The following students were recognized by the Creative Writing Program with the following prizes:
Gesell Award in Fiction: Edward McPherson
Gesell Award in Poetry: Feng Sun Chen
Gesell Award in Nonfiction: Gwyn Fallbrooke and Sally Franson
2011 GRPP Summer Recipients: Kate Johnston and Sarah Fox
Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize for Poetry: Colleen Coyne
Marcella Debourg Fellowships: Wahida Omar and Andrea Uptmor
2011 Anderson Center Summer Residencies: Sarah Fox and Chris Keimig
Michael Dennis Browne Summer Fellowship in Poetry: Alex Grant
2011 Scribe for Human Rights: Claire Stanford
2011 Best New Poets Anthology Nominees: Feng Sun Chen and Lucas de Lima
AWP Intro Journal Award Honorable Mention in Nonfiction: Isaac Butler
Outstanding Composition Instructor, Fall 2010: Jonah Charney-Sirott.
Also, some recent publication news by our current MFAs...
Lucas de Lima's poems "Broken Hummingbird Heart," "OurSpace," "Your Valley: My Anus," and "Wax Brazilian" were just accepted by Spork Press. His poem "Set Fire to Grass. Ana Maria Wants a Shrine" is also forthcoming in Metazen.
Kate Petersen's interview with James Salter is featured on The Paris Review's blog for James Salter Month. Her short story "Ground Rules" has also been accepted for publication in the Los Angeles Review.
Brian Laidlaw's poems "Elegy for the Analog Self" and "Elegy for the Analog Clock" will appear in an upcoming issue of PANK.
Sally Franson was recently awarded second place in the Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Competition for her feature story entitled, "hello, cancer."
Sarah Fox and Lucas de Lima have 8 poems each in the new issue of Action! Yes.
Lucas de Lima will also be exhibiting drawings and poems in RADIANCE, a group art show featuring NYC and Minneapolis artists at Madame, 3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis. The opening is on Friday, April 15th at 8pm. Additional gallery hours on Saturday (2-8pm) and Sunday (1-5pm).
Brian Laidlaw's poem "A Partial List of Schoolyard Games" has been accepted for publication by 32 Poems.
Colleen McCarthy's poems "Hide" and "Cellar" are in the current issue of Midway Journal.