Graduate student news for July and August

Arielle Hebert

Arielle Hebert’s poem “Verstandnis” will appear in the awards issue of Nimrod: International Journal of Prose and Poetry, out in September. The poem was a semifinalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

Tyree Daye 

Tyree Daye published a poem in BOAAT and with MFA candidate Alabama Stone conducted a LGBTQA Teen Writing Workshop at the LGBT Center in Raleigh. 

Will Walton

Will Walton has recently published several poems: “A Sunday Morning with Southern Baptists” and “Solar Noon” in the Spoon River Poetry Review, Summer 2016 (; “Night of the Fire” in Faultline, volume 25 (; and “He Came” in The Evansville Review, volume XXVI (

His flash fiction piece “Painted Walls” appears in the Summer 2016 issues of Per Contra (, and his short story “Smiling at the Rain” was published in the Summer 2016 issue of Artifact Nouveau (

Alyssa Wong

On August 20, Alyssa Wong attended the 2016 Hugo Awards ceremony in Kansas City as a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. George R. R. Martin awarded her an Alfie Award for her story “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers.”

“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” is also a finalist for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award and was shortlisted for the Locus, Bram Stoker, and Shirley Jackson Awards.

From Dorianne Laux — A number of MFA graduates have had publishing success:

Heather Bowlan has poems in Sugar House Review and a poem forthcoming in the next issue of New Ohio Review. She also has a blog post on Ploughshares:

Bryce Emley won second place in the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry from Nimrod: International Journal of Prose and Poetry. He also has poems forthcoming in Narrative, december, and Bracken, and an essay forthcoming in Tahoma Literary Review.

James Moran published his poem “Mania Poem #1” in Barking Sycamores.

Sam Piccone was a semifinalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry from Nimrod: International Journal of Prose and Poetry.

LeighAnna Schesser has published Heartland (Plume & Anchor press), a chapbook from her thesis.

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