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What to Read: Recent Work by WLP Faculty, Students

Writing, Literature and Publishing faculty and students have been busy this spring. Here’s what they’ve been up to.

For more information, see the WLP Newsletter (pdf).

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Assistant Professor George Baroud. Courtesy photo

Faculty News

Assistant Professor George Baroud’s book chapter, “Marvellous Predictions: Wonders as Metahistory in Annals 6,” was published in the edited volume, Tacitus’ Wonders: Empire and Paradox in Ancient Rome (Bloomsbury) in February 2022. His chapter, “Readership and Reading Practices of Ancient History in the Early Roman Empire: Tacitus’ Accessions of Tiberius and Nero as a Case Study in Affective Historiography,” was published in the edited volume, Reading History in the Roman Empire (DeGruyter) in January 2022.

Baroud also was awarded the 2022 WLP Teaching Award for displaying high academic standards established by faculty members College-wide.

Affiliated faculty member Edwin Hill’s (MFA ’03) novel, The Secrets We Share, was published by Kensington in April 2022.

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Julia Glass. Courtesy photo

Senior Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Julia Glass’ novel, Vigil Harbor, will be published by Pantheon Books this month.

Glass also is a contributor to the anthology, Anonymous Sex (eds. Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan), published by Simon & Schuster in February 2022, and her essay, “To the Italian Whose Name I Lost,” was included in the anthology, Letters to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (ed. Colleen Kinder), published by Workmen in March 2022.

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Senior affiliated faculty member Daniela Kukrechtova is the winner of the Fall 2021 Travel Writing Prize at Nowhere magazine. Kukrechtova won $1,000 for her collection of nonfiction vignettes, excerpted from a larger work titled Panelák Stories.

Kukrechtova’s poem, “The Golden Hour,” was published by The Sunlight Press in April 2022.

Senior affiliated faculty member Thomas H. McNeely’s (MFA ’97) short story collection, Pictures of the Shark: Stories, will be published by Texas Review Press/Texas A&M University Press in June 2023.

Affiliated faculty member and EmersonWRITES Program Coordinator Livia Meneghin has received a Best New Poets 2022 nomination from Thrush.

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Sara Novic. Courtesy photo

Affiliated faculty member Sara Novic’s (’09) novel, True Biz, was published by Random House in April, and has since been selected as the April Pick for the Reese Witherspoon Book Club.

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Professor Daniel Tobin’s Rainer Maria Rilke translations, “Full Throttle,” “When,” and “Hand,” were published in On the Seawall in April 2022.

Assistant Professor Katie Williams’ new novel, My Murder, will be published by Riverhead Books/Penguin in Summer 2023.

Graduate Student Work

Colin Kirkland’s essay, “The Part That’s True,” was published in Multiplicity Magazine this month.

Madilyn Amico’s poems, “Sea, Swallow Me” and “It’s Dark in Here,” were published in Magpie Literary Journal in March 2022.

Binx Perino’s short story, “Gone Hunting,” was published in 100 Word Story in April 2022. Also in April, Perino’s poem, “Our Globe, a Woman Scorned,” was published in Variant Literature.

The Hidden Lives of Dick & Mary: Two Novellas of Supernatural Suspense, by MA candidate Kayla Randolph and MFA alum Xavier Poe Kane, will be published by C2 Visionary Press this month.  

Ambrose D. Smart’s short story, “Stalling,” was published in The Rupture in February 2022.

Hannah Smart launched The Militant Grammarian, an online journal of experimental fiction.

Undergrad Notes

Isabella Astuto’s (’25) short story, “God’s Mistakes,” was published in jfa (justice for all) Human Rights Journal in February 2022.

Annalisa Hansford’s (’25) poem, “during thunderstorms i think of death,” was published in Eunoia Review in February 2022.

Basia Siwek’s (’25) essay, “Housewife’s Third Eye,” was published in The Foundationalist this winter.

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