Isaac Blum’s story, “Waxing and Waning,” appeared in the literary magazine YARN. The story is called “Waxing and Waning.“ His story “In Copenhagen,” will appear in the Spring 2013 addition of the West Trade Review.
Andrew Davison’s prize-winning story, As the Lake Laps the Pier, will be published in the 2013 Wild Leaf Press Short Story Annual.
Dennis Lawson, MFA ’12, was recently named the Executive Director of the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware.
Michael Watson’s essay, “Getting Lost in Suburbs of Memory,” will be published in SLAB Literary Magazine in Spring, 2013.
Chinelo Okparanta’s debut story collection TOO MUCH WAHALA, including the story “America” that marked her debut in Granta’s winter issue this month, and a novel, UNDER THE UDARA TREES, which both explore the tensions of faith, sexuality, war, and progress in the lives of Nigerians, to Jenna Johnson at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a two-book deal, by Jin Auh at The Wylie Agency (NA).
Michael Deagler won First Place for his short story “Etymology” in Glimmer Train’s May Short Story Award for New Writers, which will appear in the Fall 2013 issue.
Matt Blasi, short stories in The Superstition Review and Dogplotz.
Darcy Cummings: memoir, “Delaware and Pine,” in Philadelphia Reflections. Poem, “Riverbank,” in Child of my Child: Stories for Grandparents.
Nabina Das won a workshop scholarship for the 2011 NYS Summer Writers Institute where she worked with poets Carolyn Forche, Campbell McGrath and Peg Boyers. Poems forthcoming in Protest Anthology; Poet’s Printery, South Africa; SAARC Journal, South Asia; ‘Tribes’ anthology, Three Rooms Press, US. Her debut novel, Footprints in the Bajra, is currently longlisted in for the national prize ‘Crossword Book Award 2011′ in India.
Therese Halscheid won First Place for her poem “The Rooms” as well as a Finalist Award for “Certain Shadows Over the Mountains” in Tiferet’s 2010 poetry contest, judged by Marie Howe (Issue #17, 2010). She won Second Place for her essay “The Elements” in New Delta Review’s Creative Nonfiction Contest (Louisiana State University, 2011). She has had poems published inBlueline, Natural Bridge, Dos Passos Review, Saw Palm, and other magazines; see “Morning Prayer for Pink” in and “The Yukon Quest” in Detours. She has also published creative nonfiction in Kaleidoscope and in Phoebe.
Brian Heston, poems: “An Echo” in The Painted Bride Quarterly; “Crow in a Puddle” in The Best of Philadelphia Stories; “At Rotten Ralph’s” in 5 AM; “Night Walk” in West Branch; “In Siberia” in The Bitter Oleander; “Florida” in Poetry Southeast; “Hector at the OK Corral” in Gargoyle; “River,” “Copernicus Looks on the Bright Side,” and “Napoleon’s Eggs” in Portland Review; Childhood” and “On the Verge” in Spoon River Poetry Review; “From Juvey” in Poet Lore; “Fire Hydrant” and “Barb and Jimmy” forthcoming in Coal City Review; “Rasputin Dating” forthcoming in Harpur Palate. Fiction: “The Hurricane” in Flash!Point; “The Girl on the Bus” in Ourstories; ”The Carpet Layers” in Many Mountains Moving; “Super” in Red Cedar Review. Honors and awards: winner in the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes; finalist in the River Styx International Poetry Competition; finalist for the Pavel Strut Poetry Fellowship.
Jill Ivey’s essay, “Yankee Land,” is forthcoming in the anthology Philadelphia Reflections: Memories of the Keystone State.
Dan Lee is a contributing writer for New York Magazine. His articles for them include a piece about Anna Nicole Smith, “Paw Paw and Lady Love.” He also contributes to GQ and Philadelphia Magazine.
Aaron LeFevre has a creative nonfiction piece, “Tree Eaters,” in the Spring issue of SLAB: Sound and Literary Art Book.
Violet LeVoit has has short fiction in The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction and in two anthologies, Werewolves and Shapeshifters (2010) and Demons: Encounters with The Devil and His Minions (2011).
Jay McKeen, “Heavy Metal Days,” personal essay in The Cimarron Review.
Julie Strasser’s essay, Tugging on the Rope, was published in the Winter 2010 issue of The Battered Suitcase.
Christina Vogt-Hennessey, poem, “The Pink Balcony,” in Slipstream and a profile of Lauren Grodstein in The Literary Mamma.
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 Too Much Wahala and novel Under the Udara Trees, forthcoming.
- 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