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MFA Good News


Spring 2023

Alexis Aceves Garcia

Alexis has been accepted into the 2023 Tin House Summer Workshop. They will be workshopping their manuscript in-progress with Vanessa Angélica Villarreal.

Kazim Ali

Kazim's Sukun: New and Selected Poems will be released by Wesleyan University Press in September.

Maya Beck

Maya has been selected for the 2023 Clarion Workshop and has been awarded a 2023 BSP Graduate Student Travel and Research Award in the amount of $2500.00.

Ben Doller

Selections from Ben's current project, THEND, are appearing in journals such as Boston ReviewDenver Quarterly, and ActionSpectacle.

Matt Ford

Matt has been awarded a 2023 BSP Graduate Student Travel and Research Award again this year in the amount of $1000.00. 

Adrienne Herr

Adrienne's works (sound installation + text-based sculpture) were exhibited at Scherben Scherben Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Excerpts from Adrienne's writing projects are forthcoming in Fence #41.

Jac Jemc

Jac is a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction.

Jac Jemc

Jac's novel, Empty Theatre: A Novel; Or The Lives Of King Ludwig II Of Bavaria And Empress Sisi Of Austria, Queen Of Hungary, Cousins, In Their Pursuit Of Connection And Beauty Despite The Expectations Placed On Them Because Of The Exceptional Good Fortune Of Their Status As Beloved National Figures. With Speculation Into The Mysterious Nature Of Their Deaths, was released in February.

Aditi Kini

Aditi's "baby doll!" is available in an online preview of Hayden's Ferry Review's summer Issue 72:

Alaric López

Alaric's has translated, with Paula Cucurella, a book of Cucurella's poetry, Los últimos inanes días / The last inane days. The bilingual edition has been published by DobleAEditores in Chile:

Olga Petrus

Olga has been accepted to the EcoPoetics workshop with the Topological Poetics Research Institute affiliated with U of Buffalo. Her chapbook has been published by Tilted House

Becca Rae Rose

Becca has a chapbook coming out, scheduled to be released this December, with PANK books. It’s called Tool, Shark, Teeth. 

Brandon Som

Brandon's new book, Tripas, is out:

Marco Wilkinson

Marco 's "How Do You Feel Today?" has been published in the anthology Solastalgia: An Anthology of Emotion in a Disappearing World.

Emily Yang

Emily was nominated for the Best New Poets anthology by Foglifter, the Pushcart Prize by Passages North, and also named a finalist for the 2023 Waasnode Short Fiction Prize at Passages North. Emily was also waitlisted from the Lambda Literary Retreat for Speculative Fiction.



Robin Coste Lewis

Wednesday, May 17, Reading, PEB 721 5-7 p.m.
Monday, May 22, Image, Text, Archive PEB 721 2-4 p.m.
RSVP by May 12 at 

The Black Studies Project and The New Writing Series present The Sherley Anne Williams Writing Residency featuring poet Robin Coste Lewis, winner of National Book Book Award for Poetry (2015).


Spring 2023