Ann Folwell Stanford
Under the Volcano alumni continue to wow us with their publications, prizes and professional achievements. Virtually not a week goes by without news of their latest events and media appearances around the world. The list that follows is just the tip of the iceberg! See our Facebook and Twitter feeds for up-to-the-minute additions.
Dhyan Adler (Mexico): Accepted to Harvard University, Masters Program in Cognitive Development.
Ekiwah Adler-Beléndez (Mexico): Published The Coyote´s Trace (Arkan), his fifth collection of poems, and frequently gives workshops and poetry workshops in Mexico and the US.
Ruth Adler (Australia): Published several foreign policy articles in The Interpeter.
Edwin Alanis García (United States, NY): received his MFA in fiction from NYU.
Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny (El Paso, Texas and Sonora, Mexico): Recipient of Under the Volcano’s Güera Trigos Fellowship. Presented her novel Todo Eso Es Yo, winner of the Tamaulipas National Book Award, at the Centro Xavier Villaurrutia in Mexico City.
Cathy Barrow (United States, Washington, DC): published Mrs Wheelbarrow’s Pantry (Norton) and under contract for Pie Squared. Frequent food columnist.
Tyrone Beason (United States, Seattle): published numerous articles, including “Black Like Me,” a personal essay, in the Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine.
Kavita Bedford (Australia): published opinion pieces in The Guardian and has been a frequent commentator and host on issues of race and identity at Sydney-based events. She was recently named a Churchill Fellow for 2018.
Kristina Bicher (United States, NY): poems and essays accepted in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Columbia Journal and Narrative.
Deborah Casillas’s poetry collection Quiet at the Edge was just accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press.
Ben Clark (Spain): published Los Últimos perros de Shackleton and La Fiera (Sloper); Delirio reissued Los Hijos de los hijos de la ira, winner of the Premio Nacional de Poesía Josen Felix Gran. Frequent poetry reviewer in the Spanish and Catalan press. In early November Ben was awarded the prestigious Lowe Prize in Poetry in recognition of his latest collection, La policía celeste.
Loretta Collins Klobah (United States/Puerto Rico): poems in The New Yorker, Connotation Press and other journals.
Nora de la Cruz (Mexico): Recipient of Under the Volcano’s Güera Trigos Fellowship. Accepted to three-year MFA in Spanish-language fiction, UTEP
Jean Franco (United States, New York): Published Cruel Modernity (Duke University Press), a study of the appropriation of cruelty by governments in Latin America and its attendant societal complicities, with implications beyond.
Clifford Garstang (United States, Washington, DC): published a novel, a collection of stories and the anthology Everywhere Stories. His new novel, The Shaman of Turtle Valley, will be published by Braddock Avenue Books in March 2019.
Darlene Gold (United States): Long-listed for PRISM International’s prize in creative non-fiction for her essay “Pianoforte a Quatre Mains.”
Renny Golden (United States, New Mexico): Published Blood Desert (University of New Mexico Press).
Estela González (United States, Vermont): Published “La Perla del Pacifico,” an excerpt from her novel in progress, Limonaria, with an interview in Connotations. Teaches Latin American literature at Middlebury College, Vermont.
Reyna Grande (California): finished her second memoir, forthcoming from Simon and Schuster. Frequent lecturer and workshop leader across the United States. Teaching memoir this summer at VONA and will offer one of Under the Volcano’s new Flash Master Classes in January 2018. The Spanish translation of her memoir was just released in Mexico as La Distancia que nos separa.
Celia Guerrero (Mexico): Recipient of Under the Volcano’s Robert L. Breen Fellowship for Mexican Journalists. Published “Otros modos de nacer” in Pie de Página.
Itzel Guevara (Mexico): Recipient of Under the Volcano’s Güera Trigos Fellowship, she published Morderse las uñas (Editorial PUJ), a collection of stories, in 2016. Her work was featured in a reading at the Mexican Embassy in Vienna in the spring of 2017 and her children’s story “El Jardín de las preocupaciones” won the 7th Concurso de Cuento Infantil in the State of Veracruz, Mexico.
Elaine Harvey (Canada): Published Encounters on the Front Line, a memoir of her work as a nurse in Cambodia.
Natalie Hart (United Kingdom): Won the 2016 London Book Fair’s The Write Stuff competition for pitching her first novel and signed with agent Ella Diamond Kahn at DWK.
Alden Jones (United States, Boston): Published The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir (U. Wisconsin Press) and Unaccompanied Minors (New American Press). Creative writing faculty, Emerson College.
Nalini Jones (United States, Connecticut): Published What You Call Winter (Knopf), a collection of stories. Teaches creative writing at Fairfield University.
Laura Josephs (Mexico & United States, Florida): published the poetry chapbook All Hands Lost (Finishing Line Press). Teaches poetry workshops in San Miguel de Allende.
Madhu Kaza (United States, New York): Moderated “Migration, Diaspora, Contexts,” a panel on translation as part of the PEN World Voices Festival, NYC.
Devi Laskar (United States, California): Published Gas & Food, No Lodging (Finishing Line Press), a poetry chapbook; a second collection, Anastasia Maps, has been accepted by the same press. Poems in Carve Magazine and forthcoming in Dogwood. Art and photography are on her website and blog.
Rebecca Levi (United States): Accepted to poetry MFA program at Boston University.
Tim MacGhabann (Ireland): Accepted to fiction MFA program at University of East Anglia. Freelance journalist with pieces in Al Jazeera, Vice, The Irish Times, The Scotsman & the Los Angeles Times. Fiction and poetry in Ofi Press, Mexico City Lit and other venues.
Agnes Marton (Hungary): poems and flash fiction in numerous anthologies and artist-in-residence in Antartica.
Lara Naughton (United States, New Orleans): published The Jaguar Man (Central Recovery Press), a memoir. Essays in Salon, Sun Magazine, Guernica and other journals.
Virginia Negro (Italy, Mexico): published interview with Reyna Grande in Lettera43.
Nadine Pinède (United States, Brussels): Residencies at The Studios of Key West and The Writers Room at The Betsy, Florida.
Ana Portnoy Brimmer (Puerto Rico): published poem “Despierta Borinquen,” in Acentos Review and column “Before the Gates” in La Pupila. Coordinator of island-wide poetry slam festival. Accepted to VONA for summer 2017.
Emily Raboteau (United States, New York): Published Searching for Zion: the Quest for Home in the African Diaspora (Atlantic Monthly Press). Essays in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review and Buzzfeed. Teaches creative writing at City College, CUNY.
Tracy Rees (Wales): published the novels Amy Snow, Florence Grace and The Hourglass, all with Quercus Publishing.
Tonatiuh Rodríguez Quiroz (Mexico): Received his degree in communication from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos with a thesis on the role of the media in Tepoztlán’s successful struggle against the golf resort in the 1990’s.
Aysegül Savas (Paris/Turkey): published “The Road to Alpullu” in Guernica. Her debut novel, Walking On the Ceiling, was just acquired by Riverhead Press for publication in early 2019.
Melita Schaum (United States, California): Publishing two essays in the upcoming anthology Two Countries: Us Daughters And Sons Of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press), ed by Tina Schumann.
Annina Lucie Schmid (Switzerland/Canada): Published Unterwasserdämmerung / Underwaterdawn, a collection of her poems created in both German and English.
Ann Stanford (United States, Chicago): Published poems in Slipstream, Persimmon Tree, About Place and other journals. Writer-in-Residence in the Everglades National Park, summer 2016.
Gobi Stromberg (Mexico): Published Silver Seduction: the Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda (Fowler Museum at UCLA) and numerous articles on Mexican silver and the cultural landscape of Cuernavaca in English and Spanish.
Natalia Treviño (United States, San Antonio): Read her poetry in San Antonio as part of a celebration featuring Dolores Huerta for Women’s History Month and as part of National Poetry Week and gave a joint reading with Norma Liliana Valdez.
Norma Liliana Valdez (United States, California): Published two made-in-UTV poems in Huizache and gave joint readings with Suzy Huerta and Natalia Treviño. Accepted to Canto Mundo as a poetry fellow for 2017.
Norah Wakula (Canada): Attended the annual Sun Magazine conference at Wildacres Retreat, North Carolina.
Tim Weed (United States, Vermont): Published the YA novel Will Poole’s Island and a collection of stories, A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing (Green Writer´s Press.) Fiction and essays in on nature and travel in numerous journals.
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