Alumni: Poetry

George Kovalenko (2018)

  George Kovalenko is a poet whose work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review Online, New South, Horsethief, and elsewhere.   He holds an MFA from...

Rennie Ament (2018)

  Rennie Ament studied poetry at Hunter College, where she has taught creative writing. Her work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in cream city...

Nina Puro (2017)

Nina Puro’s writing is in Guernica, the PEN/ America Poetry Series, West Branch, & others. They’re a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative; author of two chapbooks (Argos Books and dancing girl...

Liza Flum (2017)

  Liza Flum grew up in the Bay Area. She holds a BA from Harvard and an MFA in poetry from Cornell, and her poems appear...

Ama Codjoe (2017)

  Ama Codjoe was raised in Youngstown, Ohio with roots in Memphis and Accra. She has received support from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain...

Eric Berlin (2016)

Eric Berlin is a poet living near Syracuse, New York, where he teaches courses at the Downtown Writer’s Center like Ear Training for Poets, Improv and...

Francisco Marquez (2016)

Francisco Marquez is a Venezuelan poet in Brooklyn. He is the recipient of the John McKay Shaw Academy of American Poets award. He reads and edits for Washington...

Michael Morse (2016)

Michael Morse  currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has a BA in English from Oberlin College and an MFA in Poetry from The University of Iowa.   His...

Monica Sok (2016)

Monica Sok is the author of Year Zero, selected by Marilyn Chin for the 2015 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship.   Her poems appear in Narrative, The New Republic,...

Victoria Kornick (2016)

Victoria Kornick is a writer and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. She received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA from New York...

Sue Landers (2015)

Sue Landers is the author of 248 mgs.: a panic picnic, Covers,15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style, andWhat I Was Tweeting While...

Jessica Cuello (2015)

Jessica Cuello is a poet and teacher in Syracuse, NY. She is the author of the chapbooks My Father’s Bargain (Finishing Line Press, 2015), By...

Anna Meister (2015)

Anna Meister has a BA in poetry / memory / maps from Hampshire College & is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU.   A Pushcart...

Javier Zamora (2015)

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990. At the age of nine he migrated to the United States to be reunited...

Devon Moore (2015)

Devon Moore hails from Buffalo, NY with a lot of time spent growing in Wilmington, NC.   A former high school English teacher at Dewitt Clinton High...

Ruth Kessler (1996)

Ruth Kessler grew up in Poland and Israel before coming to the U.S. Her poetry chapbook - Fire  Ashes  Wings – was recently published by...

Sherry Fairchock (1997)

Sherry Fairchock’s chapbook, "A Stone That Burns," won the Ledge 1999 Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Ploughshares, The Southern Review,...

Andrew Zawacki (1999)

Andrew Zawacki is an American poet, critic, editor, and translator. His first book By Reason of Breakings won the 2001 University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry...

Meredith Trede (1999)

Poet and publisher Meredith Trede released her 2011 work Field Theory, published by the SFA Press at Stephen F. Austin State University and was awarded...

Joanna Rakoff (2000)

Joanna Rakoff’s novel A Fortunate Age won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and the Elle Readers’ Prize, and was a New...

Mairead Byrne (2000)

Mairéad Byrne emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry. On the plane over, she read about the Internet for the first...

Angelo Verga (2001)

Angelo Verga's poems have appeared in Rattle, Manhattan Review, Massachusetts Review, New Orleans Poetry Forum, Blue Mesa Review, Saint Ann's Review,Paterson Literary Review, New York...

Toni Levi (2002)

Toni Levi, a graduate of Cornell University (BA in English) and the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University (MA in journalism), is the author...

Chad Davidson (2002)

Chad Davidson is the author of From the Fire Hills (2014), The Last Predicta (2008), and Consolation Miracle (2003), all three from Southern Illinois UP,...

Liz Waldner (2003)

Liz Waldner was raised in rural Mississippi. She received a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics from St. John's College, studied at the French School at...

Elizabeth Frost (2003)

A poet and scholar, Elisabeth Frost is the author of a collection of poetry, All of Us (White Pine Press, 2011); two chapbooks, A Theory...

Charity Ketz (2006)

Charity Ketz received her B.A. from Penn State University, an M.F.A. from Cornell University, and has held lectureships at both universities.  Her previously published chapbook,...

Tina Chang (2006)

Tina Chang is the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn. The first woman named to this position, she was raised in New York City. She is the...

Sharon Reutenik (2007)

Sharon Ruetenik servers as ESL and Writing Center Coordinator for SUNY Delhi, New York. In addition, she works as an adjunct instructor teaching composition and...

Peter Ramos (2007)

Peter Ramos has poems in Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review (on line), Verse, and elimae.  He is the author of one book of poetry, Please...

Lianuska Gutierrez (2008)

 is a Ph.D. candidate in English and Gus T. Ridgel Fellow at the University of Missouri-Columbia.    Recent work is forthcoming or can be found...

Peg Peoples (2008)

PEG PEOPLES's poems have appeared in Verse, River Styx, Rattapallax, and other journals, and in the anthology Ravishing Dis-Unities: Real Ghazals in English. She lives...

Judith Baumel (2009)

Poet, critic and translator Judith Baumel is an English Professor and Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. Her work is about...

Bhisham Bherwani (2009)

BHISHAM BHERWANI studied Fine Arts at New England College. He is also a graduate of New York University and Cornell University, and the recipient of...

Cecily Parks (2009)

Cecily Parks is the author of the chapbook Cold Work (Poetry Society of America, 2005) and the collection Field Folly Snow (University of Georgia Press,...

DeLana R.A. Dameron

DéLana R.A. Dameron’s first book of poems How God Ends Us (University of South Carolina Press, 2009) won the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize...

Bertha Rogers (2009)

Poet, translator and visual artist Bertha Rogers was named the first Poet Laureate of Delaware County, NY in 2005. Her poetry and critical reviews have...

Annabelle Yeeseul Yoo (2010)

Annabelle Yeeseul Yoo’s poems appear in such publications as LIT, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review andWestern Humanities Review. She hails from New York and holds an...

Philip Pardi (2010)

Philip Pardi is the author of Meditations on Rising and Falling(University of Wisconsin Press, 2008), which won the Bittingham Prize in Poetry. has published poems...

Angelo Nikolopoulos (2010)

Angelo Nikolopoulos' first book of poems is Obscenely Yours, winner of the 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books 2013). His poems have appeared in...

Fran Markover (2010)

Fran Markover is a Pushcart Prize nominee.  Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in, JAMA, Poetica, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, SOULSPEAK, Möbius Poetry Magazine,...

Robin Beth Schaer (2007, 2012)

Robin Beth Schaer earned her BA in Comparative Religion from Colgate University and her MFA in Writing from Columbia University, School of the Arts. She currently...

Annie Jacobs (2012)

Annie Jacobs writes in an effort to translate her involvement with the world. She has worked as an environmental educator and field researcher throughout the United...

David Groff (2012)

David Groff is a poet, writer, independent book editor, literary scout, and teacher.   His book of poems, Clay, was chosen by Michael Waters as winner of...

Jamie Shearn Coan (2012)

Jaime Shearn Coan lives in Brooklyn, New York with one cat and several typewriters. He teaches creative writing and literature at the City College of New York, and...

Ocean Vuong (2013)

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong is the author of two chapbooks: NO (YesYes Books, 2013) and BURNINGS (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010), which was selected...

Jesse Nissim (2013)

Jesse Nissim is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Alphabet for M (Dancing Girl Press); SELF NAMED BODY (Finishing Line Press); and Day Cracks Between...

Jay Deshpande (2013)

Jay Deshpande's poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Phantom Limb, Bodega, Narrative, Sixth Finch, Vinyl, Boxcar Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He holds a...

Emily Brandt (2013)

Emily Brandt edits No, Dear, a poetry journal for New York City writers, and teaches English at The School for International Studies, a public high...

Daria-Ann Martineau (2014)

Daria-Ann Martineau was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. After earning a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from George Washington University (DC), she saw...

Chen Chen (2014)

Chen Chen received his BA from Hampshire College and is currently a University Fellow in Syracuse University's creative writing MFA program. He also teaches composition...

Elana Bell (2014)

Elana Bell's first collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones, was selected by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy...

Katie Fowley (2014)

Katie Fowley earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she taught literature and creative writing and received the John C. Schupes Fellowship for Excellence...

Sally Wen Mao (2014)

Sally Wen Mao is the author of a book of poems, Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014), which is the winner of the 2012 Kinereth Gensler Award...

Barbara Anger (2008)

Barbara has been teaching acting at Ithaca College since 1985. At Ithaca she wrote and directed Socially Transmitted Dread and the interactive play, Date At...

Betsy Andrews (2000)

Betsy Andrews is the author of The Bottom, winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize (42 Miles Press) and New Jersey(University of Wisconsin Press),...