Writing Roundup: Week of May 16, 2018

May 15, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, Writing Program Students, Faculty and Alumni have been busy publishing new work and garnering recognition. Read more in our biweekly roundup.​

 

Lucas Gonzalez (Current Student)

Gonzalez’s poetry micro-chapbook, When I Was A Hare Krishna, has been selected for publication by Ghost City Press as part of its forthcoming 2018 summer series.

 

Tash Aw (Faculty)

Adjunct professor Aw's op-ed in the New York Times, “What Just Happened in Malaysia?” focuses on the stunning upset in recent elections in the Southeast Asian country: "Not long after midnight, the crowd of thousands began to sense that something historic was taking place."

 

Katrine Øgaard Jensen '17

Alumna Katrine Jensen's translation of Third-Millennium Heart, by Ursula Andjaer Olsen (Denmark, Broken Dimanche Press) was selected as a finalist for the The Millions' Best Translated Book Award. Current student Raluca Albu is one of the poetry judges for this year's contest.

 

Mina Hamedi '17

Organized by alumna Hamedi, several fiction students and alumni will be reading their work at a fundraiser for plays being produced by the Dramatic Question Theatre. Participants include Naomi Falk '17, Jakob Guanzon '17, Mina Hamedi '17, Mat Huey '18 and current student Chris Molnar.

 

Gary Shteyngart (Faculty)

Faculty member Shteyngart had a profile of ex-hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz, “A Sidelined Wall Street Legend Bets on Bitcoin,” published in a recent issue of The New Yorker: "As I walked down the now unfamiliar streets of my city, eying a new breed of closely cropped, athletic individuals, I kept wondering, Who are these people? Eventually, I discovered that they worked mostly for banks or hedge funds or private-equity firms."

 

Dorothea Lasky (Faculty)

Faculty member Lasky is launched her new book of poems, Milk (Wave Poetry), at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn on May 13.

 

Jade Stewart (Current Student)

Stewart has accepted an internship with Marvel this summer, working on the company's New Media Editorial team.

 

Hilton Als (Faculty)

Faculty member Als was featured in Dazed after his essay collection, White Girls, was recently released in the UK: "When I started to think about the book, I thought of a particular friend of mine who was white and had passed away, but black people would refer to her as a white girl. So I wanted to make a book that was a strange combination of deformation and praise.”

 

James Ryan '98

A short prose piece, 'Down Fifth', by James Ryan will be published in the fall issue of The MacGuffin. It is excerpted from a memoir-in-progress entitled Marking Time: West Point Love Stories