Category: Alumni

Katherine Hollander wins Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

We’re so excited for Kate Hollander, who recently won the 14th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for her collection My German Dictionary!  Waywiser Press will publish the book this fall, when Kate will read alongside Charles Wright at the Shakespeare Folger Library. Please click here to read two poems from My German Dictionary.  Below, Kate took […]

Neshat Khan wins Boston Review short story contest

We’re so proud to announce that Neshat Khan (GRS ’18) recently won the Aura Estrada fiction prize (Boston Review) for her story “The Neighbors”!  The story was chosen by Alexander Chee, which he describes as “the story of two women figuring out the nature of a desire they don’t have words for, inventing a world […]

Jordan Coriza publishes story in the Bare Life Review

Great news from Jordan Coriza (Fiction ’08), who recently published a story in the Bare Life Review, a journal dedicated to immigrant and refugee writers! The story is a fictionalized account of Jordan’s early days in the US. He says, Largely based on my own immigrant experience, “Shine” tells the story of a young man who’s […]

Class of 2018 Poets Publish Anthology

Last year’s MFA poetry class was a particularly tightknit group, the kind that rooted for each other and hung out together both in and out of the classroom.  In addition to workshops every week, they could often be found having lunch and doing yoga in room 222!  The poets decided to put together a book of […]

Megan Collins publishes debut novel

We are so excited to announce that Megan Collins (Poetry ’08) has published her debut novel, The Winter Sister!  The book was released last week, and has already been a hit with reviewers and readers alike.  A contemporary suspense novel inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone, it begins sixteen years ago, when Sylvie’s sister Persephone didn’t […]

Rebecca Levi wins Mick Imlah award

We’re so proud of Rebecca Levi (Poetry ’18) who recently won third place in the Mick Imlah Poetry Prize!  The winning poem is called “December 31st” and was published in The Times Literary Supplement. Rebecca says: The thing about living in Colombia is that poems happen to you all the time. On December 31, 2017, they really did slaughter […]

Dariel Suarez publishes story collection

We’re so happy to share that Dariel Suarez’s story collection, A Kind of Solitude, is available for pre-order!  The book has received glowing reviews, and even made it onto the Kenyon Review’s Holiday Recommended Reading list. In addition, Red Hen Press will be publishing Dariel’s debut novel, The Playwright’s House!  We’re looking forward to hearing more details about that […]

Poet Caitlin Doyle Awarded Pushcart Prize Special Mention

“The Dress Code,” a poem by Caitlin Doyle (Poetry 2008), which originally appeared in The Yale Review, has been awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of the Small Presses (W.W. Norton & Co, 2019). The Pushcart Prize series honors the best literary work published each year by small presses around the country. Caitlin is in impressive […]

Chris Amenta published in Redivider

Chris Amenta (Fiction ’13) has published his debut story in Redivider.  Hurray!  As his former workshop-mate, I’m especially excited to feature him on the CW blog, and hear more about his writing, his teaching, and his inspiring creative habits. Tell us about the process of writing “Catch and Release.”  How did it start, where did it come from, […]

Tara Skurtu gives TED talk

Big news from Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13), who gave a TEDx Talk in Romania earlier this summer!  Entitled “Unlearning Uncreativity,” the lecture took place at TEDxEroilor in Cluj, a city in the Transylvania region of Romania. In addition, the Romanian translation of Tara’s book The Amoeba Game was recently published by one of Romania’s main […]