Writing Roundup: Week of Dec. 4, 2017

December 4, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, Writing Program students, faculty and alumni have been busy publishing new work. Read more in our biweekly roundup.


Jenessa Abrams ’17

Abrams’ short story, “I’m Not Here,” was published on Cosmonauts Avenue: “Dr. Gregson does not understand why you don’t speak. Use your words, he says. What words? You think. Which ones are mine, which ones still mean anything?”


Leah Sophia Dworkin ’17

Alumna Dworkin’s short story, “Gloss,” was published in BOMB Magazine: “The nights have been getting longer, the days shorter, which makes more time for sleeping and less for being awake.”


Elissa Schappell (Faculty)

Writing professor Schappell reviewed the new essay collection, This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters, for The New York Times’ Book Review: “This collection, encompassing a spectrum of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, political beliefs and classes, could not be timelier.”


Michael Juliani '16

Juliani’s review of Slant Rhymes, a book of prose and images co-authored by photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, has been published by BOMB Magazine: “More than working as chroniclers of restless wanderlust, the Webbs have committed to a decades-long imaginative discipline, one that is not afraid to dwell as deeply at home as in estranging corners of the earth.”


Jessi Stevens (Current student)

Current student Stevens’ short story, “The Party,” is in the winter issue of The Paris Review, currently on newsstands and online: “The party was a failure. I can’t even tell you what a failure it was. There are no words. Only a great pain in my chest when I wake up.”


Hannah Risinger (Current Student)

Risinger’s poem, “Apoptotic,” was set to music and recorded by Los Angeles-based artist Jerika Hayes, and appears on her new album, Sower.


Matthew Gellman (Current Student)

Gellman’s poem, “Brother in C Minor,” has been published by Narrative Magazine: “The dog got loose when we came home / and you ran after him toward the park.”


Dorothea Lasky (Faculty)

Lasky reflected on her poem, “I Had a Man,” for The Paris Review Redux. Her poem had appeared in the Winter 2011 issue: “Today when I was walking / I had a man tell me as he passed / That I was a white bitch (he was white) / And to not look at him.”


Georgette Culucundis Mallory (Current Student)

Mallory’s short essay, “Cosy Dirty Thoughts,” about the recent death of David Cassidy, was published in the London Review of Books’ blog: “He was different from other romantic leads because he charmed with his awkwardness, a sort of 1970s version of Cary Grant.”


K.T. Billey ’14

Alumna Billey’s poetry translation of Soledad Marambio’s Chintungo: The Story of Someone Else, a collection about a boy who becomes a father, told through poems by his daughter, is available for pre-order from Ugly Duckling Press.


Louis Elliott (Current Student)

Elliot interviewed 2017 National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward about her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, for BOMB Magazine: “Through lyrical and rhythmic prose we follow a thirteen-year-old named Jojo, his sister Kayla, their poorly-educated mother, and their recently incarcerated father.”