Alumni & Contributor Updates: September 2021

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We’re always pleased to share updates from our family of contributor-alumni and other friends. Here’s what we’ve collected between our last update and now. Have something to share? Submit your news here for inclusion in a future update.


These are the updates we received between our summer update and Sept.17. Congrats, all!

Anthony Clemons published a new essay, “Walt Whitman Would Be So Proud” in August with The Daily Drunk.

Rachel Fleishman published a new lyrical essay, “Anchored”, in Post Road about coming of age and pre-teen parenting. And a little bit about Stranger Things.

Herb Harris received this year’s Michael Steinberg Award for Nonfiction from Solstice Literary Magazine for his essay “Portrait of the Artist as a Black Man.”

Lara Lillibridge read excerpts from both her memoirs, “Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home” and “Mama, Mama, Only Mama” as part of the Chautauqua Institution’s Author Series.

Francisco Martínezcuello published a new flash CNF, “One More Betrayal” in the Fall 2021 issue of The Line Literary Review.

Writing Life Editor Kristen Paulson-Nguyen’s Title Doctor service was featured in the September issue of Gotham Writers Workshop’s “Writing Advice,” which has an audience of 75,000. Dean of Faculty Kelly Caldwell reached out to Kristen after hearing her speak at HippoCamp 2021.

Ronnie K. Stephens now writes Speak Freely: Poetry and Politics in the 21st Century Classroom, a monthly column for The Poetry Question. Each month, he offers a selection of poems and pairs them with pedagogy designed to facilitate earnest conversations about sociopolitical issues impacting today’s students.

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