MFAW-VT alumna (and poet) Chera Hammons Miller was just named the Writer-in-Residence at West Texas A&M University. Chera says, “This is what I have always thought of as my dream job, but I never thought it would actually be within reach. I will be officially working to promote creative writing at WTAMU and in our area, and I want you to know that I will give this job my very best.”

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Connotation Press, Rattle, Sugar House Review, Tar River Poetry, THRUSH, Tupelo Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and The Writer’s Almanac, among others. Books include Amaranthine Hour (Jacar Press, 2012), Recycled Explosions (Ink Brush Press, 2016), and The Traveler’s Guide to Bomb City (Purple Flag Press, forthcoming January 2017). She is a member of the editorial board of poetry journal One. She lives in Amarillo, TX.