Publication News

Bennington offers two years to focus on your writing, so it's no wonder we publish in top-tier journals, win awards, and publish books. But it's not about that, really. It's about coming to the page every day. Check back biweekly for our students' latest publications.

As of February 16, 2024

Nico Amador, MFA ’22 (Poetry), has been selected as the 2024 Outpost Vermont Fellow

Liz Arnold, MFA ’11 (Nonfiction), was selected as a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts.

Logan Beitmen, MFA ’22 (Fiction), interviewed Grammy-nominated poet Aja Monet, for INTERLOCUTOR Magazine.

Jenn Scheck-Kahn, MFA '08 (Fiction), published a personal essay about belief and belonging, "The Bully and the Believer," in Pangyrus

Becca J.R. Lachman, MFA '11 (Poetry), published a lyric poem in Hunger Mountain, "The Root Together," from her fourth collection of poems in progress. 

Lisa Johnson Mitchell, MFA '18 (Fiction), published her new story collection, So as Not to Die Alone, via Finishing Line Press.

Brooke Middlebrook, MFA candidate (Nonfiction), published a piece of flash nonfiction, “On Perfectly Clear,” in Hunger Mountain. 

Gwendolyn Paradice, MFA ’16 (Nonfiction), has been awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

January 2024

Chaya Bhuvaneswar, MFA ’24 (Fiction), published a short story, “Wormhole,” and was interviewed in Southern Humanities Review

Susan Lynn Dines, MFA ’22 (Poetry), won the 2023 University of Iowa Write Now Hawkeye Haiku contest (Adult, non-alumni), the theme was “together.” 

Erika Nichols-Frazer, MFA ’19 (Fiction), published a new essay, "A Double-Edge Sword: Facing the Grief of Miscarriage with Bipolar Disorder,” in OC87 Recovery Diaries.

Sarah Fuss Kessler, MFA ’13 (Fiction), published a reported personal essay, “Through a House of Mirrors: Rewriting the American Cult Story,” in VQR. This essay was developed from a few memoir chapters in her Bennington Writing Seminars thesis, and studies how the cultural idea of cults interfered with her understanding of a year she spent in a Los Angeles mediation group that ended badly.

Ann Leamon, MFA ’08 (Poetry), published a book review of Zero at the Bone by Christian Wiman, for The Art Fuse. She also reviewed Departures from Rilke by Steven Cramer, for the Harvard Review. Ann is also a member of the National Book Critics Circle. 

Guillermo Rebollo Gil, MFA ’23 (Poetry), published an essay discussing poems by William Carlos Williams, Jason Olsen and Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Carmen Giménez Smith, for On the Seawall. 

Kristie Ann Redfield, MFA ’23 (Fiction), published a short story, “Regulars,” in New Delta Review. 

Jefferey Spivey, dual-genre (Fiction + Poetry) candidate, published his debut collection, The Birthright of Sonson January 9 via Texas Tech University Press. This collection won the 2023 Iron Horse Prize.

Sasha Wade, MFA ’20 (Poetry), is the winner of Baltimore Review's 2024 Winter Prose Poem Contest with her piece, “Where My Mother Goes.”

Natalie Warther, MFA ’21 (Fiction + Poetry), published a short story, “Bye Bye Baby,” in Wigleaf. This story has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

December 2023

Jesper Andreasson MFA '12 interviewed J. Mae Barizo MFA '12 for Poetry Northwest.

Jen Christensen MFA '23 has ranked #1 on the Muck Rack list of Top 10 Most Popular Investigative Journalists

Mika Conradie (MFA candidate) has published an ekphrastic essay, "Bearing Palms," that reads the post-colonial palm tree through the work of four artists, in 2HB - the Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow's journal for experimental writing.

Arlene DeMaris (MFA candidate) has published two poems, “Anger” and “Book of Questions” in Tupelo Quarterly (TQ31). 

Molia Dumbleton MFA '21 has won the 2023 Granum Foundation Prize for her short story collection, tentatively titled The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Julia Juster (MFA candidate) has been named Managing Editor of Arrowsmith Journal. The quarterly journal runs out of Arrowsmith Press, which was founded in 2006 by former faculty Askold Melnyczuk.

Kevin Koczwara MFA '22 profiled the best dart player in the world, Michael “Bully Boy” Smith, for Esquire.

Edmée Lepercq MFA '23 reviewed Clara Schulmann's book-length essay on women’s voices, Chicanes, for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Matt W. Miller, an MFA student in poetry, had a poem ("Far Away") featured as the Poem of the Day for the Academy of American Poets. 

Aaron J. Muller MFA ‘23 has published a new short story, “Bobby Goes to the Garden," in Waccamaw.

Jessica Ogilvie MFA '23 profiled Masha Alyokhina, a member of the Russian protest/art collective Pussy Riot, following their show in L.A., for LA Public Press.

Mark Prior, an MFA student in fiction, published an essay about a supernatural experience that started in his childhood in Brazil, "Joseph," in Blank Spaces.

Robin Reif MFA '23 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize with her piece, "Someone," published in The Missouri ReviewAnother essay, "To The Woman Whose Body I Washed," was named a Notable Essay for the Best American Essays 2023 collection. This essay originally appeared in Off-Assignment

Jason Sebastian Russo, an MFA student in fiction and poetry, has been selected to be the twelfth Residential Teaching Fellow at Bennington Writing Seminars. 

Nikki Volpicelli (MFA candidate) has been shortlisted for The Masters Review Summer Short Story Award for New Writers with her story, "Ugly Way Out," judged by Jai Chakrabarti.

November 2023

Willa Carroll MFA ’11 published her new poetry collection, Demolition Suite, via Split Rock Press. 

Julia Juster (MFA candidate) has been named Managing Editor of Arrowsmith Journal. The quarterly journal runs out of Arrowsmith Press, which was founded in 2006 by former Bennington faculty Askold Melnyczuk. Julia will be responsible for compiling and editing the journal, which publishes original fiction, poetry, literary criticism, reviews, columns, and essays.

Katherine Lazarus MFA '19 wrote an article, "11 Ways to Give Feedback During a Workshop," for Burlington Writer's Workshop, about participating in a creative writing workshops, pulling from her experience at the Bennington MFA program for inspiration.

Ann Leamon MFA '08 reviewed Lyudmyla Khersonska’s poetry collection, Today Is a Different War, for Heavy Feather Review. 

Edmée Lepercq MFA '23 wrote a review of the first museum exhibition celebrating the art and activism of women in Britain from 1970 to 1990, "These British Feminist Artists of the 1970s Are Getting Their Due at the Tate," for Artsy. 

Gracia Mwamba (MFA candidate) published their debut chapbook (and winner of the Start A Riot! Chapbook Prize), Congo, seen from the heavens, via Foglifter Press on October 30. They also have won the Evaristo Poetry Prize for African Poetry. The Evaristo Prize for African Poetry is an annual prize awarded to ten poems written by an African poet. 

Suleika Jaouad MFA '20 wrote a feature and gave a video tour of her Brooklyn, NY home for Architectural Digest. 

Guillermo Rebollo Gil MFA '23 has published "The Wild" and seven other poems in Asphalte Magazine. He also published a new essay, "On a Line from Larry Levis’s 'Threshold of the Oblivious Blossoming'" in Annulet: A Journal of Poetics.

Andrew Reiner MFA '03 published an op-ed, "The trouble with boys isn't boys," on the cover of Boston Globe's Ideas section. 

Jason Sebastian Russo (MFA candidate) has published a micro-fiction piece, "Meanwhile," in Versification's latest issue. He also wrote and performed a song on the new Pete International Airport LP, recently released by Little Cloud Records.

Rowena Leong Singer MFA '16 was selected as a Showcase Artist for Literary Arts at APAture, an annual festival that focuses on emerging Asian Pacific American artists. Her novel excerpt, All Manner of Beasts, addresses the showcase theme of "Seeking Home," which considers "the ideas of land, place, migration, and the legacies of imperialism and displacement, reflecting the ways in which we conceive of home and the impermanence therein."

Lindsay Ryan MFA '21 published an essay, "How Do I Make Sense of My Mother’s Decision to Die?" in The Atlantic.

October 2023

Richard Brait MFA '22 has published “The Farm,” a 20 page excerpt from The Margaret and Sam Poems, in the Fall 2023 issue of The Queen’s Quarterly. This is the second excerpt from The Margaret and Sam Poems to appear in this publication. Further excerpts are scheduled for the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 issues.

Cristina Olivetti (Spencer) MFA '19 has published a piece, "Ludicrous," in KHÔRA (Issue 26). KHÔRA is a dynamic online arts space produced in collaboration with groundbreaking author Lidia Yuknavitch’s Corporeal Writing.

Mark E. Prior (MFA candidate) published a piece of creative nonfiction, "Paradise Lost," from a memoir in progress entitled Missionary Position, for The Malahat Review.

Diana Ruzova MFA '23 published a new piece in Autofocus, "Five Ways of Looking at a Cockroach," as well as an interview with Leslie Sainz for the Chicago Review of Books. 

Kelly Sather MFA '15 published a story collection, Small in Real Life, via University of Pittsburgh Press. The collection won the 2023 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and is also featured on Alta Journal's list of books to look forward to in October.

Elisa Wouk Almino (MFA candidate) wrote a book review for Los Angeles Times of Kate Briggs' new novel, The Long Form, which reimagines how to write about love.

Matthew Zarenkiewicz (MFA candidate) published an essay, "Queering the Courts," reviewing Joanna Wuest’s “Born This Way: Science, Citizenship and Inequality in the LGBTQ+ Movement," for The Baffler. 

September 2023

Jeanne Bonner MFA '16 published an essay on the overlooked works of women Holocaust survivors, "The Forgotten Writers of the Shoah," in The American Scholar.

Chaya Bhuvaneswar (MFA candidate) published a story, "The Monolith," in the Peach Pit: Sixteen Stories of Unsavory Women anthology, from Dzanc Books. Chaya was also selected as a semi finalist for the 2023 Key West Literary Seminar Emerging Writer Award.

Willa Carroll MFA '11 has published four poems in the America Being America issue of Under a Warm Green Linden, "Score for Body of Troubled Water," "Score for the Body as Chemical Bond," "Score for Bodies in Appeal," and "Score for the Body Politic." Carroll has also been selected as a a finalist for the Regeneration Literary Contest at Ninth Letter, for three poems from her forthcoming chapbook, Demolition Suite.

Arlene DeMaris (MFA candidate) published her poem, "Seniors Find Love," in Rust & Moth.

Ellen Ann Fentress MFA '08 published her memoir, The Steps We Take: A Memoir of Southern Reckoning, from University Press of Mississippi.

Tod Goldberg MFA '09 published the thrilling conclusion to the Gangsterland trilogy, Gangsters Don't Die, from Counterpoint Press.

JoeAnn Hart MFA '00 published her new collection of short stories, Highwire Act & Other Tales of Survival, from Black Lawrence Press. The collection was the winner of the 2022 Hudson Prize.

Jess Joho (MFA candidate) just published an essay, "How to live with the L.A. hot girl mentality, according to the ‘Jane Goodall of L.A. hot girls," on Los Angeles Times.

Matt W. Miller (MFA candidate) has published a new poem, "Of the Act of the Mind," in Five Points.

David Ryan MFA '99 has a short story featured in The O. Henry Prize 2023 anthology of short stories, judged by Jenny Minton Quigley and Lauren Groff. 

Larissa Pham MFA '23 interviewed Kate Zambreno about how the pandemic changed our relationship to the natural world, distrusting beauty, the challenges of writing about climate change, and her new book, The Light Room, for The Nation.

Kyanna Sutton MFA '19 published a review of "Binge-worthy Shows Celebrating Women of Color," for The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects

August 2023

Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 has published a new short story, "Small Pleasures" in the latest issue of Prairie Schooner

Chaya Bhuvaneswar (MFA candidate) published a very well-received story, "Shock Value," in The Sun Magazine. Her novella, Other Girls, has also been selected as a Black Lawrence Press Immigrant Writing Series finalist.

Carrie Cooperider MFA '18 published a short story, "For My Money," in 3:AM Magazine.

Arlene DeMaris (MFA candidate) published her poem, "Mother Love," in the Summer/Fall issue of Naugatuck River Review. Her poem, "Turkeys," has also won the Nutmeg Poetry Award from the Connecticut Poetry Society.

Susan Dines MFA '22 published a new poem, "The Fugitive’s Wife When Expecting the Feds," in American Writers Review 2023.

Rachel Greenley MFA '23 has published an essay on what a high school with an H bomb for a mascot and a boy from Cleveland with the atomic disease have in common, "The Atomic Disease," in Orion Magazine. This essay was also selected as #1 on the list of the Top 5 Longreads of the Week.

Kevin Koczwara MFA '22 published an interview and essay, "The Bestselling Author and the Sea," in Esquire, as well as an interview with Roon Rosenbaum about love and his new book, Love is Under Attack By Silicon Valley. He has also published a new story, "I keep waiting for it to happen to us," in Welcome to Hell World

Elizabeth Knapp MFA '00 published a poem, "Portrait of the Poet as a Child," in the current issue of The Sun Magazine.

Edmée Lepercq MFA '23 published an essay, "The Kaki Tree," on unlearning assumptions regarding food and family, for Orion. 

Syrah Linsley (MFA candidate) has been selected as a finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for her essay, "hello, brightness." A selection from her lyric memoir-in-essays, The Inner Elsewhere, has also just been longlisted for the international First Pages Prize

Joanne Nelson MFA '14 published her second book, My Neglected Gods (Vine Leaves Press).

Mary Louise Penaz MFA '07 will publish a poem, "Pollen: North Carolina," in the 2023 eEdition of Poetica Magazine

Robin Reif MFA '23 was featured in Readings & Conversations with Prize-winning Writers, a three-part series featuring the winners of the Missouri Review’s 2022 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize.

Diana Ruzova MFA '23 has published an essay, "Useless Bodies," in Flaunt Magazine. She has also published an interview with Ruth Madievsky for The Millions.

Stephanie Sellars MFA '22 published a humor essay satirizing what qualifies an artist to receive a grant, "Please Give Me This Grant I Don't Deserve," in Defenestration.

Leah Souffrant MFA '03 published a cross-genre book, Entanglements: Threads woven from history, memory, and the body (Unbound Edition Press). Entanglements intersects personal narrative, poetry, and critical theory to examine how subjective experience reshapes and gives meaning to everyday events.

Alison Turner MFA '13 published her short story collection, Defensible Spaces (Torrey House Press). 

John West MFA '18 was interviewed about his bookLessons and Carols, by faculty member Hugh Ryan MFA '09, for Electric Literature.

June - July 2023

Claressinka Anderson’s (MFA ’22) poems “This is Not the Mouth” and “The Blades” won first place and runner-up, respectively, in the Bear Review 2022 Michelle Boisseau Poetry Prize judged by Traci Brimhall. She spoke to the Bear Review’s editor Marcus Myers about her process, poetics, and some of the wisdom she gained from her teachers at Bennington. She has also just published an essay, "Two Things Touching," on the erotics of poetry in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Richard Brait's (MFA '22) poem, “Cape St. Francis,” has placed second in the Dr. William Henry Drummond poetry contest; two additional poems, “Shoe Cove” and “Georgian Bay” were selected as Judge’s Choices. All three poems appear in the contest anthology. The Dr. William Henry Drummond National Poetry Contest was founded in Cobalt in 1970. It is the oldest non-governmental national poetry contest in Canada.

Rachel Elam's (MFA candidate) story, "Seven Nights of Shiva" has been selected as one of Symphony Space in New York’s two runners-up in this year's Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize, selected by Anthony Doerr.

Natalie Mislang Mann MFA '21 has published her essay, "Too Loud to Sleep," in a new anthology, ESSENTIAL VOICES: A COVID-19 Anthology, from University of West Virginia Press. 

Guillermo Rebollo Gil's (MFA '23 and June '23 Alumni Fellow) poetry manuscript, Azucenas, made it to the finalist round in the Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award Competition

Diana Ruzova MFA '23 published a book review of Jane Wong's memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City, for Full Stop Magazine. She has also published an article about post-Soviet Russian-speaking banquet halls in Los Angeles for LAist. 

Jennifer L. Shaw MFA '23 is is featured in an interview about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, the subjects of her book, Exist Otherwise: the Life and Works of Claude Cahun (Reaktion Books), in BBC Radio 4’s History’s Secret Heroes with Helena Bonham Carter.

May 2023

Nico Amador MFA '22 published a review, ("In Defense of Wonderment") of Gary Soto's poetry collection, Elements of San Joaquin, in West Branch. He also published an essay on queer temporality in trans poetics, "Our Future Past: Queer Temporality in the Poetics of Ari Banias, TC Tolbert and Jos Charles," in Fugue Journal

Jeanne Bonner MFA '16 published a travel essay "Stepping Stones Reveal a Path into Italy's Dark History," about visiting tiny public memories in Italy that honor victims of the Nazis, on PBS's Next Avenue. 

Morgan English (MFA candidate) contributed a review of Deal: New & Selected Poems by Randall Mann (poetry faculty), for On The Seawall

Jenea Havener (MFA candidate) was named a finalist in Narrative Magazine’s Winter 2023 Story Contest, for her short story, "Inflicted." 

Etan Kerr-Finell (MFA candidate) has published a critical essay, "Linda Gregg and the Mid-course Turn," on Michael Theune's Structure and Surprise blog.

Edmée Lepercq (MFA candidate) published a review of Tanoa Sasraku's exhibition, Liths, in Artforum. 

Syrah Linsley (MFA candidate) published flash lyric essay, "Bird Bouquet,” in Hippocampus Magazine. "Bird Bouquet" is an excerpt from her manuscript.

Lisa Johnson Mitchell MFA '18 published a flash fiction story, "Big Love," in UK-based lit mag, Fictive Dream.

Mara Naselli MFA '13 published a timeless interview with nonfiction faculty, Eula Biss, for The Believer

Diana Ruzova MFA '23 interviewed Jane Wong for Full Stop about her forthcoming memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City (Tin House). 

Kate Sweeney (MFA candidate) is the winner of the January Ekphrastic Challenge from Palette Poetry. In January, for one week only, submissions were open for poems that were ekphrastic in some way and that engaged dynamically with a work of art. 

April 2023

Jesper Andreasson MFA '12 has just published Ö, a 13-page poetry collaboration between Andreasson and J. Mae Barizo MFA '13, in Tupelo Quarterly. The project features poems by Jesper and J. Mae, and the Swedish translations of each work.

Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 has published a new short story, "Another Time Could Be Different," in which a mother encounters an alligator and a stranger on a walk with her young children in the marsh, for Cutleaf. 

Judith Hertog MFA '10 has a short essay published in Forward for Holocaust Memorial Day, "The Stories That Matter."

Jenn Scheck-Kahn MFA '08 published a personal essay, "The Give and Take of Gratitude," in Mount Hope Magazine. The piece is available to read (or listen to) online, and will be included the next print edition.

Ann Leamon MFA '08 has published review of a poetry collection, "Family Gifts and Curses: Blood Lines by Ann Bookman," in Tupelo Quarterly. She also has a new piece of flash non-fiction, "Washed Clean" published in River Teeth.

Edmée Lepercq (MFA student) contributed several texts on visual artists selected in Phaidon's forthcoming anthology, Vitamin C+: Collage in Contemporary Art.

Lisa Johnson Mitchell MFA '18 was interviewed about being a finalist for the 2022 London Independent Story Prize. The story, "Reunion," is now available to read online.

Larissa Pham MFA '23 created a stellar playlist to accompany her stroll through The Museum of Modern Art, "MoMA Mixtape: Larissa Pham Finds Her Focus." 

Mickey Revenaugh MFA '17 has a new flash piece of nonfiction, "Animales," on Fauxmoir. This piece was created during a #5amwritersclub session. 

Jason Russo (MFA student) published a short story, "Earth to Dominic," in the latest issue of Southwest Review.

Sarah Zoric (MFA student and tenth Residential Teaching Fellow) published a short story, "Pretty Rachel," on Hobart.

March 2023

Jasmin Attia MFA '21 published an essay, "Remembering the Egyptian Childhood I Never Had Through Its Culinary Traditions," on LitHub.

Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 published a short story, "Sexy Thing," in Ecotone Magazine (The Ocean Issue). 

Miriam Camitta MFA '16 published an essay, "Can't Elope," in Masters Review

Katie Coleman MFA ’20 published a short story, “Shell,” in SmokeLong Quarterly

Susan Dines MFA '22 has four new poems in the Spring/Summer Issue of Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine.

Jean Marie Hackett (MFA student) has published a new piece of flash fiction, "Folded In," in the March issue of Five on the Fifth.

Nancy Jainchill  MFA'13 published an essay, "Pop-ins and Floggings: Inside the Senior Porn Revolution," in Evergreen Review.

Ann Leamon MFA '08 has a new piece of flash nonfiction, “Washed Clean,” in the current issue of River Teeth

Edmée Lepercq (MFA student) published a critical essay on Mark Doty's book, Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, for the Ploughshares blog.

Amy Lyons MFA '19 published a short story, "You Heard Me Howling in the Dark," on Rejection Letters.

Lisa Johnson Mitchell MFA '18 has a new story, "Aloeliscious," in the March issue of the Rivanna Review.

Andrew Quintana MFA '23 wrote a review of the new adaptation of Great Expectationsfor Vanity Fair.

Guillermo Rebollo-Gil MFA '23 translated a poem, "THE END TIMES / LOS ÚLTIMOS TIEMPOS" by fellow Puerto Rican poet Cindy Jimenez Vera, and it has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Best of the Net Anthology.

Stacey Resnikoff MFA '21 has a new short story, "The Missing Pieces," in the latest issue of Joyland.

Diana Ruzova MFA '23 published an essay, "Dinner Cruise," in Peach Magazine, and also featured in the Memoir Monday newsletter.

Stephanie Sellars MFA '22 published an essay, "A Rogue Job," about a strange romance and an odd job in Hobart Pulp's "Fucked Up Modern Love Essays." 

Claudia M Stanek MFA '07 published a poem, "Trust and Obey," on Ekstasis.

Mark Wallace MFA '20 wrote about the 80s band Talk Talk, and about potential, silence, and embarrassing moments at Coney Island, for March Fadness.

Beth Weinstock MFA '19 published a poem, "First Poet on the International Space Station," in Spoon River Poetry Review. 

February 2023

Nico Amador MFA '22 published three poems, "My Dreams are Commands (Diary Cento #3)," "What Could Destroy You," and "Geolocation reveals that the seagull rides a garbage truck," in The Broadkill Review.

Emily Blackshear (MFA candidate) wrote a poignant review of the late Robert D. Richardson's final book, Three Roads Back: How Emerson, Thoreau, and William James Responded to the Greatest Losses of Their Lives, for The Brooklyn Rail. 

Jeanne Bonner MFA '16 published the translation of the short story, "Silvia," by Edith Bruck, in Hunger Mountain. This story also won the Hunger Mountain Translation Prize in 2022.

Amy Bowers MFA '21 published an essay, "An Essential Chord," in Washington Square Review.

Evan Brooke MFA '20 wrote about enduring friendship and vulnerability for Cutleaf with her essay, "Like A Dazzle."

Jen Christensen MFA '23 wrote an inspiring piece on President Carter's legacy and commitment to social justice for CNN.

Maddie Cowan's (MFA candidate) short story, "Promise Me This," won the Short Story Contest on Humans of the World.

MaxieJane Frazier MFA '20 published "A Military Liberal Education," an excerpt from her memoir manuscript, in The Wrath-Bearing Tree

Anna Gazmarian MFA '20 published an essay, "Sins Of The Mother," in The Sun Magazine.

Jenea Havener (MFA candidate) published a story, "Bolton," on Narrative Magazine; "Bolton" is also featured as Story of the Week.

Michelle Koufopoulos MFA '22 published "Living Seams," a flash essay about snail mating rituals, misfiring brains, and mycelium as the "living seam that holds the soil together," in Brevity. 

Kevin Koczwara MFA '22 reviewed the Netflix adaptation of Don DeLillo's White Noisefor Esquire. And for Boston Globe he wrote, "Why do hikers keep dying in the White Mountains of New Hampshire?

Aaron J. Muller MFA '23 has published a short story, “Burglars," on Prose Online. Also stylized as prose.onl, Prose Online is a literary journal committed to publishing work made accessible to all. 

Colleen Olle MFA '15 published a short story, "Scarification," in Unfortunately Literary Magazine. 

Larissa Pham MFA '23 wrote about "Nature Walks and the Grammar of Animacy" for LitHub's When I’m Not Writing, a Series About Writers and Their Hobbies. 

Andrew Reiner MFA '02 published an Op-Ed, "From ghosting to quiet quitting, we’re avoiding conflict. That’s not healthy," for THINK. THINK is NBC News' home for op-eds, in-depth analyses and essays about news and current events.

Moriel Rothman-Zecher MFA '23 published a version of his final critical paper, entitled "'none of it! none of it will last!': The Poetic Exclamation Point Between Irony and an Ecstatic Death-Marker" in Vol. 52/No. 1 of American Poetry Review. He also published three sonnets, "Dybbuk, Goylem & Tzaddik," in Ayin Press' "Holy Folio."

Diana Ruzova MFA '23 wrote two articles for Oprah Daily, "5 Signs It's Time to Break Up With a Friend," and "4 Women on Surviving a Friendship Breakup."

Kate Sweeney (MFA candidate) published Three Poems in One Art: A Journal of Poetry.

Krysia Wazny McClain MFA ’22 reviewed Abigail Chabitnoy's latest collection, In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful, for the Colorado Review.

Emily Ziemska MFA '08 has won Honorable Mention for her short story, "Geese and Foxes,” in the 2023 Kurt Vonnegut Speculative Fiction Prize by North American Review.

December 2022

James Dickson (MFA '11) has published two poems, “Safety Drill, 2022” and “Learning to Shut Up,” on Anti-Heroin Chic.

Jack El-Hai ​​​​​(MFA '09) wrote about how he discovered, wrote, and sold a strikingly distinctive magazine article to The Atlantic, "Origins: Three Nudist Sisters," for Medium.

Richard Brait (MFA '22) has published four poems from "The Margaret and Sam Poems," in the Winter 2022 issue of The Queen's Quarterly. 

Daryln Brewer Hoffstot (MFA '16) wrote about the majestic beauty of a beloved and fading tree, "Giving Thanks for a Beloved Sugar Maple," for The New York Times.

Chaya Bhuvaneswar (MFA candidate) has published a short story, "The Fight," in The Masters Review, with another short story ("Shock Value") forthcoming in The Sun. Her essay, "Antyesti in Brooklyn," was selected as one of Salon's "Best of 2022." Her book review for Nandita Dinesh’s novel, This Place That Place, was published on San Francisco Chronicle's Datebookas well as a mini-review of Little Rabbit by Alyssa Songsiridej. For Catapult, she wrote a helpful guide to "Using Impatience to Help Your Writing." Another piece of nonfiction, "Hurts So Good," is forthcoming in the Black Warrior Review.

Morgan English (MFA Candidate) reviewed Leila Chatti's Figment (Bull City Press, 2022), for Heavy Feather Review.

Danuta Hinc (MFA '16) published an essay, "ME TODAY: I needed to come up from under the wave," in Popula

Craig Holt (MFA '21) published a short story, "Fulfillment," on Jersey Devil Press. "Fulfillment" has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Meiko Ko (MFA '22) published two works of flash fiction, "Cologne People," in The Hong Kong Review (Vol. III, No. 3), and "Cheongsam Woman, Still Trapped in the Forties," in Longleaf Review. "Cheongsam Woman, Still Trapped in the Forties," has also been nominated for Best Small Fictions.

Lisa Johnson Mitchell (MFA '18) is a Finalist in the London Independent Story Prize competition for her short story, "Reunion." 

Elisabetta La Cava (MFA candidate) has won second place in the Hispanic Culture Review's Poetry prize category for her poem, "We Had Peace." She has also published an essay about the process of becoming a U.S. Citizen, "The Interview," in Another Chicago Magazine.

Aaron Muller (MFA candidate) has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his short story, "The Heart In The House," published in Cold Signal (Issue One).

Michelle Oppenheimer's (MFA '13) poem, "Amy Winehouse is Dead" published on Literary Mama, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Stephen Page (MFA '08) has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem, “One Horn," published in Black Fox Literary Magazine.

Stacey Resnikoff (MFA '21) published a short story from her thesis, “The Missing Pieces," for Joyland Magazine.

Moriel Rothman-Zecher (MFA candidate) wrote about "the Magic of Writing at Sunrise," for LitHub.

Jason Russo (MFA '25) has published poems in three different journals this month. "Major Perk" has been published by The Schuylkill Valley Journal, "Sorry" and other poems on Harpy Hybrid Review, and "4 Poems" on Forever Magazine.

Diana Ruzova (MFA candidate) wrote about “How to shop at a farmer’s market without getting overwhelmed,” for the LA Times.

Liesl Schwabe (MFA '05) has an essay, "There Was a Strike and Then it Was Over," in the latest issue (Vol. 21.3) in Five Points.

Kate Sweeney (MFA candidate) published two poems, "Mile Measurement Ends Here," and "The day the EHT Telescope discovers a black hole sits at the heart of our universe," on Northwest Review.

Anamyn Turowski (MFA '19) published a short story, "Orbiting Jupiter" in J Journal. "Orbiting Jupiter" has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Nikki Volpicelli (MFA Candidate) has published a short story, "Stay," on Expat Press. 

November 2022

Jeanne Bonner (MFA ‘16) wrote about how, “Joan Didion's personal belongings are being sold in one of the most coveted estate sales of the year,” for CNN’s Style section. 

Miriam Camitta (MFA '16) published an essay, "Necessary for Life,” in Fourth Genre 24:2 (Fall 2022, print only). 

Amber Caron ( MFA '16) published her short story "What the Birds Knew" in Story Magazine.

Morgan English (MFA candidate) published two poems, "Wild Herring" and "Currency," in Arc Poetry Magazine's Fall print issue. 

Rachel Greenley (MFA candidate) published an Opinion Guest Essay about her experience working as a seasonal warehouse worker of an online superstore, "Scenes From the Front Lines of Our Addiction to Fast Fashion," for The New York Times.

Jean Marie Hackett (MFA candidate) has published “Residue,” a flash fiction piece, in Five on the Fifth

Edmée Lepercq (MFA candidate) reviewed Mathieu Lindon's memoir, 'Hervelino' (translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman), for the Los Angeles Review of Books

Aaron J. Muller (MFA candidate) published a short story, “The Heart In The House,” in Issue One of Cold Signal Magazine.

Erika Nichols-Frazer (MFA '19) published several poems in the fall issue of Red Fern Review: "Why I speak to trees," "you are smaller than you appear," "Babushkas of Chernobyl," "Digging for Cassava," and "When you sleep." Nichols-Frazer’s new memoir, Feed Me, will be published on December 12, 2022, by Casper Press.

Guillermo Rebollo Gil (MFA candidate) published the poem "My mother texts me" in Autofocus.

Claire Salinda (MFA Candidate) published two essays, "Baja California, 1995" and "I Find Myself Riding the Subway" in G*Mob

Hayden Saunier (MFA ‘05) published a poem, “Human Interest Story,” in ONE ART: a journal of poetry. Her poem “Grammar Lesson, Spring 2022,” published in River Heron Review, has been nominated for a 2022 Pushcart Prize.

Catherine M. Schuster (MFA candidate) published a short piece, "Peter Blind," in Flash Fiction Magazine

Jane Stringham (MFA candidate) published her critical essay, "Fairy-tale Intertexts in Sylvia Plath's 'Stone Boy with Dolphin,’" in Volume 14 of Plath Profiles, which publishes essays, poetry, art, and myriad studies of Plath's work.