Rajiv Mohabir (MFA Poetry, 2013), has won one of the top poetry prizes in the nation, the Four Way Books Intro Prize, and his second collection The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press) won the Kundiman Poetry Prize.
Eric Becker, a translation student who graduates this year, just received a PEN/Heim Translation Award for his translation of Selected Stories by Mozambican Mia Couto.
Translation student Anne Posten, who graduated last year, begins a Fulbright Award in Berlin in September.
Playwright Tyler Rivenbark, who graduated five years ago, has his plays staged at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Gantry Plaza in Long Island City and Fiction, poetry and translation alumnae Camila Santos, Zakia Henderson-Brown, and Hillary Gulley all recently held writing residencies at the prestigious Vermont Studio Center.
Our students’ work has also appeared in many journals including: Women’s Studies Quarterly, Mead Magazine, Hanging Loose, Hunger Mountain, Haiku Journal, Drunken Boat, Virginia Quarterly Review, Conjunctions: Iowa Review, StoryQuarterly, Poetry and Performance, Asian American Literary Review, Words Without Borders, Asymptote, The Massachusetts Review, Drunken Boat, Great River Review, Prairie Schooner, Aldus, A Journal of Translation, Mead Magazine, Hanging Loose Journal, Women’s Studies Quarterly, CURA, Newtown Literary, and The Iowa Review.
Our students have read and performed their work at many venues including The Associated Writing Programs Conference, The American Literary Translators Association, The New York Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island, Lit Crawl—Brooklyn, The Manhattan Theatre Club, Cornelia Street Café, KGB Bar, Café Marlene, Astoria Books, Dixon Place.
Our students’ plays have been read and staged all over the country, as well as abroad, including at the NY International Fringe Festival, at Dixon Place, Axis Ballymun Arts Centre (Dublin), Circle Repertory Lab Theatre (NYC), Miranda Theatre (NYC), Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (North Carolina), Theatre for the New City (NYC), Actors Studio (NYC), and Detroit Repertory Theatre.
And, finally, students have founded a number of new literary organizations in NYC including The Mellow Pages Library in Brooklyn, Oh Bernice Writers Collective, and the Hammer and Pick Collective.