M.F.A. Alumni

  • Carrie Murphy (M.F.A. Poetry, 2011) had her chapbook, Meet The Lavenders, published by Birds of Lace Press in early summer 2011.
  • Krystal Languell (M.F.A. Poetry, 2010) edits the journal Bone Bouquet, which is now publishing in print. Her chapbook, The Mean Particle, is forthcoming from Tilt Press.
  • Kevin Honold‘s (M.F.A., 2010) first book of poems, Men As Trees Walking, won the 2010 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Prize Award. He also holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Purdue.
  • Austin Tremblay (M.F.A. Poetry, 2009), a current Ph.D. student at the University of Houston, has begun Owl Eye Review, a new literary journal that publishes poetry and essays.
  • Jeff Frawley (M.F.A. Fiction, 2009) was a 2010-2011 Fulbright scholar in Creative Writing, living and working on his novel in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Kara Dorris (M.F.A. Poetry, 2009) is the founding editor the journal Lingerpost.
  • Lee Rhyanes (M.F.A. Poetry, 2008) started Voices Behind Walls, a creative writing workshop. The program takes place in juvenile detention centers in the Southwest and encourages juvenile offenders to express themselves through poetry. Lee, along with NMSU Literature graduate Justin DeSenso, was also instrumental in helping to create “Hip-Hop Stacks,” a catalog of hip-hop literature, music, art and scholarship now located at the Branson Library on the New Mexico State University campus.
  • Albert Martinez (M.F.A. Fiction, 2004) has a website, Lively Words, where he features video footage of writers reading their work. Several people associated with the M.F.A. program at New Mexico State have participated in his project, including former professors Antonya Nelson and Robert Boswell, current professor Connie Voisine, and graduates Tim Staley and Dorine Jennette.
  • Dorine Jennette (M.F.A. Poetry, 2004) had her first book of poems, Urchin to Follow, appear from The National Poetry Review Press in 2010.

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