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.
About the author: Joe Ricker is a former bartender for southern literary legends Barry Hannah and Larry Brown. He has also worked as a cab driver, an innkeeper, acquisitions specialist, professor and in the Maine timber industry. Esquire magazine referred to him as “[a] man of letters who’s gentle in the way that only the toughest of hard-asses can be.” He grew up in Sanford, Maine, and earned degrees from Marion Military Institute, Ole Miss, and Goddard College. Ricker now lives in Reno, Nevada, where he teaches in the University of Nevada’s English department.
“Shadow Child has lots of monsters, hauntings, ghosts. But that is not where the real peril comes from. My monsters are the guilt and sorrow kind. They rise out of despair, helplessness. They are a manifestation of “dis-ease”; and they are invisible. Hidden.”
MFAW-WA alumna Sarah Townsend’s thesis–a memoir called Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis–has been accepted for publication by The Lettered Streets Press in 2019 (April 1st publication date) and a launch at the AWP conference in Portland, OR at the end of March.
MFAW-VT student Janet Colson’s short play “Janet and Rico’s Fabulous (Fictional) Adventure at Golden Harvest” was performed at Lansing’s Renegade Theatre Festival as a part of the Renegade Ruckus, a 24-hour playwriting marathon. Janet’s play was the final play of the
The Writer gave our very own all-faculty compilation, Alchemy of the Word, a nice shout-out. Congrats to all, especially the editors: Aimee, Kenny, and Nicky
MFAW alumna Nita Sweeney’s unpublished memoir, Twenty-Six Point Freaking Two: How a Sedentary, Middle-Aged Manic Depressive Became a Marathoner (with the help of her dog), was short-listed for the 2018 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition nonfiction category. Read Nita’s
MFAW-VT faculty member Jan Clausen’s review of new poetry and hybrid works appears in the July/August issue of the Women’s Review of Books. She addresses Ada Limón’s poetry collection The Carrying and Amy Fusselman’s lyric essay Idiophone.
MFAW-VT alumna Gina Leigh has just launched the pilot episode of Circus Town Circus Town is an original, all-puppet children’s television show that explains physics through the fun of circus stories. Meet Sally Spangles, her best friend Girard the Giraffe,
MFAW-VT alumna Claudette Webster has three poems just published in Black Renaissance Noire (Vol 18, Issue 2, Summer 2018). This journal is put out by NYU Institute of African-American Affairs. You may purchase a copy via: https://www.nyubrn.org Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire publishes essays, poetry,
As one of the three finalists for the New American Voices Award, given by the Institute for Immigration Research, Elena was interviewed for the following article in Bustle Magazine. From the website, here’s a little bit about the award: “The idea
Disable the Stairs. Disable the Stares. Disable the Barriers. This summer MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries advised a great team of Master’s Branding students at SVA. Their thesis project, Disable the Barriers, is now up and running. Disable the
MFAW-VT faculty member Kyle Bass’s play, Possessing Harriet, (commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Society and directed by Thazewell Thompson) will be be performed at Syracuse Stage (at Syracuse University) from Oct 19 to Nov 4. One hundred seventy five years ago, in
MFAW-VT student Sassafras Lowrey’s anthology Leather Ever After, a collection of kinky fairy tales that first released in 2013 and was a Honorable Mention for the National Leather Association–International Writing Awards and the Rainbow Book Awards, is available for preorder. The anthology is being
MFAW-WA student Jo Manu’s essay “On the Level” has just been accepted for publication in the anthology Queer Voices. The book will be put out by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (pub date TBD). Jo has had a good July, 2018; she also