This issue features pieces selected for publication by the faculty and students in our Writing Program. Every year, the Poetry Center brings highly-acclaimed authors to its podium—now we would like to introduce and share the work of our emerging authors. 

The featured artist in this issue is Chris Russell.


Alby Stories: #1—Arnold Kaye
From Elisabeth Robinson's Fiction Workshop

Untitled—Carol Prisant
From Stephen Wright's Novel Writing Workshop

Excerpt from Smog, a novel-in-progress—Chandler Klang Smith
From Stephen Wright Novel Writing Workshop

The Day I Run into What's-Her-Name—Janis Hubschman
From Jennifer Gilmore's Advanced Fiction Workshop

From The Immortality of Birds—Laura Rudish
From Rafi Zabor's Advanced Fiction Workshop

The Good Samaritan—Martin Hason
From Advanced Fiction Workshop

The Tribune (Chapter One)—Patricia Cruise
From Sandra Newman Fiction Workshop

Old Man Austin—Paul Bachleitner
From Christopher SorrentinoAdvanced Fiction Workshop



Smiley's Lighter—Ed Brash
Selected by
Rachel Hadas from the Advanced Poetry Tutorial with Rachel Hadas

Miser—Gabriella Belfiglio
Selected by
Rachel Zuckerfrom the Advanced Poetry Workshop

Oxford, Massachusetts—Geeta Tewari
Selected by Jean Valentine from the
Advanced Poetry Workshop

SNOW—Gray Smith
Selected by
David Yezzi from the On Prosody Poetry Workshop

Illuminated (A gigan)—Gwen Reiss
Selected by Sharon Dolin from the
Advanced Poetry Workshop
(Winner of the 2012 Rachel Wetzsteon Prize from the Unterberg Poetry Center)

Untitled—Laura Rodgers
Selected by
Emily Fragos from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

What the Sorrow of Highway Signs Said—Libby Burton
Selected by
Cornelius Eady from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

At The Door—Lissa Kiernan
Selected by
Jeanne Marie Beaumont from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

Othering—Maud Poole
Selected by Cornelius Eady from the Advanced Poetry Thesis Workshop

The Scholar Contemplates Her Rock—Maud Poole
Selected by Molly Peacock from the
The Small Poem Seminar and Studio

The Angels—Sam Selinger
Selected by
Jean Valentine from the Advanced Poetry Workshop


Hipster Nightlife Trend Piece: Ragtime Revival—Hanson O'Haver
Selected by Patricia Marx from the Humor Writing Workshop




Little Girl—Suzanne Johnstone
Selected by Hettie Jones from the Advances Nonfiction Memoir Writing Workshop




Fulfill The Prophecy—Amy Ellison
Selected by Lisa Kron from the Playwriting Workshop

untitled brooklyn play—Jerry Lieblich
Selected by Anne Washburn from the Playwriting Workshop

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