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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

Book cover: Lunar Asparagus

Benjamin Balthaser, MFA 2003

Poetry Dedication, Partisan Press, 2011

Book cover: Poetry Dedication

Elan Barnehama, MFA 1995

Finding Bluefield, Bold Strokes Books, 2012


Mira Bartók, MFA 2008

The Wonderling, Candlewick Press, 2017

The Memory Palace, Free Press, 2011

Book cover: The Memory Palace

David Bartone, MFA 2012

Practice on Mountains, Ahsahta Press, 2014

Book cover: Practice on Mountains

Eric Baus, MFA 2005

How I Became A Hum, Octopus Books, 2020

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

Book cover: Swallowed By the Cold

Janet Benton, MFA 1992

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

Book cover: Lilli de Jong

Lou Berney, MFA

November Road, William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2018

The Long and Faraway Gone, William Morrow/HarperCollins

Whiplash River, William Morrow/HarperCollins

Gutshot Straight, William Morrow/HarperCollins

Book Cover: November Road

Jedediah Berry, MFA 2007

The Family Arcana, Ninepin Press, 2015

The Manual of Detection, Penguin Books, 2010

Book cover: The Family Arcana

Joseph Bienvenu, MFA 2004

Gaius Valerius Catullus, Dialogos, 2013

Atom Parlor, BlazeVOX [books], 2010

Pool Hall Quartet, Verna Press, 2008

Book cover: Gaius Valerius Catullus

Luke Bloomfield, MFA 2011

Russian Novels, Factory Hollow Press, 2014

Book cover: Russian Novels

Emily Bludworth, MFA 2015

Splendor, H_NGM_N Books, 2015

Book cover: Splendor

Hannah Brooks-Motl, MFA 2013

M, The Song Cave, 2015

The New Years, Rescue Press, 2014

The Montaigne Result, The Song Cave, 2013

Book cover: M

Marie Buck, MFA 2007

Unsolved Mysteries, Roof, 2020

Goodnight, Marie, May God Have Mercy on Your Soul, Roof, 2017

Portrait of Doom, Krupskaya, 2015

Amazing Weapons, Scary Topiary, 2012

Life & Style, Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009

Book cover: Unsolved Mysteries

Gabriel Bump, MFA 2017

Everywhere You Don't Belong, Algonquin, 2020

Book cover: Everywhere You Don't Belong

Michael Burke, 1984

Maine's Place in the Environmental Imagination, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009

The Same River Twice, University of Arizona Press, 2006

Elizabeth Byrne, MFA 2013

The Grave Keepers, HarperCollins, 2017

Caroline Cabrera, MFA 2012

Saint X, Black Lawrence Press, 2018

The Bicycle Year, H_NGM_N BKS, 2015

Flood Bloom, H_NGM_N Books, 2012

Dear Sensitive Beard, dancing girl press, 2012

Book Cover: Saint X

Joseph Cardinale, MFA 2007

The Size of the Universe, Fiction Collective 2, 2010

Book cover: The Size of the Universe

Melissa Caruso, MFA 2002

The Unbound Empire, Orbit Books, 2019

The Defiant Heir, Orbit Books, 2018

The Tethered Mage, Orbit Books, 2017

Book Cover: The Defiant Heir

Francesca Chabrier, MFA 2011

Throw Yourself Into the Prairie, Sarabande Books, 2014

The Axioms, Pilot Books, 2013

Book cover: Throw Yourself Into the Prairie

Dan Chelotti, MFA 2002

x, McSweeney's, 2013

The Eights, Poetry Society of America, 2006

Book cover: X

Christopher Cheney, MFA 2007

They Kissed Their Homes, Blue Hour Press, 2009

Book cover: They Kissed Their Homes

Julie Choffell, MFA 2005

The Hello Delay, Fordham University Press, 2012

Figures in a Surplus, Achiote Press, 2011

cover: the hello delay

Jack Christian, MFA

Domestic Yoga, Groundhog Poetry Press, 2016

Family System

Book Cover: Domestic Yoga

Heather Christle, MFA 2009

The Crying Book, Catapult, 2019

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

Cover: The Crying Book

Stella Corso, MFA 2014

Tantrum, Rescue Press, 2017

Books Cover: Tantrum

Michael Earl Craig, MFA

Woods and Clouds Interchangeable, Wave Books, 2019

Talkativeness, Wave Books, 2014

Jombang Jet, Factory Hollow Press, 2012

Thin Kimono, Wave Books, 2010

Yes, Master, Fence Books, 2006

Can You Relax in My House, Fence Books, 2002

Cover: Woods and Clouds Interchangeable

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

Book cover: Pink Museum

Daniel Coudriet, MFA 2005

Say Sand, Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, 2010

Parade, Blue Hour Press, 2012

Book cover: Say Sand

Christine Davis Merriman, MFA

At the Far End of Nowhere, Green Writers Press, 2018

Cover: At the far end of nowhere

Christopher Deweese, MFA 2008

The Confessions, Periplum, 2017

The Black Forest, Octopus Books, 2012

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

Cover: The confessions

Emmalie Dropkin, MFA 2019

Strange Attractors: Lives Changed By Chance, University of Massachusetts Press, 2019

Book Cover: Strange Attractors

Sadie Dupuis, MFA 2014

Mouthguard, Gramma Poetry, 2018

Gabe Durham, MFA 2010

Bible Adventures, Boss Fight Books, 2015

Fun Camp, Publishing Genius Press, 2013

cover: bible adventures

Karen Donovan, MFA '89

Aard-vark to Axolotl: Pictures from My Grandfather's Dictionary, Etruscan Press, 2018

cover: aardvark to axolotl

Monica Fambrough, MFA 2005

Softcover, Natural History Press, 2015

Book cover: Softcover

Shehryar Fazli, MFA 2008

Invitation, Tranquebar Press, 2011

Book cover: Invitation

Madeline ffitch, MFA 2010

Stay and Fight, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019

Valparaiso, Round the Horn, Publishing Genius Press, 2014

Cover: Stay and fight

Dennis Finnell, MFA 1980

Selected Poems, FutureCycle Press, 2020

Ruins Assembling, Shape&Nature Press, 2014, Things to Come Poetry Prize, Judge: Pamela Stewart

Pie 8, Bellday Books, 2012, Bellday Poetry Prize, Judge: Rae Armantrout

The Gauguin Answer Sheet, University of Georgia Press, 2001, Contemporary Poetry Series, Selected by Mark Strand

Beloved Beast, University of Georgia Press, 1995, Contemporary Poetry Series, Selected by Albert Goldbarth

Red Cottage, University of Massachusetts Press, 1991, Juniper Prize

Jessica Fjeld, MFA 2010

Redwork, BOAAT Press, 2018

The Tide, Pilot Books, 2010

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

Book cover: Redwork

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

Book cover: What Hank Said On the Bus

Joseph Fletcher, MFA 2005

Already It Is Dusk, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2011

Sleigh Ride, Factory Hollow Press, 2006

Book cover: Already It Is Dusk

Bradley Flis, MFA 2007

Peasants, Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009

Book cover: Peasants

Brian Foley, MFA 2013

The Constitution, Black Ocean, 2014

TOTEM, Fact-Simile Editions, 2014

Going Attractions, Greying Ghost, 2012

Book cover: The Constitution

Leora Fridman, MFA 2014

My Fault, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016

Book cover: My Fault

Lawrence Giffin, MFA 2006

Untitled, 2014, After Hours Editions, 2020

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

Book Cover: Untitled 2004

Rachel B. Glaser, MFA 2010

Paulina & Fran, HarperCollins, 2015

MOODS, Factory Hollow Press, 2013

Pee on Water, Publishing Genius, 2010

Book cover: Paulina & Fran

Kevin Goodan, MFA 2004

Anaphora, Alice James Books, 2018

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

Book cover: A Heart Beating Hard

Ryan Habermeyer, MFA 2007

The Science of Lost Futures, BOA Editions Ltd, 2018

Christopher Harris, MFA 2006

Tulsa, Asphalt House, 2018

War On Sound, Asphalt House, 2016

The Big Clear, Asphalt House, 2013

Slotback Rhapsody, Asphalt House, 2011

Cover: Tulsa

Jocelyn Heaney, MFA 2004

Tales of the Great White, Roxbury Park Books, 2004

Book cover: Tales of the Great White

James Heflin, MFA '00

Krakatoa Picnic, Hedgerow Press, 2017

Book Cover: Krakatoa Picnic

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

Book cover: Informal Invitation to a Traveler: Letters between J.R. & Miss Kim

Nathan Hill, MFA 2004

The Nix, Knopf, 2016

Book cover: he Nix

Andrea Holland, MFA 1991

Broadcasting, Gatehouse Press, 2013

Borrowed, Smith/Doorstop, 2007


Anne Cecelia Holmes, MFA 2011

Dead Year, Sixth Finch, 2016

The Jitters, Horse Less Press, 2015

Junk Parade, dancing girl press, 2012

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

Book Cover: The Jitters

Michelle Hoover, MFA 1999

The Quickening, Other Press, 2010

Book Cover: The Quickening

Chris Hosea, MFA 2006

Double Zero, Prelude Books, 2016

Put Your Hands In, Louisiana State University Press, 2014 (Winner of the Walt Whitman Award, selected by John Ashbery)

Cover: double zero

Elizabeth Hughey, MFA 2006

Guest Host, The National Poetry Review Press, 2012

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

Book cover: Guest Host

Emily Hunt, MFA 2013

Dark Green, The Song Cave, 2015

Book cover: Dark Green

Cecily Iddings, MFA 2007

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

Everyone Here, Octopus Books, 2014

Book cover: Is To: As: Is To

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

Book cover: Dear Lil Wayne

Noria Jablonsnki, MFA 2003

Human Oddities, Counterpoint, 2005

Book Cover: Human Oddities

Sara Jaffe, MFA 2009

Dryland, Tin House Books, 2015

Book cover: Dryland

Freida Jones, MFA 1978

Music Masquerades as Honey in My Hands, CreateSpace Publishing Platform, 2016

Rachel Katz, MFA 2014

Poetry, AWST Press, 2016

Pony at the Super, Horse Less Press, 2015

Any Berry You Like, iO Books, 2014

Book cover: Poetry

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

Book cover: Mr. Gravity's Blue Holiday

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

Book Cover: The Silhouettes

Joy Ladin, MFA 1995

The Soul of a Stranger: Reading God and the Torah from a Transgender Prespective, Brandeis University Press, 2018

Fireworks in the Graveyard, Headmistress Press, 2017

The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something, Sheep Meadow Press, 2017

cover: the soul of the stranger

Seth Landman, MFA 2004

Confidence, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015

Sign You Were Mistaken, Factory Hollow Press, 2013

Book cover: Confidence

Dorothea Lasky, MFA 2004

Animal, Wave Books, 2019

Milk, Wave Books, 2018

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

Cover: Animal

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

Book cover: A Primary Mother

Mark Leidner, MFA 2013

Under the Sea, Tyrant Books, 2018

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

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

Cover: under the sea

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

Book cover: Green Is for World

Su-Yee Lin, MFA 2013

Thirteen Steps in the Underworld, Tor/Forge, 2015

Book cover: Thirteen Steps in the Underworld

Kate Lindroos, MFA 2017

The Costume of a Hunter, Factory Hollow Press, 2018

cover: the costume of a hunter

Kate Litterer, MFA 2014

Ghosty Boo, A-Minor Press, 2016

Book cover: Kate Litterer

Kelin Loe, MFA 2013

These Are the Gloria Stories, Factory Hollow Press, 2015

The Motorist, minutesBOOKS, 2010

Book cover: These Are the Gloria Stories

Kimberly Lojewski, MFA 2015

Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart, Burrow Press, September 2018

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

Book Cover: Blood Makes ME Faint But I Go For It

Ryan MacDonald, MFA 2011

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

Book cover: The Observable Characteristics of Organisms

Daniel Mahoney, MFA 2003

Sunblind Almost Motorcrash, Spork Press, 2015

Book cover: Sunblind Almost Motorcrash

Sara Majka, MFA 2013

Cities I've Never Lived In, Graywolf / A Public Space Books, 2016

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

Book cover: Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders

Deborah McCutchen, MFA 2003

The Whale Road, Random House, NZ, 2004

Book cover: The Whale Road

Susie Meserve, MFA 2001

Little Prayers, Blue Light Press, 2018

Faith, Finishing Line Press, 2008

Book cover Little Prayers

Brian Mihok, MFA 2010

The Quantum Manual of Style, Aqueous Books, 2013

Book cover: The Quantum Manual of Style

Ata Moharreri, MFA 2010

Wildhood Thrashers, Factory Hollow Press, 2012

Book cover: Wildhood Thrashers


Nicholas Montemarano, MFA 2000

The Senator's Children, Tin House Books, 2017


Andrew Morgan, MFA 2006

Month of Big Hands, Natural History Press, 2013

Book cover: Month of Big Hands

Nick Moudry, MFA 2004

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

Book cover: A Poem, A Movie & A Poem

Okey Ndibe

Never Look An American In the Eye, Soho Press, 2016

Arrows of Rain, Soho Press, 2015

Foreign Gods, Inc., Soho Press, 2014

Cover: never look an american in the eye

Leigh Newman, MFA 2006

Still Points North, Dial Press, 2013

Book cover: Still Points North

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

Book cover: The More You Ignore Me

JoAnna Novak, MFA 2014

Noirmania, Inside the Castle, 2018

I Must Have You, Arcade Publishing, 2017

Patricia O'Donnell, MFA 1986

Gods for Sale, Snake Nation Press, 2017

Waiting to Begin, Bottom Dog Press, 2016

Necessary Places, Cadent Publishing, 2012


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

Book cover: The Reverend's Apprentice

Lisa Olstein, MFA 2002

Pain Studies, Bellevue Literary Press, 2020

Late Empire, Copper Canyon, 2017

Little Stranger, Copper Canyon, 2013

Lost Alphabet, Copper Canyon, 2009

Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, Copper Canyon, 2006

Book Cover: Pain Studies

Carrie Owens, MFA 2015

Working Dogs, Kindle Editions, 2015

Book cover: Working Dogs

Seth Parker, MFA 2008

Beethoven of Smells, Invisible Ear, 2009

Book cover: Beethoven of Smells

Alexandria Peary, MFA

Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing, Routledge, 2018

Cover: prolific moment

Hilary Plum, MFA 2011

Strawberry Fields, Fence, 2018

Watchfires, Rescue Press, 2016

They Dragged Them through the Streets, FC2, 2013

cover: strawberry fields

Greg Purcell, MFA 2014

The Fundament, Poor Claudia, 2015

The New Music, The Agriculture Reader, 2014

More Fresh Air, Industrial Lunch, with David Pritchard

Book cover: The Fundament

Lev Raphael, MFA 1978

Dancing on Tisha B'Av (1990)

Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame (1991)

Winter Eyes (1992)

Stick Up For Yourself! (1992, with Gershen Kaufman and Pamela Espeland)

Coming Out of Shame (1995, with Gershen Kaufman)

Let's Get Criminal (1996)

Journeys & Arrivals (1996)

The Edith Wharton Murders (1997)

The Death of a Constant Lover (1998)

Little Miss Evil (2000)

Burning Down the House (2001)

The German Money (2003)

Tropic of Murder (2004)

Writing a Jewish Life (2006)

Secret Anniversaries of the Heart (2006)

Hot Rocks (2007)

My Germany (2009)

Pride and Prejudice: The Jewess and the Gentile (2011)

Rosedale in Love (2011)

Book Lust! (2012)

Writer's Block is Bunk (2012)

The Vampyre of Gotham (2012)

Assault with a Deadly Lie (2014)

State University of Murder, Perseverance Press, 2019

cover: state university of murder

Rebecca Rasmussen, MFA 2008

Evergreen, Knopf, 2014

The Bird Sisters, Crown, 2011

Book cover: Evergreen

Luivette Resto, MFA 2003

Ascension, Tia Chucha, 2013

Unfinished Portrait, Tia Chucha, 2008

Book cover: Ascension

Patrick Robbins, MFA 2008

To Make Others Happy, 3 Wide Press, 2015

Book cover: To Make Others Happy

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

Book cover: good beast

Henk Rossouw, MFA 2011

Xamissa, Fordham University Press, 2018

Jon Ruseski, MFA 2012

Space Mountain, Mount Analog, 2018


Shauna Seliy, MFA 2003

When We Get There, Bloomsbury, 2007

Book Cover: When We Get There

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

When We Get There, Bloomsbury, 2007

Broken Verses, Mariner Books, 2005

Kartography, Mariner Books, 2002

Salt and Saffron, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000

In the City by the Sea, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1998

Book cover: Home Fire

Zach Savich, MFA 2011

Daybed​, Black Ocean, 2018

Diving Makes the Water Deep, Rescue Press, 2016

The Orchard Green and Every Color, Omnidawn, 2016

Century Swept Brutal, Black Ocean, 2013

The Firestorm, Winner of the CSU Poetry Center Open Award, Cleveland State University, 2011

The Man Who Lost his Head, Winner of Omnidawn's Chapbook Prize, Omnidawn 2011

Events Film Cannot Withstand, Rescue Press, 2011

Annulments, Winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 2010

Full Catastrophe Living, Winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, University of Iowa, 2009

cover: daybed

Sejal Shah, MFA 2002

This Is One Way to Dance: Essays, University of Georgia Press, 2020

Book Cover: This is one way to dance

Lori Shine, MFA 2004

Coming Down in White, Pilot Books, 2007

Book cover: Coming Down in White

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

Book cover: The Hermit

Richard Sonnenmoser, MFA 2008

Science-Magic School, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2010


Kate Southwood, MFA

Evensong, WW Norton & Co, 2017

cover: evensong

Gale Marie Thompson, MFA 2012

Soldier On, Tupelo Press, 2015


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

Book cover: Soldier On

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

Book cover: Beachy Head

Natasha Trethewey, MFA 1995

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir, Harper Collins, 2020

Monument, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018

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

Book Cover: Memorial Drive A Daughter's Memoir

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

Book cover: The Mayflies

Diane Wald, MFA 1978

Gillyflower, She Writes Press, 2019

Wonderbender, 1913 Press, 2011

The Yellow Hotel, Verse Press, 2002

Lucid Suitcase, Red Hen Press, 1999

cover: gillyflower

Jerry Wemple, MFA 1996

The Artemas Poems, Finishing Line Press, 2014

Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (co-edited with Marjorie Maddox), Penn State Press, 2005

The Civil War in Baltimore, Word Press, 2005

You Can See It from Here, Detroit, 2000


Arisa White, MFA 2006

“Fish Walking” & Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife, Per Diem Press, 2019

Biddy Mason Speaks Up, Heyday Books, 2019

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

Book cover: You're The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened

Xu Xi, MFA 1985 (S Komala)

This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being, University of Nebraska Press, 2019

Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories, Typhoon Media, Ltd, 2018

Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy to a City, Penguin Random House, 2017

History’s Fiction: Stories from the City of Hong Kong (with Mike Ingham), Signal 8 Press, 2017

That Man in Our Lives, C&R Press, 2016

Access, Signal 8 Press, 2011

Habit of a Foreign Sky: A Novel, Haven Books, 2010

Evanescent Isles: From My City-Village, Hong Kong University Press, 2008

Hong Kong Rose, Chameleon Press, 2005

Overleaf Hong Kong, Chameleon Press, 2005

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)

Book cover: You Are Not Dead

Lesley Yalen, MFA 2007

The Hearts of Vikings, Natural History Press, 2014

This Elizabeth, Minus House, 2007

The Beginning In, Minutes Books, 2011

Book cover: The Hearts of Vikings

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

Book cover: Sprezzatura

Jung Yun, MFA 2007

Shelter, Picador, 2016

Book cover: Shelter

Matthew Zapruder, MFA 1999

Why Poetry?, Harper Collins, 2017

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

cover: why poetry

Steven Zultanski, MFA 2003

Bribery, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014

Agony, BookThug, 2012

Cop Kisser, BookThug, 2010

Pad, Make Now Press, 2010

Book cover: Bribery

Leni Zumas, MFA 2004

Red Clocks, Lee Boudreaux Books, 2018

The Listeners, Tin House, 2012

Farewell Navigator: Stories, Open City, 2008

Book cover: The Listeners