Alumni Publications

Book Cover: You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow
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Kathleen Glasgow's recent 2021 novel about the journey of one sister, one brother, and one family, to finally recognize and love each other for who they are, not who they are supposed to be.
Book Cover: After Francesco by Brian Malloy
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Alum Brian Malloy's new 2021 novel focuses on both a tribute to a generation lost to the AIDS pandemic as well as a powerful exploration of heartbreak, recovery, and how love can defy grief.
Book Cover: Miracle Country by Kendra Atleework
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Kendra Atleework's 2020 novel is a moving and unforgettable memoir of flight and return, emptiness and bounty, the realities of a harsh and changing climate, and the true meaning of home.
Book Cover: the orchid folios by Mok Zining
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Mok Zining's recently published poetry collection documents the course of Singapore's development and pares back its history, from Chinese privilege to its colonial past, through one central charcater—the orchid.
Book Cover: Wound from the Mouth of a Wound by torrin a. greathouse
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This new 2020 poetry collection by torrin a. greathouse challenges a canon that decides what shades of beauty deserve to live in a poem.
Book Cover: Catrachos by Roy G. Guzmán
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Roy Guzmán's Catrachos Poems is an unflinching, riveting collection, that reaches across borders—between life and death and between countries—invoking the voices of the lost.
Book Cover: Dancing on the Tarmac by Tarik Dobbs
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Tarik Dobbs' Dancing on the Tarmac invites readers into a deeply conflicted world, one where environment and being are, at every turn, being oppressed and destroyed.

Our MFA graduates and candidates include award-winning writers, published authors, and educators. Get a glimpse of a few of their newest publications above or see a full list below!

Maureen Aitken:

The Patron Saint of Lost Girls (2018)

 

Mike Alberti:

Some People Let You Down (2019)

 

D. Allen:     

A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe (2019)

 

Mark Anderson:    

Jesus Sound Explosion (2003)

 

Antonia Angress:

Sirens & Muses (2022)

 

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); My Time Among the Whites (2019)

Jonathan Damery:

Plainlands (upcoming)

 

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; For the Love of Cod (2021); The Life Vespa (2018)

 

Matthew Duffus:    

Swapping Purples for Yellows (2019); Dubar’s Folly and Other Stories (2020)

 

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)

 

Sari Fordham:

Wait for God to Notice (2021)

 

Lauren Fox:    

Still Life With Husband (2007); Friends Like Us (2012); Days of Awe (2015); Send For Me (2021)

 

Sarah Fox:    

Because Why (2006); The First Flag (2013)

 

Sally Franson:    

A Lady's Guide to Selling Out (2018)

 

Christine Friedlander:    

AVANT GAUZE (2016)

Julie Gard:    

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

 

Megan Gette:

Ombligo/Intaglio (2019); Majority Reef (2020)

 

Kathleen Glasgow:    

Girl in Pieces (2016); How to Make Friends With the Dark (2019); You’d Be Home Now (2020); The Agathas (2022)

 

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); Read at Your Own Peril (2020); Kirsten Howard’s Biggest Fan (2020)

 

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)

 

Miriam Karriker:

Works on Paper or Without (2018)

 

Trevor Ketner:

Major Arcana: Minneapolis (2017); White Combine: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenburg (2019); Negative of a Photo of a Fire (2019); [White] (2021)

 

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)

 

Katie Hae Leo:    

Four Destinies (play); Attempts at Location (chapbook)

 

Ann Linde :    

Courting Light (chapbook)

 

Laurie Lindeen:    

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

 

Liana Liu:    

The Memory Key (2015); Shadow Girl (2017)

 

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); The Century (2020)

 

Jon Lurie:    

Canoeing with José (2017)

Brian Malloy:    

The Year of Ice (2002); Brendan Wolf (2007); Twelve Long Months (2008); After Francesco (2021)

 

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); Pablo and Birdy (2017); What I Leave Behind (2018);  Dear Sister (co-author) (2019); World So Wide (2020); Where We Are (2020); The Opposite of Faith (2020); 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); The History of the Future (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)

 

Ben Meyerson:

In a Past Life (2016); Holocene (2018); An Ecology of the Void (2019)

 

Zining Mok:

The Orchid Folios (2020)

 

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); Sweet Velocity (2017)

 

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); Farthest South and Other Stories (2021)

Kathryn Savage:

Groundglass (2022)

 

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); Unseen City (2020)

 

Mihret Sibhat:

The History of a Difficult Child (2022)

 

Jonah C. Sirott:    

This Is the Night (2015)

 

Nate Slawson:    

Panic Attack, USA (2011)

 

Claire Stanford:

Happy for You (2022)

 

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:    

Adam Walking the Garden (2004); The Dirt Riddles: Poems (2010); Sleepwalks (chapbook) (2012); Creep Love (2021); Queer Nature (2022)\

 

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)