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Recent Publications by Program Students & Alums

Ian, cherry-pick from those other pages and I'll add an image on the right of whatever is deemed most important?

And this box of "recent" section could be reiterated/inset on the Alum page if that can be kept up -- and then below here could be archived older notes (and think about whether the "books" as a separate category is desirable as opposed just to poetry v prose).


Sandra Beasley's memoir, Don't Kill the Birthday Girl, was published by Crown in 2011—see also Creative Writing Alumna Transitions.

Amy Stolls's second novel The Ninth Wife was published in June 2011 by (HarperCollins).

Glen Finland’s first book, a memoir called Next Stop, is forthcoming from Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam in 2012.

Carolyn Parkhurst's third novel, The Nobodies Album, was published in June 2010 by Doubleday. Her first children's book, Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly, was published in November 2010 by Feiwel & Friends.



Creative Nonfiction 41 cover

Heather McDonald's (MFA '07) essay, "How to Fix Everything," was named Creative Nonfiction magazine's Best Food Essay and later named a Notable Essay for Best American Essays 2012 by guest editor David Brooks and series editor Robert Atwan.

Sara Blaisdell (MFA '11) wrote and voiced the essay "Brothers From Another Planet" for the nationally-syndicated public radio program This American Life in June, 2010.  

Michelle Dove (MFA '10) won the 2010 John Steinbeck Award from Reed magazine for her story, "The Frost Queen of Louisa County." 

Nicholas Boggs' essay "James Baldwin, Uncollected" was published in Fanzine on Sept. 21, 2010.

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Valzhyna Mort, Collected Body

Valzhyna Mort’s new collection of poetry Collected Body is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2011.

Sandra Beasley's collection of poetry, I Was the Jukebox, won the Barnard Women's Poetry Prize in 2009. Beasley's memoir, Don't Kill the Birthday Girl, was published by Crown in 2011.  

Barbara Goldberg's poetry collection, The Royal Baker's Daughter, published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2007 won the Brittingham Prize. She has received a 2009 Maryland State Arts Council Grant.  

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