Archives News: 2014

Winter 2014

April Wilder's (MFA 2006) story, "Creative Writing Instructor Evaluation Form," was published in the February 3 issue of American Short Fiction.

Julia Ohman was selected as the 2013 winner of the Merriam-Frontier Award. Ohman read from her story collection, Vertical Streets, at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.

BJ Soloy’s (MA/MFA 2014) poem, "The Middle Distance," was accepted by Field.

David Gates reviewed Lorrie Moore’s short story collection, Bark, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (Feb. 23, 2014).

Dan Brooks' (MFA 2006) article, "The Existential Anguish of the Tattoo," appeared in the New York Times Sunday magazine on February 16.

Joshua Corey's (MFA 1999) poem, "Brussels," was published in Green Mountain Review, Vol. 26, No. 2.

Kevin Canty's Everything was reviewed in a number of French publications: Le Monde des Livres, Les Echos, Aujour d'hui, Avantages, Cosmopolitan, 7 Officiel, Presse Ocean and Le Courrier de l'Ouest.

Brendan Fitzgerald’s (first year MFA) interview with Claire Vaye Watkins was published at The Believer.

Jon Davis’ (MFA 1985) poems were published in the winter 2014 issue of Mississippi Review.

Jeremy Pataky's (MFA 2007) poems, "Then to Now," "Inroad," and "From Here You Seem a Braided River," were featured in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Colorado Review.

Rob Schlegel's (MFA 2004) poetry collection, January Machine, won the Grub Street Book Prize. Four Way Books will publish the collection in March 2014.

Melissa Mylchreest's (MFA 2012) book manuscript won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. It will be published by Bear Star Press this summer.

Caroline Patterson's (MFA 1994) story, "The New Teacher," was published in the Fact & Fiction Missoula Reader, Spring 2014. Her essay, "Of Eros & Earth: The Poetry of Sandra Alcosser and Melissa Kwasny was anthologized in These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poets, edited by Lisa Simon and Brady Harrison, upcoming with University of Montana Press. Patterson also wrote the introduction to the Grace Stone Coates' novel, Clear Title, published posthumously by Drumlummon Press.

Allison Linville (first year MFA) was selected as a semi-finalist in poetry for the Tucson Festival of the Books Literary Awards and was invited to attend the Masters Workshop. Linville's story, "Out from Behind the Screen; Wilderness Changes Lives," received honorable mention in the 2013 Conservation Story Contest on

Mark Bennion (MFA 2000) has a new collection of poetry,Forsythia, with Aldrich Press.

Michael Earl Craig's (BA 1994) new poetry collection, Talkativeness, has been published with Wave Books.

Naomi Kimbell (MFA 2008) is the new Creative Nonfiction Editor for Pithead Chapel, a monthly online literary magazine.

Karin Schalm (MFA 1996) has an interview with Alice Notley published on the CutBank website.

Scott Alexander Jones (MFA 2009) has three books of poetry coming out in 2014: elsewhere (Black Lawrence Press), Carpe Demons (Unsolicited Press) and That Finger on Your Temple is the Barrel of My Raygun (Bedouin Books).

April Wilder's (MFA 2006) collection of short stories, This Is Not an Accident, has been published by Penguin.

Jason MacLeod (MFA 2009) recently completed a stint as a writer in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Debra Magpie Earling has been selected by Indian Country Today Media Network as one of the top 7 American Indian women novelists people should read.

Jeff Whitney's (MFA 2012) chapbook, Note Left Like Silver on the Eyes of the Dead, is now available through Slash Pine Press.

Laurel Akemi Nakanishi (MFA 2012) celebrates a book launch party on Sunday, February 2, 3 pm at Native Books in Honolulu for Manoa/Makai, winner of the 2013 Epiphany Editions chapbook contest.

Chris Dombrowsi's (MFA 2001) essay, "Chance Baptisms," which originally appeared in Orion, was selected as a Notable Essay in this year's Best American Essays.

Ali Schneider (BA 2013) is serving as the poetry publishing intern at Copper Canyon Press.

Rachel Toor's (MFA 2006) YA novel On the Road to Find Out has been chosen as a spring selection of the Junior Library Guild.

Josh Wagner (BA 2013) has signed a three book contract with Asymmetrical Press which recently published his essay, "I Need to Take This Thing That I Love and Get Rid of It Immediately."

Peter Schumacher's (MFA 2013) story, "Habits," and an interview were both published in issue 42 of Smoke Long Quarterly.

Zoey Farber (MFA 2012) was selected as the runner-up in the 2013 Ninth Letter Awards for poetry. Ninth Letter published two of Farber's poems, "Three Expressions of El Tio" and "Five Characteristics of the Genus Tragelaphus," in the 2013/2014 Fall/Winter Issue.

Congrats to Mark Gibbons (MFA 1998), Natalie Peeterse (MFA 2002), and Erin Saldin (creative writing lecturer) who were recognized by the Montana Arts Council with the Artist's Innovation Award for the literary arts.

Philip Schaefer's (second year MFA) poem, "Whale Song" was published in Noon, Journal of the Short Poem, Issue 8.

David Gates' story "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me," was published in issue 126 of Granta, Winter 2014.

Kevin Canty's Everything was praised by French critic Philippe Chevilley who compared Canty's writing to Chekhov's.

Robert Wrigley's (MFA 1976) Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems was honored with a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for 2014.

Ed Skoog 's (MFA 1996) poem, "Being in Plays," was published in The American Poetry Review, vol. 43 no.1.

Emily Danforth (MFA 2006) was named best woman writer of the year by the High Plains Awards. Her young adult novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, was given the High Plains Award for the best young adult book of 2013.

Sharma Shields (MFA 2004) sold her debut novel to Holt; it's slated for publication February 2015.

Khaty Xiong's (MFA 2013) poem, "Pork Rinds, Watered Rice," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Poet's Billow.

Ryan Rickrode's (MFA 2013) essay, "Six Feet From the Sun" was published in The Common.

Shannon Hale's (MFA 2000) book Austenland was made into a romantic comedy film directed by Jerusha Hess and produced by Stephanie Meyer.

Aryn Kyle (MFA 2003) has a hilarious tumber post, "Overheard at Happy Hour."

Candie Sanderson (second year fiction) has an interview with Kyle in CutBank.

Brett Puryear 's (first year fiction) story, "Keep That Sugar in Your Pocket," was published by Storyscape, issue 11. His story, "Look Into the Eye and Smile, Arethusa," is in issue 10 of Literary Orphans.

Philip Schaefer (second year poetry) has a poem coming out with the National Poetry Review.

Ryan Bell (third year nonfiction) was accepted into the Society of American Travel Writers. Bell has a news article on Outside online, "Game of Clones." "The Bakken Beckons," a feature about the North Dakota oil boom's impact on ranching, appears in the January issue of Western Horseman. The article was funded in-part by a UM Wilderness Institute grant (The Matthew Hansen Endowment).

Robert Stubblefield’s story, “Orbits,” appeared in the new issue of High Desert Journal.

Jamie Rogers' (BA 2011) article, "The Only Game in Town," about 8 man football and the death of small towns in Eastern Montana, appeared in SB Nation.

Wynn Hungerford's (BA 2013) fiction was featured in The Rumpus. Her story, "This Medieval Age," was in the fall 2013 issue of the Tulane Review. "Wherever You May Be, I Am Sorry" was in Vol. 49 of Red Cedar Review.

Elliott Niblock's (second year poetry) quote, "I think the dream of the twenty-first century is to become your own #hashtag," went viral.

Elisabeth Geier (MFA 2011) launched a bi-weekly column at Yearbook.

John Bennett (second year poetry) published three new poems in Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art.

Spring 2014

Turner Canty (BA 2011) interviewed Brian Blanchfield (Hugo Poet 2009-2010) in OmniVerse.

Thomas Sayers Ellis, our Visiting Hugo Fellow for Spring 2015, was featured in the New York Times on May 27 for co-founding The Dark Room Collective.

Rob Schlegel's (MFA 2004) poem "Were They Hands Would They Flower" was the Academy of American Poets' poem for May 26.

Jeff Whitney (MFA 2012) and Philip Schaefer (MFA 2014) collaborated on a poetry chapbook that will be published by Phantom Limb Press. Whitney has another chapbook that has been accepted for publication by Thrush Press.

Ryan Rickrode (MFA 2013) recently published a story, "Weights and Measures," in the South Carolina Review, as well as "My Girlfriend from the Future" in Identity Theory. He and some cohorts are starting a new literary journal to explore the intersection of faith and art. Look for Dog Pond online soon.

Caylin Capra-Thomas' (first year MFA) poem, "Say Uncle," was selected for publication in Yemassee.

Chau "Cab" Tran (B.A. 2014) was offered a generous financial aid package at the University of Michigan for the MFA program next year.

Kevin Canty and David Gates are both featured in the Reader's Digest article, "23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now."

Richard Fifield's (BA 1998) debut novel, The Flood Girls, will be published with Simon & Schuster.

Philip Schaefer (second year MFA) has two poems, "Animalia" and "Lo-Fi," accepted for publication by Interim.

John Keene (one of the keynote speakers for Thinking Its Presence) posted a summary of the conference on his blog.

Megan Kruse's (MFA 2010) novel, Call Me Home, will be coming out with Hawthorne Books in March 2015. Elizabeth Gilbert praises Kruse as "a young writer of raw and fearless talent and Call Me Home showcases all she can do. She writes here of harrowing lives — of a family bent and broken by violence, where each person is desperately trying to somehow grow toward light and liberation."

Prgaeeta Sharma's essay introducing the work of Youna Kwak (MFA 2008), as well as poems by both Kwak and Sharma, were showcased in American Poets.

Brendan Fitzgerald (first year MFA), Jeff Gailus (first year MFA) and Rachel Mindell (second year MFA) were selected by the Graduate Council for Bertha Morton Scholarships.

Brenden Oliva (second year MFA) was selected by University of Houston for a fully-funded, five year PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing.

Rachel Mindell’s (second year MFA) poem, “Because we are not animals, napkins,” will appear in the fall issue of Cream City Review. Her poem, "Diamond City Ghost," is forthcoming in Anti-. The Pacifica Literary Journal published her poem, "It's the goatsucker, homes."

Ed Skoog (MFA 1996) selected Alicia Mountain’s (first year MFA) poem, "The Difference Between Oasis and Mirage," as the winner of the UM Academy of American Poets College Prize. He selected BJ Soloy’s (third year MFA) “Stattice,” for honorable mention.

Caylin Capra-Thomas (first year MFA) has three poems, "Interior Landscape," "The Mine Fire Speaks," and "Valentine's Day, 1981," forthcoming in the June issue of The Boiler.

Philip Schaefer’s (second year MFA) poems "Hypnosis," "Eventualities," and "Another Language" have been selected for the summer issue of The Boiler. Ghost Town has accepted the poem "I want to tell you" for their next issue. His ekphrastic poem "Disappear" has been selected as this year's Switcheroo by Broadside Press and will be published as a broadside along with the painting from which it was inspired. His poems "Bear Love Magic Porn Ballad" and "After You Left" have been accepted for publication by NightBlock.

Diana Xin's (second year MFA) story, "Someone Else," was shortlisted by Masters Review as one of the top 2% stories reviewed. JP Kemmick's (second year MFA) story, "Space City," received honorable mention by Masters Review.

Cecile Berberat's (third year MFA) story, "Gallup," was accepted for publication at Bird's Thumb.

John Bennett’s (second year MFA) poem, “New London Primary School Explosion, March 18, 1937,” is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review (Issue 55). His poem “Welteislehre” is forthcoming in Off the Coast (Spring 2014).

Andrew Gray's (MFA 2012) story, "Fame," was featured on Narrative as story of the week.

Ryan Lee's (BA 2014) poem, “What He Walks In,” will be published by Z-composition magazine in their yearly print anthology, Strange FrenZies, in early summer.

Chris Dombrowski (MFA 2001) has an interview with James Galvin in the March 31 issue of Orion.

Jay Treiber's (MFA 1989) debut novel, Spirit Walk, was released by Torrey House Press in May.

Jordan Rossen's (MFA 2013) story, "Speed Walking," is forthcoming in the literary journal upstreet.

Caylin Capra-Thomas and Julia Ohman (first year MFA students) with JP Kemmick (second year MFA) represented University of Montana at the Get Lit! Literary Festival in Spokane.

Rachel Mindell's (second year MFA) poem, "Landscape," is forthcoming in The Destroyer.

Philip Schaefer's (second year MFA) poem, "Post Perseids," has been selected for UNCOMMON/WORD, a monthly poetry column to be featured in Commons Magazine. It was one of six selected poems and will be featured sometime in the next six months. His poem, "Human Aviary," is forthcoming in Adroit.

Janisse Ray (MFA 1997) is serving as the Kittredge Visiting Writer for the Environmental Studies program this semester. Her latest book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, was reviewed March 27 by the Missoula Independent.

JP Kemmick's (second year MFA) story, "The Shower," was published in issue 41 of Toad.

David Gates' story, "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me," was selected by Jennifer Egan for the Best American Short Stories 2014 anthology.

Gil Filar's (MFA 2013) story, "Here for Life," is coming out in Glimmer Train.

Alice Bolin (MFA 2011) has an interview with actor Jai Courtney published in Flaunt. Her chapbook, Motel Diary, is available at And, her essay about Los Angeles, Raymond Chandler, The Big Lebowski and the essential nothingness at the center of all things, has been published in the Spring 2014 issue of Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal.

Jeff Whitney's (MFA 2012) poem, "Nuremberg," has been published in Ostrich Review.

Allison Linville (first year MFA) and Maud Streep (second year MFA) were both selected by the UM creative writing faculty for the Nettie Weber Award.

Kate Nitze (second year MFA) was selected for the Greta Wrolstad Travel Award.

Philip Schaefer's (second year MFA) poem, "Evening News," is in the current issue of Pacifica, and his poem, "Calling My Wife, Outside the Strip Club," was just accepted for the upcoming issue of Calliope.

BJ Soloy (MA/MFA 2014) has a poem, "Our Pornography Will Be Famous, Difficult," accepted by Sugar House Review.

Adam Lambert's (first year MFA) poem, "Rahab," was published in Harpur Plate, Vol. 13, no. 2, Winter/Spring 2014.

Caeli Wolfson Widger's (MFA 1999) novel, Real Happy Family, has been published with New Harvest.

Jeremy Smith's (MFA 2005) Growing a Garden City has been selected by Food Tank as a top read for Spring 2014.

Ryan Rickrode's (MFA 2013) essay, "Six Feet From the Sun: Climbing Houses with My Father," has been republished by the Good Men Project.

Summer 2014

Chris Dombrowski's (MFA 2001) essay, "Should I Quit / / Making This Poem" appeared in Spoon River Review, 39.1. Dombrowski was also the recipient of a Poets & Writers grant which partially funded his Poet-in-Residence position in Yosemite National Park over the summer.

Rachel Mindell's (third year MFA) poem, "Susan Sontag Hates You, Mr. Interview," is forthcoming in apt, and "Cafe Poca" appeared in the August issue of The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society.

Ed Skoog's (MFA 1996 ) poem, The Empty House Next Door, was published in Narrative.

Kate M. Cholewa (MFA 1990) read from her first novel, Shaking Out the Dead, at Fact & Fiction.

Allison Linville's (second year MFA) poem, "Now, Hunger," is forthcoming in the Spring 2015 print issue of the Bellingham Review.

Jolene Brink's (first year MFA) chapbook, Peregrine, will be published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2015.

Brian Blanchfield (Hugo Writer 2009) won the James Laughlin Award, a $5000 prize from the Academy of American Poets, for his second book, A Several World.

Kevin Canty had a piece published in Come Here Often? 53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar (Black Balloon Publishing, 2014).

Caylin Capra-Thomas' (second year MFA) chapbook manuscript "Inside My Electric City" was listed as a semifinalist for Black Lawrence Press' Black River Chapbook Contest, and over the summer she had poems published in alice blue review, The Boiler, and Permafrost. Tinderbox has accepted two more poems for publication.

Philip Schaefer (MFA 2014) and Jeff Whitney (MFA 2012) have a collaborative chapbook coming out with Phantom Limb Press: “Smoke Tones.” Jeff Whitney has another chapbook coming out with Thrush Press: “The Tree With Lights In It.”

Alice Bolin's (MFA 2011) essay about Miranda Lambert, "Happiness Is a Pink Gun," was published in The Morning News. She also published an essay in the Awl on patriotic pop music, lana del Ray, and all the roommates she's had in Los Angeles this past year. Her July 22 essay on Joan Didion and Los Angeles in The Believer was featured by NPR and the Atlantic's Best Pop-Culture Writing. Finally, she had an essay featured in The Atlantic's Best Pop Culture Writing which originally appeared in The Toast, A Meditation on Britney's "...Baby One More Time."

Ryan Bell's (MFA 2014) article, "Sitting Bull's Lost Horses?" won Best Feature Article at the 2013 American Horse Publications Awards. Also, the first of a two-part series about horse cloning is coming out in the September issue of Western Horseman.

Alicia Mountain's (second year MFA) poem, "the book is a hungry darkness," has been accepted for publication by Barrow Street.

Kaylen Mallard's (MFA 2013) essay, "Too Much of Ourselves," was published in the summer issue of Broad.

Virginia Zech's (third year MFA) story, "Falling Down the Stairs," was on Monkey Bicycle.

Carl Corder (MFA 2012) had a tribute to Kevin Canty in Metonymy Media.

Khaty Xiong (MFA 2013) was published in the August 2014 issue of MiPOesias. Her poetry chapbook, Deer Hour, will be published by The New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM.

Poet Bridget Carson (MFA 2006) was interviewed by BJ Soloy (MFA 2014) for CutBank.

Richard Fifield (BA 1998) is teaching fiction at UM in the fall. His short story, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," was shortlisted for the 2014 Bristol Prize.

Megan Kruse (MFA 2010) taught a day-long "Finding Your Genre and Writing Taboo" courses at the Hugo House in Seattle.

Laura Dunn (MFA 2009) released a new album, The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera, which retells the Hans Christian Andersen story in present-day Detroit.

Henrietta Goodman (MFA 1994) and Karin Schalm (MFA 1996) read at SpoPo in Spokane, Washington.

Philip Schaefer's (MFA 2013) poem "Longest Division" appeared in the first online issue of Rhino.

Ann McGlinn's (MFA 1997) first novel, El Penco, was published by Cuidono Press.

Giano Cromley's (MFA 2001) first novel, The Last Good Halloween, is being published by Tortoise Books.

Caitlin MacDougall (second year MFA) had a piece in feminspire: I Am Not "Petite": I Am a Woman. Her essay, "Are All Trigger Warnings Created Equal," was published in Feminspire.

Jeremy Pataky's (MFA 2007) first book of poetry, Overwinter, will be published by University of Alaska Press in March 2015 as part of the Alaska Literary Series.

Laura Dunn's (MFA 2009) chapbook, Spider Blue, was accepted for publication by Dancing Girl Press.

Richard Robbins (MFA 1979) recently completed 28 years of directing the Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University, Mankato. During that time he arranged nearly 400 one- and four-day campus visits by internationally acclaimed as well as lesser known contemporary writers. He continues as professor and director of the creative writing program.

Jordan Konkol's (third year MFA) poem, "Askesis," was accepted for publication by Colorado Review.

Rachel Toor (MFA 2006) had a letter in Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves.

Rachel Toor's (MFA 2006) essay, "What Writing and Running Have in Common," was published in the June 24th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Melissa Kwasny (MFA 1999) is teaching at LiTFUSE in September with Martin Espada and Christopher Howell.

Khaty Xiong (MFA 2013) and Jeff Whitney (2012) both had poems published in Birdfeast.

Emma Torzs' (MFA 2012) story, "Word of Mouth,"was featured in the summer issue of Three Penny Review.

Fall 2014

Jules Ohman's (second year MFA fiction student) Merriam-Frontier Award book, Vertical Streets, is available in the Mansfield Library. Also, Ohman’s essay, "The Big One," was in the winter issue of Camas.

In the Los Angeles Review of BooksRobert Wrigley (MFA 1976) reflected on Galway Kinnell's death and the first time he heard Kinnell read The Book of Nightmares in Missoula, 1975.

Dana Fitz Gale's (MFA 2013) story "El Vaquero" was reviewed in the Fall Issue of Prairie Schooner. 

Brian Blanchfield, one of our recent visiting writers, has received much recognition for his new book of poetry. A Several World made the longlist for the National Book Award and was the recipient of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. 

Sharma Shields' (MFA 2004) The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac has many great reviews. Kirkus: "Imagine a mashup of Moby-Dick and Kafka's Metamorphosis (with a hearty dash of Twin Peaks thrown in)."

Chris Benz (second year MFA nonfiction student) was a finalist for a $15,000 fellowship through Matter International Reporting. He proposes to write a longform feature on child soldiers and war crimes in Central Africa.

Catherine Moore's (MFA 2008) essay, "O Beulah Land," was published in Oxford American: The Southern Magazine of Good Writing. 

JP Kemmick's (third year MFA) essay, "Lay of the Land: City Boy," was published in Last Best News

Debra Earling's novel, Perma Red, is being made into a movie. Check it out on Facebook. 

Ryan Bells (MFA 2014) story "Mountain Passage" won Silver in the category of U.S./Canada Travel at the 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards

Khaty Xiong’s (MFA 2013) poem, “Looser,” has been published by Interrupture. Her book of poems, Poor Anima, is forthcoming from Apogee Press. 

Jeremy Pataky (MFA 2007) will be on the poetry faculty of GetLit! in Spokane this spring and the faculty at the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference in June.

Amy Linn's (MFA 1993) story, "Never Say No," was published in Narrative. 

Brendan Fitzgerald's (second year MFA) essay, "The Combination Lock Test" was published in The Morning News, Oct. 9. 

Alice Bolin's (MFA 2011) essay, "Montana Noir," was published in Avidly, a Los Angeles Review of Books channel. 

Craig Barnes' (MFA 2011) story, "In Our Defense," was published in American Short Fiction.

Caylin Capra-Thomas' (second year MFA) poems, "Poem with Susan Sarandon" and "Poem with Geena Davis," were accepted for publication in the next issue of Bat City Review

Jeff Gailus (second year MFA) is one of 365 contributors to a new anthology called Global Chorus about the environmental future of the planet. 

Allison Linville (second year MFA) has four poems that will be published with Cascadia Review. She and JP Kemmick (third year MFA) read at the Wilderness and the Human Imagination event in the Theta Rho Room of the Mansfield Library on the UM Campus, Wednesday, October 8, 7 p.m. 

Sarah Kahn's (second year MFA) story was published in the Cobalt Review

Kevin Canty's "Story, With Bird," was published in the October 6 issue of the New Yorker. 

Natalie Peeterse' (MFA 2002) poem, "Worksheet," was selected by the Watershed Review for a Best of the Net anthology. 

Caylin-Capra Thomas' (second year MFA) poem, "Interior Landscape," was nominated by The Boiler for a Best of the Net Award. 

Rachel Mindell's (third year MFA and MA) poetry chapbook, Teardrop and a Bullet, has been selected for publication with Dancing Girl Press. 

Josh Fomon's (MFA 2013) poetry book, Though We Bled Meticulously, has been accepted for publication with Black Ocean Press

Aryn Kyle (MFA 2003) has an essay in Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping, an anthology by Kerry Cohen. 

Rachel Finkelstein (MFA 2014) and Nils Michals (MFA 2000) both have poems published in Small Portions. 

David Gates' story, "Locals," was published in The Paris Review. 

Brett Puryear's (second year MFA) essay, "Lines Westward," was published in Sporting Classics Daily

Micah Fields' (undergraduate student) essay, "Zeh Mutaasif Yum," was published in War, Literature, and the Arts Journal. 

Andrew Martin's (MFA 2013) essay, "On Donald Antrim and the Literature of Anxiety," appeared in Brooklyn Magazine

Josh Fomon (MFA 2013) and Colin Post (MFA 2013) both had poems featured in Deluge, Issue Three

Jordan Konkol (third year MFA) is the new poetry editor of Dog Pond. 

Kim Covill's (second year MFA) essay, "Waking Up Outside," was selected to be read at the Forest Service's 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Celebration.

Robert Stubblefield taught a workshop and read at the Eastern Oregon Word Round-Up. 

Barry Kitterman (MFA 1981) received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for work on his new novel. 

John Barnes (MFA 1988), who has 30 commercially published books, appeared at the MileHiCon in Denver on October 24 - 26. 

Jon Davis' (MFA 1985) recent projects include two limited edition chapbooks, Thelonious Sphere (Q Ave. Press, 2014) and Loving Horses (Palace Press, 2014), and a limited edition art book in collaboration with the artist Jamison Chas Banks, Heteronymy: An Anthology (La Nana Creek Press, forthcoming 2015). Dayplaces, which Davis translated from the Arabic with the author, Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan, is forthcoming from Tebot Bach Press in 2015. 

Stephanie Land's (BA 2014) essay, "MFA vs. Mom," was published in the Sept. 16 issue of Mamalode. 

Brian Kevin's (MFA 2009) travel memoir, The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America, was reviewed Sept. 11 by Suzanne MacNeille in The New York Times

Peter Schumacher's (MFA 2013) story, "Mars" was published in The Collagist, September 2014, Issue 62. 

Amy Ratto-Parks' (MFA 2004) collection of poems, Song of Days: Torn and Mended, has been accepted for publication by Alice Blue Books.