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 Rachel's Tomb

Desert Castles

Dr. Joshua Bernstein

Assistant Professor


Rachel's Tomb (New Issues Press, June 2019). Novel. Winner of the Associations of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series Novel Prize and the Hackney Novel Prize.

Desert Castles (Southern Indiana Review Press, June 2019). Chapbook. Winner of the Wilhelmus Award.

 To Make Room For The Sea

Adam Clay

Associate Professor

To Make Room for the Sea (Milkweed Editions, 2020)


In Defense of Dialogue

Monika Gehlawat


In Defense of Dialogue: Reading Habermas and Postwar American Literature (New York: Routledge, 2020).

Nickalus Rupert

Dr. Nickalus Rupert

Alumni, (PhD 2019)

Dr. Rupert's story collection, Bosses of Light and Sound, was selected by Kevin Canty as the winner of the prestigious Spokane Prize for Short Fiction and was published by Willow Springs Books

Jon Riccio

 Jon Riccio

Alumni, (PhD 2020)

Dr. Riccio's full-length collection, Agoreography, is forthcoming from 3: A Taos Press.

Jessica Guzman


Dr. Jessica Guzman

Alumni, (PhD, 2019)

Dr. Guzman's collection Adelante was selected by Patricia Smith as winner of the 2019 Gatewood Prize and was published by Switchback Books in 2020.


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