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Boise State MFA Program in the News

Faculty News

Recent Alumni News

  • Meghan Kenny’s debut novel, The Driest Season, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in February 2018. Her collection of short stories, Love Is No Small Thing, was published in March 2017 by LSU Press.
  • Erin Rose Belair, a 2017 fiction graduate, was named third place winner of Narrative‘s 2017 Winter Story Contest. Read her winning story here. Erin also won first place in Glimmertrain’s Short Story Award for New Writers for her story “Rare Items from the Universe,” which she wrote in a workshop with Denis Johnson. Read her short essay about writing and that workshop experience here.
  • Tim Griffith, a 2017 fiction graduate, has a story forthcoming in Tin House.
  • Ashley Barr, a 2017 poetry graduate, received two prestigious scholarships from the University of Sussex: the Sussex Future Leaders Masters Scholarship in English and a Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

News & Announcements

  • Fiction professor Emily Ruskovich was featured in Treasure, the magazine supplement to The Idaho Statesman, in August 2017. The feature includes a video of Ruskovich at home in Idaho City, where she speaks about living in rural Idaho and her childhood on Hoo Doo Mountain.
  • Second year poet Michael McKee Green is the 2017 winner of the prestigious Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize from the Wick Center at Kent State University. His book of poems, Fugue Figure, will be published by the Kent State University Press in the fall of 2018.
  • MFA graduate Erin Rose Belair won third place in Narrative Magazine's 2017 Winter Story Contest. You can read her winning story, "A Place Like This," here.
  • MFA graduate Meghan Kenny's debut novel, The Driest Season, will be published by W.W. Norton in February 2018. The book is based on a short story by Kenny of the same title which won the 2005 Iowa Review Award.
  • Collin Johnson has accepted a spot as a PhD candidate in English (Creative Writing/Poetry) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. In addition to a GA stipend, he was awarded The President's Doctoral Tuition Fellowship which includes full funding for the first three years of the program.
  • MFA in Creative Writing student Ashley Barr has accepted a Chancellor's International Scholarship from The University of Sussex for an MA in Sexual Dissidence. The MA is co-convened through the School of English and the School of Global studies there, and focuses on queer theory and sexuality studies. When the program was founded 25 years ago, it was the first in the UK and one of the first of its kind in the world.