Alumni Publications

MFA program alumni publish their work at an extraordinary rate. They have received many of American Letters’ top honors, including the Pulitzer Prize; William Carlos Williams Prize; Puschart Prize; and NEA, Guggenheim, and Stegner fellowships. They have been instrumental in founding and furthering many of the nation's most innovative and excellent literary journals and presses, including: Wave Books, jubilat, Slope, Slope Editions, Volt, Conduit, Noo, Rain Taxi, Bateau, and Thermos, among others.


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Brian Baldi, MFA 2007

Lunar Asparagus, Invisible Ear, 2009


Benjamin Balthaser, MFA 2003

Poetry Dedication, Partisan Press, 2011



Elan Barnehama, MFA 1995

Finding Bluefield, Bold Strokes Books, 2012

Mira Bartok, MFA 2008

The Wonderling, Candlewick Press, 2017

The Memory Palace, Free Press, 2011


David Bartone, MFA 2012

Practice on Mountains, Ahsahta Press, 2014


Eric Baus, MFA 2005 

The Tranquilized Tongue, City Lights, 2014

The Rain of the Ice, above/ground, 2014

Scared Text, Center for Literary Publishing, 2011

Negative Noon, minutes books, 2011

Bee-stung Aviary, further adventures, 2010

Tuned Droves, Octopus Books, 2009

The To Sound, Verse Press/Wave Books, 2004

Something Else the Music Was, Braincase Press, 2004

A Swarm in the Aperture, Margin to Margin, 2002

The Space Between Magnets, diaeresis, 2001


Jensen Beach, MFA 2011

Swallowed By the Cold, Graywolf, 2016

For Out of the Heart Proceed, Dzanc Books, 2013

Janet Benton, MFA 1992

Lilli de Jong, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017

Jedediah Berry, MFA 2007 

The Family Arcana, Ninepin Press, 2015

The Manual of Detection, Penguin Books, 2010

Joseph Bienvenu, MFA 2004

Gaius Valerius Catullus, Dialogos, 2013

Atom Parlor, BlazeVOX [books], 2010

Pool Hall Quartet, Verna Press, 2008


Luke Bloomfield, MFA 2011

Russian Novels, Factory Hollow Press, 2014

Emily Bludworth, MFA 2015

Splendor, H_NGM_N Books, 2015

Hannah Brooks-Motl, MFA 2013

M, The Song Cave, 2015

The New Years, Rescue Press, 2014

The Montaigne Result, The Song Cave, 2013

Marie Buck, MFA 2007 

Amazing Weapons, Scary Topiary, 2012

Life & Style, Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009

Caroline Cabrera, MFA 2012

The Bicycle Year, H_NGM_N BKS, 2015

Flood Bloom, H_NGM_N Books, 2012

Dear Sensitive Beard, dancing girl press, 2012

Joseph Cardinale, MFA 2007

The Size of the Universe, Fiction Collective 2, 2010

Melissa Caruso, MFA 2002

The Tethered Mage, Orbit Books, forthcoming 2017


Francesca Chabrier, MFA 2011

Throw Yourself Into the Praire, Sarabande Books

The Axioms, Pilot Books, 2013

Dan Chelotti, MFA 2002

x, McSweeney's, 2013

The Eights, Poetry Society of America, 2006

Christopher Cheney, MFA 2007

They Kissed Their Homes, Blue Hour Press, 2009

Julie Choffell, MFA 2005

The Hello Delay, Fordham University Press, 2012

Figures in a Surplus, Achiote Press, 2011


Stella Corso, MFA 2014

Tantrum, Rescue Press, 2017

Caroline Crew, MFA 2015

Pink Museum, Big Lucks, 2015


Your Stupid Fortune Gives Me Stupid Hope, with Chris Emslie, Furniture Press Books, 2014

The Polychrome Clinic, Midwest Writing Center Press, 2014

Small Colours Like Wild Tongues, dancing girl press, 2013

Heather Christle, MFA 2009

Heliopause, Wesleyan University Press, 2015

What Is Amazing, Wesleyan University Press, 2012

The Trees The Trees, Octopus Books, 2011

The Difficult Farm, Octopus Books, 2009





Daniel Coudriet, MFA 2005

Say Sand, Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, 2010

Parade, Blue Hour Press, 2012



Christopher Deweese, MFA 2008

The Black Forest, Octopus Books, 2012

The Father of the Arrow is the Thought, Octopus Books, 2015


Gabe Durham, MFA 2010

Bible Adventures, Boss Fight Books, 2015

Fun Camp, Publishing Genius Press, 2013

Monica Fambrough, MFA 2005

Softcover, Natural History Press, 2015

Shehryar Fazli, MFA 2008

Invitation, Tranquebar Press, 2011

Madeline Ffitch, MFA 2010 

Valparaiso, Round the Horn, Publishing Genius Press, 2014

Jessica Fjeld, MFA 2010

The Tide, Pilot Books, 2010

On Animate Life: Its Profligacy, Organ Meats, Etc., Poetry Society of America, 2006

Kyle Flak, MFA 2011

What Hank Said On the Bus, Publishing Genius, 2013

The Secret Admirer, Adastra Press, 2011

Harmonica Days, New Sins Press, 2009


Joseph Fletcher, MFA 2005

 Already It Is Dusk, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2011

Sleigh Ride, Factory Hollow Press, 2006

Bradley Flis, MFA 2007 

Peasants, Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009

Brian Foley, MFA 2013 

The Constitution, Black Ocean, 2014

TOTEM, Fact-Simile Editions, 2014

Going Attractions, Greying Ghost, 2012

Leora Fridman, MFA 2014 

My Fault, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Lawrence Giffin, MFA 2006

Plato's Closet, Roof Books, 2016

Just Kids, Agnes Fox Press, 2012

Christian Name, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012

Sorites, Tea Part Republicans Press, 2011

Get the Fuck Back Into that Burning Plane, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009

Rachel B. Glaser, MFA 2010 

Paulina & Fran, HarperCollins, 2015

MOODS, Factory Hollow Press, 2013

Pee on Water, Publishing Genius, 2010

Kevin Goodan, MFA 2004

Upper Level Disturbances, Colorado State University/Center for Literary Publishing, 2012

Winter Tenor, Alice James Books, 2009

Thine Embers Fly: Ten Poems, Factory Hollow Press, 2007

In the Ghost-House Acquainted, Alice James Books, 2004


Lauren Foss Goodman, MFA 2004

A Heart Beating Hard, 21st Century Prose (U of Michigan Press), 2014

Ryan Habermeyer, MFA 2007

The Science of Lost Futures, BOA Editions Ltd, forthcoming 2018


Jocelyn Heaney, MFA 2004

Tales of the Great White, Roxbury Park Books, 2004

Jeannie Hoag, MFA 2009

Informal Invitation to a Traveler: Letters between J.R. & Miss Kim,
Gold Wake Press, 2011 (with Kyle McCord)

New Age of Ferociousness, Agnes Fox Press, 2010

Nathan Hill, MFA 2004

The Nix, Knopf, 2016

Anne Cecelia Holmes, MFA 2011

I Am A Natural Wonder (with Lily Ladewig), Blue Hour Press, 2011


Michelle Hoover, MFA 1999

The Quickening, Other Press, 2010


Elizabeth Hughey, MFA 2006

Guest Host, The National Poetry Review Press, 2012

Sunday Houses the Sunday House, University of Iowa Press, 2007

Emily Hunt, MFA 2013

Dark Green, The Song Cave

Cecily Iddings, MFA 2007

Is To: As: Is To, Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2015

Everyone Here, Octopus Books, 2014

Lauren Ireland, MFA 2006

The Arrow, Coconut Books, 2014

Dear Lil Wayne, Magic Helicopter Press, 2014

Sorry It's So Small, Factory Hollow Press, 2011

Olga & Fritz, Mondo Bummer Press, 2011

Noria Jablonsnki, MFA 2003

Human Oddities, Counterpoint, 2005

Sara Jaffe, MFA 2009

Dryland, Tin House Books, 2015

Rachel Katz, MFA 2014

Poetry, AWST Press, 2016

Pony at the Super, Horse Less Press, 2015

Any Berry You Like, iO Books, 2014

Ben Kopel, MFA 2011

Victory, H_NGM_N Books

Justin Lacour, MFA 2004

Mr. Gravity's Blue Holiday, Philbrick Poetry Award chapbook series/ Providence Atheneaeum, 2004

Lily Ladewig, MFA 2010

The Silhouettes, Spring Gun Press, 2012

I Am A Natural Wonder (with Anne Cecelia Holmes), Blue Hour Press, 2011

You Are My Favorite Person of the Year, Mondo Bummer Press, 2010

Seth Landman, MFA 2004

Confidence, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015

Sign You Were Mistaken, Factory Hollow Press, 2013

Dorothea Lasky, MFA 2004

ROME, W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014

Thunderbird, Wave Books, 2012

Matter: A Picturebook, Argos Books, 2012

The Blue Teratorn, YesYes Books, 2012

Poetry is Not a Project, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010

Black Life, Wave Books, 2010

AWE, Wave Books, 2007


Andrea Lawlor, MFA 2012

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, Rescue Press, 2017

Position Papers, Factory Hollow Press, 2016

Sueyeun Lee, MFA 2006

A Primary Mother, Least Weasel, 2012 from Aerial Conclave Without Cloud, Nous-zot Press

Underground National, Factory School, 2010

That Gorgeous Feeling, Coconut Books, 2008

Mental Commitment Robots, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2007

Mark Leidner, MFA 2013

Beauty Was the Case They Gave Me, Factory Hollow Press, 2011

The Angel in The Dream of Our Hangover: Aphorisms, Sator Press, 2011

Juliana Leslie, MFA 2005

Green Is for World, Coffeehouse Press (National Poetry Series), 2012

A More Radiant Signal, Letter Machine Editions, 2010

That Obscure Coincidence of Feeling, Dusie Kollectiv, 2009

Questions for Trees, Marcel Press

Pie in the Sky, Braincase Press

Su-Yee Lin, MFA 2013

Thirteen Steps in the Underworld, Tor/Forge, 2015

Kate Litterer, MFA 2014

Ghosty Boo, A-Minor Press, 2016

Kelin Loe, MFA 2013

These Are the Gloria Stories, Factory Hollow Press, 2015

The Motorist, minutesBOOKS, 2010

Natalie Lyalin, MFA 2007

Blood Makes Me Faint, But I Go For It, Ugly Duckling Press, 2014

Try A Little Time Travel, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010

Pink & Hot Pink Habitat, Coconut Books, 2009

Ryan MacDonald, MFA 2011

The Observable Characteristics of Organisms, U of Alabama Press, 2014

Daniel Mahoney, MFA 2003

Sunblind Almost Motorcrash, Spork Press, 2015

Kyle McCord, MFA 2009

Gentle, World, Gentler, Ampersand Books, 2017

Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders, Trio House Press, 2016

You Are Indeed an Elk, But This Is Not the Forest You Were Born to Graze, Gold Wake Press, 2015

Sympathy from the Devil, Gold Wake Press, 2013

Informal Invitations to a Traveler, Gold Wake Press, 2011

Galley of the Beloved in Torment, Dream Horse Press, 2008

Deborah McCutchen, MFA 2003

The Whale Road, Random House, NZ, 2004

Brian Mihok, MFA 2010

The Quantum Manual of Style, Aqueous Books, 2013

Ata Moharreri, MFA 2010

Wildhood Thrashers, Factory Hollow Press, 2012

Andrew Morgan, MFA 2006

Month of Big Hands, Natural History Press, 2013

Nick Moudry, MFA 2004

A Poem, A Movie & A Poem, Braincase, 2003

Leigh Newman, MFA 2006

Still Points North, Dial Press, 2013

Travis Nichols, MFA 2004

The More You Ignore Me, Coffee House Press, 2013

Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder, Coffee House Press, 2012

Iowa, Letter Machine Editions, 2010

See Me Improving, Copper Canyon Press, 2010


JoAnna Novak, MFA 2014

I MUST HAVE YOU, Arcade Publishing, 2017


David Odhiambo, MFA 2004

The Reverend's Apprentice, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008

Kipligat's Chance: A Novel, St. Martin's Griffin, 2004

Diss/Ed Banded Nation, Polestar Press, 2000



Lisa Olstein, MFA 2002

Little Stranger, Copper Canyon, 2013

Lost Alphabet, Copper Canyon, 2009

Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, Copper Canyon, 2006



Carrie Owens, MFA 2015

Working Dogs, Kindle Editions, 2015

Seth Parker, MFA 2008

Beethoven of Smells, Invisible Ear, 2009

Hilary Plum, MFA 2011

Watchfires, Rescue Press, 2016

They Dragged Them through the Streets, FC2, 2013

Greg Purcell, MFA 2014

The Fundament, Poor Claudia, 2015

The New Music, The Agriculture Reader, 2014

More Fresh Air, Industrial Lunch, with David Pritchard

Rebecca Rasmussen, MFA 2008

Evergreen, Knopf, 2014

The Bird Sisters, Crown, 2011

Luivette Resto, MFA 2003

Ascension, Tia Chucha, 2013

Unfinished Portrait, Tia Chucha, 2008

Patrick Robbins, MFA 2008

To Make Others Happy, 3 Wide Press, 2015

Andrew Michael Roberts, MFA 2007

good beast, Burnside Review, 2015

something has to happen next, University of Iowa Press, 2010

Dear Wild Abandon, Poetry Society, 2007

Give Up, Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006

Shauna Seliy, MFA 2003

When We Get There, Bloomsbury, 2007




Kamila Shamsie, MFA 1998

Home Fire, Riverhead Books, 2017

A God in Every Stone, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014

Burnt Shadows, Picador, 2009

Offence: the Muslim case, Seagull Press, 2009

Broken Verses, Mariner Books, 2005

Kartography, Marinter Books, 2002

Salt and Saffron, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000

In the City by the Sea, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1998

Lori Shine, MFA 2004

Coming Down in White, Pilot Books, 2007

Laura Solomon, MFA 2005

The Hermit, Ugly Duckling Press, 2011

Blue and Red Things, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007

Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers, Katalanché Press, 2005

Bivouac, Slope Editions, 2002

Richard Sonnenmoser, MFA 2008

Science-Magic School, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2010


Gale Marie Thompson, MFA 2012

Soldier On, Tupelo Press, 2015


If You're a Bear, I'm a Bear, H_NGM_N BKS, 2013

Emily Toder, MFA 2009

Aging, Gauss PDF

Beachy Head, Coconut Books, 2014

No Land, Brave Men Press, 2014

NPR, Poor Claudia, 2013

Science, Coconut Books, 2012

Brushes With, Tarpaulin Sky, 2010

I Hear a Boat, Duets Books, 2010

Natasha Trethaway, MFA 1995

Thrall, Houghton Mifflin, 2012

Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, University of Georgia Press, 2010

Native Guard, Houghton Mifflin. 2006

Bellocq's Ophelia, Graywolf Press, 2002

Domestic Work, Graywolf Press. 2000

Sara Veglahn, MFA 2005

The Mayflies, Dzanc Books, 2014

from The Ladies, New Herring Press, 2013

Another Random Heart, Letter Machine Editions, 2009

Closed Histories, Noemi Press, 2008

That We Come to a Consensus, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006

Falling Forward, Braincase Press, 2003

Arisa White, MFA 2006

Black Pearl, Nomadic Press, 2016

You're The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, Augury Books, 2016

A Penny Saved, Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2012

Hurrah's Nest, Virtual Artists Collective, 2012

Disposition for Shininess, Factory Hollow Press, 2008

Post Pardon, Mouthfeel Press

Wendy Xu, MFA 2015

Phrasis, Fence Books, 2017

Naturalism, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015

You Are Not Dead, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013

The Hero Poems, H_NGM_N, 2011

I Was Not Even Born, Coconut Books, 2013 (w/ Nick Sturm)


Lesley Yalen, MFA 2007

The Hearts of Vikings, Natural History Press, 2014

This Elizabeth, Minus House, 2007

The Beginning In, Minutes Books, 2011

Mike Young, MFA 2010

Sprezzatura, Publishing Genius, 2014

Who Can Make It, Big Lucks, 2014

Look! Look! Feathers, Word Riot

We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, Publishing Genius, 2012


Jung Yun, MFA 2007

Shelter, Picador, 2016




Matthew Zapruder, MFA 1999

Sun Bear, Copper Canyon Press, 2014

Come On All You Ghosts, Copper Canyon Press, 2010

Secret Weapon: The Late Poems of Eugen Jebeleanu (translation), Coffee House, 2007

The Pajamaist, Copper Canyon Press, 2006

American Linden, Tupelo Press, 2002


Steven Zultanski, MFA 2003

Bribery, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014

Agony, BookThug, 2012

Cop Kisser, BookThug, 2010

Pad, Make Now Press, 2010


Leni Zumas, MFA 2004

Red Clocks, Lee Boudreaux Books, forthcoming

The Listeners, Tin House, 2012

Farewell Navigator: Stories, Open City, 2008