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Ghostbird Chapbook Press announces two new award winning chapbooks by MFA students!

Ghostbird Press is proud to announce  Julia Johanne Tolo’s  mother / cake  has been awarded the 2020 Birdhouse Prize from Ghostbird Press.   &   Ashley Somwaru’s  Urgent\\Where the Mind Goes\\Scattered has been selected as an Editor’s Choice for publication as well   We are very excited to see these two brilliant works come to […]

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MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos wins Parity Commission

Theatre production company Parity Productions, the only New York Theatre Company that ensures they fill at least 50% of the creative roles on their productions-playwright, directors, and designers-with women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists and offers free advocacy programs to encourage the rest of the theatre industry to do the same, has awarded two commissions […]

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Melissa Bobe – Sibyls

MFA alum Melissa Bobe’s debut novella is here, with us!  (It’s right behind you–ahhhhhh!)  To celebrate, read this interview with Melissa in Before We Go:   #indiespotlight of Melissa Bobe, Author of Sibyls

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Jonathan Alexandratos – 1993 Was An Absolutely Bonkers Year for Toys

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos wrote this excellent retrospective on toy history for Toy Wizards!  (They’re right, 1993 was a great year!) Check it out!   1993 Was An Absolutely Bonkers Year for Toys

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Kara Pernicano Reviews Thresholes by Lara Mimosa Montes

This just in, MFA student Kara Pernicano has a book review of Lara Mimosa Montes’ Thresholes up on Full Stop! Check it out!   https://www.full-stop.net/2020/09/01/reviews/kara-laurene-pernicano/thresholes-lara-mimosa-montes/

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Toys as Teachers | An Interview with Jonathan Alexandratos

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos has an interview with Incite/Insight, a publication of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education.  Read their insights as they talk about toys, teaching, and their latest play, TOYS 101!   Posted by Incite/Insight on Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Pas de Deux – Anne Posten (trans.)

MFA alum Anne Posten has a translation up on Words Without Borders–it’s an excerpt from Libuše Moníková’s Verklärte Nacht, which will be published by Karolinum Press next year. Check it out: https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/article/coronavirus-voices-from-the-pandemic-pas-de-deux-libuse-monikova-anne-poste?fbclid=IwAR1QzRh–gKVf5fvec9VzYzyGalWPDGfGp1FBsS0_ITKQHahieBW096DHdQ

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Booker Prize Longlist Includes Maaza Mengiste

Big news, everyone! QC’s own Maaza Mengiste’s latest novel, The Shadow King, has been longlisted for the the prestigious Booker Prize! Congratulations, Maaza!!! We are so proud and excited for you! Booker Prize Longlist Includes Maaza Mengiste

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Foreign Bodies – Kimiko Hahn

This just in: QC’s own Kimiko Hahn’s latest book, Foreign Bodies, has just been released! Buy it today! https://bookshop.org/books/foreign-bodies-poems/9781324005216

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Mary Catherine Ford – I Am Filling My Home With New Life (WaPo)

MFA alum Mary Catherine Ford has an excellent op-ed/essay in The Washington Post!   You should go read it now: Cut off from the world, I find the softening of spring when I tend to my seedlings. Congrats, Mary Catherine!

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REMAIN by Rajiv Mohabir

MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has a poem in the most recent edition of Jubilat–check it out (because it is gorgeous): http://www.jubilat.org/jubilat/archive/issue37/remain/?fbclid=IwAR07u9ppVi5IcAivECsltWqYLcaBmL7y75w7_0dm7aGNCsJopnZ13DnP2R0  

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ANMLY – Leila Ortiz

Check out MFA alum Leila Ortiz’s awesome poem in ANMLY: Leila Ortiz

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Submit to Breadcrumbs

Primarily an assemblage of microfictions and poetry, Breadcrumbs Mag is an exercise in motivation and shared inspiration, a chance to create when otherwise your professional life might not give you reason to, an outlet to plant the seeds of an idea and watch where they can go. No matter the form, each Breadcrumb is inspired by an […]

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Exchanges: A Journal of Translation

Exchanges, a journal of translation from the MFA program at University of Iowa, is seeking submissions for their Spring 2020 issue.  They consider translations of poetry, short or excerpted fiction, plays, and literary nonfiction, as well as visual art. The submission deadline for this semester’s issue is April 1st; guidelines can be found here: https://exchanges.uiowa.edu/submissions/   

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Why I Chose Ariel Francisco’s A Sinking Ship Is Still a Ship for the Rumpus Poetry Book Club

This just in, MFA student Ariel Francisco new book A Sinking Ship Is Still A Ship has been selected as the book of the month for The Rumpus Poetry Book Club!   If you want to find out why, or to find out more about the poetry book club, read on!   https://therumpus.net/2020/03/why-i-chose-ariel-franciscos-a-sinking-ship-is-still-a-ship-for-the-rumpus-poetry-book-club/

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Briallen Hopper – The best international nonfiction of 2019

QC’s own Briallen Hopper’s book Hard to Love was just named one of the best nonfiction books of 2019 by the CBC (Radio Canada)!  Grab yourself some poutine and check it out! https://www.cbc.ca/books/the-best-international-nonfiction-of-2019-1.5382846?fbclid=IwAR0_W_b9R0OMPlNNN2G7RZDUKh7NtCFQa2YlaFcLdksNEM-k-HMg1jI0Na0

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The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste

As you know, QC’s own Maaza Mengiste has just published her latest novel, The Shadow King, so, to entice you, here is MFA alum Don Kelly’s review of the book for Spectrum Culture: The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste

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Senryū: The Haiku’s Comic Cousin

The Poetry Society of America has revamped their website, and who do you think had the first piece published on this fancy new page?  Why, QC’s own Kimiko Hahn, of course! Check out her mini essay on the Senryū: https://poetrysociety.org/features/on-poetry/senryu-the-haikus-comic-cousin

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Book Review: Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman

MFA alum Mary Catherine Ford has a book review up on World Literature Today, about Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman. Check it out: https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2019/autumn/exiles-eden-ladan-osman?fbclid=IwAR3kyP9VTrso55Zq-AlD9eNSlE9TtN6U7Hg5IOaJG2K4kD_hIq1e7TAZgq4

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Rajiv Mohabir – 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Woah! MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir is a finalist for the 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing! So cool, Rajiv! https://restlessbooks.org/blog/2019/9/3/announcing-the-2019-finalists-for-the-restless-books-prize-for-new-immigrant-writing9?fbclid=IwAR1T71m3e-KDn-GUC6oVQG5hUCijeLF1MirKZGCyLSgeue82NqyvEHrMB3M

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NeMLA 2020 – Call for Abstract Proposals

The 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5-8, 2020. Paper abstracts are due by September 30, 2019. Poster presentation proposals are due by September 30, 2019. Undergraduate abstracts are due December 1st. Review abstracts rules and more information here

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I Was So Much Older Then, I’m Younger Than That Now, Act 1

MFA student M.A. Pindling has an awesome essay in QC Voices–read it: http://qcvoices.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/meganpindling/2019/05/06/i-was-so-much-older-then-im-younger-than-that-now-act-1/

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Queens College MFA at INTAR Theatre

The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is proud to partner with the fabulous INTAR Theatre to bring you three evenings of free plays! Each year, we select manuscripts from our graduating MFA playwrights for staged readings with a professional Manhattan off-Broadway theatre. INTAR is an organization committed to “bold, innovative, artistically significant […]

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The Thought Project – Episode 51 – Interview with Ammiel Alcalay

QC’s own Ammiel Alcalay was on an episode of The Thought Project podcast, just a few weeks ago.  Ammiel is a poet, translator, critic, scholar, and activist, so you know he has a lot of insight to give–check it out: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/News/Podcasts/Detail?id=48478

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Sylvia Beato -Tupelo Quarterly

Speaking of translation, MFA alum Sylvia Mercedes Beato-Davis has two translations in Tupelo Quarterly this month! You can read them by clicking this link! (Yes, this one!) http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/tag/sylvia-beato/?fbclid=IwAR34sL3M4i_Ss4DHZVE9WuyVXTP7gLYjD4OT-dLxOKQuSQK9TxBUfEWdRl4

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