Matthew Apple (1997) is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. His scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Applied Measurement and JALT Journal, and his co-edited book Language Learning Motivation in Japan was released by Multilingual Matters in 2013. His personal web page can be found here.
Francisco Aragón (2003) is the director of Letras Latinas, the literary component of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He edited the collections Mark My Words: Five Emerging Poets (Momotombo Press, 2001) and The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press, 2007). He was also coeditor of the Berkeley Poetry Review (University of California, Berkeley, 1990). He has published two books of poetry, Puerta del Sol (Bilingual Press, 2005) and Glow of Our Sweat (Scapegoat Press, 2010) for which he won the 2nd place International Latino Book Award. His chapbooks include Light, Yogurt, and Strawberry Milk (Momotombo Press, 1999), In Praise of Cities: 3 Poems (Momotombo Press, 2001), and Tertulia (BOOKlyn, 2002). His poetry has appeared in The Journal and in the anthologies American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (2001), Inventions of Farewell: A Book of Elegies (2001), Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California (2002), How to Be This Man (2003), Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginnings of Desire (2004), Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (2004), Evensong: Contemporary American Poets on Spirituality (2006), Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad (2007), Mariposas: Queer Latino Poetry (2008), Helen Burns: New Voices from the Academy (2010), and Full Moon on K Street (2010). His work has also appeared in Jacket, Chattahoochee Review, Notre Dame Review, Crab Orchard Review, Great River Review, Heliotrope, Terra Incognita, Electronic Poetry Review, and Mandoria. His translations have appeared in Ariel, Poetry Daily, Jacket, Packing House Review, Luna, Achiote Seeds, Chain, and Moving Parts Press. He won the 2002 AWP Intro Journal Award for poetry, the Outstanding Latino Cultural Arts, Literary Arts and Publications Award (AAHHE) in 2010, and the Midwestern Voices and Visions Project Residency at the Anderson Center in 2007. He was nominated for the 2011 United States Artist Fellowship.
Robert Archambeau (1996) is a professor at Lake Forest College. In 2006, he won the Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. He has also won grants from the Illinois Art Council, Lake Forest College, the Mellon Foundation, and a grant from The Swedish Academy in 2010 for an edition of the works of Göran Printz-Påhlson. He has also been the recipient of the New York Public Library “Best of the Web” Award (2003), the William Dunn Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarly Promise, and the Academy of American Poets Prize (1996). He has published a book of poetry, Home and Variations (Salt Publishing 2004), a critical book, Laureates and Heretics (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010), and two chapbooks, Another Ireland and Citation Suite (Wild Honey Press, 1999). He also edited the books Word Play Place (Swallow Press, 1998) and Vectors: New Poetics (Samizdat Editions, 2001) and co-edited The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing (Lake Forest College Press, 2010). His poems, essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Voltage Poetry, Re-Reading the New Criticism, Criticism, Poetry, Cimarron Review, The Argotist, Sous les Paves, Horizon Winter, Cambridge Literary Review, Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Action Yes, Fence, Notre Dame Review, Chicago Review, ACM, Seven Corners, Sharkforum, Keltoi, Avant-Post: The Avant-Garde in the Age of Post-Ideology, Poetry, and numerous others. His work has been anthologized in The Possibility of Language: Seven New Poets (iUniverse, 2001) and The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991-2008 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011). A collection of his poetics, essays, and reviews, entitled The Poet Resigns: Poetry in a Difficult World was published by the University of Akron Press. His translations have been published in Acido Revista, The Drunken Boat, Samizdat, Poetry and other journals. He blogs.
Kelley Beeson (1999) is a librarian in Pittsburgh. After a nearly 10-year hiatus from writing, she has returned to poetry and is writing and workshopping with Joy Katz and the Madwomen in the Attic, Carlow University's infamous writing group. Her poetry has appeared in Kalliope.
Mark Behr (1998) Mark Behr died on November 27, 2015. He published three novels: Embrace (Little Brown, 2001), Kings of the Water (Abacus, 2009), and The Smell of Apples (Picador, 1995) which won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction from the LA Times Books Prize in 1996.
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Matthew Benedict (1994) has had short stories published in The Write Room, The Mochila Review, Ginger Hill #42, Raven Chronicles, Vermont Literary Review, Drexel Online Journal, Hamline Journal, The Byline, RE:AL, Sgraffito, Potpourri and the anthology Freedom's Just Another Word (Outrider Press, 1998). His play DogMatics was featured in a staged reading at 20th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Festival in 2011. He was a runner up in the 2010 New American Press Fiction Contest for Visitation & Other Fictions, a short story collection.
Shannon Berry (2005) earned an M. Phil in theology from The Catholic University of America in 2015, and she teaches religion at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. She wrote the libretto for the one-act chamber opera A Fire in Water, which was performed by the Silver Finch Arts Collective as part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. She has also collaborated with the composer Sarah Horick on a song cycle titled "Songs of Memory and Earth" (2010) and a choral mass titled Missa De Lumine (2012). Her work with the composer Richard Zarou appears on the album Family Dinner: A Thanksgiving (2014). Her poetry and essays have appeared in Dappled Things and Parola and her theological writings have appeared in Assembly (2009) and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics (2015). She lives in Washington, DC where she is currently working on another libretto for the Silver Finch Arts Collective.
Karni Pal Bhati (2001) teaches at Furman University. He has published a book of poetry, On Another Ground (Ninety-Six Press, 2006).
Angela (Williams) Bickham (1998) teaches English classes at ESL Language Center in North Carolina and has also worked as an instructor in the Academic Skills Program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a freelance researcher and editor. Her poetry has appeared in The Black Scholar, Poetry Is, Obsidian, The Informer, Xavier Review, and Brothers and Others, as well as two Cave Canem anthologies.
Jackson Bliss (2007) was the winner of Notre Dame's 2007 Sparks Prize Fellowship. He earned his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from USC, and is now an English lecturer at the University of California Irvine. Jackson was the 1st Runner-Up for the Poets & Writers 2012 California Exchange Award in fiction. His writing has appeared in 3:am Magazine, African American Review, Antioch Review, BlazeVox, Boston Review, Connecticut Review, Denver Syntax, DJ Booth, Fiction, Fiction International, Fringe, The Good Men Project, Kartika Review, Kenyon Review, Ink Collective, Notre Dame Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pology Magazine, Quarter After Eight, Quarterly West, Right Hand Pointing, SoMa Literary Journal, South Loop Review, Stand, Tin House Flash Fridays, Word Riot, ZYZZYVA, and the Huffington Post UK, among others. You can find him at his website: http://www.jacksonbliss.com/.
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Jenny Boully (2002) has published several books and chapbooks including The Body (Slope Editions, 2004); Moveable Types (Noemi Press, 2007); The Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande Books, 2007); one love affair (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007), not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011); and of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon (Coconut Press, 2012). She was the 2002 winner of the Sparks Prize Fellowship and her poetry won the AWP Intro Journal Award in 1997 and 2000, and received an honorable mention in 2002. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, in 2002 and 2009, and received the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2001. In 2010 Boulley was named one of HTML Giant’s “15 Significant Contemporary Women Writers.” She was featured as a “Sampler Poet” by Boston Review in 2006 and her book one love affair was nominated for five awards by Coldfront Magazine, and won two of those awards. Boully’s poems and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry 2002 (Scribner), Nerve, Maisonneuve, McSweeney’s, Tarpaulin Sky, MiPoesias, SHAMPOO, Diagram, Coconut, Siren, Poets.org, 13th Moon, Brooklyn Rail, the Boston Review, Gulf Coast, 1913, and Aiden Starr: The Journal, among others. She is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago, where she received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. In 2011, she was nominated for the 2011 Dissertation Year Prize, from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, English Ph.D. Program. She blogs.
Sarah Bowman (2000) is a co-founder and director of education at Coady|Bowman LLC, where she develops educational tools and facilitates community engagement workshops. She has taught online for Boston University and University of California Irvine. She has also held a tenured professor position at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago. She co-founded The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, which is focused on helping cities and towns become more walkable, bicycle friendly, sustainable, socially engaging, and welcoming by improving the built form in Port Townsend, WA. Her poetry has appeared in the Notre Dame Review, The Bend, and Golf Course Management Magazine. She won the TYCA Midwest Outstanding New Teacher Award in 2006.
Anne Bracewell (2001) teaches English at a high-needs school and is completing an M.S. in English Teaching at Brooklyn College. She is a member of the NYC Teaching Fellows.
Margaret Emma Brandl (2013)'s writing has appeared in Paragraphiti and Hobart. She teaches at Texas Tech University, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in creative writing and serves as an associate editor for Iron Horse Literary Review. She maintains a website.
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Jenny Bryant (2002) has published poetry in Shenandoah and Notre Dame Review. She won the 2002 AWP Intro Journal Award for poetry.
Josephine (Vodicka) Cameron (2000) has released the CDs Close Your Eyes, American Songs, Every Night When the Sun Goes In, and American Songs, vol. 2 with Modo Records. Her song “Long Track Blues” appears on the Poetry Speaks project Hip Hop Speaks to Children. She owns a music studio for K-8 students and teaches a series of school workshops on songwriting and music history. She received Arts Are Elementary grants in 2011 and 2013 and a Senter Fund Grant in 2012. She maintains a website and blogs.
Kathleen Canavan (1999) is the executive editor of Notre Dame Review. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yinzer.
Stacy Cartledge (2000) is the poetry editor for Georgetown Review and teaches at Delaware County Community College. He has published a book of poetry, Within the Space Between (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2007), and his poetry has appeared in Tapestry, Samizdat, Notre Dame Review and The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991-2008 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011). He has won two teaching awards: the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from Reading Area Community College (2007), and the Honorable Teaching Ethics Award from Montgomery County Community College (2004).
Brenna Casey (2008) received the 2007-08 AWP Intro Journal Award for her creative nonfiction. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in English and Women's Study at Duke University where she focuses on 19th and early 20th century literature and visual culture. She teaches courses in writing and literature for the university. Her nonfiction has appeared in Post Road.
Daniel (Sumrall) Casey (2003) lives in Murray, Kentucky. From 2008-2014, he ran the online journal Gently Read Literature. Most recently his poetry appeared at Ink Node and he has been published in Autumn Sky, Dispatch, Ditch, Pettycoat Relaxer, Paperstreet, Right Hand Pointing, Tattoo Highway, The Wild Goose Poetry Review, The Smoking Poet, and Ouroboros Review. In 2008, Gold Wake Press published his electronic chapbook of poetry entitled Well Enough. He has published the novels Adversaries Together and Winterfinding, which are part of the non-magic fantasy series; he is currently writing the third installment. He has written on pop culture for The Stake and on North American soccer for Soccer Newsday, OTF Soccer, and Midfield Press.
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Eddiejoe Cherbony (2011) won the 2011 Sparks Prize Fellowship and was a 2010-2011 HASTAC Scholar. He had a novel excerpt published in A Time to Write (Violence Prevention Initiative Literary Journal).
Lynne Chien (2007) works for CheetahMail in Hong Kong. She has published poetry in Stone Table Review, RHINO, Susurrus, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Collaged Verse.
Colby (Davis) Chilcote (2007) has published poetry in Harpur Palate, Current Magazine, and Grand Traverse Woman. She is a Product Marketing Manager at Google.
Tim Chilcote (2007) is Senior Copywriter at Shinola Detroit, and a former editor of BULL: Fiction for Thinking Men. He also works as an adjunct composition instructor at Adrian College. His articles and essays have appeared in BULL: Men’s Fiction, Grand Rapids Magazine, Pokerati, HOUR Detroit, Pure Michigan, Art of Manliness, and Michigan Microbrews.
Mari Christmas (2014) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at SUNY Albany. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Paragraphiti, and The Canary Press. She is the recipient of Black Warrior Review’s Ninth-Annual Contest’s prize in Fiction/Prose.
Daniel Citro (2010) had a chapbook Just Now the Wallop published by Mud Luscious Press. In 2013, he published an innovative short collection entitled Seas/Horse with Opo Books & Objects. He is published on Real Poetik. He is a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.
Kieran Cloonan (1997) manages a software team at Genescois and has also worked as IT Director for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
Michael Collins (1991) received a Masters degree in Creative Writing at Oxford University. His books include Emerald Underground (Phoenix House, 1999), The Keepers of the Truth (Scribner, 2001), Lost Souls (Viking/Penguin, 2004), The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton (Bloomsbury, 2006), Death of a Writer (Bloomsbury, 2006), and Midnight in a Perfect Life (Orion Publishing, 2010). The Keepers of the Truth was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. He has also published an essay in the anthology Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage (Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 2004). In 2012 his work was adapted alongside that of fellow Irish immigrant author Colum McCann for the play Belfast, which debuted in France to high critical praise. He won the Rev Robert F. Griffin, C.S.C., Award in 2008, and the Lucien Barriere Literary Prize in 2011. In May 2009, he was the keynote speaker at the Notre Dame Mendoza Business College for Undergradate Scholars Conference. Collins has two novels near completion, The Death of All Things and A Defense from Utopia, both to be published in 2014. He maintains a website.
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Dawn Comer (1998) was awarded the 2008 Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML). Her winning story, “Raised in a Corn Palace,” is part of her collection Born Beneath Pedro’s Sombrero, Raised in a Corn Palace: Stories from the National Association of Tourist Attraction Survivors. At SSML’s 2009 Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers, Dawn also presented a selection from Fella With an Umbrella: Finding Joy on the Autism Spectrum, for which she won the 2009 Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose. She has also published fiction in The Café Irreal, The Dream People, Pedestal Magazine, Polite Company Magazine, and MidAmerica, and has published poetry in Boomers Today and Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. Dawn teaches creative writing part-time at Defiance College, where she also edits the journal of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity. She maintains a website.
Betsy Cornwell (2012) is a writer and teacher living in the west of Ireland. She was a columnist and editor at Teen Ink Magazine before attending Notre Dame, where she taught fiction writing and film & television studies. She currently teaches creative writing at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Cornwell's first novel, Tides, a young adult fantasy, was published in 2013 by Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her short fiction has appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Zahir Tales and Echo. Her short story "Autopsy" was shortlisted for the 2010 Aeon Award. She is also the story editor for Parabola Magazine.
Thade Correa (2013) has published poetry, translations, and essays in Bitter Oleander, Moss Trill, Tipwire, Poetry City U.S.A., Vol. 4, Bird’s Thumb, The Ostrich Review, Actuary Lit, Prime Number, RHINO, Asymptote, Paragraphiti, Ibbetson Street, The Aurorean, Modern Haiku, and other venues. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Indiana University, Northwest, as well as a piano instructor for HGS Music. He co-founded The Actuary with a group of other Notre Dame MFA students.
Leo Costigan (2014) won the 2013 Discovered Voices Award from the Iron Horse Literary Review, and his story “An Account of the Cold” appear in the April 2014 issue of the magazine.
Beth Couture (2007)is pursuing a Masters in Social Service (MSS) at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Service. She also works as an Assistant Editor for Sundress Publications. She previously taught English at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and received her PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. She co-founded an online journal for shorts, Squid Quarterly, and has been published in journals like Georgetown Review, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, The Southeast Review, Ragazine, Connotation Press, and was featured in Thirty Under Thirty from Starcherone Books. Her novella Women Born with Fur (Jaded Ibis Press, 2014) is now available.
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Tom Coyne (1999) published A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk in Search of a Country with Gotham Books in February 2009. The book was a Barnes & Noble Recommended Selection and made the American Booksellers Association bestseller list. He is also the author of a novel, A Gentleman’s Game (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001; Grove Press, 2002) and the nonfiction book Paper Tiger: An Obsessed Golfer's Quest to Play with the Pros (Gotham Books, 2006), and has published in Virgin Fiction and Sports Illustrated. In the fall of 2009 he read as part of Notre Dame’s 43rd Annual Literary Festival. He has a tenure-track teaching position at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
John Crawford (2001) is a freelance writer and the senior editor of Babson Magazine. His literary work has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Philadelphia Stories. He can be found on Twitter, @crawfordwriter.
Christopher Crossen (1992) is the author of Ask the Doctor: Hypertension (with Vincent Friedewald, Andrews and McMeel Press, 1994) and Ask the Doctor: Asthma (with Vincent Friedewald, Andrews and McMeel Press, 1994). His work has appeared in CalBusiness, Aspect Journal, Natural Soil Journal, Tahoe Quarterly, Haas Press, Manoa, The Juggler, Pacific Discovery, Backpacker, Outside, and Couloir. He owns a greeting card and art business, paints, and is an editor and contributor of Real Deep Snow.
Paul Cunningham (2015) is the author of GOAL/TENDER MEAT/TENDER (horse less press, 2015) and the translator of two chapbooks by Swedish writer, playwright, and videoartist, Sara Tuss Efrik: Automanias: Selected Poems (winner of the 2015 Goodmorning Menagerie Chapbook-in-Translation Contest) andThe Night’s Belly (Toad Press, 2016). His e-chapbooks of poetry include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Pangur Ban Party, 2010) and FOAMGHAST (NAP, 2012). He founded Radioactive Moat Press in 2009 and the online journal, Deluge in 2012. He currently holds an editorial position with Fanzine and formerly worked alongside Nichole Riggs as an editorial assistant for Action Books and Action, Yes. His writing has appeared in publications including Dostoyevsky Wannabe's Cassette 68, Inferior Planets, Fireflies, The Volta, DIAGRAM, Spork, DREGINALD, Bat City Review, Real Pants, Sink Review, LIT, Tarpaulin Sky, BOAAT, Witness, glitterMOB, H_NGM_N, and others. His poem-films have appeared in tenderloin, Public Pool, Kastratet, the MAKE Magazine Lit & Luz Festival, Seattle’s INCA (The Institute for New Connotative Action), and the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City. His reviews and interviews have appeared in Montevidayo, HTML Giant, Fanzine, and the Poetry Foundation. He has served as a judge for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and he is an affiliate scholar of the global consortium known asINCH (The International Network of Comparative Humanities). He earned his B.A. in English Literature from Slippery Rock University and served as co-editor of the sixth issue of SLAB (Sound & Literary Art Book) which was awarded the AWP National Director’s Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in the Category of Content. A recipient of the 2015 Sparks Prize, he also holds a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Notre Dame. He received a generous scholarship offer from the David Lynch M.A. in Film program, but he instead decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. You can read more [here]
Douglas Curran (2000) has published essays and short stories in Notre Dame Magazine, American Letters and Commentary, Exquisite Corpse, and Black Dirt. He received the Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship for Fiction Writing in 2000. He is an editor for Rizzoli International Publications.
Renée E. D'Aoust (2006) is an instructor at North Idaho College. She has received a Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council accommodation grant to attend Swiss Dance Days in Bern, Switzerland, a Puffin Foundation grant, an NEA fellowship, and several awards for her drama and essays, including the honor of “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Her prose and poetry has appeared in Bathyspheric Review, Touchstone, Brevity, Mid-American Review, Kalliope, North Central Review, Harpur Palate, htmlgiant, 13th Moon, Dance Insider, Under the Sun, Notre Dame Review, Open Face Sandwich, Redwood Coast Review, RHINO, Idaho Farm Bureau Quarterly Magazine, Tree Magic CD Anthology, Cloven Sphere Poetry Anthology, Ballet-Dance Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Cadillac Cicatrix, Explore Dance, Cavalier Literary Couture, The Drunken Boat, The Collagist, The Bend, Wordriver, and Squid Quarterly, among others. She has also had work published in the anthologies Reading Dance (Pantheon, 2008), and Animal Companions (oVC, 2012). In 2005 she received the AWP Intro Journal Award for nonfiction. Her piece “Twine” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2009, and she was the recipient of the Touchstone Journal Graduate Student Nonfiction Award in 2005. Her narrative nonfiction book, Body of a Dancer, was published by Etruscan Press in 2011. She maintains a website.
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Ailbhe Darcy (2011) published a poetry collection, Imaginary Menagerie, with Bloodaxe Books in 2011, and a chapbook, A Fictional Dress, with tall-lighthouse press in 2009. Her work appears in a number of anthologies including If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (ed. Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth, 2014), Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (ed. James Byrne and Clare Pollard, 2009) and Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (ed. Roddy Lumsden, 2009). Poems also appear in Eire-Ireland, The Wolf, The Stinging Fly, The Guardian, The Battersea Review, The Moth, Salamander, The Cortland Review, Connotation Press, 3:AM, Wordlegs, Chroma, The London Magazine, The Pem and Seam. She writes occasional criticism for The Stinging Fly, The Critical Flame and The Dublin Review.
Tony D'Souza (2000) is the winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2008–2009. He has won the Florida Gold Medal for General Fiction (2006), the California Newspaper Publishers Association 1st Prize for Environmental Reporting (2009), the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Investigative Reporting, the Florida Magazine Association "Charlie" Award for Investigative Reporting, and has been placed on the Best Authors, Best Novel, and Editor’s Choice lists of People Magazine, The Common Review, Literary Journal, The Washington Post, and Publisher’s Weekly, among others. His novels include Whiteman (Harcourt, 2006) and The Konkans (Harcourt, 2008), both included in the Permanent Peace Corps Collection in the Library of Congress, and Mule (Harcourt, 2011), which was shortlisted for the St. Francis College Literary Prize. His stories, poems, essays, book reviews, and conducted interviews have appeared in Album, Black Warrior Review, Notre Dame Review, Electronic Book Review, Hollins Critic, Scholastic Magazine, Stand Magazine, Elysium, Iron Horse, The New Yorker, Chicago Quarterly Review, Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Poets & Writers, Wall Street Journal, Tin House, Zembla, McSweeney's, Subtropics, Fiddlehead, Mother Jones, The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Riverfront Times, Sarasota Magazine, and Darkhorse, among others, and in the anthology Revision: A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction (Story Press, 1997). He has also appeared on Dateline, the Today Show, NPR, the BBC, and covered the Occupy Movement in St. Louis for The Riverfront Times. He maintains a website.
Lisa De Niscia (1993) has published the novels My Valley is Icky Too (Firetrap Press, 2003) and Momentary Mother (Firetrap Press, 2010), and the collection To the Left of the Microwave (Whitepoint Press, 2011). Her fiction has appeared in Brentwood Bla Bla, Noe Valley Voice, and Beach Reporter.
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Jeanne De Vita (2000) works in the Advanced Medical Technology Claims Department at CNA.
Sandy Dedo (2006) has published poetry in Sojourn and is a Digital Media Producer at Liazon.
Catherine Denby (1994) is on the faculty at Ivy Tech Community College. She wrote a chapter in the anthology Love the Second Time Around (Outrider Press, 2005).
John Dethloff (2002) teaches at Lonestar College in Texas.
Nora (Edwards) Dethloff (2002) has published poetry in Thin Air. She is a librarian at the University of Houston.
Kevin di Camillo (1995) is an editor at Paulist Press/HiddenSprings Books. He has published the book of poetry Why I Drive Alfa Romeos (Typographeum, 1997), edited James Martin's Becoming Who You Are (HiddenSpring, 2007), and co-edited John Paul II in the Holy Land (2005). His poetry has appeared in National Poetry Review, Deadalus: Journal of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Prairie Fire, Antigonish Review, Poetry East, and the anthology Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana (Fordham University Press, 2008).
Emily DiFilippo (2010) has published in Natural Bridge. She is a Ph.D. in Iberain Literatures and Cultures candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she recently received a Diffenbaugh Fellowship.
Shaun Dillon (2004) is Vice President of Dillon Energy Services in Michigan. He edited both Notre Dame and the Game that Changed Football (2007), and Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian (2008). His poetry has appeared in FIELD, South Carolina Review, and Hawaii Pacific Review.
Mary Dixon (2006) is Adjunct Faculty in Language and Literature at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has published a poetry chapbook, Eucharist: Enter the Sacred Way (Franciscan University, 2008), and her poems and articles have appeared in Relief Journal, Great Plains Quarterly, Fox Cry, The Bend, Echoes, Ruminate, A Prairie Journal, Dance Macabre XXIII, Heavy Bear, Scythe, Centrifugal Eye, Centaur, Inkwood Indiana, About Place Journal, and Acapella Zoo as well as the Broken Circles Project from Cavemoon Press.
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Joseph Doerr (1998) teaches writing at St. Edward’s University in Texas. He has published a book of poetry, Order of the Ordinary (Salt Publishing, 2003), and his poetry and criticism has appeared in Stand Magazine, Notre Dame Review, and the anthology The Possibility of Language: Seven New Poets (iUniverse, 2001). He received the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship. His website is available through Salt Publishing, and his exploits in rock music can be viewed here.
Ryan Downey (2010) works full-time as a Business Communications Instructor at Year Up Chicago. He has had critical and nonfiction work published by Community Connections, HTMLgiant, Octopus Magazine, and Jacket. He has also published two poetry chapbooks: Poems From a News Ticker (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and This is the Fall Line (Mud Luscious Press, 2010). His poetry has also been featured in Culture Vulture, elimae, Sawbuck, Zygote in My Coffee, Word Riot, and Lamination Colony as well as in the anthology 30 Under 30 (Dzanc Books, 2011). He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009.
Shannon Doyne (2000) Works for Volunteers of America in Wilkes-Barre, PA, where she has helped create programs like Learning Works and The Magnolia Project, which helps at-risk high school girls build self-esteem, healthy relationships, and plan for their futures. She also writes, edits, and produces posts for The New York Times Learning Network.
Kevin Ducey (2004) is the managing editor of Scientific Journal. He has published a book of poetry, Rhinoceros (Copper Canyon Press, 2004). His work has appeared in LVNG, AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, Sonora Review, Zoland, Evergreen Review, Crazyhorse, Caesura, Hotel Amerika, Notre Dame Review, Quarterly West, Cannot Exist, Malahat Review, Crab Orchard Review, Puerto Del Sol, Elixir 3, Fox Cry Review, Booth, and Samizdat. His play, Dust Magic, was performed by the Madison Theatre Guild in 2005. He won the Honickman Prize from APR in 2004 and the Sonora Review’s Concentrated Essay Contest in 2010.
Julie Ann (Lanke) Dudrick (1997) is the Program Director of the Upstate Institute at Colgate University in New York, a program that pairs students with regional community organizations to facilitate a reciprocal transfer of research and knowledge.
Stephane Dunn (2000) is an assistant professor of English at Morehouse College. Her essay, “Standing Up for Bad Words,” was included in the Best African American Essays (Random House, 2009). She authored “Baad Bitches” and Sassy Supermammas: Black Power Action Films (University of Illinois Press, 2008), and her poetry and articles appear in Still, Denver Post, TheLoop21, and NewBlackMan. Her play Titty was performed at the Southwest Fulton County Arts Center in August 2007. In 2009, her play Chem-Girls was performed by the Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA.
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Jaclyn (Dwyer) Stephens (2009) has published fiction and poetry in a number of literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, Iron Horse Review, Rattle, Columbia Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, The Journal, and Witness. Her work has also appeared in Wisconsin Review, 3:am Magazine, Blue Mesa Review, Notre Dame Review (an interview), Gargoyle Magazine, and Rattle. Her work was featured in the anthology 30 Under 30 (Dzanc Books, 2011). Her essays have appeared in Salon and Brain, Child and her fiction was named Special Mention in the 2015 Pushcart Prize Anthology. She received a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writers Conference. Jaclyn is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee with her husband and daughter. She maintains a website.
Kristen Eliason (2008) is the author of Picture Dictionary (Flaming Giblet Press, 2014) and the chapbook Yours, (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Kristen holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, where she was the Sparks Prize recipient in 2008. Her work has been anthologized in The Best of Kore Press POETRY, and Fire in the Pasture (Peculiar Pages). Kristen’s work also appears in print and online journals, including Lantern Review, DIAGRAM, Six Little Things, Juked, Robot Melon, Two Review, Makeout Creek, and others. She is a co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Menagerie where she publishes experimental language pieces. She lived in Japan in 2006, and currently lives in Northern California with her husband and their dog. A video of her reading at the Hammes Bookstore is here.
Megan (Elise) Hogle (2013) works in sales and marketing.
Jessica (Martinez) English (2009) has had poetry published in Helix, Two Review, Cahoots, Fogged Clarity, The Bend, and Calliope. A sequence of her poems and photographs appear in Mind. She currently works as the executive administrative assistant at NS Software Services.
Danna Ephland (2006) lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a Lincoln Center trained teaching-artist, offers quarterly writing workshops called The Left Margin and hosts site-specific poetry readings. She earned a BFA in dance from York University, Toronto, and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame. Her poems have appeared in Rhino, Indiana Review, Folio, Redactions, and the anthologies, Saints of Hysteria (Soft Skull Press) and Villanelles (Knopf). Her most recent work was a collaboration with print maker Vicki VanAmeyden.
Michael Estes (2005) teaches at Poudre High School in Colorado. His poetry has appeared in Court Green, Margie, and Southwest Review. In 2011 he was a finalist in Winning Writers’ War Poetry Contest.
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David Ewald (2003) is the author (with Stuart Ross) of Markson's Pier (Volume XI of Essays & Fictions), as well as the solo work He Who Shall Remain Shameless, stories from which first appeared in The Harrow, The Bend, Morbid Outlook, and The Chimaera. Additional work has appeared in Spork Press, Metazen, Eclectica, BULL: Men's Fiction, Halfway Down the Stairs, Serving House Journal, and Denver Syntax. His full-length play, Mormania, was part of Paragon Theatre's The Trench. He currently serves as Nonfiction and Miscellany Editor for Eclectica Magazine.
Carina Finn (2012) is the author of Lemonworld & Other Poems (Co.Im.Press, 2013), My Life Is A Movie (Birds of Lace, 2012), and I Heart Marlon Brando (Wheelchair Party Press, 2010). Carina's work has been published in Sink Review, Typo, NAP, Supermachine, PANK, alice blue, Coconut Magazine, Tender, and elsewhere. Her plays -- Everyone, Let's Believe in This Imaginary Currency, 13 Ways of Breaking, and 4Evr Rainbow -- have been performed at The Bowery Poetry Club and The University of Notre Dame. During her time at Notre Dame, She presented papers titled "Presses With a Mission"and "Writers Teaching Translation" at the 2011 AWP Conference with fellow alumna Jiyoon Lee. She acted as editor of Action, Yes Online Quarterly (2011) and both The Bend and Re:Visions (2011), as well as performing theatre productions and riding with the equestrian club. Currently, Carina curates The Bratty Poets Series, co-curates The Ear Inn Series, which was started by Charles Bernstein and Ted Greenwald in 1978 as a venue for language poets and formalists to read side by side, and guest-edited poetry for the most recent issue of Moonshot Magazine. She works as a pastry cook and teaches chess in NYC public schools.
Veronica Fitzpatrick (2008) had two poems published in O Tempora! Magazine. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in English/Film at the University of Pittsburgh, where she received the Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship in 2009 and the Film Studies Graduate Writing Award in 2011.
Chris Gerben (2003) is an Assistant Professor at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. His articles and poems have appeared in Council Chronicle, Media in Transition, Reading Research Quarterly, Common Sense, Xylem, and Scholastic. He has received the Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, the Rackham Humanities Fellowship, and the Linda Pinder Fellowship from the University of Michigan, as well as a CCCC Emerging Pedagogies and Travel Grant from Pearson Publishing (2011).
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Lisa Gonzales (2005) has published a poetry chapbook, Arroyo (Momotombo Press, 2004). Her fiction has appeared in Chattahoochee Review. She is an Officer of Communications at the Pew Charitable Trust in D.C. and is the managing editor of Latino Poetry Review. She was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow from 1997-2000.
Dónal Kevin Gordon (1996) is the MD Program Director at Cedar Rapids Family Medicine Residency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and holds a concurrent appointment as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Already Board-certified in Family Medicine, he will soon begin the process required to obtain Board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a member of the editorial board and a regular contributor to the Journal of Palliative Medicine and has co-authored several book series’ for Torstar, the National Geographic Society, and Time-Life Books. He maintains a blog.
Darin Graber (2008) has published a poem translation in das geforene meer. He has also published work in KULT, Magpie Magazine, and Weisz auf Schwarz. He is currently working towards an M.A./Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado.
Emily Grecki (2014) is the 2014 recipient of Nicholas Sparks Fellowship. She is currently a Freelance proofreader and copyeditor at Scholastic.
Alicia Guarracino (2009) has published in The Idiom. She adjuncts at Ocean County College and Stockton College of NJ. She also works as a professional writing assistant at Monmouth University.
Stephanie (Reidy) Guerra (2004) teaches Children’s Literature in the Department of Education at Seattle University and creative writing to teenagers at King County Juvenile Detention. She is the winner of the 2014 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for her research on multicultural literary experiences for youth, and the recipient of artists' grants from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture. She is the author of children’s novels Torn and Billy the Kid is Not Crazy, and has research published in Children’s Literature in Education, PNLA Quarterly, and the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. She is also the editor for Headonfire Books.
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Jarett Haley (2008) placed third in Playboy’s 2007 College Fiction Contest. He has been published in Notre Dame Review, Pear Noir!, The Collagist, and Word Riot. He is the founding editor of Bull: Fiction for Thinking Men, for which he received a Dockers grant.
Julia (Cosmides) Harris (1996) is an associate editor for onCampus, the faculty/staff newspaper at Ohio State University. She is also a freelance writer/editor and maintains a blog.
Kevin Hattrup (2007) teaches English at the Catholic High School of Baltimore.
Justin Haynes (2003) received a fiction fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an assistant professor at Randolph-Macon University.
Rebecca Hazelton Stafford (2005) completed her Ph.D. at Florida State University under the direction of David Kirby. She formerly edited The Southeast Review and Devil’s Lake, the literary journal from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, Margie, Salt Hill, Chattahoochee Review, Notre Dame Review, Crab Creek Review, Puerto del Sol, RHINO, Slipstream, Midway Journal, SHAMPOO, Coconut, American Book Review, Pleiades, FIELD, Conjunctions, Nimrod, ink node, Drunken Boat, Gulf Stream, Coconut, La Fovea, and The Poetry Foundation Online, among others. She received the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010) and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (2011). She was a visiting professor of English at Beloit College and is currently a visiting assistant professor of poetry at Oklahoma State University (2012-2013). She was selected for Best New Poets in 2011, won the Boston Review/Discovery prize for 2012, and her manuscript Vow was selected for publication by Cleveland State University's Poetry Center (2012). She has a chapbook, No Girl No Telephones, co-authored with Brittany Cavallaro, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. She keeps a website at rebeccahazelton.net.
Steve Hidalgo (1995) teaches in Kenner, Louisiana.
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Lily Hoang (2006) teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she is Associate Professor / Director of the Creative Writing Program and Prose Editor for Puerto del Sol. She is the author of four books: Unfinished (collection, Jaded Ibis, 2011), The Evolutionary Revolution (novel, Les Figues Press, 2010), Changing (novel, Fairy Tale Review Press, 2009), Invisible Woman (StepSister Press, 2010), Parabola (Chiasmus Press, 2009), and the e-novel The Woman Down the Hall (Lamination Colony, 2008). Changing received a PEN Open Books Award in 2009. With Blake Butler, she edited 30 Under 30 (Starcherone Books, 2011) and with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she edited The Force of What's Possible: Writers on the Avant-Garde and Accessibility (Night Boat Books, 2014). Her short fiction has appeared in PEN/America, Lamination Colony, Wigleaf, Squid Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, NAP, and the anthologies My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Contemporary Fairy Tales (Penguin), Haunted Legends (Tor Books), and Best of the Web 2010 (Dzanc Books). She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice in 2008. She can sometimes be found virtually at htmlgiant.com.
Andrew Hughes (1995) is the arts and entertainment editor of the South Bend Tribune in Indiana.
Joseph Hughes (2006) Joseph Hughes died on June 15, 2013. His poetry was published in the anthology Best New Poets 2006. He was pursuing a PhD at Syracuse University in New York.
Angela Hur (2005) was the recipient of the 2005 Sparks Prize Fellowship and has published a novel, The Queens of K-Town (MacAdam Cage, 2007). She was a featured reader and panelist at the PEN USA Symposium on Korean-American literature. She has been appointed as a full-time lecturer at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea, where she is part of the English Literature Department.
Amy (Wray) Irish (1998) has published a chapbook, Creations Stories (Green Fuse Press, 2008).
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Campbell Irving (2004) was awarded an Ahmanson Fellowship with the National Endowment for the Arts, where he served as a national initiatives and literature fellow from 2004 to 2006. He is currently a practicing attorney in the Atlanta area working with foreign companies and small businesses.
Cecile Kandl (1995) earned a Ph.D. in 2001 and is now a Professor of English at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA. Her teaching and research interests include Nineteenth-Century British Literature, British Modernism, and Popular Culture. She has published short fiction as well as interviews in journals such as The Bend, Icarus, New Pathways, and Grimoire and has presented scholarly papers at institutions such as the University of Toront;, The University of California, Berkeley; Otterbein College; Boise State University; and the University of London. She keeps a blog.
Kelly Kerney (2004) won the 2004 Sparks Prize Fellowship. Her debut novel, Born Again, was released by Harcourt in 2006.
Kimberly Koga (2011) works both as Purchasing Coordinator at Baker and Taylor and as a freelance editor. Her chapbook, Ligature Strain, was published by Tinfish Press in 2011. Her poetry is also forthcoming or has appeared in 1913, The Bend, Vibrant Gray, Ariel, and Sioux Narrows Press.
Desmond Kon (2009) is the author of the novel, Singular Acts of Endearment, as well as four poetry collections: I Didn’t Know Mani Was A Conceptualist (Math Paper Press), The Arbitrary Sign (Red Wheelbarrow Books), and Sanctus Sanctus Dirgha Sanctus (Red Wheelbarrow Books), and Babel Via Negativa (Ethos Books/Squircle Line Press, 2015). He has poetry and prose published in AGNI, Confrontation, Faultline, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Parcel, Pinch, Seneca Review, Lantern Review, Dead Paper, Copper Nickel, Folly Magazine, Sonora Review, Menagerie, and Versal, among others. Trained in publishing at Stanford, with a theology masters (world religions) from Harvard and fine arts masters (creative writing) from Notre Dame, his honors include the PEN American Center Shorts Prize, Swale Life Poetry Prize, Cyclamens & Swords Poetry Prize, Notre Dame Poetry Fellowship, National Arts Council Creation Grant, NAC Gardens-by-the-Bay Residency, Singapore International Foundation Grant, Stepping Stones Nigeria Poetry Prize, and Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize. He is a founding editor of Squircle Line Press. An interdisciplinary artist, Desmond also works in clay, his ceramic works housed in museums and private collections in India, the Netherlands, UK, and USA.
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Christina Kubasta (2003) is Assistant Professor of English, Chair of Culture, Media and Gender Studies, and co-director of the Honors Program at Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI. Her chapbook A Lovely Box (2013) was published by Finishing Line Press, and won the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual prize. Her poetry has appeared in Verse Wisconsin, Notre Dame Review, So To Speak, Stand, Spoon River Poetry Review, and the Mankato Poetry Review. She has received the Adjunct Instructor of the Year Award from Marian University (2008), a Summer Literary Seminar Fellowship in St. Petersburg, Russia (2003), and first place in George Mason’s Magazine Contest So To Speak (2002). She writes a regular column for The Rain, Party & Disaster Society on teaching, writing and reading. Hertwo latest books are All Beautiful & Useless from BlazeVOX and &S from Finishing Line Press..
Evan (Petee) Kuhlman (2004) has published three novels: Wolf Boy (Shaye Areheart/Random House, 2006), The Last Invisible Boy (Atheneum Books, 2008), and Brother from a Box (Atheneum Books, 2012). His fiction has appeared in Madison Review, Third Coast, Glimmer Train, and Notre Dame Review. Evan's blog.
Katie Lattari (2013) was a 2013 recipient of the Notre Dame Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Pennsylvania English, The Writing Disorder, Eighty Percent Magazine, The Bend, Stolen Island, Cabildo Quarterly, and most recently, NOÖ Journal. In the fall of 2013, Katie gave a reading at the most recent &NOW festival, which was held at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Katie teaches Creative Writing courses periodically at the University of Maine.
R. Jess Lavolette (2011) has published in Raft Online.
Iris Law (2010) is a Kundiman Fellow and the editor of Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in journals such as qarrtsiluni, Phoebe, The Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, Lumina, Kartika Review, Cha, Boxcar Poetry Review, Kin, TAB: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, and Drunken Boat. Her work has also been featured in Sundress Publications' 2009 Best of the Net Anthology and in A Face to Meet the Faces Anthology (University of Akron, 2012). She currently works as an assistant editor at University of Kentucky Press.
AeHee Lee (2016) is the recipient of the 2016 Billy Maich Academy of American Poets Prize and has been nominated for the 2016 Best New Poets Anthology. She has recently been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s PhD program in Literature-Creative writing and offered the Chancellor Award. Her poetry can be found or is forthcoming at Cha, Ruminate, Duende, Silver Birch Press, The Margins, and the Denver Quarterly, among others.
Ji yoon Lee (2012) has had poetry published in The Bend, and presented work entitled "Presses With a Mission," and "Writers Teaching Translation" (with Carina Finn) AWP in 2012. Lee's translation of excerpts from Jo Malson's Rounded Seizure appeared in Eleven Eleven Magazine. Her chapbook IMMA is available from Radioactive Moat Press and FunSize&BiteSize, another chapbook, is available from Birds of Lace Press. Her manuscript Foreigner's Folly: A Tale of Attempted Project won the 2012 Joanna Cargill Prize from Coconut Books.
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Raechel Lee (2006) is a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. She completed her PhD in Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford in 2014.
Lynda Letona (2014) received the American Dream Summer Grant from the University of Notre Dame in 2013 and received Honorary Mention for Liternational’s The Kristen Iversen & David Anthony Durham Award for the nonfiction piece “My Body is a Cage” in 2012. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Ostrich Review, Liternational, and Hotmetalpress.
Alan Lindsay (1991) is a professor in and head of the Department of English/Fine Arts/Foreign Languages at the New Hampshire Technical Institute. He has published a novel, A: A Novel (Red Hen Press, 2004), and his fiction has appeared in The Crucifix Is Down (Red Hen Press, 2005). His play, Thimble Major, was selected for the Page to Stage Series and performed at Boston University in 2011.
Wei Liu (2003) has published a book, Biking Out (ProStar Publications, 2002). He received an honorable mention in the 2003 AWP Intro Journal Awards for nonfiction.
Alex Lobdell (1997) has published fiction in the anthology Infinite Space, Infinite God (Twilight Times Books, 2006), which won the 2007 EPPIE Award for Best Science Fiction.
Brian Lysholm (2008) published a story in the Spring 2009 issue of Bull Men’s Fiction. He is a faculty member at Daytona State College in Florida and edits a Korean/English newspaper.
Alexander MacLeod (1997) is an associate professor at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia. His collection of fiction, Light Lifting, published by Biblioasis in 2009, was reviewed in The Globe and Mail in 2010 and was short-listed for the Giller Prize that same year. His fiction has appeared in Notre Dame Review.
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Marinella Macree (2000) works in Atlanta as a writer and editor for the Center for Disease Control.
Corey Madsen (2004) lives in Glenwood Springs, Colorado with his wife and daughter. His debut novel An Even-song for Father Bob was published in 2008, and won 2nd place at the 2006 West Virginia Writers’ Conference. Since then his focus has turned to music in the 3-person rock band 4am, which has played in a number of music venues & festivals throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. His recent work includes a collaborative, long-distance, digital audio project with a friend in Connecticut titled "A Pale Moon Rises," in which all tracks are composed separately and sent back and forth through the mail. "APMR" has written, mixed, and recorded over 30 original songs without ever setting foot in a studio together.
Jessica Maich (1997) teaches at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. She has published three chapbooks: The West End (Green Bean Press, 2001), Twenty-Four Questions for Billy Billy (Finishing Line Press, 2006), and Treatment Island (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her poetry has also appeared in Notre Dame Review and the anthology And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (Indiana Historical Society, 2011).
Jayne Marek (2005) teaches at Franklin College in Indiana. Her fiction and criticism have appeared in Utah English Journal, Poetries of the 1940s/National Poetry Foundation, and the anthology Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections. Her review of The Critical and Cultural History of Little Magazines Vol. 1: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955 was published in The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies (2012). She has also published poetry in the Tipton Poetry Journal and the anthology And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (Indiana Historical Society, 2011). She held an artist residency at Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon (2012) and was recently awarded a place in a faculty study group traveling to China through the Indiana Consortium of International Programs (ICIP).
Mark Marino (1996) teaches writing at the University of Southern California and edits Bunk Magazine. He has published an electronic novel, 12 Easy Lessons to Better Time Travel (MIT Press, 2006), and his writing has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Hyperrhiz, New River, Bunk Magazine, and Iowa Review Web and Second Person: Role Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media (MIT Press, 2006). He is the founder of the online forum Writer Response Theory.
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Ruth Martini (2011) is a writer at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Tasha Matsumoto (2010) is a student in the Ph.D. Program in Creative Writing at the University of Utah. Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Marginalia, Kartika Review, Quarterly West, Nashville Review, Pank, and 1913: A Journal of Forms.
David Mayer (2001) is Creative Director for American Greetings in Ohio. His poetry has appeared in Spoon River Review and North American Review. He can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter (@davidNDmayer).
Courtney McDermott (2011) is the Faculty Coordinator at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as an adjunct faculty member for the online Master's in Creative Writing program at Southern New Hampshire University. McDermott has had prose published in First Line Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Emerge Literary Journal, The Nassau Review, Sliver of Stone, Found Press, Allasso Magazine, The Lyon Review, Highlights Magazine, Raving Dove Online, A Room of Her Own Foundation Online, Third Wednesday, Berkeley Fiction Review, Daily Palette, Italy From a Backpack, NewPages, Dual Vision/Warscapes, Late Night Library, and Little Village Magazine. She has also published poetry in Iowa Source Poetry. She recently published a book review of Is Graduate School Really For You? in NACADA Journal. In September of 2013, Whitepoint Press published her collection of short stories, entitled How They Spend Their Sundays.
William McGee (1993) has published fiction in Notre Dame Review and The Bend.
Janet McNally (2005) teaches at Canisius College in New York. Her poetry and fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellingham Review, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Ecotone, Gettysburg Review, Greensboro Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Louisville Review, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Poet Lore, Southampton Review, Traffic East, and Best New Poets 2012. She has received the Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2008), the Iron Horse Literary Review Discovered Voices Fiction Writer Award (2004), and the 2014 White Pine Press Poetry Prize, judged by Ellen Bass. In 2012 she was selected for Best New Poets’ Final 50 anthology.
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Elizabeth Meyer (2000) teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Oak Bridge Montessori Middle School in Indiana.
Thomas Miller (2006) is an emergency physician in Madison, WI. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Science Creative Quarterly, Harpur Palate, Cream City Review, Knock Magazine, brownpaper, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Cavalier, and the anthologies The New Book of Masks (Raw Dog Press, 2006) and Dark Distortions (Scotopia Press, 2008).
Monica Mody (2010) is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at California Institute of Integral Studies, East-West Psychology. She was the winner of the 2010 Sparks Prize Fellowship. She has published three chapbooks: Travel & Risk (Wheelchair Party 2010), Surfaces (Sarai, Delhi 2010), and Mothereaten (The Chapbook 2012). Her work has been featured in the Boston Review Poet’s Sampler and has also appeared in West Wind Review, apocryphal text, horse less review, Cannot Exist, LIES/ISLE, Wasafiri, The Little Magazine, nthposition, Pratilipi, Midway Journal, Danse Macabre, Talking Poetry India, Kritya, Desilit Magazine, RealPoetik, THEthe Poetry, Ginosko Literary Review, and The Four Quarters Magazine, among others.
Clare C. (Frohrip) Moen (2000) edits WIN magazine and is at work on an anthology for The Icarus Project. She is a columnist for dykediva.com and a senior editor at Kaplan Financial. She has had essays published by CHILL Magazine.
Kyle Muntz (2016) is the author of Scary People (Eraserhead Press, 2015), and Green Lights (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014). His short fiction has appeared in Fiction International, Mayday Magazine, and others. He is also the writer and developer of "The Pale City", an independently produced roleplaying game in production for PC.
Bret Nye (2016) was the winner of the 2016 Kaneb Center Graduate Teaching Award at Notre Dame. He has been an editorial assistant for Notre Dame Review and OxMag, the literary magazine at Miami University. His fiction and interviews have been published in NDR, Midwestern Gothic and Paper Tape, amongst other places. In addition to his fiction, he also writes critically about videogames and horror films.
Tom O'Connor (1999) has been an adjunct professor at Binghamton University, Broome Community College, and was a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Tulane University from 2007 to 2011. O’Connor is the winner of the 2001 AWP Intro Award in poetry for Binghamton University, and the Distinguished Dissertation Award for the Humanities and Fine Arts, also from Binghamton. He has published a critical book, Poetic Acts & New Media (University Press of America, 2006), and his poetry and criticism have appeared in Poetry Southeast, Oak Bend Review, Soundings East, Private Poetry Line, South Carolina Review, Pebble Lake Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Plainsongs, Burnside Review, Danta, Mankato Poetry Review, Nebula, No Exit, Notre Dame Review, Soul Fountain, Touchstone, Curbside Review, Prism Quarterly, Aurora Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Journal of Film & Video, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Social Semiotics, among others.
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Jere Odell (1995) has published poetry in Pleiades and in the anthology The Possibility of Language: Seven New Poets (iUniverse, 2001).
Seth Oelbaum (2012) is CEO and founder of Bambi Muse. He has had work published in magazines and journals like La Fovea, Radioactive Moat, The Notre Dame Review, Sadcore Dadwave, Screaming Seahorse, The Inquisitive Eaters, The Bend, and StyleLikeU. His chapbook, macey [triolets], is available from Birds of Lace Press.
Grant Osborn (2009) is the Communications Program Manager for the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Osborn has published poems in The Bend, UVM Press, and Common Sense. He received an Honorable Mention in the W.B. Yeats Poetry Society 2009 Poetry Awards for his poem “Bronx Zoo”. His book The Human Market was published by Luapatir Press in 2007.
Steve Owen (2013) is the founder and executive editor of Mixer Publishing. In addition to his editing duties with Mixer Publishing, Owen is executive editor at Your Editor, which provides editing services, ghostwriting, screenplay development, and creative writing lessons.
Gwendolyn Oxenham (2006) teaches first-year composition and Analyzing Creative Nonfiction at Orange Coast Community College. She was the recipient of the 2006 Sparks Prize Fellowship, and her documentary on pick-up soccer, Pelada (funded by the Southern Documentary Fund) won the Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking from the Newport Beach Film Festival and was the official selection of the Starz Denver, Full Frame Documentary, Heartland, Sidewalk Moving Picture, International Boston, and Docaviv Film Festivals. The New York Times review of the movie is available here. Her nonfiction essays have appeared in The Notre Dame Review, The Global Game, This is American Soccer, and Love and Pomegranates. She received an honorable mention in the 2005 AWP Intro Journal Awards for her nonfiction and was the recipient of a Duke University Arts Initiative Grant in 2008.
Melanie (Cotter) Page (2010) is adjunct faculty at Holy Cross College and Lake Michigan College. She has had creative work published in Word Riot, Temenos, Squid Quarterly, The Helix, 971 Menu, Leaf Garden Press, Everyday Weirdness, Danse Macabre, The Collagist, [alice blue review], Glossolalia, Corium, Necessary Fiction, Construction, JMWW, and Paper Darts. She reviews books regularly for JMWW and The Next Best Book Club blog. Her fiction has been anthologized in Dirty: Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press, 2011), The Platypus Prize: An Anthology of the Best Innovative College Writing 2009-2011, Wreckage of Reason II (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), and Too Much (Uno Kudo, 2014). In 2013, Melanie created Grab the Lapels, a blog that reviews and interviews women. The project led to the decision to create unique virtual book tours, on which she collaborates with authors.
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Ann Palazzo (1993) is a tenured professor at Columbus State Community College.
Rumit Pancholi (2008) works as a Production Editor/Project Manager in the Office of the Publisher at the World Bank in Washington, DC. A winner of an individual writer's grant from Poets and Writers Magazine, Pancholi has published poetry in The Banyan Review, Double Dare Press, Foliate Oak, Antithesis Common, The Clemson Poetry Review, High Altitude Poetry, SNReview, Iodine Poetry Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Rainy Day, Emerson Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Blue Earth Review, The Avatar Review, Santa Clara Review, Lines and Stars, The Houston Literary Review, Gertrude, Other Poetry, brownpaper, High Desert Journal, Pank, Flint Hills Review, Harpur Palate, The Strip, Iron Horse Literary Review, Stirring, The Laurel Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, Folio: A Literary Journal, Red Clay Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Kennesaw Review, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among others. In 2008 he won Laurel Review/Green Tower Press’ chapbook competition with his manuscript “Anatomy of a Ghost,” as well as prizes for his poetry from both Iron Horse Literary Review and High Desert Journal.
Jennifer Penkethman (2010) has had creative work published in The Bend and Kill Author, as well as a review published by The Hipster Book Club.
Justin Perry (2009) was awarded a Stegner Fellowship in fiction at Stanford University in 2010.
Joanna Philbin (2003) was a staff writer for NBC’s Las Vegas. Her young adult book series, The Daughters, is published with Little, Brown and Company.
Kathryn Pilles-Genaw (2007) is an English and Math teacher at CITE Business School in Pennsylvania. Her poetry has appeared in Mimesis and Philadelphia Stories. She is pursuing her MS in Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kathryn (Hunter) Prater (2007) received the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2004.
Danielle Rado (2005) is Assistant Professor at Johnson & Wales University Denver. She received her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Denver in 2011. Her fiction has appeared in SNReview, Clackamas Review,Mochila Review, and Inspired Pen Magazine.
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NoNi Ramos (2001) is a middle school English and drama teacher in Texas.
Susan Blackwell Ramsey (2008) is a creative writing instructor at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. In 2011 she won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for A Mind Like This, and the 2007 Marjorie J. Wilson Award from Margie Review: American Journal of Poetry. Ramsey’s work has also been selected for publication in Best American Poetry 2009 and has appeared in magazines and journals like Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, RHINO, Indiana Review, Folio, Calyx, River City, Poetry Northwest and Marlboro Review, among others. Ramsey’s interview of Bonnie Jo Campbell, a National Book Award Finalist, is available on Maud Newton’s Blog.
Jared Randall (2009) is an editorial assistant for the scholarly journal Rethinking Marxism, substitute-teaches at area schools, and recently became an adjunct instructor at Kellogg Community College. Randall has had work published by SubtleTea.com, The Offending Adam, and Bull: Men’s Fiction. An excerpt from his first book, Apocryphal Road Code (Salt Publishing, 2010), can be heard online at WMUK 102.1 FM. He keeps a blog.
Jon Readey (2002) is a Lecturer in English at Brown University. He works in the fields of nonfiction writing where he has co-edited the book Crafting Cultural Rhetorics: Readings for University Writers; literary criticism, where he has published essays in The Henry James Review and the book collection The Literature of New York; and creative writing, where he has published several short stories in literary journals. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University-South Bend. Prior to returning to academia, he worked in television news, business writing, technical writing, and researching and editing commemorative books,
Dylan Reed (2006) is Director of President's Circle at Notre Dame and has published fiction in the Kenyon Review. In 2006, he received the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.
Amy Reese (2001) has published poetry in Permafrost.
Michael Richards (2002) is the Chief of Staff of the Loudoun County Public Schools.He has published a collection of short stories, Floating Midnight (River Lily Press, 2005), Revelations of the Secret Storyteller Society (Mystery and Suspense Press, 2002) and his fiction has appeared in Southeast Review, Quirk, and Pecan Grove Review. He wrote a film titled The End, which was screened at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. He received the Fellowship from the Great River Arts Institute with residency in Patzcuaro, Mexico.
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Matthew Ricke (2006) has published fiction in Harpur Palate.
Jeffrey Roessner (1998) is a Professor and the Dean of Arts and Humanities at Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania. He edited the volumes The Possibility of Language (Writers Club Press, 2001), and Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2014). His book Creative Guitar: Writing and Playing Rock Songs with Originality was published by Mel Bay in 2010. His nonfiction has also appeared in Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism and the Fab Four (SUNY University Press, 2006). His reviews, criticism, and poetry can be found in Notre Dame Review, Samizdat, Colby Quarterly, College Literature, Along the Lake, and Religion and Literature.
Candace (Adams) Roma (2004) is CEO, Co-Founder, and copywriter at EMuse Creative. She has also worked as project editor/coordinator for a book packager in Texas, with Aspen Publishers, and as a freelance copyeditor.
Pablo Ros (2007) received a state award in 2007 for a series on local immigration enforcement that he wrote as a columnist for South Bend Tribune. He works in communications for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Washington, DC and lives in Arlington, VA.
Stuart Ross (2003) lives in Chicago. He has published essays in The Awl, Diagram, htmlgiant, Vol1Brooklyn, and Essays & Fictions. He is the winner of the 2013 Summer Literary Seminars' Unified Literary Contest for his non-fiction. He writes about books and music for sites like HTMLGiant, Gaper's Block and Frontier Psychiatrist. You can follow his work on twitter.
Jayme Russell (2014) received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning in 2014. She was named a finalist in Black Warrior Review’s Ninth Annual Poetry Contest. Excerpts from her long poem “As the World Falls Down” can be found in Black Warrior Review and PANK. She maintains a website.
Michael Russell (1996) is a Tutor at Summit Educational Group. His fiction has appeared in New England Review, Third Coast, Notre Dame Review, Denver Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, and Salt Hill.
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Dustin Rutledge (2006) is a lecturer at Boston College.
Blake Sanz (2001) teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Denver. His fiction has appeared in Puerto del Sol, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Chariton Review, Xavier Review, RE:AL, and other literary magazines. In the summer of 2014, he attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference on a fellowship.
James Sauer (1993) teaches English at Penn High School in Indiana.
Sami Schalk (2010) is Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Albany. A former Dissertation Fellow at the American Association of University Women, Schalk has had poetry published in Gargoyle Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, A Time to Write (Violence Prevention Initiative Journal), Emprise Review, Gloom Cupboard, Torch, Diverse Voices Quarterly, CC&D Magazine, Magnolia Magazine, and Fragments, as well as the anthology Lyrotica (Vagabound Press, 2010). Her critical essays have appeared in the Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology and Disability Studies Quarterly. She was a 2011 Cave Canem Fellow and selected for the Callaloo Writing Retreat in May, 2011.
Don Schindler (1999) Senior Vice President of Digital Initiatives for Dairy Management Inc.
Cynthia Searfoss (1995) is currently the Lead Instructor in the WED Program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Sheheryar Sheikh (2007) works for www.theladders.co.uk, managing a team of CV writers and analysts who prepare CVs for executives and senior job seekers. He has also worked as a staff critic for NewPages.com. Sheikh has published fiction in Bewildering Stories, Black Warrior Review, The Potomac, Prism International, The New Orphic Review, and 5_Trope.
Mike Smith (2001) is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Delta State University and is the editor of DSU’s literary journal Tapestry. He has published two poetry chapbooks, Anagrams of America (Mudlark Online, 2005) and Small Industry (South Carolina Poetry Initiative at the University of South Carolina), and three books of poetry: How to Make a Mummy (CustomWords, 2008), Multiverse (BlazeVOX, 2010), and Byron in Baghdad (BlazeVOX, 2012). His translation of Goethe’s Faust was published by Shearsman (March 2012). His poetry has appeared in SHAMPOO, Free Verse, Verse Daily, Carolina Quarterly, Borderlands, DIAGRAM, Hotel Amerika, Quarter After Eight, Faultline, Nebraska Review, Notre Dame Review, North American Review, Fugue, Gulf Stream, Main Street Rag, Zone 3, Iowa Review, among others, and also in the anthologies The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991-2008 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011) and The Possibility of Language: Seven New Poets (iUniverse, 2001). He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times in 2005 and received a grant from the Boehnen Fund for Excellence in the Arts in 2001. Here’s Mike reading some selected poems. His website.
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Ryan Glenn Smith (2009) has had fiction published in BULL: Fiction for Thinking Men.
Mark Stafford (2005) currently lectures at Beloit University in Wisconsin. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Florida State University in 2011. His sculptural work has been featured in national and international juried exhibitions, including A New Decade of Clay, 2010, the NCECA 2010 National Student Juried Exhibition, and Baltimore Claywork’s Body and Soul, as well as group exhibitions including Blue Spiral 1’s New Artists Exhibition, New X Three, and With Out Walls Public Art Exhibition and Symposium. Stafford received a Fogelberg Studio Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center (2012) and an artist’s residency from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2011). He keeps a website at mnstafford.com.
Lindsay Starck (2010) is pursuing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina. For the past four years she has been fiction editor of the Carolina Quarterly, and as of 2014 is now editor-in-chief.
Jennifer Stockdale (2011) teaches at Triton College and Dominican University in River Park, Illinois. She has published two poetry chapbooks: Now Puppy Teeth (What To Us, 2006) and Kid Fingers (Wheelchair Party, 2011). Her poems have also appeared in Alice Blue Review, Weird Year, The Carolina Quarterly, Rabbit Catastrophe, Pomegranate, Breadbox Parsons, Other Rooms, and Hot Metal Bridge.
Marcela Sulak (1992) is a tenure-track senior lecturer in American Literature and the Director of the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. Her poetry collections include Immigrant (Black Lawrence Press 2010), and the chapbook Of all the things that don’t exist, I love you best (Finishing Line Press, 2008). She has translated three collections of poetry: May by Karel Hyneck Macha, from the Czech (Twisted Spoon Press, 2005); Bela-Wanda. Poetry from the Heart of Africa by Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha from the French (Host Publications, 2011); and Bouquet by Karel Erben from the Czech (Twisted Spoon Press, 2011). Her poetry has appeared in Guernica, Poet Lore, No Tell Motel, Red Lion Sq, Daughters of Sarah, The Other Side, Greenfuse, Notre Dame Review, Kalliope, Borderlands, Texas Poetry Review, X-Connect, Indiana Review, Jabberwock, Spoon River Review, South Dakota Review, Quarterly West, River Styx, Sulphur River Review, Third Coast, and Harpur Palate, among others. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Rattle and Poet Lore. She hosts the radio show “Israel in Translation” at TLV.1 and is an associate editor at Tupelo Quarterly and an editor at The Ilanot Review. She won the Academy of American Poets Prize from the University of Texas in 2002, the Fania Kruger Award (also from the University of Texas) in 2004, and the Moving Words DC Metro Area Competition in 2010.
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Sara Swanson (2003) won the 2003 Sparks Prize Fellowship, and the 2003 AWP Intro Journal Award for fiction. She has published fiction in Tampa Review, Connecticut Review, and Arkansas Review. In 2013, she earned a Master's of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Silpa Swarnapuri (2008) published a series of articles called “Inside the Fortress” for Outlook Traveler magazine, January 2009, and edited for Harper’s Bazaar. She attends the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Alireza Taheri Araghi (2014) is an Iranian writer and translator. His fiction has appeared in GreenMountains Review, Avatar Review, and Gloom Cupboard. His translations into English have been published in RHINO and Asymptote. He won the 2014 RHINO Award for Translation. He edits the online journal PARAGRAPHITI.
Christine Texeira (2014), while at Notre Dame, served as editorial assistant for Notre Dame Review, worked on the journals Re:Visions and The Bend, and taught introductory creative writing courses. She is the 2014 recipient of the William Mitchell Memorial Award. Her work has appeared in Moss and The Conium Review.
James Ellis Thomas (1998) has been an English instructor at Wallace Community College since 2009. He has published fiction in The New Yorker and in the anthologies New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best 2001 (Algonquin Books, 2001) and The Beacon Best of 2001: Great Writing by Women and Men of All Colors and Cultures (Beacon, 2001).
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Beth Towle (2013) is pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University, where she is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She is a co-founder and regular contributor to The Actuary.
Edward Trefts (2012) has published fiction in Spork Press.
Peter Twal (2014) is both a writer and an electrical engineer. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, New Orleans Review, Bat City Review, smoking glue gun, NAP, plain china, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the 2014 Samuel and Mary Anne Hazo Award for Poetry.
Charles Valle (2003) is poetry editor at Fence Magazine. He has published a chapbook, Deferring Aching Roots, with Outlier Press and his poetry and articles have appeared in Quirk, Hiram Poetry Review, Good Foot, Kiosk, Eye-Rhyme, Berkeley Poetry Review, Lungfull!, Blue Sky Review, 42Opus, and Flyaways. He also edited the anthology After Translation (Outlier Press, 2001).
Cynthia VanderVen (1998) teaches at a college preparatory high school in Georgia. She also runs an online business doing writing, editing, graphic arts, and web design.
Lauro Vazquez (2013) is the 2013 recipient of the Nicholas Sparks Fellowship. He is a CantoMundo fellow. He has been a Letras Latinas associate, contributing a wide array of content to the Letras Latinas Blog, and serving as a coordinator of the Letras Latinas Writers Initiative. Recent poems have appeared in issue #16 of Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas.
Kaushik Viswanath (2014) is from Chennai, India. His stories have appeared in Helter Skelter, The Pinch, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere.
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John Michael Vore (1993) has published the books The Raft: Notes Towards Rules of Order for a Digital Age (Firetrap, 2001), Tell Me What Home Is Like (Firetrap, 2001), and Moving Into History (Firetrap, 2004). His essay, “Rehearsing the Victim,” was published in NUVO.
Charles Walton (1999) teaches at Morehouse College in Georgia.
C.J. Waterman (2011) is the founder of Wheelchair Party Press. He has published a chapbook of poetry, Unstoppable Citizen (The Chapbook, 2010), and had selections of his project I Blew Up a Regional Airport published in Lamination Colony. Along with a selection from “week” published by Extended Play Magazine, his work has appeared in Deluge, Metazen, and Gobbet.
Stephanie White (2009) continues her Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also works at the Community Writing Assistance program. She published an interview with Mary Karr in the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of Notre Dame Review and has had creative work published in both The Bend and DIAGRAM.
James Matthew Wilson (2005) writes a monthly column for First Principles ISI Web Journal and is on the faculty in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University. His work has appeared in Front Porch Republic Online, Think Journal, The American Conservative, Notre Dame Review, Pleiades, The Observer, Danta, Edge City Review, Measure, The Dark Horse, Contemporary Poetry Review, and Christianity and Literature, among others. He has received a VERITAS Award from the Villanova University Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (2011), the Wilbur Fellowship at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (2010), and the Lionel Basney Award for the best article in Christianity and Literature in 2007 and 2009. Finishing Line Press published The Violent and the Fallen, a collection of his poetry, in 2013.
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Timothy Worrall (1995) Timothy Worrall died on January 10, 2015. He taught at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas.
Christina Yu (2008) is a Marketing Manager at Knewton, a global leader in adaptive learning technology. She is a part-time MBA candidate at NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Marketing, Strategy, Media Entertainment & Technology, where she also holds a teaching fellowship in Corporate & Competitive Strategy. Her story “A Literary Affair” was included in Amazon’s Day One story subscription series. Yu has fiction published or forthcoming in New Letters, Fence, Gargoyle, Indiana Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, New Delta Review, BOMB online, and the anthology Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories. Her fiction has been nominated and cited for several Best American anthologies.