Creative Writing Alumni Publications

Following is a list of our creative writing graduates who have published at least one book or chapbook:

Year of Perfect Happiness


BECKY ADNOT-HAYNES (PHD, 2014)






The Year of Perfect Happiness (University of North Texas
     Press, 2014)
   —Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

Full Cry


LISA AMPLEMAN (PHD, 2013)





Full Cry (National Federation of State Poetry Societies
     Press, 2013)
   —Winner of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
I've Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State University
   Press, 2012)
    —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition



People Are Tiny in Paintings of China


CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING (PHD, 2008)
Associate Professor, Stockton State College




Manifest (Switchback Books, 2013)
    —Winner of the Gatewood Prize
By a Year Lousy with Meteors (Dream Horse Press, 2012),
    Co-written with Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis
    —Winner of the Dream Horse Press Chapbook Prize
People Are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus Books,
    2010)

Tomorrowland


JOSEPH BATES (PHD, 2006)
Assistant Professor, Miami University




Tomorrowland (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2013)
The Nighttime Novelist (Writer’s Digest Books, 2010)

Cemetery Girl



DAVID BELL (PHD, 2005)

Associate Professor, Western Kentucky University


The Forgotten Girl (NAL, Penguin, 2014
Never Come Back (NAL, Penguin, 2013)
The Hiding Place (NAL, Penguin, 2012)
Cemetery Girl (NAL, Penguin, 2011)
   —Winner of Le Priz Polar International de Cognac
The Girl in the Woods (Delirium Books, 2009)
The Condemned (Delirium Books, 2008)
Commutability: Stories About the Journey from      
   Here to There (Main Street Rag, 2010), Co-editor

No Planets Strike



JOSH BELL (PHD, 2013)
Briggs-Copeland Lecturer, Harvard University



Alamo Theory (Copper Canyon Press, 2016)
No Planets Strike (University of Nebraska Press, 2008)

Broken Helix



DINA BEN-LEV (PHD, 2001)




Broken Helix (Mid-List Press, 1997),
    —Winner of the Mid-List Press First Series Award
Sober on a Small Plane (Wind Publications, 1995)
Note for a Missing Friend (Slapering Hol, 1991)
    —Winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition
►NEA Fellowship

Travel and Leisure



ERIC BLIMAN (PHD, 2013)
Instructor, Penn State Harrisburg



Travel & Leisure (Poetry Society of America, 2012)
    —Winner of the National Chapbook Fellowship

 

Handsome



REBEKAH BLOYD (PHD, 1993)
Senior Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts


Handsome (Deconstructed Artichoke Press, 2011)
Seabook (Meduza Press, 2000)
Sister Island (Blackberry Press, 1987)

Wonded Angels



MURRAY BODO (PHD, 1991)
Visiting Professor, Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University


AutumnTrain (Tau Publishing, 2015)
Something Like Jasmine (Tau Publishing, 2012)
Wounded Angels (Blissfool Books, 2009)
The Earth Moves at Midnight and Other Poems
   (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2003)
►Author of 17 books and a Franciscan priest

Brodeur


DANIEL BOWMAN JR. (MA, 2006)

Associate Professor, Taylor University





A Plum Tree in Leatherstocking Country (VAC Poetry Chicago, 2012)
Notes from the Spectrum (Cascade Books, forthcoming)

Brodeur


BRIAN BRODEUR (PHD, 2015)

Assitant Professor, Indiana University East





Local Fauna (Kent State University Press, 2015)
    —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition
Natural Causes (Autumn House Press, 2011),
    —Winner of the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize
Other Latitudes (University of Akron Press, 2007)
   —Winner of Akron Poetry Prize
So the Night Cannot Go On Without Us (White Eagle
    Coffee Store Press, 2006)
   —Winner of the Poetry Chapbook Prize 

Brodeur


MICHELLE Y. BURKE (PHD, 2014)

Assitant Professor, Massachusetts Maritime Academy





Animal Purpose (Ohio University Press , 2016)
    —Winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Horse Loquela (Red Mountain Review, 2007),
    —Winner of the Red Mountain Review Chapbook Series Award

To Learn to Fingerpick Guitar



JOSHUA BUTTS (PHD, 2009)
Instructor, Columbia College of Art & Design


New to the Lost Coast (Gold Wake Press, 2014)  
To Learn to Fingerpick Guitar (Pudding House Publications, 2006)

Riders on the Storm



SUSAN STREETER CARPENTER (PHD, 2005)
Associate Professor, Bluffton University

Riders on the Storm (Bottom Dog Press, 2010)

All Shook Up



WILL CLEMENS (PHD, 2002)





All Shook Up: Collected Poems About Elvis (University of Arkansas Press, 2001)

Divided Lives



CYNTHIA CRANE (PHD, 1987)
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash


Divided Lives (St Martin’s Press/Macmillan, 2000)

Big-Eyed Afraid



ERICA DAWSON (PHD, 2010)

Associate Professor, University of Tampa



The Small Blades Hurt (Measure Press, 2014)
►Big-Eyed Afraid (Waywiser, 2007)
   —Winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
   —Named Best Debut by Contemporary Poetry Review
►Poetry Editor, Tampa Review
►Editor, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations


90 Days to Your Novel

 

SARAH DOMET (PHD, 2009)




The Guineveres (Flatiron Books, 2016)
90 Days to Your Novel (Writer's Digest Books, 2010)

The Girl Ate Kalamozoo



DARRIN DOYLE (PHD, 2006)
Associate Professor, Central Michigan University

The Dark Will End the Dark (Tortoise Books, 2015)
The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo (St. Martin’s, 2010)
Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet: A Love Story (LSU, 2009)

Little Murders Everywhere



LAURIE FILIPELLI (MA, 1997)



Elseplace (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013)

Little Murders Everywhere



REBECCA MORGAN FRANK (PHD, 2012)
Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet in Residence, Brandeis University

The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016)
Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012)
   —Finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award
►Winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award
►Editor of Memorious

A Palace of Strangers is No City



STEPHEN FRECH (PHD, 1999)

Associate Professor, Milliken University



Zwart als Kaviaar/Black as Caviar (Midwest Writing Center,
   2012)
A Palace of Strangers Is No City (Cervena Barva, 2011)
The Dark Villages of Childhood (Midwest Writing Center,
    2009)
   —Winner of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Prize
If Not for These Wrinkles of Darkness (White Pine Press,
   2001)
   —Winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize
Toward Evening and the Day Far Spent (Kent State UP,
    1996)
   —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Contest

We Take Me Apart



MOLLY GAUDRY
(MA, 2008)
Creative Director, The Lit Pub


Desire: A Haunting (Ampersand Books, 2017)
We Take Me Apart (Mud Luscious Press, 2010)
    —Finalist for the Asian American Literary Awards for Poetry
    —Nominated for the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First
        Novel Prize
Parts (Mud Luscious Press, 2009)
►Core facutly, Yale Writers' Conference

Andrew Grace



LUKE GEDDES (PHD, 2015)



I Am a Magical Teenage Princess (Chomu Press, 2012)

Andrew Grace



ANDREW GRACE (PHD, 2013)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College

Sancta (Ahsahta, 2012)
Shadeland (Ohio State Univ. Pres, 2008)
   —Winner of the OSU Press/The Journal Award in Poetry
A Belonging Field (Salt, 2002)

Roleplay



JULIANA GRAY (PHD, 2001)

Associate Professor, Alfred University


Roleplay (Dream Horse Press, 2012)
   —Winner of the Orphic Poetry Book Prize
The Man Under My Skin (River City Publishing, 2005)
History in Bones (Kent State University Press, 2001)
   —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Home Truths



RYAN GUTH (PHD, 2002)

Associate Professor, Lambuth University


Body and Soul (Lummox Press, 2015)
Home Truths (Alsop Review Press, 2006)

Spot in the Dark



BETH GYLYS (PHD, 1997)
Professor, Georgia State University


Sky Blue Enough to Drink (Grayson Press, 2015)
Matchbook (La Vita Poetica Press, 2007)
Spot in the Dark (Ohio State University Press, 2004)
   —Winner of the OSU Press/The Journal Award in Poetry
Bodies that Hum (Silverfish Review Press, 1999)
   —Winner of the Gerald Cable First Book Award
Balloon Heart (Wind Publications, 1997)
   —Winner of the Quentin R. Howard Award

Ghosts of Fashion



LESLEY JENIKE (PHD, 2008)
Associate Professor, Columbus College of Art & Design


Holy Island (Gold Wake Press, 2014)
How We Come Ashore (Dancing Girl Press, 2013)
Ghost of Fashion (WordTech Communications, 2009)
Folly Garden (Gold Wake Press, 2012)
I Dreamed Last Night I Got on a Boat to Heaven and By Some Chance I Had Brought My Dice Along (Permafrost, 2006)
  —Winner of the Susan Blalock Award

Words We Might One Day Say



HOLLY KARAPETKOVA (PHD, 2005)

Associate Professor, Marymount University


Words We Might One Day Say (Washington Writers'
    Publishing House, 2010)
    —Winner of the Washington Writers’ Publishing House
       Poetry Contest
►Author of over 20 children's books and teacher resources

Intanglio



ARIANA-SOPHIA KARTSONIS (PHD, 2008)

Associate Professor, Columbus College of Art & Design



The Rub (Elixir Press, 2014)
   —Winner of the Editor's Prize
Aloha Vaudeville Doll (Dancing Girl Press, 2013)
By a Year Lousy with Meteors (Dream Horse Press, 2012),
    Co-written with Cynthia Arrieu-King
   —Winner of the Dream Horse Press Chapbook Prize
Intaglio (Kent State University Press, 2006)
   —Winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

Words We Might One Day Say



JULIA KOETS (PHD, 2015)




Hold Like Owls (University of South Carolina Press, 2011)
    —Winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize

Fastened to a Dying Animal



GARY LEISING (PHD, 2003)
Associate Professor, Utica College



The Alp at the End of My Street (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014)
   —Winner of the Brick Road Poetry Prize
Temple of Bones (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Fastened to a Dying Animal (Pudding House Press, 2010)

Saint Nobody



AMY LEMMON (PHD, 1997)
Associate Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology

Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation
   and a Conversation
(Slapering Hol Press, 2012).
    Co-written with Denise Duhamel
ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010), 
    Co-written with Denise Duhamel
Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009)
Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Press, 2008)

Jane



APRIL LINDNER (PHD, 1998)
Professor, Saint Joseph's University


Love, Lucy (Poppy/Little Brown, 2015)
Catherine (Poppy/Little Brown, 2013)
This Bed Our Bodies Shaped (Able Muse Press, 2012)
Jane (Poppy/Little Brown, 2010)
Skin (Texas Tech University Press, 2002)
  —Winner of the Walt McDonald First Book Poetry Prize
Contemporary American Poetry (Longman/Penguin, 2004), Co-editor

Fragment of a Head of a Queen



CATE MARVIN (PHD, 2003)

Professor, College of Staten Island, CUNY



Oracle (W. W. Norton, 2015)
Fragment of the Head of a Queen (Sarabande, 2006)
World’s Tallest Disaster (Sarabande, 2001),
   —Winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize
Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the
   New
Century (Sarabande, 2006), Co-editor
►Whiting Award
►Guggenheim Fellow

Re-



KRISTI MAXWELL (PHD, 2010)
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville


That Our Eyes Be Rigged (Saturnalia Books, 2014)
To Insist on the "Someness" of Every Assemblage
    (Horseless Press, 2014)
PLAN/K (Gold Wake Press, 2014)
Re- (Ahsahta Press, 2011)
Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books, 2009)
Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press, 2008)
Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008)

Cities Lit by the Light Caught in Photographs



MATT MCBRIDE (PHD, 2013)
Lecturer, University of Iowa

Polis (Black Lawrence Press, 2018)
Cities Lit by the Light Caught in Photographs
   (H_NGM_N Books, 2012)
The Space Between Stars (Kent State UP, 2008)
    —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

How to Survive Graduate School

http://www.mollymccaffrey.com/buy-books.html



MOLLY MCCAFFREY (PHD, 2005)
Instructor and Advisor, Western Kentucky University

You Belong to Us (Main Street Rag, 2015)
How to Survive Graduate School and Other Disasters
   (Main Street Rag, 2011)                 
Commutability: Stories about the Journey from Here
   to
There
(Main Street Rag, 2010), Co-editor

Let's Do



REBECCA MEACHAM (PHD, 2002)
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Morbid Curiosities (New Delta Review, 2014)
  —Winner of the New Delta Review chapbook contest
Let’s Do (University of North Texas Press, 2004)
  —Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
  —Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection

Little Murders Everywhere



TESSA MELLAS (PHD, 2013)

Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Machias


Lungs Full of Noise (University of Iowa Press, 2013)
   —Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award

Heaven Overland



JIM MURPHY (PHD, 2000)
Professor, University of Montevallo


The Uniform House (Negative Capability Press, 2014)
Heaven Overland (Kennesaw State University Press, 2009)
The Memphis Sun (Kent State University Press, 2000)
   —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Bird Eating Bird



KRISTIN NACA (MA, 2000)

Assistant Professor, Macalester College


Bird Eating Bird (Harper Perennial, 2009)
   —Winner of the National Poetry Series

Spotlit Girl



KEVIN OBERLIN (PHD, 2007)
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash

Spotlit Girl (Kent State University Press, 2009)
   —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

For Sale By Owner



KELCEY PARKER (PHD, 2006)

Associate Professor, Indiana University South Bend

Liliane's Balcony (Rose Metal Press, 2013)
For Sale by Owner (Kore Press, 2011)
  —Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book
     Award in Short Fiction

Nothing Fatal



SARAH PERRIER (PHD, 2006)
Associate Professor, Point Park University


Nothing Fatal (University of Akron Press, 2010)
Just One of Those Things (Kent State University Press, 2003)
  —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

The Heaven of Animals



DAVID JAMES POISSANT (PHD, 2011)
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida



The Heaven of Animals (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
   —Winner of the GLCA New Writers Award
   —Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Lizard Man (RopeWalk Press, 2012)
   —Winner of the RopeWalk Press Editor's Fiction Chapbook
      Prize
►Winner of the Playboy College Fiction Contest

The Lobes and Petals of the Inanimate



PHOEBE REEVES (MA, 2004)

Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Clermont College

The Lobes and Petals of the Inanimate (Pecan Grove Press, 2010)

In Ways Possible to Fold



MICHAEL RERICK (PHD, 2010)



morefrom (Alice Blue Books, 2012)
In Ways Impossible to Fold (Marsh Hawk Press, 2009)
   —Winner of the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize
X-Ray (Flying Guillotine Press, 2008)

Tongue and Groove



STEPHANIE ROGERS (MA, 2005)



Plucking the Stinger (Saturnalia Books, 2016)
  

Tongue and Groove



LINWOOD RUMNEY (PHD, 2015)
Associate Editor, Black Lawrence Press


Abandoned Earth (Gival Press, 2016)
   — Winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award

Tongue and Groove



CHUCK RYBAK (PHD, 2003)
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

</war> (Main Street Rag, 2013)
Tongue and Groove (Main Street Rag, 2007)
Liketown (Pudding House, 2007)
Nickel and Diming My Way Through (Wind Publications, 2005)
   —Winner of the Quentin R. Howard Award

Persistence of Vision



C. LYNN SHAFFER (PHD, 2001)
Associate Professor, Maysville Community College

Life Spiral (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Persistence of Vision (Wind Publications, 2008)
    —Winner of the Morehead State University New Writers
       Award

Inside Such Darkness



VIRGINIA SLACHMAN (PHD, 1996)
Associate Professor, Principia College


World of Mortal Light (Chatter House Press, 2013)
The Lost Ode (Charles Towne Publishing, 2013)
Many Brave Hearts (Chatter House Press, 2012)
Inside Such Darkness (Tiger Bark Press, 2010)
Heidegger’s Temple (CustomWords, 2003)

Jerimiah, Ohio



ADAM SOL (PHD, 2000)
Associate Professor, Laurentian University



Complicity (McClelland & Stewart, 2014)
Jeremiah, Ohio (House of Anansi, 2008)
Crowd of Sounds (House of Anansi, 2003)
   —Winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry
Jonah's Promise (Mid-List Press, 2000)
   —Winner of the Mid-List Press First Series Award

Either/Ur



SHAWN STURGEON (PHD, 1998)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, American College of Management and Technology (Croatia)

Either/Ur (River City Publishing, 2002)

Opaque



NATHAN SWARTZENDRUBER (MA, 2011)




Opaque Projectionist (Dos Madres Press, 2009)

Salt



LIZ TILTON (PHD, 2008)



Salt (Kent State University Press, 2009)
   —Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition
Cincinnati’s Historic Findlay Market (Arcadia Publishing,
      2009)

The Book of Goodbyes



SARAH TRUDGEON  (MA, 2010)
Managing Editor, Sink Review; Literary Editor, Miami Rail


Dreams of Unhappiness (Poetry Society of America, 2015)
    —Winner of the PSA 30 and Under Chapbook Fellowship 
  

By the Light We Knew Our Names



ANNE VALENTE (PHD, 2015)
Assistant Professor, Sante Fe University of Art and Design


By the Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc, 2014)
Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2016)

Austere Offices



KEVIN WALZER (PHD, 1996)

Senior Editor, WordTech Communications



Austere Offices (Word Press, 2005)
Greater Circles (Word Press, 2001)
The Resurgence of Traditional Poetic Form and the
   Current Status of Poetry’s—Place in American
   Culture
(Edwin Mellen, 2001)
The Ghost of Tradition: Expansive Poetry and
   Postmodernism
(Story Line Press, 1998)
The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines
    (Story Line Press, 1996)
Living in Cincinnati (Cincinnati Writers’ Project, 1995)

The Book of Goodbyes



JILLIAN WEISE (PHD, 2009)
Associate Professor, Clemson University


The Book of Goodbyes (BOA, 2013)
    —Winner of the James Laughlin Award  
    —Winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Prize
The Colony (Soft Skull Press, 2010)
The Amputee's Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press, 2007)
Translating the Body (All Nations Press, 2006)

Circles Where the Head Should Be



CAKI WILKINSON (PHD, 2011)

Assistant Professor, Rhodes College



The Stone Museum (Persea Books, 2014)
    —Winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award
Circles Where the Head Should Be (University
    of NorthTexas Press, 2011)
    —Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize
►Ruth Lilly Fellowship

Women Reading to the Sea



LISA WILLIAMS (MA, 1992)
NEH Associate Professor, Centre College


Gazelle in the House (New Issues Press, 2014)
Woman Reading to the Sea (W.W. Norton, 2008)
    —Winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize
The Hammered Dulcimer (Utah State University Press, 1998)
    —Winner of the May Swenson Poetry Award
►Rome Prize in Literature

Conveyance



RUTH WILLIAMS (PHD, 2013)
Assistant Professor, William Jewell College

Conveyance (Dancing Girl Press, 2012)
 

Conveyance



KATHERINE ZLABEK (PHD, 2014)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Salisbury University

Let the Rivers Clap Their Hands (Ricochet Editions, 2015)