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Alumni Publications

Our MFA graduates include award-winning writers, published authors, and educators.

Maureen Aitken:
The Patron Saint of Lost Girls (2018)

D. Allen:     
A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe (2019)

Mark Anderson:    

Jesus Sound Explosion (2003)

Aaron Apps:    

Compos(t) Mentis (2009); Parrhesia (2009); Dear Herculine (2015); Intersex: A Memoir (2015)

Kendra Atleework:    

Miracle Country: The Fragile Joy of a Family and a Landscape (2020)

Swati Avasthi:    
Split (2010); Chasing Shadows (2013)

Deborah Bacharach:    
After I Stop Lying (2015)

Marge Barrett:    
My Memoir Dress (2011); Called: The Making and Unmaking of a Nun (2016)

Emily K. Bright:    
Glances Back (chapbook); Powerful Ideas in Teaching: Creating Environments Where Students Want to Learn (2012)

Matt Burgess:    
Dogfight: A Love Story (2010); Uncle Janice (2015)

Isaac Butler:    
The World Only Spins Forward (2018)

Feng Sun Chen:    
Butcher's Tree (2012); Paul Thek (2012); The 8th House (2014)

Thomas Cook:    
Anemic Cinema (chapbook); Homespun (chapbook)

Amanda Coplin:    
The Orchardist (2012)

Colleen Coyne:    
Girls Mistaken for Ghosts (chapbook)

Jennine Capó Crucet:    
How to Leave Hialeah (2009); Make Your Home Among Strangers (2015)
Lightsey Darst:    
Find the Girl: Poems (2010)Dance: Poems (2013); Thousands (2017)

Lucas De Lima:    
Wet Land (2014); Ghost Lines (2012, chapbook); Terraputa (2014, chapbook)

Meryl De Pasquale:    
Dream of a Perfect Interface (2013, chapbook)

Laressa Dickey:    
Bottomland  (2014); Roam (2016); Twang 2017); [apparatus for manufacturing sunset] (2014, chapbook); A Pictorial History of Wilderness (chapbook); Mimesis, Synaptic (chapbook); A piece of information about his invisibility (chapbook)

Eric Dregni:    
Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice (2019); You're Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp (2017); and many more

Matthew Duffus:    
Swapping Purples for Yellows (2019)

Kevin Fenton:    
Merit Badges (2011); Leaving Rollingstone: A Memoir (2013)

Wendy Fernstrum:    
High Octane: How Minnesota Led the Nation in Ethanol Development (2007); One is the Holiest Number (#2) (2015)

Amanda Fields:    
My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After (ed.) (2019)

Kristin Fitzsimmons:    
all these empty bone bowls (2013)

Laura Flynn:    
Swallow the Ocean: A Memoir (2009)

Lauren Fox:    
Still Life With Husband (2007); Friends Like Us (2012); Days of Awe (2015)

Sarah Fox:    
Because Why (2006); The First Flag (2013)

Sally Franson:    
A Lady's Guide to Selling Out (2018)

Christine Friedlander:    
Julie Gard:    
Obscura: The Daguerrotype Series (2007); Russia in 17 Objects (chapbook) (2011); Home Studies (2015)

Kathleen Glasgow:    
Girl in Pieces (2016); How to Make Friends With the Dark (2019)

Alex Grant:    
Collected Alex (novella) (2013); WAKE (2015)

Roy Guzmán:    
Catrachos (2020)

Erin Hart:    
Haunted Ground (2003); Lake of Sorrows (2004); False Mermaid (2010); The Book of Killowen (2013)

Marianne Herrmann:    
Signaling for Rescue (2007)

Kate Hopper:    
Use Your Words (2012); Ready for Air (2013); Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism (co-author) (2015)

Patrick Hueller:    
Superstars of the San Antonio Spurs (as Paul Hoblin) (2015); Stu Stories (series) (2017, 2018)

Su Hwang:    
BODEGA (2019)
Nicole Johns:    
Purge: Rehab Diaries (2009)

Cheri Johnson:    
Fun & Games (chapbook) (2009); Urban Legends (series) (as C. M. Johnson) (2017); Whodunit (series) (2017)

Stephanie Johnson:    
Kinesthesia (2010)

Molly Sutton Kiefer:    
The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake (chapbook) (2010); City of Bears (chapbook) (2013); Nestuary (2014)

Arlene Kim:    
What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes? (2011)

Janna Knittel:    
Fish & Wild Life (2018)

Norah Labiner:    
Our Sometime Sister (1998); Miniatures (2002); German for Travelers: A Novel in 95 Lessons (2009); Let the Dark Flower Blossom (2013)

Brian Laidlaw:    
The Stuntman (2013); The Mirrormaker (2018)

Elizabeth Foy Larsen:    
Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun (co-author) (2012); 111 Places in the Twin Cities that You Must Not Miss (2017)

Ian Graham Leask:    
The Wounded and Other Stories (1992); House of Large Sizes (2016)

Sherry Quan Lee:    
A Little Mixed Up (1981); Chinese Blackbird (2002); How to Write a Suicide Note: Serial Essays that Saved a Woman's Life (2008); Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir (2014); How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse (2017)

David LeGault:    
One Million Maniacs: Beanie Babies, Killer Cars, and the Power of Collecting (2017)

Gretchen Legler:    
All the Powerful Invisible Things (1995); On the Ice (2005)

Alex Lemon:    
Mosquito (2006); Hallelujah Blackout (2008); Happy: A Memoir (2010); Fancy Beasts (2010); The Wish Book: Poems (2014); Feverland: A Memoir in Shards (2017); Another Last Day: Poems (2019)

Ann Linde :    
Courting Light (chapbook)

Katie Hae Leo:    
Four Destinies (play); Attempts at Location (chapbook)

Laurie Lindeen:    
Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story (2008)

Liana Liu:    
The Memory Key (2015)

Carrie Lorig:    
The Pulp Vs. the Throne (2015); Repulsive Women: Five Increasing/Rhythms (2016); The Blood Barn (2019)

Éireann Lorsung:    
Music for Landing Planes By (2007); Her Book: Poems (2013)

Jon  Lurie:    
Canoeing with José (2017)
Brian Malloy:    
The Year of Ice (2002); Brendan Wolf (2007); Twelve Long Months (2008)

Gayla Marty:    
Memory of Trees: A Daughter's Story of a Family Farm (2010)

Michelle Matthees:    
Junket (chapbook); Outside (chapbook); Served (chapbook); Flucht (2016)

Opal McCarthy:    
Surge: Poems (2016)

Alison McGhee:    
Rainlight (2001); Shadow Baby (2003); Was It Beautiful? (2003); All Rivers Flow to the Sea (2005); Falling Boy: A Novel (2007); Never Coming Back (2017); What I Leave Behind (2018);  Dear Sister (co-author) (2019); multiple children's books

Michelle McNamara:    
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (2018)

Edward McPherson:    
Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat (2007); The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats (2008); The History of the Future: American Essays  (2017)

Michael Medrano:    
Born in the Cavity of Sunsets (2009)

Kathleen Melin:    
By Heart: A Mother's Story of Children and Learning at Home (2008)

Susan V. Meyers:    
Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration Across the U.S.-Mexico Border (2014); Failing the Trapeze (2014)

Rachel Moritz:    
The Winchester Monologues (2005); Night-Sea (2008); Borrowed Wave (2015); How Absence (2015); Sweet Velocity (2017); My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After (ed.) (2019)
Scott Muskin:    
The Annunciations of Hank Meyerson, Mama's Boy and Scholar (2009)

Kevin O'Rourke:    
As If Seen at an Angle (2017)

Anna Cypra Oliver:    
Assembling My Father: A Daughter's Detective Story (2006)

Shannon Olson:    
Welcome to My Planet: Where English is Sometimes Spoken (2000); Children of God Go Bowling (2004)

Josh Ostergaard:    
The Devil's Snake Curve (2014)
Steve Pacheco:    
Shedding Skins: Four Sioux Poets (2008)

Scott L. Parker:    
Running After Prefontaine (2011); Revisited: Notes on Bob Dylan (2012); A Way Home: Oregon Essays (2018)

Elissa Raffa:    
Freeing Vera (2005)

Anna  Reckin:    
Broder (2000); Three Reds (2011); Line to Curve (2018)

William Reichard:  
An Alchemy in the Bones (1999); The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's: Gay Life in the 1940s (co-author) (2003); How To: Poems (2003); This Brightness: Poems (2007); Sin Eater (2010); American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice (co-author) (2011); As Breath In Winter (2015); Two Men Rowing Madly Toward Infinity (2016); The Night Horse: New and Selected Poems (2018)

Karen Rigby:    
Festival Bone (2004); Savage Machinery: Poems (2008); Chinoiserie (2012)

Suzanne Rivecca:    
Death is Not an Option (2010); Yours Will Do Nicely (2011)

Ethan Rutherford:    
The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories (2013)
Hunter Sharpless:    
Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers (2014)

Amy Shearn:    
How Far Is the Ocean from Here? (2008); The Mermaid of Brooklyn (2013)

Jonah C. Sirott:    
This Is the Night (2015)

Nate Slawson:    
Panic Attack, USA (2011)

Joyce Sutphen:    
Straight Out of View (1995); Coming Back to the Body (2000); Naming the Stars: Poems (2004); First Words: Poems (2010); After Words: Poems (2013); Modern Love and Other Myths (2015); The Green House (2017); Carrying Water to the Field (2019)

Yuko Taniguchi:    
Foreign Wife Elegy: Poems (2004); The Ocean in the Closet (2007)

Todd Temkin:    
Crazy Denizens of the Lost World (2005); Moriré en Valparaiso (2010)

Francine Tolf:    
Blue-flowered Sundress (chapbook) (2007); Like Saul (chapbook) (2008); Windy City Fragments (chapbook) (2009); Joliet Girl (2010); Rain, Lilies, Luck (2010); Eighteen Poems to God and a Poem to Satan (chapbook) (2012); Prodigal (2012); Shadow Town (2013); Joliet in My Blood (2015); How Still the Riddle (co-author) (2017)
Michael Walsh:    
The Dirt Riddles: Poems (2010); Sleepwalks (chapbook) (2012) 

Andria Williams:    
The Longest Night (2016)

Jennifer  Willoughby:    
Beautiful Zero (2015)

Mary Winstead:    
Back to Mississippi: A Personal Journey Through the Events that Changed America in 1964 (2002)

Elisabeth Workman:    
Ultramegaprairieland (2014); Endlessness Is No Desolation (2016)
Ryo Yamaguchi:    
The Refusal of Suitors (2015)

Shana Youngdahl:    
Donner: A Passing (chapbook) (2008); Of Nets (chapbook) (2010); History, Advice, and Other Half-truths (2012); Winter/Windows (2013); As Many Nows As I Can Get (2019)