For complete 2012 news, see the Creative Writing Newsletter.
Amanda Coplin (MFA '06) published her first novel, The Orchardist, with Harper Collins in summer 2012; the book was included in Barnes & Noble's "Discover New Writers" series.
Colleen Coyne (MFA '11) published poems in Crab Orchard Review ("Charm City") and Cream City Review ("The Sin Eater"). Hayden's Ferry Review will publish two of her poems, "The City Itself Is a Mystery School" and "The Family Plot," in its next issue.
Lightsey Darst (MFA '03) published a poem with Paper Darts and has poems forthcoming in Diagram and Cerise Press.
Lucas de Lima (MFA '12) published poems in CultureStrike, a website focused on the arts, culture, and politics of immigration. His chapbook, Ghostlines, was reviewed at Solid Quarter.
Libby Edelson (MFA '09) is an associate editor at Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers, where she acquires literary fiction and nonfiction, with a particular interest in American history and culture, fine arts--music, art, and writing studies--and food writing and cookbooks.
Lauren Fox (MFA '98) published her second novel, Friends Like Us, with Knopf.
Katherine L. Holmes (MA '85) published the short story collection Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories with Americana Press; it was winner of Prize Americana.
Kate Hopper (MFA '05) will publish a memoir, Small Continents, with the University of Minnesota Press in 2013. Her first book, Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers (Viva Editions), came out summer 2012.
Amir Hussain (MFA '12) has three poems slated to appear in the forthcoming issue of Mizna.
Emily Bright Krusack (MFA '08) published a book for K-12 teachers, Powerful Ideas in Teaching: Creating Environments Where Students Want to Learn, co-written with Dr. Mickey Kolis (Rowman & Littlefield Education). Her poem "Snip" was featured in Conte Online.
Elizabeth Larsen (MFA '02) in October published Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun (Bloomsbury) with Joshua Glenn, with whom she writes a column at Slate. She wrote a piece for The New York Times' Modern Love column August 5, 2012.
Katie Hae Leo (MFA '09) was selected as one of five 2012 Loft Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant Winners. The winners receive grants of up to $10,000 and will also be provided with professional assistance "to develop and implement multifaceted plans for their artistic endeavors." She also restaged her popular new work, The Origin(s) Project: Memoirs in Motion, a two-woman play about the Korean-adoptee experience, at St. Paul's Dreamland Arts.
John Lurie (MFA '06) publishes his debut memoir, Canoeing with Jose, with Milkweed Editions in 2013. He is a visiting English professor at Macalester.
Michelle Matthees (MFA '01) was awarded both an Arrowhead Regional Artists Fellowship and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in 2011. She has recent work appearing in Prose Poem Project, Proof Magazine, The Mom Egg, 22 Magazine, Memorious, Specs, Anderbo, Defenestration, Third Wednesday, Paradise Review, Humber Pie, Thrice Fiction, Cider Press Review, 5 Quarterly, Sou'wester, and the anthology Migrations: Poetry and Prose for Life's Transitions (Wildwood River Press, 2011).
Elizabeth Noll (MFA '01) is now acquisitions editor at Voyageur Press in Minneapolis.
Wahida Omar (MFA '12) began a year of Americorps service as the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) member with youth programs at Intermedia Arts this past September.
Anna Reckin (MFA '99) in 2011 published her first book-length poetry collection, Three Reds, with Shearsman. Her writings have also appeared in Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets, edited by Carrie Etter (Shearsman, 2010), and In Their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry, edited by Helen Ivory and George Szirtes (Salt, 2012). Reckin was recently awarded an Arts Council England grant to work on her second collection.
Karen Rigby-Huang (MFA '04) published her debut poetry collection, Chinoiserie, with Ahsahta Press.
Yuko Taniguchi (MFA '01) was selected as one of five 2012 Loft Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant Winners. The winners receive grants of up to $10,000 and will also be provided with professional assistance "to develop and implement multifaceted plans for their artistic endeavors."
Francine Marie Tolf (MFA '06) published her second poetry collection, Prodigal, with Pinyon Publishing.
Michael Walsh (MFA '06) published the illustrated letterpress chapbook Sleepwalks with Red Dragonfly Press. American Life in Poetry featured his poem "Barn Clothes" from The Dirt Riddles.