John Brandon's (Fiction,'01) new novel Citrus County was on the July cover of the New York Times Book Review.
In his rave review, Daniel Handler (author of A Series of Unfortunate Events) says, "John Brandon’s terrific new novel, Citrus County, opens with a slap in the face to the adage that an author ought to identify his hero by having him do something nice for a kid ... "
Teddy Wayne's (Fiction, '07) humor piece "Postmadern Men" was published as the Shouts and Murmurs feature for the August 2, 2010 issue of The New Yorker.
New work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Five Chapters, Barnes and Noble Review Grin & Tonic, The L Magazine, GQ, and Vanity Fair, among others. Visit Wayne's site for a comprehensive listing (with links to work!).
- Academy of American Poets Award, Graduate Student: Joanna Kaminski (Poetry, '10), Honorable mention to Marni Ludwig (Poetry, '11)
- Carrie S. Galt Prize for Fiction: Shannon Robinson (Fiction, '11)
- Norma Lowry Memorial Prize, Graduate Student
Haines Eason (Poetry, '10) has new work out in Cream City Review (five poems which won the journal's Beau Boudreaux Poetry Prize, judged by Kathy Fagan), Center, and Notre Dame Review, and Southern Indiana Review, which will also be publishing an interview on their website soon.
His chapbook, A History of Waves, is now available for purchase from Poetry Society of America; he read from it for two segments of The Poets Weave on NPR station WFIU out of Bloomington, Indiana. The first installment is available online now, and the second airs June 20.
Wayne read a short piece he'd read while a student at Wash U (published in McSweeney's) and then read an excerpt from his debut novel Kapitoil, which was just heralded by the Boston Globe as "one of the best novels of [this] generation."
National Anthem, as well as from two forthcoming works.
Both writers met the following day with students to discuss their post-program experiences.
Poets Annah Browning ('10) and Allan Popa ('11) were awarded scholarships to attend the 2010 New York State Summer Writers Institute. Two others were also offered scholarships but declined due to other commitments.
Nick Flynn's Another Bullshit Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, was shortlisted for France's Prix Femina, and has been translated into thirteen languages. He is also the author of two books of poetry, Some Ether and Blind Huber, for which he received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of Congress.
Frank Bidart is the author of eight books of poems. His latest book is Watching the Spring Festival. He has received the Wallace Stevens Award, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Writer's Award, and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Cambridge, MA and teaches at Wellesley College.
Amanda Goldblatt's (Fiction, '09) story "If Your Light Must Leave You" is in the March edition of The Collagist, Dzanc's online journal.
Eileen G'Sell (Poetry, '06) was a finalist in Opium Magazine's 2009 Bookmark Contest, judged by Andrew Sean Greer. She has two poems forthcoming in Interim Magazine, and other recent work can be found in Ninth Letter and The Boston Review.
G'Sell teaches English and film studies at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is also the publications editor at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.
Kathryn's object: Yellow Bear.
It's still up on Ebay, but only barely (bearly!). Five hours. Here on Ebay. Here on the Significant Other Project site.
Aimee Mepham (Fiction, '02) was the winner of Opium Magazine's 2009 Bookmark Contest, judged by Andrew Sean Greer. Her winning story, "Excuse Me," was printed in Opium9 and received $1,000. Aimee is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Salem College.
H.M. Patterson's (Fiction, '06) short story "Sailing By Night" will appear in Conjunctions (Volume 54: Shadow Selves, Spring 2010).
Find Fugue State here.
A couple charming interviews, at Bookslut and Rain Taxi.
Brian Evenson is the author of nine books of fiction, most recently the novel Last Days and the story collection Fugue State. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program. He has received an O. Henry Prize as well as an NEA fellowship. A limited edition novella, Baby Leg was published by New York Tyrant Press in late 2009.
Purchase Memory At These Speeds: New and Selected Poems and Midnights.
Read the WU Newsroom event announcement.
Read the 2005 Greenbelt Review interview here.
Bio and selected poems online at the Poetry Foundation.
Jane Miller is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including the National Poetry Series selection The Greater Leisures, Memory at These Speeds: New and Selected Poems, and the book-length poem A Palace of Pearls. Miller has received the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award and the Western States Book Award.
David Schuman’s fiction has appeared in Missouri Review, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review and many other publications. He won a Pushcart Prize in 2007. He is currently serving as assistant director of the Writing Program at Washington University.