Alumni News & Publications
Sarah Holland-BattSarah Holland-Batt's book of poems, The Hazards, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry. Also, she has been published by Black Inc. The Best Australian Poems 2016 as its editor.
Linnea HartsuykerLinnea Hartsuyker's debut novel, The Half-Drowned King, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August 2017.
Peng ShepherdPeng Shepherd's debut novel, M., will be published by HarperCollins in January 2018.
Robin Coste LewisRobin Coste Lewis's collection of poems, Voyage of the Sable Venus, was awarded the 2015 National Book Award.
Ada LimónAda Limón's collection of poems, Bright Dead Things, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award.
Jaroslav KalfarJaroslav Kalfar’s debut novel, Spaceman of Bohemia, is forthcoming from Little, Brown And Company in March 2017.
Gregory PardloGregory Pardlo's poetry collection Digest has been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.
Garth Risk HallbergGarth Risk Hallberg's debut novel, City on Fire, was published in October by Knopf.
Solmaz SharifSolmaz Sharif is the winner of a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and a Stegner Fellowship. Her debut poetry collection, LOOK, was published by Graywolf Press in 2016 and has been longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry.
Ocean VuongOcean Vuong's first full-length collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, has been released by Copper Canyon Press. He also was the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
Julia PierpontJulia Pierpont's debut novel is Among the Ten Thousand Things. It was published in July by Random House and has received glowing praise from The New York Times Book Review.
Kanishk TharoorKanishk Tharoor's debut collection of short fiction, Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in March 2017.
Monica SokMonica Sok has been awarded a 2015 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Year Zero and will be the 2016-2018 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.
Jen HydeJen Hyde's first book, Hua Shi Hua (华画诗) Drawings & Poems from China, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in January 2017.
Yoojin Grace WuertzYoojin Grace Wuertz's novel, Everything Belongs to Us, is forthcoming from Random House in February 2017.
Ben PurkertBen Purkert's first poetry collection, For the Love of Endings, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in March 2018.
Julie BuntinJulie Buntin's debut novel, Marlena, is forthcoming from Henry Holt/Macmillan in April 2017.
Isabella HammadIsbaella Hammad’s debut novel, The Parisian, will be published by Grove Atlantic.
Javier ZamoraJavier Zamora's debut poetry collection will be published by Copper Canyon Press. He was the recipient of a 2015 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and was awarded a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.
Boris FishmanBoris Fishman's debut novel, A Replacement Life, was praised in June 2014 in the New York Times Book Review. His second novel, Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo, was published in March 2016 and lauded by Cathleen Schine in the New York Times Book Review.
Tyehimba JessTyehimba Jess' new collection of poems, Olio, was published by Wave Books in April 2016.
Rebecca DinersteinRebecca Dinerstein's debut novel, The Sunlit Night, was published in June 2015 by Bloomsbury.
Morgan ParkerMorgan Parker's first collection of poems, Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, was chosen by Eileen Myles for publication in April 2015 by Switchback Books. Her second collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, will be published by Tin House in 2017.
Charif ShanahanCharif Shanahan has been awarded the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award competition, for Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing. The collection will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in Spring 2017. He has also been awarded a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.
Sarah LaBrieSarah LaBrie co-wrote the libretto for Hopscotch, an experimental pop-up opera for the Industry Opera company in Los Angeles. The project was the subject of features in The New Yorker, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and others.
Paula BohincePaula Bohince's third collection of poems, Swallows and Waves, will be published in January 2016 by Sarabande books.
Emily Jungmin YoonEmily Jungmin Yoon is the poetry winner of the 2015 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest, for her two poems entitled "An Ordinary Misfortune." Her winning work will appear in the Winter 2015-2016 issue of Ploughshares.
James ByrneJames Byrne's poetry collection, White Coins, was published in the UK by Arc in March 2015.
Martin RockMartin Rock's debut collection, Residuum, won the 2015 CSU Poetry Center Editor's Choice Award and was published in April 2016.
David McLoghlinDavid McLoghlin was the prize-winning finalist in The 2015 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize for "Tom Crean Sings Sean-nós at the Tiller on the Southern Ocean."
Julia LisellaJulia Lisella's newest collection of poems, Always, was published by WordTech editions in 2014.
Bianca StoneBianca Stone's poetry collection Someone Else's Wedding Vows was published by Tin House/Octopus Books in 2014.
Richard TaysonRichard Tayson has been awarded a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in Non-Fiction Literature.
Maya Catherine PopaMaya Catherine Popa received second place in Narrative Magazine's sixth annual poetry contest.
J. Scott BrownleeJ. Scott Brownlee's chapbook Highway or Belief was selected by Rachel McKibbens as the winner of the 2013 Button Poetry Prize. Ascension won the 2014 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press and will be published in May 2015. Requiem for Used Ignition Cap, his first full-length poetry collection, was selected by C. Dale Young as the winner of the 2015 Orison Poetry Prize and will be published in November 2015.
Rachel BaschRachel Basch published her third novel, The Listener, from Pegasus Books in March 2015.
Tsipi KellerTsipi Keller's forthcoming translations include a selected volume of Raquel Chalfi's poems, Reality Crumbs (SUNY Press), and a selected volume of Erez Bitton's poems, You Who Cross My Path (BOA Editions). Both will be published in 2015.
Monica McClureMonica McClure's poetry collection, Tender Data, was published by Birds, LLC in 2015.
Cathy Linh CheCathy Linh Che won the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize; her first book, Split, was published by Alice James Books in 2014.
Dinika M. AmaralDinika M. Amaral's story "No Good Deed Unpunished" appeared in the Iowa Review in January 2015 and has been selected for the Tim McGinnis Award.
Scott BaileyScott Bailey's debut collection of poems, Thus Spake Gigolo, is now available, published by NYQ Books.
Lizzie HarrisLizzie Harris's debut poetry collection, Stop Wanting, won the Cleveland State University Press Poetry Prize and appeared in Spring 2014.
Sara WallaceSara Wallace's poetry collection The Rival won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and was published by University of Utah Press in 2015. Her chapbook Edge won the Center for Book Arts Poetry Chapbook Competition and was published in 2014.
Jacob AppelJacob Appel has published the story collections Coulrophobia & Fat Morgana (Black Lawrence, 2016), The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street (Howling Bird/Augsburg, 2016), and Scouting for the Reaper (Black Lawrence, 2014), which won the Hudson Prize.
Amanda Jane McConnonAmanda Jane McConnon's poem "Life on Earth" was selected by Dorianne Laux for inclusion in Best New Poets 2014.
R.A VillanuevaR. A. Villanueva's first book of poems, Reliquaria won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and appeared in Fall 2014.
Sarah Holland-BattSarah Holland-Batt's second collection of poems, The Hazards, was published in June 2015 by University of Queensland Press in Australia. A full-length Spanish translation is forthcoming from Vaso Roto in Spain and Latin America in 2016.
Louisa ErmelinoLouise Ermelino is the author of the novels Joey Dee Gets Wise, The Black Madonna, and The Sisters Mallone (Simon & Schuster). Her newest book is forthcoming in August 2016.