Alumna Annie Sullivan landed a book deal for her novel. A Touch of Gold, will be published in August 2018 by McIntosh and Otis. Visit her Facebook page for more details.
John Eckerd’s poem, “I Want You to Have This Jewel” is published in Calamus Journal under is pen name, John Leo.
Tracy Mishkin’s (’17) poem “What Work Isn’t” was published by Great Lakes Review. The title is a play on “What Work Is” by Detroit native Philip Levine.
From “What Work Isn’t”:
You’re building a machine that turns everything
into a joke. Pallets, clotheslines, odd bits
of hose. Every project half-finished or never quite
begun. How is sodden carpet worth saving?
“What Use Is Knowing Anything if No One Is Around,” a poem by Kaveh Akbar (’15), appeared in the June 5th, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. Not only can you read it here, but you can hear Kaveh read it.
Below is a selected list of Kaveh’s recent publications.
“No is a Complete Sentence,” New England Review
Five Poems, Poetry
Six Poems, Virginia Quarterly Review
“Do You Speak Persian?”, Narrative
“Orchids Are Sprouting from the Floorboards,” The Journal
“Heritage,” Poetry Society of America
“Portrait of the Alcoholic with Shattered Pelvis,” Georgia Review
Two Poems, American Poetry Review
Palmyra, PBS NewsHour
For updates on publication and a list of Kaveh’s readings, visit his new website kavehakbar.com
John Eckerd (’17) has a poem in b(Oink). “We Come from the Real” is published under the pen name John Leo.
Here’s a sneak peak:
What I need is to escape into the material,
the way of cinderblocks and bones, but even
the lint in my belly bears a fragment of abstraction.
What I need is to ditch metaphor and disappear
into an actual coffee table starry with watermarks,
We are excited to announce another of Laura Kendall’s essays was accepted for publication, “Mom’s Creamy Coconut Cake Recipe” appears in Rush Magazine. Laura graduated from the Butler MFA in 2016. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and The Tahoma Literary Review.