Student and Alumni News

MFA student Jeffrey Allen recently had four poems, "from Behind the Candelabra," "Pinprick," "When I was One of Them," and "Bust," published in the New World Writing Winter 2014 issue.

MFA student Paula Beltran has a two part report in the Huffington Post called “What It's Like to Be An American Wanted By the Drug Cartels: The Story of a Mexican-Born Journalist.”

MFA student Christina Collins’ short story "Glint of Gold" has been published in a collection just released from Tenebris Books, called Willow, Weep No More, and her short story "Pea Soup" is forthcoming in Poiesis Review. In addition, her poem "The Romanov Family Portrait" has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and is forthcoming in Issue 1 of Footnote: A Literary Journal of History. She was also named a finalist in two chapbook contests: Gambling the Aisle's 2013 Chapbook Competition and Heavy Feather Review's 2013 Featured Fiction Chapbook Contest, for her fiction chapbook Antiheroines of America. Collins’ short story "The Law of Mirrors" has been accepted for publication in the anthology Happily Never After. forthcoming from Fey Publishing.

MFA student Todd Covalcine has his short story, “UHF,” published in Five Quarterly.

Pat Devlin, MFA ‘11, has a short story published in the online journal Red Rose Review titled, "The Witch."

MFA student Liz Egan’s short story "Red" was accepted by online journal ink&coda. "Red" appeared in their inaugural issue in January 2014.

Elizabeth Eshelman, MFA alum, has a regular column for McSweeney's Internet Tendency called "I Like Big Brass and I Cannot Lie: Confessions from the Tuba World."

Gregory Greer, MA ‘12, presented his paper "Validation of the Japanese Job Descriptive at The 35th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference hosted this year by St. Thomas University.

Amanda Holmes’s, MFA alum, novel “I Know Where I am When I’m Falling,” will be published on April 15th on Oak Tree Press.

Emilio Iasiello’s, MFA alum, first book of short stories Why People Do What They Do was recently published by Deer Hawk Publications in December 2013.

Alyse Knorr's, MFA ‘12, lyric sequence, “Alternates,” is going to be published as a chapbook in the Spring by Dancing Girl Press.

MFA student Steph Liberatore’s first essay has been published in Hot Metal Bridge. The essay is called "Under My Father's Tree."

Rachael Lussos, MFA ’12, has a poem that will appear in an anthology titled St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints, which will be published by Ave Maria Press in March 2014.

Sheila McMullin’s, MFA ’12, chapbook Like Water was nominated as a chapbook finalist at Ahsahta Press and is currently a finalist at New Delta Review. In addition, her poem "Translated: All is Wisdom" will be published in The Strip's inaugural issue on April 1.

Sandra Marchetti's, MFA ’10, debut full-length collection of poems, Confluence, will be published as part of Gold Wake Press' 2015 Print Series. 

Sarah Marcus’, MFA ’12, has a new chapbook, Every Bird, To You, coming out with Crisis Chronicles Press.

Sean Murphy’s, BA ‘92/ MA ’93, first book was published this passed Spring. A memoir entitled Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone, it is an account of his mother’s battle with cancer. Murphy is also a columnist at

In January, current MFA student Sheryl Rivett's short story, "Meeting Sylvia Plath," was published in Quail Bell Magazine. In addition, her essay "Certain and Complete," was included in a new anthology of essays, titled "(T)here: Writings on Returnings," which was published in March.

Meg Ronan's, MFA ’10, first book, the obligatory garnish argument, will be published in February as part of SpringGun Press' 2014 catalog.

Mike Stein, MFA ’13, published a book titled The Quest for Legendary Beer Pt. 1. Part 2 will be released this summer.

Diane Williams, MA '99, led the judging team in the fiction screenwriting division for the upcoming Television, Internet & Video Association of Washington, DC (TIVA-DC) Peer Awards, which will be presented November 16, 2013. She also entered her own short docu-drama, "When Was the War of 1812?" in the short nonfiction category.

MFA student Sarah Winn has her poem “Toad Cactus” published in Two Thirds North, her poem “Mandala” in the Ilanot Review, and her “Variable Stars” in The Nassau Review. In addition, three of her poems, “Earthenware,” “Deconstructed,” and “Saving Holland Island,” have all been published in the Ishaan Literary Review.