Alumni

Carrie Murphy (MFA Poetry 2011) will have her chapbook, Meet The Lavenders, published by Birds of Lace Press in early summer 2011.

Krystal Languell (MFA 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 (MFA 2010) first book of poems, Men As Trees Walking, won the 2010 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Prize Award. He also holds an MFA in Poetry from Purdue.

Austin Tremblay (MFA Poetry 2009), a current PhD student at the University of Houston, has begun a new literary journal that publishes poetry and essays. Owl Eye Review's first issue is forthcoming.

Jeff Frawley (MFA Fiction 2009) is a 2010-2011 Fulbright scholar in Creative Writing, currently living and working on his novel in Budapest, Hungary.

Kara Dorris (MFA Poetry 2009) edits the journal Lingerpost.

Lee Rhyanes (MFA 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. Read the interesting story of how the workshop developed on the website and sign up for the newsletter. 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 (MFA Fiction 2004) has a website, Lively Words, where he features video footage of writers reading their work. Several people associated with the MFA 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 (MFA Poetry 2004) had her first book of poems, Urchin to Follow, appear from The National Poetry Review Press in 2010.