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Student and Faculty Publications
MA student Amy Archer’s poem, “I Am Dead In Your Bed,” will be published in the fourth issue of The Ampersand Review. Another one of her poems, “The Witching Hour,” is slated to be published in a forthcoming issue of Oak Bend Review.
MA Student Jennifer Bokal had her novel, Celtic Heart, published in August 2007 by Champagne Books (www.champagnebooks.com).
MA student Chris Bullard's poetry manuscript, You Must Not Know Too Much, has been selected by Plan B Press of Philadephia as the winner of their 2009 chapbook contest. Plan B, www.planbpress.com, is an independent press that also plans to publish Bullard's book. In addition, his poems “An Exotic” and “Crape Myrtle” accepted for publication by Green Mountains Review. The Chiron Review has accepted his poems “Instead” and “Hawk Mountain, and his poem “Illusion” is forthcoming in The Raintown Review. The South Carolina Review published his poems “Pines” and “A Pound of Feathers” in the fall.
MFA student Sharon Erby's essay, "Below the Knee," was published in the winter/spring 2009 issue of Kaleidoscope.
MA student Brian Fanelli’s poem, “After the Show, Venice, California, 3 a.m.,” will be published in a forthcoming issue of Breadcrumb Scabs poetry journal.
Alum Richard Fellinger has several short stories forthcoming in literary magazines. “A Completely New Life” will be published in the Potomac Review. “My Obituary” was accepted by the Willow Review, and “They Hover Over Us” will be published by PANK.
Alum Gerald Gurka’s collection of three Parish Passion plays, “Redemption,” was published by ScriptWorks Press (www.havescripts.com) in April.
Alum Dawn Leas had three poems, “Ford F-150, 1980,” “Sunset Outside Alleyeye’s Restaurant” and “Accommodations,” accepted for publication in the late spring issue of Interstice, a journal published by the English Department of South Texas College. She also had five poems accepted by Goldwakepress.org as an e-chapbook. The poems can still be found on the website, and the e-chap is titled “Edge.”
MA students Carol MacAllister and Pat Florio will have their monologues performed for a five-weekend production at Plan B, a club in Asbury Park, N.J. The shows are based on the themes of The Vagina Monologues.
MA student Gale Martin's short story, "On Hens and Elephants and Being Like them," was accepted by The Greensilk Journal and is slated to be published in the spring 2009 issue.
Alum Lori Myers' short story, "Partum," will be published by Innsmouth Press in the fall of 2009.
MA student William Prystauk’s horror script, “Red Agenda,” was the first place winner at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival 2008 in Arizona and also a top five finalist at Screamfest 2008 in Los Angeles. In March, his horror-comedy feature, “Midnight Probe,” was a finalist at the Paranoia Horror Film Festival in Long Beach, Calif.
Alum Kevin Voglino will have his novel, The Times Square Kiss, published by Rogue Phoenix Press. The tentative date for the print format is July 10, 2009, and the tentative date for the ebook is July 1, 2009.
MFA student Mary Zbenger’s had the first chapter of her memoir, The Song of the Goldfinch, published in the online journal Toasted Cheese, www.toasted-cheese.com, in December.
Becky Bradway’s craft book/anthology, Creating Nonfiction, was published by Bedford-St. Martin’s Press in February.
David Carren’s film, The Red Queen, has its local premier at Carmike Cinemas in March. Both showings were sold out and all of the proceeds benefited the Children’s Miracle Network and the University of Texas Pan American. Carren directed and wrote the film last summer.
Beverly Donofrio had an essay published in April in the anthology Eye of My Heart about grandmotherhood.
Christine Gelineau’s manuscript, Appetite for the Devine, has been selected as the Editor’s Choice in the McGovern Series of the Ashland Poetry Press. The manuscript is slated to be published in April 2010, and will be her second book with Ashland. She has also had numerous poems published recently.
Her poem “Inheritance” was recently reprinted in the anthology Eating Her Wedding Dress from Ragged Sky Press. The poem "Grace" was selected as an Editor’s Choice in the 2008 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards contest and has just been published in the Paterson Literary Review No. 38. “Breaking the Babies” is included in the journal Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century Vol. 14, No. 2 (Winter 2008). “Trick Rider,” “Method,” “A Short Poem about the Long Poem,” and “Hard Evidence” are included in Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses, an anthology published by Yarrow Mountain Press.
Lenore Hart’s novel, Nevermore, is scheduled for publication by St. Martin’s Press in early spring 2010. Her novel Becky was also published in a new expanded paperback edition in March and has been nominated for the 2008 Library of Virginia Literary Award (fiction category.)
Kaylie Jones’ memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, will be published on August 28 by Harper Collins. The first two chapters of the book have been published in Epiphany Magazine’s February issue.
Program co-founder J.Michael Lennon has edited several letters of Normal Mailer that have seen publication in numerous magazines. The letters were published in the New Yorker in October, Der Spiegel in October and Playboy in January. They were also published in the New York Review of Books in February. He also did a podcast for the New York Review of Books in February, available at www.nybooks.com/podcasts.
Juanita Rockwell's play, "What's a Little Death," was performed at the Baltimore Theatre Project in September 2008. Another one of her plays, "Between Trains," was performed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (MD) in November 2008 and is scheduled for production by Gas and Electric Arts (Philadelphia, PA) in spring 2010. She is also translating a new Russian play by the Presnyakov Brothers ("Playing the Victim"), scheduled for production by Single Carrot Theatre (Baltimore, MD) in spring 2010. She is also one of 11 playwrights commissioned by MadShag Productions (NYC, NY) to write an adaptation of each of the 11 tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh, slated for production in Fall 2009.