Robin Becker served on two panels at the 2013 AWP conference in March. In April, she gives readings at Colorado State University (Ft Collins, CO) and at Abington Friends School in Philadelphia. She has 7 poems forthcoming in the American Poetry Review and her new manuscript, Tiger Heron, will appear in the Pitt Poetry Series in Spring, 2014.
William J. Cobb’s recently published novel, The Bird Saviors, is a finalist for Best Book of 2012 (in Adult Fiction category) for both the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Organization and Foreword Magazine. His short story “The Sea Horse” will appear in the Summer issue of The Hopkins Review, and is included in his second book of short stories, The Lousy Adult, which is forthcoming this fall from Johns-Hopkins University Press. He’s also recently reviewed several books for the Dallas Morning News, including Jared Diamond’s nonfiction best-seller The World Until Yesterday.
Charlotte Holmes's story “The Grass Labyrinth” appeared in Narrative magazine in March, and she has poems forthcoming in Tar River Poetry and The American Poetry Review.
Toni Jensen published two short stories in January 2013: “Following Mr. Brown” in Iron Horse Literary Review and “Wedding Song: A Story in Four Parts” in Spaces. She also moderated a panel on “New Directions in Native Fiction” and read an excerpt from her novel Up from Dry Ground at the AWP Conference in March.
Elizabeth Kadetsky has personal essays forthcoming in: Going Om, an anthology from Viva Editions/Cleis Press featuring works by Brenda Miller, Ira Sukrungruang and others, to be published in Spring 2014; and in Womens Studies Quarterly, due for publication in June 2013. This summer she’ll be a fellow at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, CA. Her essay “A New Yorker in Melbourne: On Creative Nonfiction, a Conference, a Hired Bicycle” appeared in Brevity last December. Her AWP panel “Looking for Real Life Humberts: The Unreliable Narrator in Creative Nonfiction”—which she moderated and presented in Boston this March—is forthcoming for print in TriQuarterly.
In March on “Writer’s Almanac,” Garrison Keillor featured Julia Spicher Kasdorf's poem, ”Piano, New York.” Since January, she has given readings at the University of Scranton and Mansfield University and served as a visiting writer at Malone University. She is the recipient of this year's Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Award for Graduate Teaching (master's level).
Toby Thompson published two pieces in March: “Images of Crockett” in Western Art & Architecture, and “Lines” in Big Sky Journal. Over spring break he gave three readings in Montana, completing his Oscar Wilde Tour of the Treasure State safe and sound. He is assembling a companion collection to last fall’s Riding the Rough String: Reflections of the American West, tentatively titled Metroliner: Reflections on the American East.