Sorry it has been so long--I was teleported into super-busy land. There is so much to catch up on! First, I'd like to thank the following magazines that have published my work since our last communique: Alaska Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, Poetry Northwest, Greensboro Review, Sugar House Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Grist, Cherry Tree, The Collagist, Cider Press Review, Redactions, Contrary, Hawai'i Review, Natural Bridge, Nimrod & Waccamaw. I'd also like to thank the crew at The Collagist for the cool teaching suggestions to go with my poem! I'm honored to have shared pages with so many amazing writers this year including some of my own rockin' students (past & present). I will give a huge update as to what my students have been up to below. It is mind blowing. But first, I would like to thank the amazing Katherine Zlabek for an extraordinary year of working together. I am a fan of KZ for life. I would also like to welcome, Ryan Habermeyer to our creative writing faculty at Salisbury. His work is startling and engrossing. I look forward to getting to know him and working with him to help students achieve even more! Welcome, Ryan!
Ok, first order of business, I would like to congratulate the following students on their new grad school homes! I am sure they will do amazing things with their new opportunities:
Caylie Herrmann: Eastern Washington University
Kate Keeney: Ohio University
Garrett Lewis: Wilmington University
Mary McKernan: Miami University of Ohio
Dylan Nutter: University of South Carolina
Bria Pleasant: Loyola University of Maryland
Jacob Rayner: University of Memphis
Jamie Shrewsbury: University of Northern Arizona
I'd also like to mention a few major student accomplishments before wee get to the publication list. Check out what they have been doing:
Caroline Chavatel was a finalist for the Greg Grummer Prize for Poetry and is the new Assistant Poetry Editor for Puerto del Sol.
Charlotte Covey read for the Big Muddy series in St. Louis, MO.
Taylor Fedorchak read for Pittsburgh Poetry Review at AWP17 in DC.
Ella Flores won a Michigan Future Faculty Award.
Molly Likovich was an honorable mention for both the AWP Intro Journal Award in Poetry and the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.
Kathryn Merwin was a finalist for the Black Lawrence Chapbook Prize and will be the new Poetry Editor for Bellingham Review.
Caitlin Palmer is the new Fiction Editor for Fugue.
Katelyn Steagall was Second Place in the Polaris Fiction Contest.
Terin Weinberg did a poetry reading at NCUR 31 in Memphis, TN.
Lauren Yarnall is the new Managing Editor for Fugue.
Wowza! And now for the student publications:
Brandi Bolt had poems accpeted by OVS & Steel Toe Review.
Caroline Chavatel had poem accepted by Epoch, Hayden's Ferry Review, Sonora Review & Phoebe.
Charlotte Covey had poems accepted by Calyx, Sonora Review, Permafrost, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Third Wednesday, Big Muddy & The Boiler. She also had an essay accepted by Steel Toe Review.
Z'Monii Davis had poems accepted by Germ Magazine.
Emma DePanise had poems accepted by Route 7 Review.
Alyssa Dietrich had a poem accepted by Germ Magazine.
Taylor Fedorchak had poems accepted by Red Earth Review & Glass.
Ella Flores had poems accepted by Puerto del Sol & Foothills.
Caylie Herrmann had poems accepted by minnesota review & Pittsburgh Poetry Review.
Kate (K.S.) Keeney had poems accepted by Route 7 Review, The Tishman Review & The Quaker.
Grace McCarter had a story accepted by Route 7 Review.
Kathryn Merwin had poems accepted by Crab Orchard Review, Redactions, Cider Press Review, Sakura Review, Natural Bridge, Lunch Ticket, Big Muddy, Zocalo Public Square, Carve & Gravel.
Katie Michalik had poems accepted by Sink Hollow & Germ Magazine.
Erika Parker had poems accepted by Germ Magazine & Asterism.
Melinda Ruth had poems accepted by Big Muddy.
Jamie Shrewbury had a poem accepted by Natural Bridge.
Katelyn Steagall had a story accepted by Polaris.
Nancy Talbott had a story accepted by Hawai'i Review.
Alex Thomas had poems accepted by Cimarron Review & Roanoke Review.
Riley Ward had a poem accepted by Sierra Nevada Review.
Annie Warner had a poem accepted by Mochila Review. It will also be an audio feature.
Terin Weinberg had a poem accepted by Red Earth Review.
Lauren Yarnall had a poem accepted by Spillway Magazine.
I'm so excited for their work to be out in the world and am proud and humbled to get to be surrounded by such talent. I can't wait to see what they do next!
'Til next time, take care of yourself and each other,