knife

Lauren Wilcox Puchowski

(MFA, 2001)

  • Regular contributor to the Washington Post Magazine
  • Anthologized in Best Music Writing 2011 (Da Capo Press), edited by Alex Ross
  • Has written for Smithsonian Magazine, The Oxford American, and others
  • Former associate editor, The Oxford American
more  

Dan Rifenburgh

(MA, 1986)

  • Advent (Waywiser Press & Dufour Editions, 2002)
  • Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Natalie Ornish Award for First Book of Poetry
  • Texas Institute of Letters 2004–05 Dobie-Paisano Fellow
  • Tennessee Williams Poetry Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference
  • Participant in the National Endowment For The Arts Operation Homecoming
  • Judge for the Texas Institute of Letters’ Smith Award for Best Book of Poetry of The Year
more Advent

Ralph Savarese

(MFA, 1994)

  • Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption (Other Press, 2007)
  • Co-editor of a special issue of Seneca Review, “The Lyrical Body” (2010)
  • Co-editor of Papa PhD: Men in the Academy Write about Fatherhood (Rutgers 2010)
  • Poems, translations, and creative nonfiction in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Sewanee Review, Seneca Review, Southwest Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, New England Review, Another Chicago Magazine, New York Times, Ploughshares, Fourth Genre, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, and Stone Canoe
  • Opinion pieces in LA Times, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dallas Morning News, Des Moines Register, and Huffington Post
  • Two “notable essay” distinctions in Best American Essays (2004 & 2013)
  • Winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship (2012)
  • Winner of a Humanities Writ Large Fellowship at Duke University’s Institute for Brain Sciences (2012)
  • Winner of the Hennig Cohen Prize for the best scholarly essay on Herman Melville for the year (2003)
  • Professor of English & Director of Writers@Grinnell, Grinnell College
more Papa PhD

Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut

(MFA, 2002)

  • Magnetic Refrain (Kaya Press, 2013)
more Magnetic

Alexandra Teague

(MFA, 1998)

  • The Wise and Foolish Builders (Persea Books, 2015)
  • Mortal Geography (Persea Books, 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and 2010 California Book Award
  • Poems in Best American Poetry 2009, New California Writing 2012 and 2013, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review
  • 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • 2006–2008 Stegner Fellowship
  • Editor, Broadsided
  • Assistant Professor, University of Idaho
more Mortal Geography

Chris Tusa

(MFA, 2000)

  • Dirty Little Angels (University of West Alabama, 2009)
  • Haunted Bones (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006)
"" Haunted Bones more Dirty Little Angels

Adam Vines

(MFA, 2006)

  • The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012)
  • Poems in Poetry, Southwest Review, Gulf Coast, and The Kenyon Review
  • Recipient of an individual artist fellowship from the State of Alabama
  • Editor, Birmingham Poetry Review
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
more Coal Life

C. Dale Young

(MFA, 1993)

  • Torn (Four Way Books, 2011)
  • The Second Person (Four Way Books, 2007)
  • The Day Underneath the Day (TriQuarterly Books, 2001)
  • Poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, The Best American Poetry 1996 and The Best American Poetry 2008
  • Recipient of the Grolier Prize, the Stanley P. Young Fellowship in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Fellowship to Yaddo, and a 2009 NEA Fellowship
  • Poetry Editor, New England Review
  • Faculty, Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers
The Second Person more The Day Underneath the Day
 
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