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Creative Writing: Alumni

What are you up to?

Graduates of the program please send info on what you're doing to Carla Harryman, Program Coordinator, charryma@emich.edu.

Ken Cormier ('96)
  • Balance Act (Insomniac Press, 2000) - Short Stories
  • God Damn Doghouse (CD, 1995) - Poems, Performance Pieces
  • Gravitron (CD, 1998) - Poems, Performance Pieces
Tim Kahl ('94)

Currently I am teaching at Sacramento City College and Sierra College. I am also working on translations of Austrian avant-gardist, Friederike Mayröcker. I have translated a book of poems/novel, Das bessessene Alter (The Possessed Senior Citizen) as well as, a collection of contemporary Brazilian poetry, including Brazilian poets, Lêdo Ivo, Vinicius de Moraes, and Carlos Drummond de Andrade; and the poems of the Portuguese language's only Nobel Laureate, José Saramago. In the fall of 2006, a collection of my translations of Rolf Haufs's prose poems entitled Selbst Bild (Self Portrait) will be released by Poets Corner Press.

My work has been published or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, American Letters & Commentary, Gulf Stream Magazine, International Poetry Review, Illuminations, Apalachee Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Bouillabaisse, Carquinez Poetry Review, The Chrysalis Reader, Clackamas Literary Review, Confluence, Eclipse, English Journal, Eureka Literary Magazine, Fourteen Hills, George Washington Review, Indiana Review, The Journal, Limestone, Lullwater Review, The MacGuffin, The Madison Review, Marlboro Review, Midnight Mind, The Midwest Quarterly, Minnesota Daily, The New Laurel Review, night rally, Nightsun, Nimrod, North Dakota Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Onthebus, Oregon East, Phantasmagoria, Poet Lore, Prairie Winds, Princeton Arts Review, RE:AL, Reed Magazine, Sacramento News and Review, Solo, South Dakota Quarterly, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, SunDog: The Southeast Review, The Texas Review, West Wind Review, and Willow Review among other publications. I have recently received my second Pushcart nomination.

I also appear as Victor Schnickelfritz where I carry forth on issues of contemporary poetry and poetics at the group blog: http://greatamericanpinup.blogspot.com/

I also am a host of monthly readings at the Sacramento Poetry Center, where I contribute to and run the blog corresponding to events that go on there. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.blogspot.com

Linette Lao ('99)

Crimewave USA Magazine (Editor)

Garfield Linton ('99)

Voodoomation (Karu Press, 2000) - Short Stories

Brian Tell ('99)

Eureka! (CD) Poetry and Music and The Chameleon Voice (CD) Poetry and Music

Ognjen Smiljanic ('01)

Tooth - Literary Journal

Matt Kearis ('05)

Assistant Professor, Kirkland Community College

Andy Shuck ('02)

Librarian, Westland Public Library

Anya Cobler ('05)

MFA at University Michigan, editor of TextSound http://textsound.org/

Tom Mansell ('03)

Video producer and sound editor for the non-profits Hooked On Nature and For Generations To Come Sanctuary http://naturecircles.org/

Ken McGraw ('06)

English and Creative Writing teacher, Community High, Ann Arbor

Barry Graham ('08)

MFA at Rutger's University