Elizabeth Abbott won a Marcella DeBourg Fellowship.
Amanda Beck published two poems in Handsome: "False Pregnancy" and "Three Histories."
Jonah Charney-Sirott received a Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship.
Feng Sun Chen's poem "Glitter" was one of the finalists for the PPCA (Palooka People's Choice Award). She was also featured in Strange Machine # 5.
Colleen Coyne was selected as the Scribe for Human Rights for summer 2010, a writer-in-residence fellowship with the University's Human Rights Program. Her poem "The Kitchen Ghost" is a winner of the 2010 mnLIT "What Light" Poetry Project and published on mnartists.org. Two poems, "Host" and "Flicker," will appear in the summer 2010 "Safe" issue of Women's Studies Quarterly. She received a CLA Thesis Research Fellowship for 2009-10 and an O'Rourke Fellowship for Travel.
Lucas de Lima published "handwriting" in Mudfish, and two other poems in Abjective. He received a CLA Thesis Research Fellowship.
Gwyn Fallbrooke received a CLA Thesis Research Fellowship.
Sarah Fox won the Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize for Poetry. She had poems accepted for publication in Conduit, Tammy, Eleven Eleven, Spout, and Action Yes. She participated in the Celebration of Midwestern Poetry in May 2010 at Open Book, sponsored by Rain Taxi and the Poetry Society of American, as a panelist discussing the "Future of Midwestern Poetry." She and Lucas de Lima are now contributing to the multi-authored literary blog Montevidayo. Their review of Hiromi Ito's collection of poetry Killing Kanoko was published in Rain Taxi.
Sally Franson's "New York Poem" is featured in BAP Quarterly's NYC issue.
Chrissy Friedlander publishes a section of her long poem "On the Subject of Tornadoes" in the summer/fall Fugue.
Brian Gebhart received an O'Rourke Fellowship for Travel.
Amir Hussain participated in the Graduate Symposium "Framing the Human" (Romance Studies) on March 6, 2010, with the paper/presentation "Encountering the Bat: (Re)presentations of Human Moral Responsibility." His "Night Poem" will be published in Beloit Poetry Journal. His poem "Again and Again I Marry the Earth" appears online at Poets for Living Waters, a poetry response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Molly Sutton Kiefer published the poem "The Recent History of Middle Sand Land (II)" in Tattoo Highway and the poem "Traver K Sutton Will Write Letters to His Wife" in Conte. She has new poems in the anthology From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens. She is the winner of the Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press chapbook award for her manuscript, "The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake." Her book will be published in December 2010. She received an O'Rourke Fellowship for Travel.
Brian Laidlaw is the recipient of a 2010 SASE Jerome Grant. He published his poem series "Terratactic (Part II)" in Volt. His poems "Bedroll" and "Spatial Politic of the Rapture" appear in Field. Aufgabe and Konundrum Engine Literary Review accepted two poems each. His prose poem, "Dogfight," appears in Quarter After Eight. He was awarded the MFA program's 2010 Book Arts Fellowship and the Gesell Award for Excellence in Poetry.
David LeGault published the essays "The Weight of the Earth" in cold-drill and "Make Me a Knife" in Pank, and his essay "Breaking Point" was a finalist for the Collagist nonfiction contest and will appear in the magazine. He received a CLA Thesis Research Fellowship and an O'Rourke Fellowship for Travel.
David Malley received a Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship and a CLA Thesis Research Fellowship for 2009-10.
Colleen McCarthy received an O'Rourke Fellowship for Travel.
Edward McPherson won a Gesell Summer Writing Fellowship at the Anderson Center.
Heather McPherson received an O'Rourke Fellowship for Travel.
Josh Morsell won a Marcella DeBourg Fellowship and a Gesell Summer Writing Fellowship at the Anderson Center. He received an O'Rourke Fellowship for Travel.
Josh Ostergaard has a chapter called "Toward a More Inclusive Approach to Participation: The Varieties of Art Experiences" (with Alaka Wali) in Audiences and the Arts: Communication Perspectives, edited by Lois Foreman-Wernet and Brenda Dervin (Hampton Press, 2009).
Kate Petersen's "Suffolk Downs" was published in Hobart Pulp. "State and Milk" was published in the Fall 2010 issue of The Pinch.
Adriane Quinlan published part of a memoir about her job as a speed typist for the Ministry of Propaganda during the 2008 Olympics in the literary journal N+1.
Claire Stanford won a Gesell Award for Excellence in Fiction. She received a CLA Thesis Research Fellowship for 2009-10.