Monday, January 29, 2007

Chad Parmenter, Poetry Reviewing machine

Reviews of new books (David Keplinger's The Clearing, and Joe Wenderoth's The Holy Spirit of Life: Essays Written for John Ashcroft's Secret Self) by MFA grad Chad Parmenter appear in the latest issue of Pleiades.

Congrats to Sara Burge!

Sara Burge, a second-year poetry MFA, has been named a finalist in Inkwell Magazine's annual competition for her poem "Each Black Shell."

Friday, January 19, 2007

Allison Joseph awarded IAC Fellowship in Poetry

Allison Joseph has been awarded a 2007 Illinois Arts Council Artist's Fellowship in Poetry:

Details here:
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • Jan La Perle in the Heartland Review

    Two poems by Jan LaPerle (MFA '06) appear in Winter 2007 issue of the Heartland Review. The poems are "Even the Radio" and "The Roof."

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    New Year, New Notes

    Deb Jurmu (MFA '06) has a story, "Explosive Device," in the Fall 2006 issue of Natural Bridge.
    Chad Parmenter (MFA '05) has a poem, "from Weston's Unsent Letters to Modotti," in the Fall 2006 issue of Sou'wester.
    Curtis Crisler (MFA '04)'s book, Tough Boy Sonatas, has been published by Front Street Press and is now available in bookstores and at
    Matt Guenette (MFA '99) has two poems--"Sestina Aguilera" and "Fiddling"--appearing in the February edition of Mannequin Envy. He will also be a workshop presenter at Illinois Wesleyan University's upcoming Tongue & Ink Writer's Conference.