Archive for the ‘Ink’ Category


More May News!

May 15, 2011

Natalie Scenters-Zapico has great publishing news too! The Acentos Review just picked up her poem “Guerrero Pears,” here’s a link to their website:

AND the Minnesota Review has published “How Borders Are Built”


MFA Students Publishing News for May

May 13, 2011

Ty Bannerman’s article “The 7 Deadly sins of New Mexico” published in The Alibi:

Elizabeth Tannen’s essay, “My Mother Reads My Blog” pubslished in the online magazine, StyleSubstanceSoul:

Tanaya Winder’s poems “consider the assemblage of a longing” and “measure by measure: the body begs” published on Superstition Review



Dana Levin on Sky Burial

March 10, 2011

Dana Levin’s book of poetry, Sky Burial has just been released and is available in all the usual places.

If you don’t know Dana, she is currently the Joseph M. Russo endowed chair here at UNM–  at least until the end of this semester.  She’s been a tremendous asset to our Department, and will be missed, but fortunately she’ll not be far, she’ll be heading up the Creative Writing Department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (nee College of Santa Fe).

But what I really want to talk about is Dana’s work.  Recently published, Sky Burial (Copper Canyon Press, $15) has been getting fantastic reviews. And though I’ve not yet read it, I have heard her read from this manuscript, and I’ll just say that her poetry resonates with me.

Here’s a great article from the Santa Fe Reporter, an interview with Dana, talking about her work:  “SFR Talk: Musings with Dana Levin” by Ramon A Lovato.

And a nice review from Publishers Weekly, calling Levin’s third collection “aching but restrained.”  More good review coming, I’m sure.

AND if you’re in Albuquerque on March 27, and looking for something to do around 3pm, get thee to Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Dana will be giving a reading, Bookworks will be selling books…  you can get a coffee or tea next door…



Melody Gee Interview at The Sycamore Review

December 6, 2010

Check out an interview with Melody Gee, UNM MFA Alumni in poetry, on The Sycamore Review website.

Melody recently published her first book, Each Crumbling House, with Perugia Press.  The Sycamore Review is the literary magazine of Purdue University.


Good News in Creative Nonfiction

October 20, 2010

UNM Alumni Paul Bogard’s essay “The Path and the Pull of the Moon,” which appeared in Creative Nonfiction #36, was selected by editor Robert Atwan as one of the Notable Essays of 2009 in the just published Best American Essays 2010.

UNM Alumni Molly Beer was recently selected from over 700 applicants to be one of 10 Correspondents in Fall 2010 for National Geographic’s Glimpse: Your Stories From Abroad.  (

UNM Alumni Melody Gee’s essay “Jack’s Kitchen” has just appeared in the October 2010 issue of Copper Nickel.  (

UNM Alumni Chris Wrenn’s essay “Breaking Line” was published in the most recent North Carolina Literary Review, issue 19, 2010.  (

UNM Alumni Laura Matter’s essay “Franz Schubert Dreamt of Indians” was published in the Spring 2010 issue of The Georgia  Review.

Congrats Paul, Molly, Melody, Laura & Chris

UNM’s Creative Nonfiction MFA concentration was ranked #14 in the nation for 2011 in the September/October 2010 issue of Poet’s and Writer’s Magazine.  (


Poetry Faculty Amy Beeder’s recent and upcoming publications

October 7, 2010

Congratulations to Amy Beeder whose poems currently appear in the Kenyon Review and are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review and Threepenny Review. Amy Beeder’s second book, Scarab Poetica, will be out from Carnegie Mellon in 2011.


Congratulations to Molly Beer

May 10, 2010

First off, just a couple weeks ago Molly Beer defended her dissertation, Unstable Ground, a collection of essays (most of which have been published in some form somewhere) — and passed with honors.

Second, Singing Out: an Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals was released by Oxford University Press.

From the publisher:  “Culled from  more than 150 interviews, this book and the story it tells spans seven decades and cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of the folk revival movement….”

Get the inside scoop on what it was like for Molly to work with UNM Professor David King Dunaway