Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
We're proud to recognize the following SEVEN students who were accepted to Tin House this summer: fiction writer Rafael Sanchez, poet Jake Kelly, fiction writer Kristofer Whited, poet Andre Yang, fiction writer Tiffany Crum, poet Michelle Brittan, and recent fiction graduate Elizabeth Martin. That's quite a formidable contingency-- look out, Portland!
Fiction writer Tiffany Crum has also been accepted to the Sewanee Writers' Conference in Sewanee, TN. Congratulations, Tiffany!
Congratulations to fiction student Miguel Jimenez, who has been accepted to the Advanced Writing Workshop offered by the VONA Writers Workshop. Congratulations are also in order for poet Cynthia Guardado, who was also accepted to VONA this summer. Way to go, Miguel and Cynthia!
Congratulations to our intrepid summer workshop crew, and please keep an eye on the blog for more updates about the summer writing opportunities our students are exploring!
Poetry Professor and Porgram Coordinator Connie Hales has been awarded a prestigious Fresno Arts Council Horizon Award. The award is given to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions toward the enrichment of life in our community through excellence in the arts. In addition, Connie's poems "Forgiven" and "Failed Blessing" have both been accepted for publication in the Northwest Review. Congratulations, Connie, and well-deserved for all that you do!
Soon-to-be-graduate in nonfiction Sarah Fawn Montgomery has been awarded a full teaching assistantship to the University of Nebraska's PhD program in creative writing, plus a $15,000 a year stipend. Congratulations to Sarah Fawn, who rose to the top of the applicant field in a competitive year for PhD programs nationwide!
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Graduate Dean's Medalist and Outstanding Thesis Award
Congratulations to soon-to-be-graduate nonfiction writer, Rachel Jackson, who was selected as this year's College of Arts & Humanities Graduate Dean's Medalist AND recipient of the College of Arts & Humanities Outstanding Thesis Award for her memoir, Here and Gone.
Congratulations to poets Murleen Ray and Marcus Chinn, who will present their poetry at the Fresno State Graduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's take a moment to celebrate some great news for our students and faculty...
Creative Nonfiction professor Steven Church's new new book (remember, Theoretical Killings: Essays and Accidents just came out a couple of months ago) was just released from Soft Skull Press. The man's on fire. Congrats, Steven!
Fiction student Rafael Sanchez's story "Ambivalencia" was just accept for publication by The Acentos Review, a fine online literary journal that's been around for a few years now. Hearty congrats to Rafael!
Our great friend and former Program Director, Steve Yarbrough's new novel, Safe From the Neighbors, has been reviewed in the Washington Post! Congratulations, Steve!
Recent Creative Nonfiction MFA grad Karen Sikola just accepted a two-month position as a Scholar Relations Advisor for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council in Washington, D.C. Way to go, Karen!
Poetry professor Brian Turner's collection Here, Bullet was spotlighted in a recent New York Times piece. Congratulations, Brian!
Creative Nonfiction student Sarah Fawn Montgomery's essay "Death: An Encyclopedia Account of Ritual and Remembrance" has been accepted for publication by The Pinch for their fall 2010 issue.
TIME YOU LET ME IN: 25 POETS UNDER 25 is a wonderful new collection of poems put together by Naomi Shihab Nye. The best part is that the volume includes poems by our own students, Michelle Brittain and Jocelyn Stott. Congratulations to Michelle and Jocelyn!
Recent Creative Nonfiction graduate Josh Geist's essay "King of the Ogres" has been picked up by a new magazine, Kill Screen, which is setting out to publish serious writing about gaming.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
California State University, Fresno
Sasha Pimentel Chacón
Winner of an Academy of Poets Prize, former Phillip Levine Fellow and a recent multiple Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her first book of poems is Insides She Swallowed
Author of Born in the Cavity of Sunsets, his first book of poetry. He is host of Pakatelas, a literary radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
"In this collage of essays, letters, movies, advertisements, and every other medium known to man, Steven Church, author of The Guinness Book of Me, journeys to the depths of the human mind through his often bizarre turns of thought. Church philosophizes without any philosophical rhetoric and questions everything without seeming to question a thing. This thought-provoking postmodern jumble of serial killers, obsessive correspondences, and jumbo toys will leave you both enlightened and thoroughly entertained."
Also, Steven's essay "The Sound of Retreat" was nominated by The Pinch for a Pushcart Prize. Congratulations!
Pushcart Prize Nomination
Poetry Professor Tim Skeen's poem "Theosophy" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of MONKEY PUZZLE! Congratulations, Tim!
Nice work, Eric! Congratulations!