MFA News



May 20219

Angel C. Dye ('19) has won a fellowship from the Poetry Foundation to attend the 2019 Furious Flower Summer Legacy Seminar.


April 2019

Suzanne Fernandez Gray ('19) has an essay, "Wayne's", in Michigan State University's literary journal, Fourth Genre.

Kate Tighe-Pigott ('18) had stories published in Grist Online, Willow Springs. Issue 83 (forthcoming), Passages North, and River River.

March 2019

Gary Thomas Smith ('17) has a story, "The Elk," in Appalachian Heritage.


February 2019

Ash Baker ('20) won the 2019 internal Mill House Residency competition


January 2019

Ash Baker ('20) published a film review of THEY (2017, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh) in Cinematary, and a blurb of ZAMA (2018, Lucrecia Martel) in Cinematary's Best Foreign Films of 2018 Canon.
Amanda Kelley Corbin ('17) received a Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant to work on a new novel. She was also interviewed for the Bluegrass Bookend radio show.
Angel Dye ('19) was commissioned in fall 2018 to write poetry that will be performed alongside a musical exploration of the Red Summer of 1919 by the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and an ensemble. The performances will take place in Brooklyn, NY March 1st and 3rd, and she will be reading her work, which involves the story of a young boy, Eugene Williams, who was struck by a thrown rock and drowned in the "white" waters of Lake Michigan in Chicago in 1919.
Austyn Gaffney ('18) had an essay, "A Small Town’s Battle Against Radioactive Fracking Waste," published in onEarth.

Leigh Glanzman ('20) had a flash fiction piece, "Nets," published in Sky Island Journal.
Kate Tighe-Pigott ('18) will now be represented by Rebecca Gradinger of Fletcher and Co. Her work is forthcoming in Blackbird, Grist, Passages North, River River and Willow Springs.

December, 2018

Bernard Clay ('17) has a book, English Lit, forthcoming from Old Cove Press.
Austyn Gaffney ('18) had an essay, "Homing,"  which was runner-up in a nonfiction contest judged by Leslie Jamison, published in Blue Mesa Review. She will be a Brush Creek Arts residencent for literary arts in January 2019, a PLAYA residencent for literary arts in March 2019, and an Editorial Fellow for Sierra Magazine beginning in July 2019.
Krystin Santos ('18) had her essay, "A Broke Girl’s Guide to Atlantic City," published in Litro


November, 2018

Sean L. Corbin ('16) published his chapbook, The Leper Dreams of Snow (Finishing Line Press 2018)

Austyn Gaffney ('18) was the Writing by Writers residency for literary arts.

Sean Madden ('16) had his story, "Who Sharpens the Pencils," in Waccamaw.

Robin LaMer Rahija ('16) has poems forthcoming in Barely South Review, Spillway, and Bat City Review.


October, 2018

Austyn Gaffney ('18) had an essay, "Composting," published in Prairie Schooner.

Kate Tighe-Pigott ('18) has stories forthcoming in 2019 in Willow Springs, Blackbird, and Passages North.

Zeke Perkins ('20) won the Peauxdunque Review's Words and Music Competition in the Short Story Category


September, 2018

Catherine Brereton ('16) won an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.
Austyn Gaffney ('18) had an essay, "Ha Ling," published in Brevity in September 2018
Parker Hobson ('18) won an Emerging Artist grants from the Kentucky Arts Council.
Sean Madden ('16)  published “Isaac’s Curse,” an excerpt from hisnovel-in-progress, in Blue River, Creighton University’s literary journal.


August, 2018

Krystin Santos ('18) has accepted a full-time lectureship at LSU in Composition and Creative Writing.


June, 2018

Sean L. Corbin ('16) published his chapbook, The Leper Dreams of Snow (2018 Finishing Line Press).
Austyn Gaffney ('18) was awarded the Katharine Bakeless Nason scholarship for Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference.
Sean Madden ('16) had his story, “How the Lonesome Engine Drivers Pine,” named a finalist for Alternating Current Press’s 2018 Luminaire Award for Best Prose.
Gary Thomas Smith ('17) published his story "Raw" in Still: The Journal.

May, 2018

John Duncan ('18) publish his story "girl on parade of killers" in Product Magazine.
Sean Madden ('16) published his story "Subtraction" in The Los Angeles Review
Robin LaMer Rahija ('16) published her poem "Transitivity" in Metonym

April, 2018

Suzanne Fernandez Gray ('19) published her satirical creative nonfiction piece ""COLLEGE COURSE REGISTRATION: PICK THESE ‘CAUSE WE NEED THE MONEY" in McSweeney's.


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