Student, Faculty & Alumni Achievements


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"Petey’s Barge" by current student Melanie Anagnos has been published in Ozone Park Journal, and "Quilting Will Improve Your Health” was included in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Lunch Ticket.

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn MFA ‘12 made Brooklyn Magazine’s list of 100 books to read in 2016. This is her debut novel.

Recent graduate, Brynn Downing’s (MFA ‘15) poetry can be found in the current issue of the James Franco Review.

Sophie McManus MFA ‘05 was in conversation with Molly Antopol on 0s&1s Reads.

Writing faculty Mary Morris’s novel The Jazz Palace will be available in paperback on March 8! Visit for information on where to buy her book.

Ross Gay MFA ‘98 is a finalist for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award in Poetry and has also been nominated for National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.

Sophie McManus MFA ‘05 is a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award.

Mira Ptacin MFA ’09 was interviewed on WNYC’s Leopard Lopate Show.

The play “I Don’t Want You To Know That I Want You To Tempt Me” by Bianca Ambrosio MFA ‘14 play was chosen as a finalist in Manhattan Repertory Theater's one act play competition.

Current student Rachel Aydt’s personal essay, “The Witter Bynner House: Writers in Residence,” published in New Mexico Magazine.

The article “The Web Poets Society: Can an Online Class Revive Interest in the Classics?” by Kristina Bicher MFA ‘15  was published in The Atlantic. Her recent work includes “In My Mother’s House” and “How to Survive a Shipwreck,” which appeared in WSQ: The 1970s. “Aquinnah Sub Rosa” and “If We Arrive Late to Sunset” also appeared in Tupelo Quarterly in October 2015. “Sugar for Stuart” will appear in Grist Journal in Spring 2016. “The Famine that Follows” will be published by LIT this April.

Marcia Bradley’s essay “Card Catalogues” is published in the January issue of hippocampus magazine. Marcia is a current MFA student.

Sarah Lawrence faculty member Cynthia Cruz’s fourth collection of poems, How the End Begins, is forthcoming by Four Way Books (spring 2016). Her new poem, “Midnight Office,” is included in the October 2015 issue of Poetry magazine.

Alex Dimitrov MFA ‘09 was recently published in the New England Review.

Sarah Dohrmann’s (MFA ‘04) essay, “What We Want Is Your Boy” is featured in the new issue of Tin House. Her essay “Lost Girls: Women, sex and the Arab Spring” was been published in the November 2015 issue of Harper's Magazine.

Read an interview with Radcliffe Fellow Ross Gay MFA ‘98.

Myra Goldberg’s (writing faculty) “Two Hair Stories from One Life,” which is part of the essay collection Me, My Hair, and I, will be in People Magazine's featured book of the week in October. They call it "a series of astonishingly good essays."

Nicole Haroutunian MFA ‘08 published a collection this spring with Little A, entitled Speed Dreaming, which was long listed for the Frank O'Connor Award.

Jessamyn Hope MFA '03 recently published her debut novel, Safekeeping. She also received a 2015 Pushcart Prize honorable mention for her narrative essay "The Running of the Brides,” and her short memoir, "The Reverse," was selected for Best Canadian Essays 2015.

Cynthia Kane’s (MFA ‘06) book, How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, is available for pre-order on Amazon, published by Hierophant Publishing (April 2016).

Yaron Kaver MFA ‘15 has a new piece of fiction available titled “Mark Unread.”

Current student Jackie Mercurio’s essay on her daughter’s school picture day can be read on The Washington Post.

Current student Sarah McColl was accepted for a 3-week fellowship at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in January.

Nikay Paredes MFA ‘13 recently won first prize in the 2015 Maningning Miclat Awards for Poetry in the Philippines.

The short story collection Oranges by Gary Peter MFA ’96 was recently shortlisted for the 2015 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Mira Ptacin MFA ‘09 discussed her book Poor Your Soul on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show this January. The interview is available here.

Sunday's on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly MFA '12 will be released in April 2016 by Simon & Schuster.