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MFA Creative Writing | Wall of Fame


Abdul Ali, Trouble Sleeping

Abdul Ali (MFA '15): Trouble Sleeping, New Issues 2015, winner of the 2014 New Issues Poetry Prize 

Sandra Beasley (MFA '05): Count the Waves, W. W. Norton & Co. 2015; I Was the Jukebox, W. W. Norton & Co. 2011; Theories of Falling, New Issues 2008 

Venus Trash (MFA '04): The Fateful Apple, Urban Poets and Lyricists 2014 

Cedric Tillman (MFA '04): Lilies of the Valley, Willow Books 2013



Philip Dean Walker (MFA '13): At Danceteria and Other Stories, Squares & Rebels (Handtype Press Imprint) November 2016

Melissa Reddish: My Father Is an Angry Storm Cloud, Tailwind Press 2015Book cover: Melissa Reddish: My Father Is an Angry Storm Cloud

Leslie Pietrzyk: This Angel on My Chest, University of Pittsburgh Press 2015, winner of the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Jonathan Harper (MFA'10): Daydreamers, Lethe Press 2015, Kirkus Indie Books of the Month Selection for July 2015 

Richard Cytowic (MFA '11): "Your Brain on Screens," American Interest 2015; "The Night I Danced with Liberace," Los Angeles Review of Books 2013

Andrew Gretes: How to Dispose of Dead Elephants, Sandstone Press 2014

Glen Finland (MFA '06): Next Stop, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 2012 

Sandra Beasley (MFA '05): Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life, Crown/Broadway Books 2012


Appointments, Honors, and Awards 

Jenny Molberg won the 2014 Berkshire Prize for her debut collection of poems, Marvels of the Invisible (forthcoming, Tupelo Press). 

Tyler Christensen (MFA '14) was admitted to American Literature & Culture doctoral program in the Department of English at George Washington University. 

Chet'la Sebree the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University for 2014-2015. She was a 2011-12 Folger Shakespeare Theater Lannan Fellow and worked for both Poet Lore and 491 Magazine. She was also a 2013 finalist for the Hub City Writers House Nine-Month Residency in South Carolina.

Mark Cugini (MFA '11) founded the magazine Big Lucks and runs the popular DC reading series, Three Tents.

Amy Stolls (MFA '00) was appointed literature director at National Endowment for the Arts.