Spring Semester Roundup

Hi All!,

It is a wet and wild spring so far. I want to thank everyone who I got to see/hangout with at AWP LA, it was a blast. I also want to thank these amazing magazines whose new issues my work appears in: Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Missouri Review Online, Passages North, Harpur Palate, Hunger Mountain, Quiddity and Milk Journal. I am so honored to share pages with so many fine authors I know and admire. Enough about me, time for everyone's favorite section: students news!

First a huge shout out to Jordan Durham, the remarkable poet and editor-in-chief of Fugue, who I was l lucky enough to teach at U of Missouri for graduating from U of Idaho's badass program with her MFA! You go, JD! Big things in her future for sure (I also got to be in the new Harpur Palate--led by the amazing Sri and Carolyn--with Jordan, and my friends Chelsea Dingman and Laura Donnelly)!

So let's do MFA news first (all starting fall 16), then pubs:

Caroline Chavatel (poetry) will be joining the fine folks at New Mexico State University, home of Puerto del Sol and Noemi Press, for her MFA studies.

Charlotte Covey (poetry) will attend University of Missouri-St. Louis (so close to my Alma Mater!) where she will have the opportunity to work on Natural Bridge.

Emmanuel Flores (poetry) is heading to the great white north to do his MFA at Northern Michigan University in the UP and work on Passages North.

Kathryn Merwin (poetry) will be working on her MFA at Western Washington University in beautiful Bellingham. There she will be working on Bellingham Review.

Caitlin Palmer (fiction) and Lauren Yarnall (poetry) will be joining the amazing MFA crew at University of Idaho and will dedicate themselves to Fugue in the near future.

On the MA front, Miranda Ardis (poetry and fiction) will be pursuing her graduate career here at Salisbury University in Rhetoric and Composition.

Now publications since January (chronological):

Riley Ward had poems accepted by burntdistrict and Slipstream (we will have, by total chance, six Salisbury students in their new issue)!

Charlotte Covey had poems accepted by The Normal School, SLAB, Slipstream, Red Earth Review, Cactus Heart, Route 7 Review, Polaris, 30N and Runestone.

Alex Thomas has a poem forth coming in Slipstream and a new book review up on Pank!

Darby Joyce had a story accepted by Polaris and an essay taken by Germ Magazine.

Melinda Ruth had a book review in the new issue of Pleiades.

Danielle Green had a poem taken by Door Is a Jar.

Shelby Vane had two poems taken by Columbia: a Journal of Literature and Art!!

Jesse W. McDaniel had a poem accepted by Sun and Sandstone.

Kathryn Merwin had poems taken by Emerson Review, Sugar House Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review and So to Speak.

Taylor Fedorchak had poems accepted by decomP and Polaris.

Shekinah Hollingsworth had a story accepted by Allegheny Review.

Molly Likovich had a poem taken by Germ Magazine.

Renae Tucker had a story accepted by Sun and Sandstone.

Grace McCarver had a story accepted by Allegheny Review.

Miranda Ardis had a story taken by Sun and Sandstone.

Lauren Yarnall had two poems taken by Slipstream.

Tyler Tennant had a creative nonfiction essay taken by The Quaker.

I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. I can't wait to see what happens next. I am also really glad it is farmers' market season again. Winter and fall are my favorite seasons, but summer makes the best produce. Stoked to do some real cooking and serious writing. Until next post, have a rockin' one everyone! There will be a short addendum to this post in a few weeks when certain newsy tidbits become public. Stay tuned:).

UPDATE #1: My longtime friend and one of my favorite writers, Chelsea Dingman, has won the Southeast Review Poetry Prize for her amazing poem, "The Girl in the River"! Attaway to be, Chels! You rock.

UPDATE #2: My dear friend, EG Cunningham's chapbook Apologetics has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press. It is gorgeous. Please pick it up as soon as it drops. Grats, EG. Well deserved.