21 Book Salute: Creative Miscellany

21 alums who wrote/edited nonfic and kid's books, started presses, & made stuff
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MFA graduates don't just publish in the usual literary genres. They also write children's books and nonfiction and writing guides, as the below list attests. They edit anthologies and create artist books. They start presses and become publishers. One even established a writers' residency in Belgium. Write us (at sutt0063@umn.edu) if you are creating something we should know about!

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1.
Emily Bright (2008) with Mickey Kolis
Powerful Ideas in Teaching: Creating Environments Where Students Want to Learn
R & L Education

 

2.
Isaac Butler (2013) with Dan Kois
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
Bloomsbury

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3.
Meryl DePasquale (2010)
Co-founder, Four-Letter Press (letterpress broadsides, mail art, and artist books)

 

4.
Eric Dregni (2007)
You're Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp
University of Minnesota Press

 

5.
Wendy Fernstrum (2003)
One Is the Holiest Number #2 [artist book]

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6.
Amanda Fields (2005) with Emily Golson and Loubna Youssef, editors
Toward, Around, and Away From Tahrir: Tracking Expressions of Emerging Egyptian Identity
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

 

7.
Joseph Hart (2000) with Edwin C. Hirschoff
Down and Out: The Life and Death of Minneapolis’s Skid Row
University of Minnesota Press

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8.
Kate Hopper (2005)
Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers
Viva Editions

 

9.
Patrick Hueller (2010)
Stu Stories: The Adventures of Dirt Clod and His Sidekick Bird Bones [middle grade fiction]
Cedar Fort

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10.
Su Hwang (2016) with Sun Yung Shin
Co-creator of Poetry Asylum, which presents readings and workshops outside privileged spaces to bring poetry to traditionally marginalized communities.

11.
Cheri Johnson (2005)
Origins: Urban Legends [children's nonfiction]
Full Tilt Press/Book Buddy Digital Media

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12.
Molly Sutton Kiefer (2012)
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Tinderbox Editions

13.
Elizabeth Larsen (2002) with Joshua Glenn
Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun [children's nonfiction]
Bloomsbury

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14.
Sherry Quan Lee (1996), editor
How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse
Modern History Press

15.
Éireann Lorsung (2006)
Founder and Director, Dickenson House Writers' Residency and Literary B & B
Publisher and Editor, MIEL micropress

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16.
Kathleen Melin (1998)
By Heart: A Mother’s Story of Children and Learning at Home
Clover Valley Press

17.
Susan V. Meyers (2004)
Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration Across the U.S.-Mexico Border
Southern Illinois University Press

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18.
Scott F. Parker (2014), editor
Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Race: Essays
McFarland

19.
Marsha Qualey (2008)
The Marvelous, Amazing, Pig-Tastic Gracie LaRoo! [children's picture book]
Picture Window Books

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20.
Jon Spayde (2001) with Jay Walljasper
Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life
Utne Reader Books

21.
Francine Marie Tolf (2006)
How Still the Riddle [children's picture book]
Pinyon Publishing

 
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