Alumni & Alumnae Teaching at Universities

MFA@FLA has many distinguished graduates. The restricted list below includes only our graduates who are teaching at universities.


Chris Bachelder

(MFA, 2002)

  • The Throwback Special (Norton, 2016), finalist for the 2016 National Book Award
  • Abbott Awaits (Louisiana State University Press, 2011)
  • U.S.! (Bloomsbury, 2006)
  • Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography (McSweeney’s e-book, 2004)
  • Bear v. Shark (Scribner, 2001)
  • Stories and essays in The Paris Review, Harper’s, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, The Believer, The Oxford American, and elsewhere
  • Professor, University of Cincinnati
The Throwback Special Abbott Awaits
U.S.! Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography
Bear v. Shark

Bill Beverly

(MFA, 1991)

  • Dodgers (Crown, 2015)
  • On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America (Mississippi, 2003)
  • Co-editor, with Deborah Ager and John Poch, Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine (WordFarm, 2013)
  • Associate Professor and Chair of English, Trinity Washington University
"" On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America "" Old Flame

Wendy Brenner

(MFA, 1991)

  • Phone Calls from the Dead (Algonquin, 2001)
  • Large Animals in Everyday Life (Georgia, 1996; Norton, 1997), winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award
  • Stories and essays in Allure, Seventeen, Travel & Leisure, Mississippi Review, The Oxford American, New England Review, New Stories from the South, Best American Magazine Writing 2006, and Best American Essays 2014
  • Winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award, the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award, and an NEA Fellowship
  • Associate Professor, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
"" Phone Calls from the Dead "" Large Animals in Everyday Life

Kevin Canty

(MA, 1990)

  • Everything (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2010)
  • Where the Money Went (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2009)
  • Winslow in Love (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2005)
  • Honeymoon and Other Stories (Doubleday, 2001)
  • Nine Below Zero (Doubleday, 1999)
  • Into the Great Wide Open (Doubleday, 1997)
  • A Stranger in This World (Doubleday, 1994)
  • Stories in The New Yorker, Esquire, Story, Missouri Review, GQ,Tin House
  • Essays in Vogue, The New York Times, Sophisticated Traveler, Details
  • Winner of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award and the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Award
  • Professor, University of Montana
"" Everything "" Into the Great Wide Open
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Where the Money Went Nine Below Zero
Winslow in Love Honeymoon and Other Stories

Peter Christopher (Deceased)

(MFA, 1996)

  • Campfires of the Dead (Knopf, 1989)
  • Stories in Raritan, The Antioch Review, American Literary Review, New Letters, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art
  • NEA Fellowship in Literature
  • Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
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Michael W. Cox

(MA, 1988)

  • Against the Hidden River (MAMMOTH, 2013)
  • Short fiction in ACM, Cimarron Review, Columbia, Passages North, and Salt Hill
  • Nonfiction in New Letters, River Teeth, Kestrel, The New York Times Magazine, and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Prose Editor of Pennsylvania English
  • Associate Professor of English at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Natalie J. Graham

(MFA, 2005)

  • Begin with a Failed Body (University of Georgia Press, 2017) Winner, 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected by Kwame Dawes
  • Poems have appeared in Callaloo, New England Review, Valley Voices: A Literary Review, and Southern Humanities Review
  • Articles are forthcoming in The Journal of Popular Culture and Transition
  • Assistant professor of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton

Peter Grimes

(MFA, 2003)

  • Stories in Narrative, Mississippi Review, Lake Effect, Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Gulf Stream, Copper Nickel, Mid-American Review, Brand, Packingtown Review, forthcoming in Sycamore Review
  • Assistant Professor of English, Dickinson State University
  • Director, Heart River Writers’ Circle visiting author series, Dickinson State University




Noy Holland

(MFA, 1994)

  • Palisade (Counterpoint, 2015)
  • Swim for the Little One First (Fiction Collective Two, 2012)
  • What Begins With Bird (Fiction Collective Two, 2005) 
  • Spectacle of the Body (Knopf, 1994)
  • Stories in Ploughshares, The Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Conjunctions, Noon, and The Believer
  • Winner of a Bread Loaf fellowship, a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and an NEA fellowship
  • Administers Writers in the Schools for western Massachusetts
  • Past Director of Creative Writing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Writer in Residence, Phillips Andover
Begins more Spectacle

David Johansson

(BA, 1986)

  • Skin of Sunset (Squire, 2008)
  • Professor, Brevard Community College
more Skin of Sunset

Margaret Luongo

(MFA, 2001)

  • If the Heart is Lean (Louisiana State University Press, 2008)
  • Stories in Tin House, Jane, Kalliope, The Montserrat Review, Fence, Brilliant Corners, New South, North American Review, The Cincinnati Review, Granta on-line,and Pushcart Prize XXVIII: Best of the Small Presses
  • Associate Professor, Miami University of Ohio
more If the Heart is Lean

Mike Magnuson

(MFA, 1997)

  • Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists (Rodale Books, 2012)
  • Heft on Wheels (Harmony, 2004)
  • Lummox: The Evolution of a Man (HarperCollins, 2002)
  • The Fire Gospels (HarperCollins, 1998)
  • The Right Man For the Job (HarperCollins, 1997), cited by Library Journal as one of the best books of 1997
  • Stories and articles in Esquire and GQ
  • Contributing writer with Bicycling magazine
  • Associate Professor and past Director, MFA program, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
"" FireRightLummox more Heftbike

Christopher Merkner

(MFA, 2001)

  • The Rise and Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories (Coffee House Press, 2014)
  • Stories in Best American Mystery Stories, Black Warrior Review, Chicago Tribune: Printers Row Journal, Cincinnati Review, CutBank, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Fairy Tale Review, New Orleans Review, New World Writing, and The Collagist
  • Assistant Professor & CRW Program Co-Director, West Chester University
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Kevin Moffett

(BA, 1996; MFA pending)

  • The Silent History (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014)
  • Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events (Harper Perennial, 2012)
  • Permanent Visitors (University of Iowa Press, 2006)
  • Fiction in McSweeney’s, Harvard Review, Tin House, The Chicago Tribune, The Best American Short Stories (2006, 2009, 2010), The Iowa Review, New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best; nonfiction in The Believer, A Public Space, The Guardian (U.K.)
  • Recipient of The Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize, The National Magazine Award in Fiction, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and an NEA Fellowship in Literature
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Claremont-McKenna College
  • Faculty at the University of Tampa low-res MFA
Visitors more Further

Oindrila Mukherjee

(MFA, 2004)

  • 2009–2011 Emory University Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction
  • Stories and essays in Gulf Coast, Salon, Vandal, Wake, The Greensboro Review, and anthologized in Indian Voices, Volume I (FortytwoBookz Galaxy, 2010) and Best New Writing 2010 (Hopewell Publications, 2010)
  • A translated poem anthologized in The Oxford Anthology of Bengali Literature (Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University

Michael Newirth

(MFA, 1995)

  • Essays and stories in The Baffler, Open City, Chicago Reader, Pushcart Prize XXII, Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy
  • Fiction Editor, Bridge Magazine
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago and the MCW program at Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies

Jason Ockert

(BA, 1995)

  • Wasp Box (Panhandler Books, 2015)
  • Neighbors of Nothing (Dzanc Books, 2013), winner of the 2010 Dzanc Short Story Collection contest
  • Rabbit Punches (Low Fidelity Press, 2006)
  • Stories in McSweeney's, The Oxford American, The Iowa Review, Ecotone, Witness, New Stories form the South, Best American Mystery Stories
  • Fiction editor, Waccamaw
  • Associate Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University
Wasp Box more Neighbors

Jeff Parker

(BA, 1996)

  • Where Bears Roam the Streets (Harper Collins, 2014)
  • The Taste of Penny (Dzanc Books, 2010)
  • Ovenman (Tin House Books, 2007)
  • Co-Editor, Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (Tin House Books, 2009) and Amerika: Russian Writers View the U.S. (Dalkey Archive, 2004)
  • Stories and essays in American Short Fiction, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Walrus
  • Assistant Professor, MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Taste of Penny more Ovenman
New Fiction from a New Russia  

Imad Rahman

(MFA, 2001)

  • I Dream of Microwaves (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)
  • Wisconsin Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University
  • Director, Imagination Writers Conference
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Richard Schmitt

(BA, 1995)

  • The Aerialist (Overlook Press, 2000)
  • Stories in Blackbird, Puerto del Sol, Gulf Coast, Flyway, Marlboro Review
  • An essay in Best American Essays 2013
  • Associate Professor, West Virginia Wesleyan College
more The Aerialist

Justin Taylor

(BA, 2004)

  • Flings (Harper Collins, 2014)
  • The Gospel of Anarchy (Harper Perennial, 2011)
  • Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever (Harper Perennial, 2010)
  • Co-editor, with Eva Talmadge, The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide (Harper Perennial, 2010)
  • Editor, The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder’s Mouth, 2007) and Come Back, Donald Barthelme (McSweeney’s, 2007)
  • Essays in The New York Times Book Review, The Believer, Bookforum, The Oxford American
  • Has taught graduate and/or undergraduate courses at Columbia University, New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, The New School, and the Pratt Institute
Gospel more Gospel
Best-Ever Word Made Flesh

Suzanne Warren

(MFA, 2004)

  • Stories and nonfiction in Narrative, Gulf Coast, The Cincinnati Review and Versal
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English, University of Puget Sound

Kevin Wilson

(MFA, 2004)

  • Perfect Little World (HarperCollins, 2017)
  • The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011)
  • Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco, 2009), winner, 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association and 2009 Shirley Jackson Award for Short Story Collection
  • Stories in Ploughshares, One Story, Greensboro Review, Tin House,Cincinnati Review, New Stories from the South 2005, New Stories from the South 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Resident, McDowell Colony (2004), KHN Center for the Arts, and Yaddo
  • Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Certificate of Creative Writing, Sewanee: The University of the South.
The Family Fang more Tunneling



Geoffrey Brock

(MFA, 1998)

  • Voices Bright Flags (Waywiser, 2014), winner of the 9th Anthony Hecht Prize
  • Weighing Light (Ivan R. Dee, 2005), winner, 2004 New Criterion Poetry Prize
  • Translator, Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (NYRB Classics, 2008), Skylark Farm by Antonia Arslan (Knopf, 2006); The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco (Harcourt, 2005); K. by Roberto Calasso (Knopf, 2005); and Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930–1950 by Cesare Pavese (Copper Canyon, 2002)
  • Editor, The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012)
  • Winner of the John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize from Poetry, the Lewis Galantière Award from the American Translators Association, the Lois Roth Award from the MLA, and the PEN Center USA Translation Award
  • Poems and translations in Poetry, Paris Review, Southern Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Best American Poetry 2007
  • Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, and the American Academy in Rome
  • Fellowships from the Academy of American Poets (Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Fellowship), the Florida Arts Council, the American Antiquarian Society, Stanford University (Wallace Stegner Fellowship), the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library
  • Professor, University of Arkansas
Voices Bright Flags "" Weighing Light: Poems
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, by Umberto Eco Disaffections: Collected Poems 1930–1950
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K., by Roberto Calasso Pinocchio
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Skylar Farm Italian

David Caplan

(MFA, 1994)

  • Rhyme’s Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture (Oxford University, 2014)
  • In the World He Created According to His Will (University of Georgia Press / VQR Poetry Series, 2010)
  • Poetic Form: An Introduction (Longman, 2005)
  • Questions of Possibility: Contemporary Poetry and Poetic Form (Oxford, 2004; paperback, 2006)
  • Essays in Virginia Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, New England Review, New Literary History, and in essay collections published in America, Germany, Belgium, and France
  • Winner of the 2012 Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry from the Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Two-time Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature, University of Liège (Belgium)
  • Poetics Fellow, The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University
  • Contributing Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Affiliated Researcher (Chercheur Affilié), Centre Interdisciplinaire de Poétique Appliquée, University of Liège (Belgium)
  • Charles M. Weis Chair in English, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Contributing Editor to Pleiades
Poetic Form more In the World He Created According to His Will
Questions of Possibility Rhyme

Rick Chess

(MA, 1984)

  • Third Temple (University of Tampa Press, 2007)
  • Chair in the Desert (University of Tampa Press, 2000)
  • Tekiah (University of Georgia 1994; reissued by University of Tampa Press, 2000)
  • Professor, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Director, UNCA’s Center for Jewish Studies
Chair in the Desert more Tekiah
Third Temple  

Geri Doran

(MFA, 1995)

  • Sanderlings companion CD (Tupelo Press, 2014), read by the author, with music by Jeffrey Levine
  • Sanderlings (Tupelo Press, 2011), a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Poetry
  • Resin (LSU Press, 2005), winner of the 2004 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets
  • Poems in The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, New England Review, TriQuarterly, and Southwest Review
  • Recipient of the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and fellowships/scholarships from the Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Sewanee Writers' Conference
  • Residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center
  • Associate Professor, University of Oregon
Sanderlings more Resin

Jeffrey Franklin

(MFA, 1991, PhD, 1995)

  • Sprit Matters: Weird Religion in Nineteenth-Century Great Britain Cornell UP, 2017
  • The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (Cornell University Press, 2008)
  • For the Lost Boys (Ghost Road Press, 2006)
  • Serious Play: The Cultural Form of the Nineteenth-Century Realist Novel (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999)
  • Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver
Serious Play more For the Lost Boys
The Lotus and the Lion

Jerry Harp


  • For Us, What Music?: The Life and Poetry of Donald Justice (University of Iowa Press, 2010)
  • Editor (with Jan Weissmiller), A Poetry Criticism Reader (University of Iowa Press, 2006)
  • Urban Flowers, Concrete Plains (Salt Publishing, 2005)
  • Gatherings (Ashland Poetry Press, 2004), co-winner, 2004 Robert McGovern Publication Prize
  • Creature (Salt Publishing, 2003)
  • Poems in the Iowa Review, Notre Dame Review, Pleiades
  • Co-editor of a collection of essays about contemporary poetry, A Poetry Criticism Reader (University of Iowa Press, forthcoming)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College
Urban Flowers more Creature
A Poetry Criticism Reading Gatherings
For Us, What Music?  

Robert Bernard Hass

(MFA, 1987)

  • Counting Thunder (David Robert Books, 2008)
  • Going by Contraries: Robert Frost's Conflict With Science (University of Virginia Press, 2002)
  • Professor, Edinboro University

Rhoda Janzen

(MA, 1989)

  • Mennonite Meets Mr. Right (Grand Central Publishing, 2013)
  • Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? (Grand Central Publishing, 2012)
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home (Henry Holt and Co., 2009), a New York Times bestseller
  • Babel’s Stair (WordTech Communications, 2006)
  • Associate Professor, Hope College
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress more Babel's Stair
Mennonite Meets Mr. Right Fat

Noelle Kocot

(MFA, 1995)

  • Soul in Space (Wave Books, 2013)
  • The Bigger World (Wave Books, 2011)
  • Damon’s Room (Wave Books Pamphlet Series, 2010), a discography
  • Sunny Wednesday (Wave Books, 2009)
  • Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems (Wave Books, 2006)
  • The Raving Fortune (Four Way Books, 2004)
  • 4 (Four Way Books, 2001), winner of the Levis Prize
  • Poems in Best American Poetry (2001, 2012, 2013), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, New American Writing, The Iowa Review, Fence, Another Chicago Magazine, and American Poetry Review
  • Winner of the 1997 S.J. Marks Memorial Prize
  • Recipient of grants and awards from The Academy of American Poets, The Fund for Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Lannan Literary Foundation, and the NEA
  • Thesis Adviser and Thesis Reader, Columbia University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, The New School
The Raving Fortune more 4
Sunny Wednesday Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems
The Bigger World Soul

Randall Mann

(MFA, 1997)

  • Straight Razor (Persea Books, 2013)
  • Breakfast with Thom Gunn (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
  • Writing Poems (Pearson Longman, 2007)
  • Complaint in the Garden (Zoo Press, 2004), winner, 2003 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry for a First Book
  • Poems in the Kenyon Review, New Republic, Paris Review, Poetry, Salmagundi, and the Washington Post
  • Essays and criticism in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, and Verse
  • Recipient of the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry
  • Finalist, California Book Award and Lambda Literary Award
  • Visiting Professor, University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Contributing Editor, Copper Nickel
"" Breakfast with Thom Gunn more Complaint in the Garden
Writing Poems Straight

Arthur McMaster

(MFA, 2004)

  • The Spy Who Came Down with a Cold (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
  • Musical Muse: Wives and Lovers of the Great Composers (Orchard Park Press, 2007)
  • Poems and stories in Southwest Review, North American Review, Subtropics, Wisconsin Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Converse College

Donald Morrill

(MA, 1985)

  • Impetuous Sleeper (Mid-List Press, 2009)
  • With Your Back to Half the Day (Anhinga Press, 2005)
  • The Untouched Minutes (University of Nebraska Press, 2004), winner, 2004 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Award
  • Sounding for Cool (Michigan State University Press, 2002)
  • A Stranger’s Neighborhood (Duquesne University Press, 1998)
  • At the Bottom of the Sky (Mid-List Press, 1998)
  • Poetry in North American Review, New England Review, The Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner
  • Nonfiction in Creative Nonfiction, The Georgia Review, Southwest Review, Fourth Genre, Manoa, Five Points, Grand Tour, Bellingham Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and anthologized inThe Art of Creative Nonfiction (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)
  • Winner of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, The Massachusetts Review, 2010; the Mid-List First Series Award; the Community Residency Award from the Writer’s Voice Project of the national YMCA; and The Missouri Review Editors’ Prize for Nonfiction
  • Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Lodz, Poland, 1988-89
  • Dr. R. Bruce & Barbara G. Bedell Writer-in-Residence, University of Iowa, Spring 2006
  • Tammis Day Poet-In Residence, Smith College, Spring 2011
  • MFA Associate Faculty, Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies and Dana Professor of English, University of Tampa
"" The Untouched MinutesWith Your Back to Half the DayImpetuous Sleeper more Sounding for CoolAt the Bottom of the Sky

Hai-Dang Phan

(MFA, 2013)

  • Small Wars (Convulsive Editions, 2016)
  • Best American Poetry 2016
  • Winner, Frederick Bock Prize, Poetry
  • Poems in Bennington Review, jubilat, New England Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, Public Pool, and Prelude
  • Assistant Professor of English, Grinnell College
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John Poch

(MFA, 1997)

  • Fix Quiet (St. Augustine Press, 2014), winner, 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize
  • Dolls (Orchises Press, 2009)
  • Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press, 2008), winner, 2008 Donald Justice Prize
  • Ghost Towns of the Enchanted Circle (Flying Horse Editions, 2006)
  • Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection, with Chad Davidson (St. Martin’s Press, 2006)
  • Poems (Orchises Press, 2004)
  • In Defense of the Fall (Trilobite Press, 2000)
  • Poems in Ploughshares, Paris Review, The New Republic, Yale Review, Agni
  • Winner of the 1998 “Discovery”/The Nation Prize
  • 2000–2001 Colgate University Creative Writing Fellow
  • Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, The Saltonstall Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center
  • Editor, 32 Poems magazine
  • Professor, Texas Tech University
  • 2014 Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Barcelona
"" Fix Quiet more Poems
32 Poems In Defense of the Fall
Hockey Haiku Dolls
Two Men Fighting with a Knife   

Ralph Savarese

(MFA, 1994)

  • Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption (Other Press, 2007)
  • Co-editor of a special issue of Seneca Review, “The Lyrical Body” (2010)
  • Co-editor of Papa PhD: Men in the Academy Write about Fatherhood (Rutgers 2010)
  • Poems, translations, and creative nonfiction in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Sewanee Review, Seneca Review, Southwest Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, New England Review, Another Chicago Magazine, New York Times, Ploughshares, Fourth Genre, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, and Stone Canoe
  • Opinion pieces in LA Times, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dallas Morning News, Des Moines Register, and Huffington Post
  • Two “notable essay” distinctions in Best American Essays (2004 & 2013)
  • Winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship (2012)
  • Winner of a Humanities Writ Large Fellowship at Duke University’s Institute for Brain Sciences (2012)
  • Winner of the Hennig Cohen Prize for the best scholarly essay on Herman Melville for the year (2003)
  • Professor of English & Director of Writers@Grinnell, Grinnell College
more Papa PhD

Alexandra Teague

(MFA, 1998)

  • The Wise and Foolish Builders (Persea Books, 2015)
  • Mortal Geography (Persea Books, 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and 2010 California Book Award
  • Poems in Best American Poetry 2009, New California Writing 2012 and 2013, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, and The Threepenny Review
  • 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • 2006–2008 Stegner Fellowship
  • Editor, Broadsided
  • Assistant Professor, University of Idaho
more The Wise and Foolish Builders more Mortal Geography

Adam Vines

(MFA, 2006)

  • According to Discretion (Unicorn Press, 2015), co-written with fellow MFA@FLA alum Allen Jih
  • The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012)
  • Poems in Poetry, Southwest Review, Gulf Coast, and The Kenyon Review
  • Recipient of an individual artist fellowship from the State of Alabama
  • Editor, Birmingham Poetry Review
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
more Coal Life

C. Dale Young

(MFA, 1993)

  • Torn (Four Way Books, 2011)
  • The Second Person (Four Way Books, 2007)
  • The Day Underneath the Day (TriQuarterly Books, 2001)
  • Poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, The Best American Poetry 1996 and The Best American Poetry 2008
  • Recipient of the Grolier Prize, the Stanley P. Young Fellowship in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Fellowship to Yaddo, and a 2009 NEA Fellowship
  • Poetry Editor, New England Review
  • Faculty, Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers
The Second Person more The Day Underneath the Day