Category: Alumni

Natasha Hakimi Zapata launches poetry series for Truthdig

Poetry alum Natasha Hakimi Zapata (MFA ’12) has just launched the poetry section of the award-winning news website, Truthdig!  Read the first poem here, and submit here. Congrats, Natasha, and we’re looking forward to seeing more poems in Truthdig soon! Natasha Hakimi Zapata is an Assistant Editor at the Webby Award-winning web site, Truthdig, as […]

Renee Emerson’s book a finalist for 2014 Julie Suk Award

We’re excited to announce that Renee Emerson’s book, Keeping Me Still, is a finalist for the 2014 Jacar Press Julie Suk Award!  The award is given for the best poetry book published by an independent press.  This exquisite collection–some of which we had the pleasure of hearing at the Lowell Reading last fall–is full of tender and unexpected […]

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 […]

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 […]