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Recent Student News & Publications

Davon Loeb’s essay, “Alabama Fire Ants,” was featured in the Portland Review.

Three poems from Amanda Buck in Four Ties Lit Review.

Tim Lynch has two poems in HEArt Journal Online.

Alum Michael Deagler has fiction, Twenty Girls in Various Shades of Yellow Discontent, in BODY. 

Two of ours alums, Sarah Kennedy and Malik Abduh, have essays in the new issue of SOME CALL IT BALLIN’

Students launch new Cooper Street Journal

Keri Mikulski and Tim Lynch have poems in the inaugural issue of Camden’s own Whirlwind Magazine!

Alum Michael Haeflinger has a new poem up at Creative Colloquy.

Alum Susan Muaddi Darraj has been awarded AWP’s Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

Shelby Vittek won 1st and 2nd place in the Association of Food Journalists competition!

Therese Halscheld’s collection of poems, Frozen Latitudes, has just been published by Press 53

Nina Lary’s essay “The Challenge of Branding a Life-Threatening Disease” has been published in Good

Davon Loeb & Seve Torres both have poems in the inaugural issue of Duende!

Seve Torre’s poem, “We Men” was published in Mead

Greg Sullivan’s story, “The Serpent“, has been published in Pithead Chapel. His story, “The Allatoona Whale,” was recently published in The Collagist, and “The Explanation for Ice” in Axolotl. 

Laura Bernstein’s poem, “Davydov Stradivarius,” was recently published in Tupelo Quarterly

Mary Anna Evans’s “Could Silicon Valley Become the Next Camden?” was published on The Atlantic‘s Technology Channel; Grieving for the Timucua” was published as part of Saw Palm‘s “Places to Stand in Florida” series of essays; and “Thumbprint” will be in an upcoming edition of Monkeybicycle. Her short prose piece, “The Calculus of a Pea,” appeared in the Spartan and her story “Starch” (originally published by Plots with Guns) has been reprinted in Kings River Life.  

Davon Loeb’s poem, “2-AM Closing Time,” was recently published by Nomans Journal

Whitney Strong’s poem, “A Poem: Frogs and Squirrels” appeared in Chronogram.  

Malik Abduh’s poem, “Barnstormers,” appeared in Four Way Review, Issue 4

Greg Bateman’s poem, “Growing Up in a Small Town,” was published in the Sunday edition of the San Antonio Express-News.

Laura Bernstein’s poem, “Alzheimer’s: Dinner Edition,” was published in The Quotable and her poem, “Sifting the Compost,” is forthcoming in Passages North.

Isaac Blum is the 2013 Emerging Writer in Residence at Penn State Altoona. His story,”Waxing and Waning,”appeared in the literary magazine YARN. His story, “In Copenhagen,” appeared in the West Trade Review, and his story, “The IHOP,” appeared in Volume 13, Issue 2 of the Oklahoma Review.

Jake Camacho is the focus of a Rutgers Today Feature

Darcy Cummings’s memoir, “Delaware and Pine,” appeared in Philadelphia Reflections, and her poem, “Riverbank,” in Child of my Child: Stories for Grandparents.

Nabina Das was a 2012 Charles Wallace Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. Her debut novel Footprints in the Bajra was long-listed in the prestigious Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2011, and her poetry collection Blue Vessel has been nominated as one of the best of 2012 in Indian poetry. 

Andrew Davison’s prize-winning story, “As the Lake Laps the Pier,” was published in the 2013 Wild Leaf Press Short Story Annual.

Michael Deagler won First Place for his short story, “Etymology,” in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers.

Bianca Frisby received an Art and Social Change grant from the Leeway Foundation.

Therese Halscheids essays recently appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, South Loop and Hotel Amerika.  

Brian Heston’s poems have been published in The Painted Bride QuarterlyThe Best of Philadelphia Stories, West Branch,The Bitter Oleander, Poetry Southeast, Gargoyle, Portland Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Poet Lore. His fiction has been published in Flash!Point, Ourstories, Many Mountains Moving and Red Cedar Review

Jill Ivey’s essay, “Yankee Land,” was published in the anthology Philadelphia Reflections: Memories of the Keystone State.

Matthew Kotula’s story, “The Lantern,” appeared in The Adirondack Review

Dennis Lawson was named the Executive Director of the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware.

Dan Lee is a contributing writer for New York Magazine.  His articles include a piece about Anna Nicole Smith, “Paw Paw and Lady Love.”  He also contributes to GQ and Philadelphia Magazine.

Nissa Lee’s broadside, “Tree Eaters,” was published in The Stirring

Aaron Bigler LeFebvre’s creative nonfiction piece, “Tree  Eaters,” appeared in SLAB: Sound and Literary Art Book.

Violet LeVoit’s short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction and in two anthologies, Werewolves and Shapeshifters and Demons: Encounters with The Devil and His Minions.

Tim Lynch’s poem, “Loyalties, Savannah,” appeared in Deep South magazine. 

Jay McKeen’s personal essay, “Heavy Metal Days,” was published in The Cimarron Review.

Chinelo Okparanta is featured in The New Yorker’s This Week in Fiction

Scott Oliver’s poem, “juxtaposed fragmented knowledge” appeared in The Northville Review and the poem, “Mother, ” in The Earth Comes First.

Julie Strasser’s essay, “Tugging on the Rope,” was published in The Battered Suitcase.

Greg Sullivan presented “Issues of Identity for the Southern Writer Living in the North” at St. Bonaventure University’s Concepts of Identity Conference. 

Anise Vance’s essay, “A Work in Progress,” was published in an anthology of twelve essays entitled Mixed: Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories

Christina Vogt-Hennessey’s poem, “The Pink Balcony,” appeared in Slipstream and a profile of Lauren Grodstein in The Literary Mamma.

Michael Watson’s essay,“Getting Lost in Suburbs of Memory,” was published in SLAB Literary Magazine.

Eric Zrinsky wrote and directed a musical, “The Meat Man,” which premiered at the Philly Fringe Live Arts Festival.


And here are some books by our alumni:

  • Chinelo Okparanta, story collection Happiness Like Water
  • Barry Graham, the novel Nothing or Next to Nothing
  • Michael Haeflinger, Love Poem for the Everyday (chapbook)
  • Leslie Rapparlie, Writing and Experiential Education: Practical Activities and Lesson Plans to Enrich Learning