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MFA Alumni News, October 2012

By Michelle Tabler10/11/12 -  


Maureen Sherbondy ’12 recently released her poetry collection, The Year of the Dead Fathers, under Spring Garden Press. The book won the 2011 Robert Watson Poetry Award. Sherbondy has published several other collections of poetry, including Praying at Coffee Shops, Weary Blues, and Scar Girl. Her upcoming book, Eulogy for an Imperfect Man, will be out this fall from Brick Road Poetry Press.



Dominique Traverse Locke’s ‘ 12 newest collection of poetry, No More Hard Times, is set to be published later this year by Alabaster Leaves Press. This will be Locke's second book, following The Goodbye Child, chapbook length poems released earlier in 2012. She has published several other poems in literary magazines such as The Clinch Mountain Review, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Referential Magazine, Barely South Review.



Stephen Eoannou’s ‘11 latest short story, The Luckiest Man in the World, has been published in the recent issue of Aethlon, the Journal of Sports Literature Association. Eoannou has also been published in Boomtown: Explosive Writing from Ten Years of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA Program, Barely South Review, Pulp Modern, and Hayden's Ferry Review.



Memoirist Belinda Nicoll ‘12 recently had an excerpt from her memoir, Out of Sync, featured in in the Philadelphia Examiner. The excerpt recalls Nichols' story on 9/11 with her husband as they watched the towers burn from the John F. Kennedy airport.

Nicoll, who is originally from South Africa and had just journeyed to the United States at the time of the attack, describes her feelings to the Examiner on witnessing the burning: “Even though I experienced 9/11 as an outsider and would feel like an alien in the USA for many years following that day, I suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress too.” These dark feelings later helped her to write Out of Sync.

She is currently teaching creative writing, working as a freelance writer, and completing her first novel.

Hobie Anthony's ‘10 flash fiction story Buy Low, Sell High, has been published by "Scissors and Spackle," a piece on observing elephants and the pricy of ivory. He currently writes poetry and prose in Portland, Oregon.



Iodine Poetry Review will be publishing two of Beth Swann's ‘10 poems in their upcoming issue. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC, and writes a variety from poetry to essays and young adult fiction which have been published in several anthologies such as Only Connect and Imagining Heaven, as well journals including Ruminate Magazine, Inkwell, and Penwood Review.



Charles Robbins '07 published his first novel, The Accomplice, in September from Thomas Dune Books.

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Michelle Tabler is an intern for the MFA Program. She is a senior studying Creative Writing at Queens.

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