Monday, September 27, 2010

Alumnus Kevin Honold's Book, Men As Trees Walking

Click on over to and pre-order MFA Fiction 10' alumni Kevin Honold's first book!  Kevin's 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.

“In Men as Trees Walking Kevin Honold takes a hard look at cityscapes, work, and the lives of soldiers from ancient Greece to the contemporary Persian Gulf. Few poets are as comfortable dealing with history or as clear-eyed about the present. This is work of precision, maturity, and insight. Kevin Honold takes on things that matter, and what he has to say is articulate and compelling.”  
                                                                        —Don Bogen

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Student & Alumni Publications!

Third-year poet Robert Alan Wendeborn has five poems coming out in this month's M Review. Check out his poem "I Would Hang A Spider From Your Bones" in the latest issue of Strange Machine.

Josh Wheeler, MFA Poetry '10, has a piece, Diagnosable, in the Fall 2010 issue of Brevity Magazine.

Krystal Languell, MFA Poetry '10, has poems forthcoming at La Petite Zine and horse less review.  She was also a semifinalist for the 2010 Akron Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, The Mean Particle, is in production at Tilt Press.

Mike Meginnis, third-year fiction writer, has a story in the Australian magazine The Lifted Brow.

Carrie Murphy's (third year poet) poem "The Seven Strongest Men In Town" was nominated by PANK magazine for Sundress' Publications Best of the Net 2010.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Readings

Check out some pictures from the La Sociedad Para Las Artes Nelson/Boswell Reading Series. All photos courtesy of Josh Bowen.

Our first reading of the year was on August 27th at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces. First and second year MFA students read their work.
Lisa Nohner, fiction
Floydd Elliot, poetry

Chris Schacht, fiction

Jeanine Deibel, poetry

On September 10th, Carmen Gimenez Smith read with graduating poet Robert Alan Wendeborn. Doesn't he look happy?

The reading was featured in an article by NMSU's campus newspaper, The Round-Up. Read it here.

Our next reading is this coming Friday, September 24th. We're hosting poet Rodrigo Toscano, who will read with our own Robert Rome.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Faculty News

Carmen Gimenez Smith's new memoir, Bring Down The Little Birds, has just come out from the University of Arizona Press.

Connie Voisine will be a visiting writer at the University of Connecticut in October. She will also be visiting writer at California State University Long Beach in April. She'll be faculty at Arizona State University's Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writing Conference in March 2011. Check out an interview and reading with Connie on poetry MFA alumni Tim Staley's Lively Words.

Rus Bradburd's book, Forty Minutes Of Hell, is now out in paperback. Read an interview with Rus here