MFA poetry student Ashton Kamburoff’s poem “Russet County” has been published in Portage Magazine: A Review of Upper Midwest Writing, Art, and Culture.
The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz, a collection edited by Murray Pomerance and Barton Palmer, will be published by the University of Texas Press in 2016 and includes a chapter written by Rebecca Bell-Metereau.
Annie Shepherd presented “Accepting the Inexplicable: the Relationship Between Style and Content in Tony Earley’s ‘The Prophet from Jupiter'” at the American Literature Association’s “God and the American Writer” conference in late February.
John Blair has won the 2014 Dana Award, awarded for a group of poems. He will receive $1,000 as winner.
MFA fiction student Emily Smith has been awarded a scholarship to attend the New York State Summer Writers Institute, to be held at Skidmore College. Only 51 out of 300 applicants received an award.
Texas State was well represented at the 36th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held recently in Orlando. Brandy Eileen Allatt presented “Herbert and Jodorowsky: The Unintentional Meta-Messiah in Jodorowsky’s Dune“; Suparno Banerjee presented “Ghosts, Aliens, and Machines: Epistemic Continuity and Assemblage in Shirshendu Mukherjee’s Science Fiction”; and Graeme Wend-Walker presented “The Scientific Imagination and the Imaginary Science.”
Trey Moody’s short short story, “Permission,” appears in the current issue of NANO Fiction, and two of his poems are in the newest OmniVerse.
MFA fiction student Shannon Perri’s story, “You’re Never Alone Until There’s Nothing,” has been published in Queen Mob’s Teahouse: http://queenmobs.com/2015/03/youre-never-alone-nothing/.
MFA fiction graduate Marc Watkins’ first book, Middle West, will be published by Queen’s Ferry Press this June: http://queensferrypress.com/blog/marc-watkins-middle-west-to-be-published-in-june-2016/ [archived]