Writing Roundup: Week of March 7

March 7, 2018

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


Devyn Defoe ’17

Alumna Defoe has been named a 2018-2020 Wallace Stegner Fellow, a prestigious appointment based out of Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program.


Rivka Galchen ’06 (Faculty)

Galchen’s story collection, American Innovations, was named one of 15 “remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century” in a New York Times Books feature called “The New Vanguard.”


Alan Felsenthal ’15 (Faculty)

Felsenthal’s book of poetry, Lowly, was reviewed in Lambda Review: "Alan Felsenthal in Lowly shows a strong affinity toward previous generations of Language poets, especially the work of Susan Howe."


Annelise Berghenti (Current Student)

Berghenti has published three poems in HeadStuff. From the poem, "As Seen On Screen": "I choose dresses online with the best of intentions, / for the woman I hope to be when they arrive."


Cyree Jarelle Johnson (Current Student)

Johnson’s review “Glowing with Absence and Merchandise”, about Harmony Holiday’s latest book, Hollywood Forever, was published in Boston Review: "[Hollywood Forever] employs the pop-cultural archive in service of complicating black history and interrogating the shorter cycles of remembering and forgetting that typify the present day."


Jessica Ciencin Henriquez ’17

Alumna Henriquez’s essay, “The Accident No One Talked About,” is featured on the Modern Love podcast, read by actress Uma Thurman.


Lily Blacksell ’17

Blacksell published two poems in the Boston Review. From "Giddy": "We missed a rabbit hole by inches as if / by magic that day galloping at one hell of a clip"