Deborah Sosin (Nonfiction, January 2015) has an essay “What Matthew Perry Taught Us” in Cognoscenti.

Julie Wittes Schlack (Nonfiction, June 2013) has an essay “Nostalgia is Lovely, and a Waste of Time” in Cognoscenti.

Karin Cecile Davidson (Fiction, June 2009) has an interview in Necessary Fiction about her short story collection The Geography of First Kisses. She also has a flash fiction piece, “Let Me” in the current issue of Post Road.

Pam Petro (Nonfiction, MFA Writing Faculty) has an interview on the podcast Travel Writing World about her memoir The Long Field.

Amy Grier (Nonfiction, January 2017) has a review in The Hooghly Review of MFA faculty Steven Cramer’s poetry collection Departures From Rilke.

Steven Cramer’s (Poetry, MFA Writing Faculty) poetry collection Departures From Rilke is also featured in Snowflakes in a Blizzard.

E. Christopher Clark (Fiction, June 2005) has a graphic lit piece “The Blood of Seven Queens- Prologue” available for preview at his website.

Erin Belieu (Poetry, MFA Writing Faculty) is the recipient of the 2023 Mari Sandoz Award form the Nebraska Library Association, for “significant, enduring contribution to the Nebraska book world through writing.”

Jason Reynolds (WFYP, MFA Writing Faculty) has an interview in Notes on Arte.

Andrea Wang’s (WFYP, June 2011) picture book Luli and the Language of Tea is featured in an article “12 Books About Bridging Language Barriers” in Edutopia.

Katherine Karch (WFYP, June 2018) has a short story “The Portal in Andrea’s Dryer” in Uncharted Magazine.

Mariya Taher (Fiction, June 2016) has an article “The Journey of a Passive Bilingualist: Letting go of Ancestral Languages” in Gulabi Stories.

Jennifer LeBlanc (Poetry, June 2012) has two poems, “Elegy for a Teacher” and “Claws Drawn In,” in the 2023 issue of I-70 Review.

Natalie Padilla Young’s (Poetry, January 2009) poetry collection All of This Was Once Under Water is reviewed by Joyce Peseroff.

Kate Fussner’s (WFYP, June 2021) middle-grade novel-in-verse The Song of Us has been selected by the NCTE Children’s Poetry Award
Committee for inclusion in their list of the 2024 Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels. The Song of Us has also been listed in the Boston Globe Magazine‘s “New England gift guide: 25 presents from local shops and artists.”

Kevin Prufer (Poetry, MFA Writing Faculty) has a poem “Memory” in the current issue of Southeast Review.

Robbie Gamble (Poetry, January 2017) has two poems, “Ad Astra” and “Graftings,” in the current issue of Post Road. He also has a monoku up in Shadow Pond Journal.

Valley C. Shaia’s (WFYP, June 2021) middle-grade novel Pepper Pinch and the Poisoned Princess is available as an ebook from Campfire.

Katie Cotugno’s (Fiction, June 2015) novel Meet the Benedettos is on the December 2023 Indie Next List Preview of the American Booksellers Association.

Saraciea J. Fennell (WFYP, January 2020) has a story “Goldie and the Three Bodies” in the anthology Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories.

Tracey Baptiste’s (WFYP, MFA Writing Faculty) childrens nonfiction book African Icons: Ten People Who Built a Continent received a 2023 Eureka Book Award Honor from the California Reading Association.

Sabrina Fedel (Fiction, January 2014) is interviewed in Voyage Baltimore about her new novel All Roads Lead to Rome.

Jami Brandli (WSS, MFA Writing Faculty) is the winner of the 2023 Jane Chambers Award for Excellence in Feminist Playwriting from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, or her play The Magician’s Sister. The Magician’s Sister also won the 2023 Stanley Drama Award from Wagner College Theatre.

D. Dina Friedman’s (Fiction, January 2016) new short story collection Immigrants from Creators Press is now available for purchase. Also, her poem “Burial” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Gyroscope Review.

Rebecca Rolland (Fiction, June 2017) has a new poetry collection, The Book of Leavening, now available for preorder.

Enzo Silon Surin (Poetry, 2012) will be teaching a virtual master craft class “You Were Born a Poem” through the Hudson Valley Writers Center on February 24th, 2024, details here.

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