Jonah Mixon-Webster

  • Master's in Creative Writing, Eastern Michigan University, 2014
  • Ph.D. English Studies, Illinois State University, 2018

Jonah Mixon-Webster received his first academic appointment in 2018 as Assistant Professor of English at Lansing Community College. He is the recipient of the Sawtooth Ahshata Press Poetry Prize for his first full-length collection of poetry, "Stereo(Type)" (2018).

Jonah has been awarded fellowships at Vermont Studio Center and Callaloo Writer’s Workshop. His poetry and hybrid works are featured in numerous magazines and journals including "Callaloo" and the "LA Review of Books’ Voluble", and the anthologies "Zombie Variations Symposium and Best American Experimental Writing 2018".

Megan Stockton

Master's in Creative Writing, Eastern Michigan University, 2018

BathHouse Journal Editor, 2016-2018

Megan Stockton is a poet, publisher, and teacher in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in "BigBig, Wednesday Bearings: Works About Boundaries, Hypocrite Reader" and "Flint Magazine". She teaches creative writing at the Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility and is a poetry instructor for "Inside/Out", a vibrant poetry in the schools program in Detroit. She has presented critical and creative work at the New Narrative Conference UC Berkeley, 2017), the "Eco Justice and Activism Conference"(EMU, 2018) and at the "Allied Media Conference" (Detroit, 2017).

"I was initially drawn to the creative writing master's program at EMU because of the radical experimental work being sponsored in the classes and syllabi, and because of the faculty members, many of whom are poets whose work I'd studied and loved prior to moving to Michigan. My experience in the Creative Writing program was complex, engaging, and challenging. The politics of the poem, the classroom, and the university were taken seriously in the courses I took, and the stakes of our writing, our workshopping, and the relations embedded in these activities were actively discussed and contested. Through my time in the CW program, many incredibly meaningful relationships and opportunities arose, such as co-facilitating a poetry workshop at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, presenting my own work at the Communal Presence Conference in Berkeley, CA, and corresponding with and publishing many of my favorite authors through my editorship at BathHouse journal. My writing practice and writing community has significantly deepened during my time at EMU, and I'm grateful to have traces of conversations with my peers and professors - both inside and outside the classroom - woven through my work."

Career and Graduate Program Placement Information 

  • MFA Placements

    Our alumni have gone on to pursue Master of Fine Arts placements at: 

    • Bowling Green State University
    • Cal Arts
    • California College of the Arts
    • George Mason University
    • Goddard College
    • Northwestern University
    • Miami of Ohio
    • Rutgers University
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • Temple University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Washington, Bothell
  • Ph.D. Placements

    Our alumni have gone on to pursue doctoral placements at:

    • Grand Valley State University
    • >Illinois State University>
    • University of Buffalo
    • University of California, San Diego
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Denver
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Utah
    • University of Nevada
    • Wayne State University
    • West Virginia University
  • Where our Alumni Publish

    Our alumni have published books and other creative works with Penguin-Random House, Ahsahta Press, Sarabande Books, Center for Literary Publishing-Colorado State University Press, Caliban Press, Punctum Books, Schaffner Press, Sagging Meniscus Press, Sleeping Bear Press, Calamari Press, and Dead Academics Press, among others.
  • Career Roles

    Our alumni go on to pursue a wide variety of careers in relevant fields, including becoming tenure-track faculty, teachers at high schools and community colleges, copywriters, television writers, executive writers and producers, nonprofit directors and administrators, technical writing specialists, communications managers, graphic designers, creative directors, videographers, editors and managing editors, marketing and advertising coordinators, eco-tour leaders and motorcycle stuntmen.  
  • Career Placements

    Our alumni have gone on to pursue careers with Interlochen Arts Academy, the Walt Disney Company, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Wayne State University Press, LAS Magazine at the University of Michigan, Eastmans', Dalls Divas, and numerous nonprofit organizations.  

Additional Information

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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate students in the interdisciplinary program in creative writing can enroll in either a major or minor.

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Graduate Program

Interested in graduate school? Continue your studies with our master's program in creative writing.

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BathHouse Journal

Edited by current creative writing graduate students, BathHouse is an online journal promoting interdisciplinary and hybrid arts with a special emphasis on language and innovation.