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Laura Marris awarded MacDowell Colony Fellowship

Laura Marris (poetry ’13) has been awarded a month-long fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, the oldest and one of the most prestigious arts colonies in the United States!  Former MacDowell fellows of note include Michael Chabon and Thornton Wilder.  Laura will leave for New Hampshire in just a few days to work on poems and French […]

Lisa Hiton published in The Literary Review

We’re thrilled to see that Lisa Hiton’s poem, “Reaction Wood,” has been published in a special issue of The Literary Review!  The issue focuses on women’s studies, and editor Minna Proctor describes the work in it as “entirely exploratory, wildly diverse, gleefully inconclusive.”  Hearty congrats, Lisa! Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and […]

Tara Skurtu published in Paper Darts

Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13) has had two poems published in Paper Darts: “Operating System” and “Feeding Time.”  Both are single-sentence gems full of energy!  Be sure to also browse Paper Darts, which is a publishing press and creative agency as well as a literary magazine. In addition, Tara’s poem “Indian River at Dusk” was featured in […]

Abriana Jetté’s anthology debuts at #1

Such terrific news for Abriana Jetté, whose anthology, 50 Whispers: Poems by Extraordinary Women, debuted at #1 in women’s poetry on Amazon shortly before the new year! The book remains in the top 100 Kindle ebooks this week, and is a stunning compilation of poetry by a range of female writers including Emily Dickinson, Phillis […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura published in Mid-American Review

We’re excited to begin 2015 by announcing that Luisa Caycedo-Kimura (Poetry ’13) has been published in a special issue of the Mid-American Review.  Her poem “Un Jardín en Tolima” is in issue 35.1, the first of two 35th anniversary issues of MAR.   Congratulations, Luisa! Luisa Caycedo-Kimura was the 2014 John K. Walsh Residency Fellow at the Anderson […]

Friday links, holiday edition.

The winter solstice is this Sunday, which means the sun will be shining a little longer each day following.  Hurrah!  I am planning to read this and this (snagged an advance copy from a friend) over the holidays.  The office will be closed here from tomorrow until January 5, but you can still reach us via […]

Erin Belieu’s latest reviewed in the NY Times, and Literary Links

                    We were delighted to see that the latest poetry collection by Erin Belieu, Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press), was reviewed on the first page of the Arts section of the New York Times!  Times critic Dwight Gardner was largely favorable in his review, saying, “It’s […]

Ani Gjika’s translations in World Literature Today, AGNI, and more

Ani Gjika (Poetry 2010) has been hard at work, translating the latest collection of poetry by Luljeta Lleshanaku, the leading poet of Ani’s native Albania.  Quite a few of these translations have recently appeared in nationally and internationally acclaimed literary magazines such as World Literature Today, AGNI Online, Plume, and From the Fishouse.  (Click on the links to […]

Tara Skurtu published in Plume

We’re so pleased to see Tara Skurtu’s poem, “Indian River at Dusk,” in Plume.  Read it here, and enjoy her wonderful wit, as in lines like this one: God was a word person. After two Hail Marys and an Our Father I’d be good again. Congratulations, Tara! Tara Skurtu is the recipient of two Academy of […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone’s debut story leads Pushcart Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Emma Duffy-Comparone’s story, “The Zen Thing,” is the lead story of 2015′s Pushcart Prize anthology!  According to the introduction by Bill Henderson, it’s the first time in the history of the prize that an author’s first-published story has been chosen to lead the collection. Hearty congratulations, Emma! You can read […]