Vermont faculty member Jan Clausen signed a contract with Seven Stories Press for the re-issue of her 1999 memoir Apples and Oranges: My Journey Through Sexual Identity. The Los Angeles Times called Apples and Oranges “a wonderful meditation on the nature of desire,” praising the book’s “intelligence, its good-humored, common-sense approach to life,” and the resulting “portrait of the human capacity to reinvent oneself.” Read Jan’s thought on reissuing her memoir in Second Time Around on the MFA Goddard Creative Writing Program’s blog The Writer in the World.
ALUMNI & STUDENTS:
Vermont alumna Kate Baldus published the essay Getting Married Five Days After My Dad Died this fall with the Good Men Project.
Vermont alumna Mary Beth Brown has been in touch to share her publications. Since graduating, she has published two books of poetry with Lotus Press, Satin Tunnels and Light years. Her third book of poetry, Oxygen 1, is currently looking for a publishing home.
Vermont alumna Deborah Johnstone has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her essay, “Do Not Call Me Ma’am.” It was published in a print publication entitled, Still Crazy.
Deborah Johnstone also received an Honorable Mention in Spider Road Press’s Flash Fiction Contest for her essay, “Night Sky at Dawn. ”
Port Townsend alumna Liz Kellebrew‘s short story, “The Coming of the Horses,” was published by Elohi Gadugi Journal.
Vermont student Jarrett Mazza‘s short story “Pictures of Time” will be published in the GNU Journal.
Vermont student Lucy Snyder‘s short story collection While the Black Stars Burn was published this weekend
Lucy Snyder‘s essay, “Well, That Escalated Quickly: Adventures in Teaching Creative Writing” was also just published in Writers on Writing Vol. 2: An Author’s Guide (Crystal Lake Publishing).