School of Arts and Humanities News

Creative Writing Students to Spend Summer Working on Craft

Program Boasts List of Student Publications for School Year

Lily Ounekeo and Susan Norman, graduate students in the School of Arts and Humanities, have both been accepted to the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, hosted by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Working closely with faculty and a core group of peer writers, Ounekeo and Norman will generate new work and revise work in progress. Admission to the workshop is competitive and drawn from faculty nominations.

Norman also will have a short story, “Casco on the Foam Planet,” published by the celebrated literary journal, Literary Review later this year.

For the 2011-2012 school year, a number of other students in the creative writing program at UT Dallas have published work in different anthologies and literary journals:

  • LaToya Watkins’ short story, “The View,” has been accepted for publication in The Lunch Ticket, a new literary review being published by Antioch University in Los Angeles. Watkins has also has seen the publication of two other stories, “American Death,” in Specter Magazine in September 2011; and “Straight Dollars or Loose Change” in Kweli Journal, January/February, 2012.
  • Steve Howell published a short story, “The Price of Dying,” in Riversedge in the Fall 2011 edition.
  • Adam Cheney published a short story, “Child and Dragon,” and a poem, “Caliban’s Dream of His Dam,” both in Aelurus, the spring 2012 edition.
  • Lauren Leibowitz published “Green,” a story in Cicada Magazine, September/October 2011 and has had a second story,”Gold,” accepted for publication in Weird Tales, in late 2012.
  • Elizabeth Bruce published a story, “Watching Over Pink Pea,” in Windhover in April 2011 and also published her story, “Vermin,” in Concho River Review, fall, 2011.
  • Michael Federico also published a short story, “The Five Steps,” in an anthology, The Endlands, Volume II, slated for 2012 publication from Hobbes End Publishing Company.
  • Allene Nichols published three poems: “Myrtle” in Conclave, Fall, 2011; “Kepler,” in Science Poetry Anthology, fall 2011; and “There is no safe place,” in Ginger Piglet, spring 2012.
  • Toni Muñoz published a creative non-fiction piece, “Obsessive-Compulsive Boob Behavior,” in Concho River Review, fall 2011;
  • Mark Jenkins published a prose poem, “Dangerous Safety Tips” in Moti 3: All the Livelong Day: An Anthology of Writing About Work, from Mote Books in 2011;
  • George Henson has seen two translations published: “Fátima, Queen of the Night,” from the short story by Miquel Barnet, accepted for publication in World Literature Today, July 2012; and has had his translation of “Continuity of Hell” from the story by Andrés Neuman, accepted by World Literature Today for the September 2012 issue.
  • “Don’t Forget These Moments, Though They May Bury Us” a poem by Chris Foltz published in ISLE by Oxford Univ. Press – forthcoming in the fall.

Creative writing courses will be offered this summer, for more information, go here