Alumni

Book Publications

  • Allen Braden
    A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood; VQR Poetry Series, University of Georgia Press (2009)
  • Morri Creech
    Paper Cathedrals, Kent State University Press (2001)
    Field Knowledge, Waywiser Press (2006)
    The Sleep of Reason, Waywiser Press (2013), finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
  • Sarah Creech
     Season of the Dragonflies, William Morrow (2014)
    The Whole Way Home, William Morrow (forthcoming)
  • Neil Connelly
    St. Michael’s Scales, Arthur A. Levine (2002) 
    Buddy Cooper Finds a Way, Simon and Schuster (2004)
    The Miracle Stealer, Arthur A. Levine (2007)
    The Midlife Crisis of Commander Invincible, LSU Press (2013)
    The Pocket Guide to Divorce: A Self-Help Work of Fiction, Gorsky Press (2014)
  • Darren Dillman
    The Preacher, David C. Cook (2009) 
  • Amy Fleury
    Beautiful Trouble, Southern Illinois University (2004) 
    Sympathetic Magic, Southern Illinois University (2013)
  • Lisa Graley
    Box of Blue Horses, Gival Press (2013)
    The Current That Carries, University of Georgia Press (2016), winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Ficiton
  • Adam Johnson
    Emporium, Viking (2002) 

    Parasites Like Us,  Viking (2003)
    The Orphan Master’s Son, Random House (2012), winner of the Pulitzer Prize
    Fortune Smiles, Random House (2015), winner of the National Book Award
  • Michael Kelsay
    Too Close to Call, University of Misissippi (2001) 
  • Christopher Lowe
    Those Like Us, SFASU Press (2011)
    You’re the Tower (Yellow Flag Press, 2016)
  • Kevin Meaux
    The Myths of Electricity, Texas Review Press (2005)
  • Rachel Rinehart
    The Church in the Plains, Anhinga Press (forthcoming), winner of the 2016 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
  • Michael Shewmaker
    Penumbra, Ohio University Press (forthcoming)
  • Genaro Ky Ly Smith
    The Land Baron’s Sun, UL Press (2014)
    The Land South of the Clouds, UL Press (2016)
  • John Warner
    My First Presidentiary, Political Satire, Three Rivers Press (2001)
    Fondling Your Muse, Writers Digest Press (2005)
    So You Want to Be President? Tow Books (2008)
  • Daniel Westover
    The Prosodies of R.S. Thomas, University of Wales (2010)  

Poetry Publications

  • Tim Adell
    American Scholar, Chariton Review
  • John Anderson
    Southern Review
  • Allen Braden
    Prairie Schooner, Best New Poets, Colorado Review, New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, New Orleans Review, Seneca Review, Bellingham Review, Southeast Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, Witness, Spoon River Poetry Review, Dense Growth: Writing the Northwest Coast, Poetry Northwest, South Carolina Review, Literary Salt, Southern Review, Georgia Review
  • Morri Creech
    Sewanee Review, American Literary Review, Missouri Review, Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Laurel Review, The Review (London), Image, Commonweal, Literary Review, Critical Quarterly, Hudson Review, New Criterion, New Republic, Southeast Review, Tar River Poetry, Poetry, Yale Review
  • Amy Fleury
    Laurel Review, Mid-American Review, Midwest Quarterly, North American Review, Plains Song Review, Prairie Schooner; Places of Passage: Contemporary Catholic Poetry, South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Southern Poetry Review, Talking River Review, Willow Review
  • Carrie Green
    ABZ
  • Jennifer Frayer-Griggs
    Broken Bridge Review, Penwood Review, Pisgah Review, Southeast Review
  • Kevin Meaux
    Image,Poetry,Prarie Schooner, Shenandoah, Southeast Review, Southern Review, Southwest Review
  • Bernd Sauermann
    The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets, McSweeney’s, Southern Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, Amelia, Indefinite Space, Conduit, Comstock Review, Poet Lore, The Round Table, Poetry Motel, Pegasus, Ship of Fools, The Kansas Quarterly Review of Literature, Open 24 Hours, Monadnock Writer
  • Daniel Westover
    Asheville Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Tar River Poetry, North American Review, Spoon River Poetry

Other Publications

  • Heather Iarusso
    AWP: The Writer’s Chronicle, The Oxford American
  • John Warner
    TV Guide, Salon, Business 2.0, Modern Humorist, The Morning News, Desmin, Public Scrutiny

Story Publications

  • Emily Alford
    Fiction Weekly
  • Marymarc Armstrong
    Oasis Journal
  • Joshua Canipe
    Glimmer Train, Fiction Weekly
  • Darren Dillman
    Shenandoah
  • Max Fisher-Cohen
    Fiction Weekly
  • Elizabeth Genovise
    The Southern Review, The Pinch, Yemassee, Relief
  • Lisa Graley
    Glimmer Train
  • Charles Heiner
    Fiction Weekly, The Laurel Review
  • Matt Hobson
    Hayden’s Ferry, River City, Missouri Review, Gulf Stream, The Chattahoochee Review, South Dakota Review
  • Michael Horner
    Carve

Graduate Placements

  • Emily Alford
    Instructor, McNeese State University
  • John Anderson
    PhD Candidate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Corliss Badeaux
    Visiting Lecturer, McNeese State University
  • Shonell Bacon
    PhD Candidate, Texas Tech
  • Susan Marie Baulding
    Adjunct Instructor of English, University of South Caroline, Upstate
  • Dr. Jacob Blevins
    Department Head, English and Foreign Languages, McNeese State University
  • Allen Braden
    Instructor of Written Communication and Humanities, Tacoma Community College
  • Steven Brown
    PhD Candidate, University of Rhode Island
  • Josh Canipe
    Department Head, English, Labette Community College
  • Casie Cobos
    PhD Candidate, University of Houston

Honors and Awards

  • Jacob Blevins
    Louisiana Division of Arts Award
  • Allen Braden
    Artist Trust Fellowship, Grolier Poetry Prize, National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, Rosenberg Poetry Prize,Witness magazine Emerging Writers Prize
  • Neil Connelly
    Louisiana Division of Arts Award
  • Morri Creech
    Louisiana Division of Arts Award, Ruth Lilly Fellowship, National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, 2005
  • Carrie Green
    Louisiana Division of Arts Award
  • Adam Johnson
    Stegner Fellow
  • Hillary Joubert
    Louisiana Division of Arts Award
  • Kevin Meaux
    Louisiana Division of Arts Award, Ruth Lilly Fellowship
  • Genaro Smith
    Louisiana Division of Arts Award, Zora Neal Hurston/Richard Wright Award