D. Dina Friedman’s (Fiction, January 2016) new poetry collection Here in Sanctuary–Whirling is now available from Querencia Press.

Ella N. Alkiewicz (Nonfiction, June 2018) has a poem “Kooyook Poodlat carved Taluliyuk” on display next to a carved whale bone by a Canadian Inuk sculptor at the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA).

Pam Petro (Nonfiction, MFA Faculty) was interviewed about her memoir The Long Field by the travel writer Rick Steves, for his radio series Rick Steves’ Europe.

Katherine Karch (WFYP, June 2018) has a short story “A Pharoah’s Curse to End the War” in the current issue of Unnerving Magazine (follow link and scroll down to p.13).

Michelle Knudsen’s (WFYP, MFA faculty) short story “The Pigeon” published by Drabblecast was shortlisted for Best Audio Fiction in The British Science Fiction Association Awards. Her latest picture book, Luigi: The Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten was listed by LitHub as one of “Ten Great New Children’s Books Out in March” and made the American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller List for March 2024.

Bonita Lee Penn (Poetry, January 2015) has a forthcoming poetry collection When the Trees Finally Testify available for pre-order from Get Fresh Books.

Jody Hobbs Hesler (Fiction, June 2017) has a short story “The Replacement Wife” in Trampset.

Robbie Gamble (Poetry, January 2017) had a publication flurry this month. Two poems, “Cove” and “Ides,” appeared in Dialogist. “When I Wrapped the Blood Pressure Cuff Over His Crude Swastika Tattoo” was published in Rise Up Review. “Determination” came out in Molecule. “Sanctus” published in Cagibi. And his flash essay “Legacies” ran in The Mersey Review.

Raymond Tyler, (Fiction, June 2020) has a new graphic novel, Black Coal and Red Bandanas: An Illustrated History of the West Virginia Mine Wars now available from PM Press.

Emily Inouye Huey (WFYP, June 2011) has a new picture book, Wat Kept Playing: The Inspiring Story of Wataru Misaka and His Rise to the NBA, from Shadow Mountain Publishing.

Jacqueline Berkman’s (Fiction, June 2023) short story, “Occupy,” has been published by The Write Launch.

Wendy Loggia at Delacorte Romance has bought All Paths Lead to Paris by Sabrina Fedel (WFYP, January 2014). Publication is planned for summer 2025.

Hunter Liguore’s (Fiction/WFYP, 2012) new book, The Modern Art of War: Sun Tzu’s Hidden Path to Peace and Wholeness, is now available for pre-order.

The Washington Post published an opinion piece by Lyz Lenz (Fiction, June 2011): “Women are divorcing — and finally finding happiness.”

Amy Mevorach’s (Nonfiction, January 2023) review of A.J. Verdelle’s book, Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison has been published in the latest issue of CALYX.

Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang (WFYP, June 2011) has made the 2023 MISelf in Books List. And The Growing Readers Podcast features a conversation with the author about exploring identity in her latest book, Summer at Squee.

Lisa Robinson’s (WFYP, June 2011) latest picture book, Gifts from Georgia’s Garden, has received a starred review from The Horn Book. Lisa is also featured in an interview by The Picture Book Buzz along with illustrator Hadley Hooper.

Nada Samih-Rotondo (Fiction, June 2012) has been named a recipient of the Writers of Palestinian Descent Fellowship from Sundress Academy for the Arts.

History Comics: Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin by Tracey Baptiste (WFYP, MFA writing faculty) has been named a 2024 Notable Social Studies Trade Book.

The Fears by Kevin Prufer (Poetry, MFA writing faculty) was a finalist for the Burdine C. Johnson Award for Best Book of Poetry.

Tavi Taylor Black’s (Fiction, June 2008) essay, “The Dealbreaker,” has been published in Cagibi and her latest book, Serabelle is available for pre-order.

Hurley Winkler (Fiction, January 2017) interviewed her former mentor, Michael Lowenthal (Fiction, MFA Writing Faculty) for The Creative Independent.

“Glass Child,” a 10-minute play by Sharisse Zeroonian (WSS, January 2024) has been selected for The Cannon Theatre 10-Minute Play Festival.

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