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Kristina Bicher MFA ’15 has a translation of “The Viking” in The Harvard Review. Tupelo Quarterly published translations of three untitled poems by Marie Lundquist. Her poem, “How to Get Divorced,” is available on Plume.

Dead Horse by Niina Pollari MFA ’08 is available on Birds LLC.

Aditi Rao MFA ’11 won the 2015 Muse India-Satish Verma Young Writer Award and the 2011 Srinavas Rayaprol Poetry Prize. She was also longlisted for the 2012 Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing in English.

A Short on Rob's Life by current MFA Writing student Kevin Lankes was published by Owl Hollow Press in the short fiction anthology, Pick Your Poison. His flash story, Donation to the Void of Matter, was published by Here Comes Everyone.

Saudades Tuas/I Miss You by Barbara Duarte Esgalhado MFA ’14 is due out early 2018 by Finishing Line Press.

Gary Peter MFA ’96 won the 2016 New Rivers Press Many Voices Project competition in prose for Oranges, his collection of short fiction. His manuscript will be published in fall 2018.

Patrick Rosal MFA ’99 is the winner of the 2017 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and has been named a 2018 NEA Literature Creative Writing Fellow.

What to Do About the Solomons by Bethany Ball MFA ’13 has received a glowing review from The New York Times.

Suhasini Yeeda MFA ’15 recently had a short story, Dream State, appear in Madcap Review. The story has since been nominated for the Pushcart Prize XLI.

Traci Brimhall's (MFA ’08) new book, Saudade, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in Fall 2017.

Leonard Lopate of WNYC interviewed John Freeman Gill MFA ’95 about his recently released novel, The Gargoyle Hunters.

A College Rejection Meltdown in 5 Emails by current student Alexandra Fields has been published by NPR affiliate Cognoscenti.

Robert Fanning MFA ’97 has a new collection of poems entitled Our Sudden Museum.

“Amazing Opportunities for Female Writers of Creative Nonfiction for whom Traditional Employment is Anathema” by Sarah McColl MFA ’16 was published in McSweeney’s.

Forthcoming poetry by Kristina Bicher MFA ’15 includes “Let’s Talk About Suicide" in Ploughshares, “Cuba (1993)” and “Neighbor Girl to Mrs. G” in Hayden’s Ferry, “How to Get Divorced” in Plume, and “Portrait of My Grandmother” in Unsplendid.

Amy Laprade's (MFA ’15) novel, So Nice to Finally Meet You..., has been published by Human Error Press.

(Untitled) by current student Tania Pabon will be published in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Green Briar Review.

A Separate Dream: Faith, Family, and Knowing When to Let Go by Amy Beth Wright MFA ’12 has been published in Catapult Magazine.

The poetry collection Bread from a Stranger’s Oven by Janlori Goldman MFA ’09 is forthcoming from White Pine Press.

Gillian Cumming’s (MFA ’09) My Dim Aviary is forthcoming in November 2016.

The poetry chapbook My Bedside Radio by Anthony Cappo MFA ’12 has been published by Deadly Chaps Press.

Maya Pindyck’s (MFA ’06) Emoticoncert is available through Four Way Books.

Brynn Saito’s (MFA ’08) Power Made Us Swoon has been published by Red Hen Press.

The articles “Love Song Full of Holes” and “In New York” by Kristina Bicher MFA ’15 were published in Narrative. Her recent work includes “House by the Road,” which appears in Bellingham Review. Her forthcoming work includes “Knife” and Morning Prayer” in the upcoming issue of Barrow Street and “Missing” in Painted Bride Quarterly. She was also a finalist in a postcard poem context by The Field Office for her work, “Postcard from Mars.”

The story How Sad, How Lovely by Sarah McColl MFA ’16 was selected as a winner for StoryQuarterly’s Nonfiction Prize.

The Gargoyle Hunters by John Freeman Gill MFA ’95 will be forthcoming early 2017.

Current student Erica Cardwell’s double jointed essays Samson and Delilah are now available in simultaneous queer lit print! Samson—on black hair, mental health, and coming out is included in the first LAMBDA anthology, EMERGE. Delilah—on black lesbian performance and queerness, is also available this summer. It can be found in the Sinister Wisdom issue, Variations.

Nicole Dennis-Benn MFA ’12 discussed her debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, which received a glowing review from The New York Times.

“I have three cats, but don’t call me a crazy cat lady” by current student Samantha Rosen was published in The Washington Post.

Jane Lancellotti MFA '15 has received a Pushcart Prize for her essay, ”If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Write a One-Star Review.”

Jackie Mercurio MFA '15 recently had her essay, “I Hate Attending Religious Services” published in Woman’s Day. Another essay, “I Wear a T-Shirt Every Single Day—and I Don’t Care What You Think” was recently published in Good Housekeeping.

Sharon Siegel’s (MFA ’15) short story, Stranger in the Snow, was recently published in Pomplemousse Literary Review. Her story Don’t Quiet Down Please is forthcoming in the June issue of The Writing Disorder.

My Journey Into the Woods: What Stephen Sondheim Taught Me About Conceiving a Child by current student Carly Rose Elson has been published on Electric Literature.