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Alumni Publications & Awards


JOSIE AARONSON-GELB (M.F.A. 2004): Mice in the Garden (stories, Word Association, 2005 & Merriam-Frontier Award, 2004).

FRANCESCA ABBATE (M.F.A. 1995): Troy, Unincorporated (poetry, University of Chicago Press, 2012). Assistant Professor of English at Beloit College.

SANDRA ALCOSSER (M.F.A. 1982): Except By Nature (National Poetry Series; Graywolf Press, 1998); Sleeping Inside the Glacier, in collaboration with artist Michele Burgess (1997); and A Fish to Feed All Hunger (poetry, Ahsahta Press, 1993) winner of the Associated Writing Program's Award Series. Alcosser founded the MFA Program in Creative Writing at San Diego State University. She served as Montana's first Poet Laureate and received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Merriam Award for Distinguished Contribution to Montana Literature, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize and a Writer's Voice New Voices of the West Award.

KENT ANDERSON (M.F.A. 1978): Sympathy for the Devil (fiction, Bantam, 2000);Night Dogs (fiction, Bantam, 1999).

THOMAS ASLIN (M.F.A. 1980): A Moon over Wings (poetry, Clark City Press, 2008); Sweet Smoke (poetry, Red Wing Press, 2006).

DAVID AXELROD (M.F.A. 1984): Folly (poetry, Lost Horse Press, 2013); What Next, Old Knife (poetry, Lost Horse Press, 2012); Departing by a Broken Gate (poetry, Wordcraft of Oregon, 2010); The Cartographer's Melancholy (poetry, Eastern Washington University, 2005); Troubled Intimacies: A Life in the Interior West (essays, Oregon State University Press, 2004); Jerusalem of Grass (poetry, Ahsahta Press, 1992). Co-Director of the Eastern Oregon University low-residency MFA program.

JOHN BARNES (M.F.A. 1988): The Last President (Penguin/Ace, 2013); Losers in Space (Penguin Viking, 2012); Raise the Gipper! (Metrocles House, 2012); Daybreak Zero (Penguin/Ace, 2011); Directive 51 (Penguin/Ace, 2010); Tales of the Madman Underground (Penguin/Viking, 2009) named a Michael  L. Printz Honor Book by YALSA/ALA in 2010; Payback City (Metrocles House, 2007); The Armies of Memory (Tor, 2006); Gaudeamus (Tor, 2004); A Princess of the Aerie (Aspect/Warner, 2003); In the Hall of the Martian King (Aspect/Warner, 2003); The Sky So Big and Black (Tor, 2002); The Duke of Uranium (Aspect/Warner, 2002); The Merchants of Souls (Tor, 2001); With His Candle Lit into the Sun (Tor, 2000); The Return (Tor, 2000) with Buzz Aldrin; The Century Next Door (Science Fiction Book Club, 2000); Candle (Tor, 2000); Finity (Tor, 1999); Apostrophes and Apocalypses (Tor, 1998); Earth Made of Glass (Tor, 1998); The Timeline Wars (GuildAmerica, 1997); Patton's Spaceship (HarperPrism, 1997); Washington's Dirigible (HaperPrism, 1997); Caesar's Bicycle (HarperPrism, 1997); One for the Morning Glory (Tor, 1996); Encounter with Tiber (Aspect/Warner, 1996) with Buzz Aldrin; Kaleidoscope Century (Tor, 1995); Mother of Storms (Tor, 1994); A Million Open Doors (Tor, 1992); Wartide (Worldwide Library, 1992) Science Fiction Chronicle's Best Novel for 1992; Battlecry (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle, 1992); Union Fires (Worldwide Library, 1992); Orbital Resonance (Tor, 1991); Sin of Origin (Congdon and Weed, 1988) originated as MFA thesis; The Man Who Pulled Down the Sky (Congdon and Weed, 1987).

KIM BARNES (M.F.A. 1995): In the Kingdom of Men (fiction, Knopf, 2012); A Country Called Home (fiction, Knopf, 2008) PEN Center Literary Award for Fiction 2009; Kiss Tomorrow Hello: Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women Over Forty, edited with Claire Davis (essays, Doubleday, 2006); Finding Caruso (fiction, Putnam/Marian Wood Books, 2003); The Ashes of August (essay, Pushcart Prize 2002); Hungry for the World: A Memoir (Villard, 2000) Borders Books New Voices selection; In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country (nonfiction, Doubleday, 1996) nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women Writers, edited with Mary Clearman Blew (nonfiction, New York: Viking Penguin, 1994). Professor of creative writing at the University of Idaho-Moscow.

KELLY BARTH (M.F.A. 1992): My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus (memoir, Arktoi Press, 2012).

BRIAN BEDARD (M.F.A. 1969): Grieving on the Run (fiction, Snake Nation Press, 2007); Hour of the Beast and Other Stories (Chariton Review Press, 1984). Director of Creative Writing at the University of South Dakota. Elected 2008 South Dakota Author of the Year.

RALPH BEER (M.F.A. 1981): In These Hills (nonfiction, Bison Books, 2003) introduction by William Kittredge; The Blind Corral (fiction, Contemporary American Fiction, 1986) winner of the Spur Award.

MARK BENNION (M.F.A. 2000): Forsythia (poetry, Aldrich Press, 2014); Psalm & Selah: A Poetic Journey Through the Book of Mormon (Bentley Enterprises, 2009). Professor of creative writing at Brigham Young University-Udaho.

CANDACE BLACK (M.F.A. 1981): Casa Marina (poetry, RopeWalk Press, 2010); The Volunteer (poetry, New Rivers Press, 2003). Assistant Professor of creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

SHEILA BLACK (M.F.A. 1998): Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (co-edited with Jennifer Bartlett and Michael Northen, Cinco Puntos Press, 2011); Love/Iraq (poetry, CustomWords Press, 2009); How to be a Maquiladora (poetry, Main Street Rag, 2007); House of Bone (poetry, CustomWords Press, 2007).

LINDSEY BLAND (M.F.A. 2009): Between the Devil and the Deep (poetry, Dancing Girl Press, 2010).

LAURIE BLAUNER (M.F.A. 1980): It Looks Worse than I Am (poetry, What Books Press, 2014); The Bohemians (fictiton, Black Heron Press, 2013); Figments (& other occurrences) (poetry, Dancing Girl Press, 2013); Instructions for Living (fiction, Main Street Rag, 2011); Wrong (poetry, Cherry Grove Collections, 2008); Infinite Kindness (poetry, Black Heron Press, 2007); All This Could Be Yours (poetry, Cherry Grove Collections, 2006); Somebody (poetry, Black Heron Press, 2003); Facing the Facts (poetry, Orchises Press, 2002); Children of Gravity (poetry, Owl Creek Press, 1995); Self-Portrait with and Unwilling Landscape (poetry, Owl Creek Press, 1989); Other Lives (poetry, Owl Creek Press, 1984).

KRISTIN BLOOMER (M.F.A. 1993): All This Was Meant to Burn (in collaboration with Amy Linn and Leslie Ryan, nonfiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1993). Assistant Professor of religion at Carleton College.

JUDY BLUNT (M.F.A. 1994): Breaking Clean (nonfiction, Knopf, 2002) winner of the PenJared Award, Mountains and Plains Nonfiction Book Award, Willa Cather Literary Award and selected as a New York Times Notable Book.; Not Quite Stone (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1992). Recipient of the 2001 Whitings Writers' Award, 2004 National Endowment for the Arts Writer's Fellowship, and a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship. Director of creative writing at the University of Montana.

ZAN BOCKES (M.F.A. 1990): Caught in Passing (poetry, Turning Point Press, 2013).

JUSTIN BOENING (B.A. 2007): Winner of the 2012 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, selected by Dara Wier.

ALICE BOLIN (M.F.A. 2011): Motel Diary (poetry chapbook, Poor Claudia, 2014).

CHRISTOPHER BOLIN (B.A. 2000): The Tally (poetry, University of Iowa Press, 2013). Recipient of post-graduate fellowships from the University of Iowa and the MacDowell Colony. Instructor of creative writing at College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University.

ERIC BOSSE (M.F.A. 2006): The Last Few Minutes Before the Bomb (fiction, Ravenna Press, 2013);  Magnificent Mistakes (fiction, Ravenna Press, 2011 & Merriam-Frontier Award, 2011). Professor of creative and expository writing at the University of Oklahoma-Norman.

FREDERICK LEE BROOKE (M.F.A. 1989): Zombie Candy (fiction, 2012); Doing Max Vinyl (fiction, 2011).

GLENDON BRUNK (M.F.A. 1995): Yearning Wild: Exploring the Last Frontier and the Language of the Heart (memoir, Invisible Cities press, 2001).

TRINA BURKE (M.F.A. 2008): Wreck Idyll (poetry, Dancing Girl Press, 2013); The Best Divorce (poetry, Alice Blue Books, 2012); Great America (poetry, Dancing Girl Press, 2011).

DERICK BURLESON (M.F.A. 1996): Use (poetry, Calypso Editions, 2012); Melt (poetry, Marick Press, 2012); Never Night (poery, Marick Press, 2007); Ejo: Poems, Rwanda 1991-94 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). Director of MFA program in creative criting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

MATT BYRNE (M.F.A. 1999): Silent Partner (poetry, Sow's Ear Press, 2013).

HEATHER CAHOON (M.F.A. 2005): anthologized in New Poets of the American West (edited by Lowell Jaeger, Many Voices Press, 2010); Elk Thirst (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2005). Instructor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana.

ANNE CALCAGNO (M.F.A. 1984):  Love Like a Dog (novel, CreateSpace, 2010); editor of Travelers' Tales: Italy (essays, Travelers' Tales Guides, winner of Best Travel Book of 1998); Pray for Yourself (short stories, TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 1993). Instructor in the MFA creative writing program for the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

KEVIN CANTY (B.A. 1988)Everything (novel, Nan A. Talese, 2010); Where the Money Went (stories, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2009); Winslow in Love (novel, Vintage, 2006); Honeymoon (stories, Vinatge, 2002); Nine Below Zero (novel, Vinatge, 2000); Into the Great Wide Open (novel, Vintage, 1997); A Stranger in This World (stories, Vintage, 1995). Professor of Fiction at the University of Montana.

CAYLIN CAPRA-THOMAS (M.F.A. class of 2015): The Marilyn Letters (poetry chapbook, Dancing Girl Press, 2013).

DAVID ALLAN CATES (M.F.A. 1992): Tom Connor's Gift (fiction, Bangtail Press, 2014); Ben Armstrong's Strange Trip Home (fiction, 2012) winner of the Gold Medal for best fiction from the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards; Freeman Walker (fiction, Unbridled Books, 2008); X Out of Wonderland: A Saga (fiction, Steerforth, 2005); Hunger in America (fiction, Summit Books, 1992) New York Times Notable Book.

VICTOR CHARLO (B.A. 1971): Put Sey (Good Enough) (poetry, Many Voices Press, 2008).

COLIN CHISHOLM (M.F.A. 1995): Through Yup'ik Eyes: An Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family (nonfiction, Alaska Northwest Books, 2000).

KATE M. CHOLEWA (M.F.A. 1990): Shaking Out the Dead (fiction, Story Plant, 2014).

PATRICIA CLARK (M.F.A. 1980): Sunday Rising (poetry, Michigan State University Press, 2013); She Walks Into the Sea (poetry, Michigan State University Press, 2009); Given The Trees (poetry, Voices From the Land, 2009); My Father on a Bicycle (poetry, Michigan State University Press, 2005); North of Wondering (poetry, Grand Valley State University, 2003); Worlds in Our Words: Contemporary American Women Writers (co-author, Prentice Hall, 1996). Poet-in-Residence and Professor of creative writing at Grand Valley State University.

JULY OSKAR COLE (M.F.A. 2010): Dam Nation: Dispatches From the Water Underground (edited with Cleo Woelfle-Erksine and Laura Allen, Soft Skull Press, 2007).

PHIL CONDON (M.F.A. 1989): Clay Center (fiction, Eastern Washington University, 2004); Montana Surround: Land, Water, Nature, and Place (nonfiction, Johnson Books, 2004); River Street: A Novella and Stories (Southern Methodist University Press, 1994). Associate Professor of environmental writing at the University of Montana.

GARY J. COOK (M.F.A. 1980): Graveyard Rules (fiction, Pocket Books, 1988); Blood Trail (fiction, Dennis McMillan, 2006).

JOSHUA COREY (M.F.A. 1999): Severance Songs (poetry, Tupelo Press, 2011); Hope and Anchor (poetry, Noemi Press, 2007); Compos(t)ition Marble (poetry, Pavement Saw Press, 2006; Winner of the 2006-2006 Chapbook Award); Fourier Series (poetry, Spineless Books, 2005); Selah (poetry, Barrow Street Press, 2003. Winner of the 2002 Barrow Street Book Prize); Planets of a Cold Spring (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1998). Assistant Professor of English at Lake Forest College.

PETER CORLEY-SMITH (M.F.A. 1971):Pilots to Presidents: British Columbia Aviation Leaders and Pioneers, 1930-1960 (Sono Nis Press, 2001); Helicopters in the High Country: 40 Years of Mountain Flying (Sono Nis Press, 1995); Bush Flying to Blind Flying: British Columbia's Aviation Pioneers 1930 - 1940 (Sono Nis Press, 1994); 10,000 Hours: Reminiscences of a Helicopter Bush Pilot (Sono Nis Press, 1994); Barnstorming to Bush Flying: British Columbia's Avaition Pioneers 1910 - 1930 (Sono Nis Press, 1989); White Bears and Other Curiosities: The First 100 Years of the Royal British Columbia Museum (Gazelle Distribution Trade, 1989); Rocks, Rigs & Roughnecks: British Columbia's Oil and Gas Story (Royal British Columbia Museum, 1988); Helicopters: The British Columbia Story (with Dave Parker, CANAV Books, 1985); The Ring of Time: The Story of the British Columbia Provincial Museum (Gazelle Distribution Trade, 1985).

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG (B.A. 1994): Talkativeness (poetry, Wave Books, 2014); Thin Kimono (poetry, Wave Books, 2010); Yes, Master (poetry, Fence Books, 2004); Can You Relax in My House (poetry, Fence Books, 2006).

GIANO CROMLEY (M.F.A. 2001): The Last Good Halloween (novel, Tortoise Books, 2014).

MOLLY CURTIS (M.F.A. 2010): Mouths Full of Glass in the Abandoned Bathhouse (poetry, Zero Ducats Collective, 2009).

EMILY DANFORTH (M.F.A. 2006): The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Fiction, HarperCollins, 2012) winner of the 2012 Montana Book Award and the High Plains Award for young adult book. Professor of creative writing and literature at Rhode Island College.

CLAIRE DAVIS (M.F.A. 1993): Labors of the Heart: Stories (St. Martin's Press, 2006);  Kiss Tomorrow Hello: Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women Over Forty, edited with Kim Barnes (essays, Doubleday, 2006); Season of the Snake (fiction, Picador, 2005); Winter Range: a Novel (Picador, 2000). Professor of creative writing at Lewis and Clark State College and Pacific University.

JON DAVIS (M.F.A. 1985): Dayplaces (translated from the Arabic with the author, Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan, Tebot Bach Press, 2015); Heteronomy: An Anthology (in collaboration with the artist Jamison Chas Banks, La Nana Creek Press, 2015); Loving Horses (poetry, Palace Printing, 2014); Thelonious Sphere (poetry, Q Ave Press, 2014); Preliminary Report (poetry, Copper Canyon Press, 2010); Local Color (poetry, Palanquin Press, 1995); The Hawk. The Road. The Sunlight After the Clouds. (poetry, Owl Creek Press, 1995); Scrimmage of Appetite (Akron Series in Poetry/University of Akron Press, 1995) winner of the Lannan Literary Award in Poetry; Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987) winner of the I.B. Lavan Prize from the Academy of American Poets; West of New England (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1983). Recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a GE Younger Writers Award. Founder and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

BRETT DEFRIES (M.F.A. 2011): The Light at the End of the Tunnel is Another Train Headed Our Direction (poetry, New Delta Review, 2012).

BRUCE DEHNERT (B.A. 1978): Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook (Abram's Publishing, 2013, Amazon Bestseller).

JESSE DELONG (B.A. 2008): Tearings and Other Poems (Curly Head Press, 2010).

RICK DEMARINIS (M.A. 1967): Mama's Boy (fiction, Seven Stories Press, 2010); Apocalypse Then: New Novellas and Stories (Seven Stories Press, 2004); Sky Full of Sand (fiction, Dennis McMillan, 2003); A Clod of Wayward Marl (fiction, Dennis McMillan, 2001); The Art & Craft of the Short Story (nonfiction, Story Press Books, 2000); Borrowed Hearts: New and Selected Stories (Seven Stories Press, 1999); The Mortician's Apprentice (fiction, Norton, 1994); The Voice of America: Stories (Harper Perennial, 1992); Coming Triumph of the Free World: Stories (Norton, 1991); The Year of the Zinc Penny (fiction, Norton, 1989); A Lovely Monster: The Adventures of Claude Rains and Dr. Tellenbeck (fiction, Simon and Schuser, 1975); Under the Wheat (fiction, University of Pittsburgh, 1986); The Burning Women of Far Cry (fiction, Arbor House, 1986); Cinder (fiction, Avon, 1980); Jack & Jill (fiction, EP Dutton, 1978); Scimitar (fiction, EP Dutton, 1977).

BRYAN DI SALVATORE (M.F.A. 1976): A Clever Base-Ballist: The Life and Times of John Montgomery Ward (nonfiction, Pantheon, 1999).

JEANNE DIXON (M.F.A. 1989): Savages (fiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1987).

CHRIS DOMBROWSKI (M.F.A. 2001) : Earth Again (poetry, Wayne State University Press, 2013); By Cold Water (poetry, Wayne State University Press, 2009); Fragments with Dusk in Them (poetry chapbook, 2008).

LAURA DUNN (M.F.A. 2009): Spider Blue (poetry chapbook, Dancing Girl Press, 2014); The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera (album, 2014)).

QUINTON DUVAL (M.F.A. 1974): Among Summer Pines (poetry, Rattlesnake Press, 2008); Joe's Rain (poetry, Cedar House Press, 2005); Dinner Music (poetry, Lost Roads Press, 1984); and Guerilla Letters (poetry, Quarterly West Press, 1976).

MATTHEW ECK (M.F.A. 2004): The Farther Shore (fiction, Milkweed, 2007), selected as one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" Fiction Selections for 2008 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award.

RHIAN ELLIS (M.F.A. 1995): After Life: a novel (Viking, 2000).

CHARLES ENTREKIN (M.F.A. 1974): Listening: New & Selected Work (Poetic Matrix Press, 2010); Red Mountain: Birmingham, Alabama, 1965 (fiction, El Leon Literary Arts, 2008); In This Hour (Berkeley Poets Workshop & Press, 1989); Casting for Cutthroat & Other Poems (Berkeley Poets Workshop & Press, 1980); Casting for Cutthroat (Thunder City Press, 1977); All Pieces of a Legacy (Berkeley Poets Workshop & Press, 1975).

WENDY ERMAN (M.F.A. 1995): Vicinity (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2001).

BETTINA ESCUDERO (M.F.A. 1982): Bearing Witness-Sobrevivendo: An Anthology of Writing and Art by Native American-Latina Women (edited with Naomi Morena, Kathleen Reyes, Mary Tallmountain and Jonathon Cochran, Calyx Books, 1986).

LUCAS FARRELL (M.F.A. 2008): The Many Woods of Grief (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Juniper Prize for Poetry.

KELLY KATHLEEN FERGUSON (M.F.A. 2008): My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself (nonfiction, Press 53, 2011).

RICHARD FIFIELD (B.A. 1998): The Flood Girls (novel, Simon & Schuster, 2014).

WILLIAM FINNEGAN (M.F.A. 1978): Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country (nonfiction, Random House, 1998); A Complicated War: The Harrowing of Mozambique (nonfiction, University of California, 1992); Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid (nonfiction, HarperCollins, 1986), selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten nonfiction books of the year. Staff writer for The New Yorker.

ELLEN FINNIGAN (M.F.A. 2008): The Me Years (memoir, Sixty Suns Publishing, 2011); The Desired Thing (nonfiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2009).

MICHAEL FITZGERALD (M.F.A. 2000): Radiant Days: A Novel (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007). Co-founder of Submittable.

JENNY FLYNN (M.F.A. 1996): Loss is the Great Lesson (Merriam-Frontier Award, 1994).

JOEL FREDERICH (M.F.A. 1992): In the Valley of Tongue (Silverfish Review Press, 2009).

KATE GADBOW (M.F.A. 1986): Pushed to Shore: a novel (Sarabande, 2003).

JEFF GAILUS (M.F.A. class of 2015): The Grizzly Manifesto (nonfiction, RMB, 2013); Little Black Lies (nonfiction, RMB, 2013).

MEGAN GANNON (M.F.A. 2002): Cumberland (novel, Apprentice House, 2014); Best American Poetry 2006: "List of First Lines" (edited by Billy Collins, Simon & Schuster, 2006).

ALBERT GARCIA (M.F.A. 1987): Skunk Talk (poetry, Bear Star Pres, 2005); Digging In: Literature for Developing Writers (Prentice Hall, 2003);Rainshadow (poetry, Copper Beach Press, 1996). Dean of the Language and Literature Division at Sacramento State City College.

KARL GARSON (M.F.A. 1981): Driving Away from East and West (poetry, Juniper Press, 1989); Thoughts in Available Light (Song Press, 1982).

MARK GIBBONS (M.F.A. 1998): Mauvaises Herbes (PROPOS2 éditions, 2009) French translations of Mark Gibbon's poems; Madness and Love (poetry, R &R Publishing, 2008); Blue Horizon (poetry, Two Dogs Press, 2007); Connemarra Moonshine (poetry, Camphorweed Press, 2002); Circling Home (poetry, Scattered Cairns Press, 2000); Something Inside Us (poetry, Big Mountain Publishing, 1995). Poet-in-Residence for the Missoula Writing Collaborative.

DAVID GILBERT (M.F.A. 1995): & Sons (fiction, Random House, 2013); The Normals: a novel (Bloomsbury, 2004); Remote Feed (fiction, Scribner, 1998). His screenplay Joshua was made into a film by Fox Searchlight in 2007.

DAVID GILCREST (M.F.A. 1990): Greening the Lyre: Environmental Poetics and Ethics (University of Nevada Press, 2002). Lecturer in literature for the University of Montana.

GREG GLAZNER (M.F.A. 1984): Singularity (poetry, Norton, 1996); From the Iron Chair (poetry, Norton, 1992); Walking Two Landscapes (poetry, State Street Press chapbook, 1984).

ADAM GOLASKI (M.F.A. 2004): Color Plates (fiction, Rose Metal Press, 2009); Worse Than Myself (fiction, Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2008).

KEVIN GOODAN (B.A. 1997):  Upper Level Disturbances (poetry, Colorado State University/Center for Literary Publishing, 2012); Winter Tenor (poetry, Alice James Books, 2009); Thine Embers Fly: Ten Poems (Factory Hollow Press, 2007); In the Ghost-House Acquainted (poetry, Alice James Books, 2004). Professor of creative writing at Lewis-Clark State College.

HENRIETTA GOODMAN (M.F.A. 1994): Hungry Moon (poetry, University Press of Colorado, 2013); Take What You Want (poetry, Alice James Books, 2007).

NEILE GRAHAM (M.F.A. 1984): She Says: Poems Selected and New (Alsop Review Press, 2007); Blood Memory (poetry, BuschekBooks, 2000); Sheela-Na-Gig (Reference West, 1995); Spells For Clear Vision (poetry, Brick Books, 1994); Seven Robins (poetry, Penumbra Press, 1984).

AUSTIN GRAY (M.F.A. 1973): The Mystery of Horses (poetry, Seven Kitchens Press, 2011).

RICHARD GREENFIELD (M.F.A. 1999): Tracer (poetry, Omnidawn Books, 2009); A Carnage in the Lovetrees (New California Poetry, 2003). Professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University-Las Cruces and co-founding editor of Apostrophe Books.

ANDREW SEAN GREER (M.F.A. 1996): The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells (Ecco, 2013): The Story of a Marriage: A Novel (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008) nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Award; The Confessions of Max Tivoli (fiction, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004); The Path of Minor Planets: A Novel (Picador, 2001); How It Was for Me: Stories (Picador, 2000).

SARAH GRIDLEY (M.F.A. 2000): Green is the Orator (poetry, University of California Press, 2010); Weather Eye Open (New California Poetry, 2005); Here/Yonder (poery, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1999). Assistant Professor of poetry at Case Western Reserve University.

ANDREW GROSSBARDT (M.F.A. 1974): The Traveler (poetry, Confluence Press, 1976).

NICHOLAS GULIG (B.A. 2007): West of Center (poetry, Chamber Press, 2012). Fulbright Scholar studying contemporary southeast Asian poetry in Thailand, 2011 - 2012.

JAMES GURLEY (M.F.A. 1984): Human Cartography (poetry, Truman State University Press, 2002), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, Radiant Measures (poetry, Floating Bridge Press, 1999).

GEORGE GUTHRIDGE (M.F.A. 1972): The Kids from Nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle (nonfiction, Alaska Northwest Books, 2006); The Madagascar Manifesto (fiction, with Janet Berliner, Omnibus, 2002); Children of the Dusk (fiction, Bram Stoker Award Winner, 1997); Death Mask of Pancho Villa (fiction, Bantam Books, 1987). Professor of English at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

ELIZABETH GUTHRIE (B.A. 2002): Between Here and the Telescopes (poetry, jointly Livestock Editions, Slumgulion, 2008); Yellow and Red (drama, Blacklodge Press, 2008).

FRED HAEFELE (M.F.A. 1981): Extremophilia (nonfiction, Bangtail Press, 2011); Rebuilding the Indian (nonfiction, Riverhead Books, 1998 and Bison Books, 2005). Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Writer's Fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford.

SHANNON HALE (M.F.A. 2000): Palace of Stone (YA fiction, Bloomsbury USA, 2012); Calamity Jack (YA fiction, Bloomsbury, 2010); The Actor and the Housewife (fiction, Bloomsbury, 2010); Forest Born (YA fiction, Bloomsbury, 2009); Rapunzel's Revenge (YA fiction, Bloomsbury, 2008); Book of a Thousand Days (YA fiction, Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, 2007, Cybils Award-winner); Austenland: A Novel (Bloomsbury USA, 2007); River Secrets (YA fiction, Bloomsbury USA, 2006); Princess Academy (YA fiction, Bloomsbury USA, 2005, Newbery Honor and a New York Times bestseller); Enna Burning (YA fiction, Bloomsbury USA, 2004);  The Goose Girl  (YA fiction, Bloomsbury USA, 2003, ALA Teens' Top Ten and Josette Frank Award winner.

ED HARKNESS (M.F.A. 1973): Beautiful Passing Lives (poetry, 2010, Pleasure Boat Studio);Syringa in Twilight (poetry chapbook, Red Wing Press, 2010); Saying the Necessary (2000, Pleasure Boat Studio); Watercolor Painting of a Bamboo Rake (poetry chapbook, Brooding Heron Press, 1994). Professor of creative writing at Shoreline Community College.

JACK HEFLIN (M.F.A. 1982): Local Hope (poetry, University of Louisiana, 2010); The Map of Leaving: Poems (Montana Arts Council, 1984).

DENNIS HELD (M.F.A. 1993): Ourself (poetry, Gribble Press, 2011); Betting on the Night (poetry, Lost Horse Press, 2001 & 2003).

ROBERT BRANDON HENDERSON (M.F.A. 2010): The Legend of the Kukui Nut (fiction, Cedar Fort Inc., 2008).

COLIN HESTER (M.F.A. 1993): Diamond Sutra (novel, Counterpoint Press, 1997). Professor of creative writing at Central Washington University

ROBERTA HILL (M.F.A. 1973): Philadelphia Flowers: Poems (Holy Cow! Press, 1996); Star Quilt (poetry, Holy Cow! Press, 1984). Anthologized in Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writing of North America (edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird, W.W. Norton, 1997) and Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (edited by Richard Eilmann, W.W. Norton, 1973). Instructor of creative writing for Poets-in-the-Schools and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

GLEN HIRSHBERG (M.F.A. 1991): The Janus Tree and Other Stories (Subterranean Press, 2012); Motherless Child (novel, Earthling Publications, 2012); The Book of Bunk (novel, Christopher Roden/Ash Tree Press, 2012); American Morons (stories, Earthling Publications, 2006) winner of the 2007 International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection; The Two Sams (stories, Cemetary Dance Publications, 2003); The Snowman's Children (novel, Carroll & Graf, 2002).

WILL HOCHMAN (M.F.A. 1976): Letters to J.D. Salinger (edited with Chris Kubica, University of Wisconsin Press, 2002); Stranger Within (poetry, Edwin Mellen Press, 1993).

LAWRENCE HOGUE (M.F.A. 1996): All the Wild and Lonely Places (nonfiction, Island Press, 2000).

JOHN HOLBROOK (M.F.A. 1972): A Clear Blue Sky in Royal Oak (poetry, Foothills Publishing, 2010); The Dance (poetry, Pudding House, 2007); Loose Wool, River Tackle, Pencil Drafts (poetry, Pudding House, 2002); Clear Water on the Swan (poetry, Montana Arts Council, 1991) winner of the First Book Award.

CRAIG HOLDEN (M.F.A. 1986): Matala: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 2007); The Narcissist's Daughter: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 2005); The Jazz Bird (fiction, Pocket Books, 2003); Four Corners of Night (fiction, Delacorte Press, 1998) winner of the 1999 Great Lakes Book Award and selected as a USA Today Bestseller; The Last Sanctuary (fiction, Delacorte Press, 1996); The River Sorrow (fiction, MacMillan, 1995) translated into a dozen languages; Trees Call for What They Need (fiction, Spinster Ink Books, 1993); Modern Daughters and the Outlaw West (fiction, Spinster Ink Books, 1990).

ART HOMER (M.F.A. 1979): Sight Is No Carpenter (poetry, WordTech Communications, 2005); The Drownt Boy: An Ozark Tale (nonfiction, University of Missouri Press, 1994); Skies of Such Valuable Glass (poetry, Owl Creek Press, 1990); Tattoos (poetry, Greentower Press Chapbook Series, 1986); What We Did After Rain (poetry, Abattoir Editions, 1984). Winner of a 1995 Pushcart Prize and a 1998 National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship. Chair of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Writer's Workshop.

JEFF HULL (M.F.A. 1995): Streams of Consciousness: Hip-Deep Dispatches from the River of Life (nonfiction, Lyons Press, 2007); Pale Morning Done (novel, Globe Pequot Press, 2005). Instructor of magazine writing at The University of Montana School of Journalism.

S.M. HULSE (B.A. 2006): Black River (novel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015); McCreight Fiction Fellow.

FRANCES HWANG (M.F.A. 2001): Transparency: Stories (Back Bay Books, 2007) winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. Recipient of a 2005 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the MacDowell Colony. Professor of creative writing at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

RICH IVES (M.F.A. 1977): A Dirty Little Book About Writing the Truth (nonfiction, Owl Creek Press, 1997); Notes from the Water Journals (poetry, Confluence Press, 1980). Professor of creative writing at Everett Community College.

STAR JAMESON (B.A. 1988): Medicine Rock: A Journey of Vision and Healing, by Morning Star (nonfiction, IUniverse Press, 2010).

SCOTT ALEXANDER JONES (M.F.A. 2009): That Finger on Your Temple is the Barrel of My Raygun (poetry, Bedouin Books, 2015); Carpe Demons (poetry, Unsolicited Press, 2014); elsewhere (poetry, Black Lawrence Press, 2014); One Day There Will Be Nothing to Show That We Were Ever Here (poetry, Bedouin Books, 2009).

BETH JUDY (M.F.A. 1995): Medicinal Plants of North America: A Flora Delaterre Coloring Book (nonfiction, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2007).

MIKE KAUTZ (M.F.A. 2009): Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, Turkey 2010.

BRIAN KEVIN (M.F.A. 2009): The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Through South America (nonfiction, Broadway Books, 2013).

MARTIN KIDSTON (B.A. 1997): Cromwell Dixon: A Boy & His Plane|1892-1911 (nonfiction, Farcountry Press, 2007); From Poplar to Papua: Montana's 163rd Infantry Regiment in World War II (nonfiction, Farcountry Press, 2004).

WOODY KIPP (M.F.A. 1997): Viet Cong at Wounded Knee: The Trail of a Blackfeet Activist (nonfiction, Bison Books, 2008).

BARRY KITTERMAN (M.F.A. 1981): From the San Joaquin (stories, Southern Methodist University Press, 2011); The Baker's Boy (novel, Southern University Methodist Press, 2008).

MEGAN KRUSE (M.F.A. 2010): Call Me Home (novel, Hawthorne Books, 2015).

FRANCES KUFFEL (B.A. 1982): Eating Ice Cream with my Dog: A True Story of Food, Friendship, and Losing Weight...Again (Berkley Trade, 2011); Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding Myself (Broadway, 2004); The Whispering of Fences (fiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1982).

MELISSA KWASNY (M.F.A. 1999): Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision (Lynx House Press, 2013); The Nine Senses (poetry, Milkweed Editions, 2011); I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights (co-edited with M.L. Smoker, Lost Horse Press, 2009); Reading Novalis in Montana (poetry, Milkweed Editions, 2009) selected by Huffington Post as one of the Top Ten Books of 2009; Thistle (poetry, Lost Horse Press, 2006); Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800-1950 (poetics, Wesleyan Poetry, 2004); The Archival Birds (poetry, Bear Star Press, 2000); Trees Call for What They Need (fiction, Spinster Ink Books, 1993); Modern Daughters and the Outlaw West (fiction, Spinster Ink Books, 1990).

ARYN KYLE (M.F.A. 2003): Boys and Girls Like You and Me: Stories (Scribner, 2010); The God of Animals: A Novel (Scribner, 2007) international bestseller, winner of an American Library Association's Alex Award, named by Amazon as the Number One Fiction Debut of 2007. Recipient of a 2005 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and a National Magazine Award in fiction.

LAURIE LAMON (M.F.A. 1981): The Fork Without Hunger (poetry, CavanKerry Press, 2005). Winner of a Pushcart Prize in 2011. Associate Professor of English at Whitworth College.

TIMOTHY LASKOWSKI (M.F.A. 1998): Every Good Boy Does Fine (novel, Southern Methodist University, 2003).

ROBERT E. LEE (M.F.A. 1996): Guiding Elliot (fiction, Lyons Press, 1997).

J. ROBERT LENNON (M.F.A. '95): See You in Paradise (stories, Graywolf & Serpent Tail, 2014); Familiar (fiction, Graywolf, 2012); Castle (fiction, Graywolf Press, 2009); Pieces for the Left Hand: 100 Anecdotes (fiction, Granta, 2005); Mailman: A Novel (Norton, 2003); On the Night Plain: A Novel (Henry Holt & Co, 2001); The Funnies (fiction, Riverhead, 1999); Light of Falling Stars (fiction, Riverhead, 1997). Director of Creative Writing at Cornell University.

AMY LINN (M.F.A. 1993): All This Was Meant to Burn (in collaboration with Kristin Bloomer and Leslie Ryan, nonfiction, Merriam-Frontier, 1993).

TOM LOMBARDI (M.F.A. 1999): My Summer on Earth (fiction, Simon & Schuster, 2008).

DAVID LONG (M.F.A. 1974): The Inhabited World (novel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006); The Falling Boy (novel, Plume, 1998); Blue Spruce: Stories (Scribner, 1996).

MARK MATTHEWS (M.F.A. 2006): A Great Day to Fight Fire: Mann Gulch, 1949 (nonfiction, University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).

ABI MAXWELL (M.F.A. 2009): Lake People (novel, Knopf, 2013).

GEORGE MCCORMICK (B.A. 1996)Salton Sea (fiction, Noemi Press, 2012). Winner of a 2013 PEN/O. Henry Prize.

CRAIG MCDANIEL (M.F.A. 1975): Themes of Contemporary Art (co-authored with Jean Robertson, Oxford University Press, 2005 & 2009); Painting as a Language (co-authored with Jean Robertson, Harcourt Brace, 2000). Professor at Herron School of Fine Design.

ANN MCGLINN (M.F.A. 1997): El Penco (novel, Cuidono Press, 2014).

NEIL MCMAHON (M.F.A. 1979): Toys (co-authored with James Patterson, Random House, 2012); L.A. Mental: A Thriller (Harper, 2011); Dead Silver: A Novel (HarperCollins, 2008); Lone Creek (fiction, HarperCollins, 2007); Revolution No. 9: A Novel (HarperCollins, 2005); To the Bone (fiction, HarperCollins, 2003); Blood Double (fiction, HarperCollins, 2002); Twice Dying (fiction, HarperCollins, 2000); Next, After Lucifer (Quinotaur Press, re-release 2012); Cast Angels Down to Hell (Quinotaur Press, re-release 2012); Adversary (Amazon Digital press, re-release 2011).

DEIRDRE MCNAMER (M.F.A. 1987): Red Rover (fiction, Viking, 2007); My Russian (fiction, Houghton Mifflin, 1999); One Sweet Quarrel: A Novel (HarperCollins, 1994); Rima in the Weeds: A Novel (HarperCollins, 1991). Professor of Fiction at the University of Montana.

COLIN MELOY (B.A. 1998): Wildwood (YA fiction, Balzar & Bray, 2011) New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2012 E.B. White Read Aloud Award; Under Wildwood (YA fiction, Balzar & Bray, 2012). Lead singer for The Decemberists.

CATHERINE MENG (M.F.A. 2000): The Longest Total Solar Eclipse of the Century (poetry, Split Level Texts, 2013); Lost Work Book w/Letters to Deer (poetry, auch/dusie kollektiv, 2009); Dokument (poetry, Carve Editions, 2008); Tonight's the Night (poetry, Apostrophe Books, 2007); 15 Poems in Sets of 5 (Anchorite Press, 2006).

NILS MICHALS (M.F.A. 2000): Come Down to Earth (poetry, Bauhan Publishing, 2013) winner of the May Sarton New Hampshire Prize; Lure (Pleiades Press, 2004) winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Award for Poetry.

BRENDA MILLER (M.F.A. 1991): Listening Against the Stone: Selected Essays (Skinner House Books, 2011); Blessing of the Animals (nonfiction, Eastern Washington Press, 2009); Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction (McGraw-Hill, 2003), Season of the Body: Essays (Sarabande, 2002). Winner of six Pushcart Prizes and Professor of English at Western Washington University.

TOM MOLANPHY (M.F.A. 2000): Loud Memories of a Quiet Life (nonfiction, OutPost19, 2012). Professor of writing and literature at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

DAVID R. MONTAGUE (B.A. 1966): In Greed We Trust: Secrets of a Dead Billionaire (fiction, Two Trout Press, 2007).

STEPHEN MORISON (M.F.A. 1997): In The Lion's Mouth (fiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1997).

MELISSA MYLCHREEST (M.F.A. 2012): Walking the Bones (poetry, Bear Star Press, 2014); Reckon (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2012). Winner of both the 2011 and 2012 Obsidian Prize from High Desert Journal.

ROBBY NADLER (M.F.A. 2011): Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, Israel 2011.

LAUREL AKEMI NAKANISHI (M.F.A. 2012): Menoa/Makai (poetry chapbook, Epiphany Editions, 2013); Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, Nicaragua 2012.

ROBERT NEVELDINE (M.F.A. 1984): Abandoned (fiction,, 2013); Bloodloss (fiction,, 2013); Desertion (fiction,, 2013); The Lures (poetry,, 2013); Bodies at Risk: Unsafe Limits in Romanticism and Postmodernism (nonfiction, SUNY Press, 1998).

BLAIR OLIVER (M.F.A. 1991): The Long Slide (fiction, World Audience, Inc., 2010); Last Call (fiction, World Audience, Inc., 2007). Instructor of creative writing at Front Range Community College in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  

ERICA OLSEN (M.F.A. 1998): Recapture (fiction, Torrey House Press, 2012). 

VERLENA ORR (M.F.A. 1984): Woman Who Hears Voices (poetry, Future Tense Books, 1998); I Danced September in a Dream (poetry, Howlet Press, 1989).

THOMAS ORTON (M.F.A. 1976): Kenneth Callahan (nonfiction, University of Washington Press, 2001); The Lost Glass Plates of Wilfred Eng (fiction, Counterpoint, 1999).

JEREMY PATAKY (M.F.A. 2007): Overwinter (poetry, University of Alaska Press, 2015); Fata Morgana (poetry, Blue Hour Press, 2010). Founding Board Member of the 49 Alaska Writing Center.

CAROLINE PATTERSON (M.F.A. 1994): Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart (editor; Farcountry Press, 2006). Recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction from Stanford.

WALTER PAVLICH (M.F.A. 1980): The Spirit of Blue Ink (poetry, Swan Scythe Press, 2001); Running Near the End of the World (poetry, University of Iowa Press, 1992) winner of the Edward Ford Piper Award; The Lost Comedy (poetry, Howlet Press, 1991); Theories of Birds and Water (poetry, Owl Creek Press, 1990); Of Things Odd and Therefore Beautiful (poetry, Leaping Mountain Press, 1987); Ongoing Portraits (poetry, Barnwood Press Cooperative, 1986).

NATALIE PEETERSE (M.F.A. 2002):Black Birds: Blue Horse, an Elegy (poetry chapbook, Goldline Press, 2012) winner of the 2013 Montana Arts Council Artist's Innovation Award.

SARA LYNN PEVAR (M.F.A. 2010): In Sight of Land (fiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2010).

PAUL S. PIPER (M.F.A. 1992): South Fork & Other Stories (South Fork Press, 2012); Dogs and Other Poems (Bird Dog Publishing, 2011); Winter Apples (poetry, Bird Dog Publishing, 2007); X Stories: The Personal Side of Fragile X Syndrome (co-edited wih Charles Luckmann, Flying Trout Press, 2006); Now and Then (poetry, Flying Trout Press, 2004). Father Nature: Fathers as Guides to the Natural World (co-edited with Stan Tag, American Land & Life, 2003). Librarian at Western Washington University.

MICHAEL POAGE (M.F.A. 1973): And So It Goes (poetry, Poage, 2014); Voice Over (poetry, Poage, 2004); The Search for Meaning in a Changing World (co-edited with Carrie Boden, Houghton Mifflin, 2002); Abundance (poetry, 219 Press, 2001); god won't overlook us (poetry, Penthe Press, 2001); The Gospel of Mary (poetry, Woodley Press, 1997); Handbook of Ornament (poetry, Black Stone Press, 1979); Born (poetry, Black Stone Press, 1975).

AMY RATTO-PARKS (M.F.A. 2004): Bread and Water Body (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2003). Lecturer in composition at the University of Montana.

JANISSE RAY (M.F.A. 1997): The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012, American Horticultural Society Book Award); Drifting Into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book, 2011); A House of Branches (poetry, Wind Publications, 2010) Winner of the 2011 SIBA Book Award; Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land (nonfiction, Chelsea Green Publishing Co, 2005); Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home (nonfiction, Milkweed Editions, 2003); Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (nonfiction, Milkweed Editions, 1999) New York Times Notable Book; Naming the Unseen Poems (Merriam-Frontier Award, 1996). Professor of creative writing at Chatham University.

ROBERT SIMS REID (M.F.A. 1977): Wild Animals (detective novel, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1996); The Red Corvette: A Crime Novel (Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1992); Benediction (Crimeline, 1992); Cupid (Crimeline, 1990); Big Blue Skies (Pocket, 1988); Max Holly (Seaview Books, 1982).

JOHN REMBER (M.F.A. 1987): Sudden Death, Over Time (stories, Wordcraft of Oregon, 2012); MFA in a Box: A Why to Writer Book (Dream of Things, 2010); Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley (memoir, Vinatge 2004, Pantheon 2003) Idaho Book of the Year; Cheerleaders from Gomorrah: Tales from the Lycra Archipelago (stories, Confluence, 1994); Coyote in the Mountains (stories, Limberlost, 1989). Professor of creative writing at Pacific University.

STEVEN RINELLA (M.F.A. 2000): Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter (Spiegel & Grau, 2012); American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon (nonfiction, Speigel & Grau, 2008; The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine (nonfiction, Miramax, 2006). 

RICHARD ROBBINS (M.F.A. 1979): Other Americas (poetry, Blueroad Press, 2010; Radioactive City (poetry, Bellday Books, 2009); The Untested Hand (poetry, Backwaters Press, 2008); Famous Persons We Have Known (poetry, Eastern Washington University Press, 2000); The Invisible Wedding (poetry, University of Missouri Press, 1984); Toward New Weather (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award chapbook, 1978); Where We Are: The Montana Poets Anthology (co-editor, SmokeRoot Press, 1978). Recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Society of America. Director of the creative writing program and Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

JAMIE ROGERS (B.A. 2011): Winner of the 2012 Best of the West Awards for Feature Writing, Long Form.

JEFF ROSS (M.F.A. 2006): A Whooping Crane Diary (poetry & prose, Swan Scythe Press, 2005).

LEX RUNCIMAN (M.F.A. 1977): Open Questions (Bedford/St. Martins, 2005); Out of Town (poetry, Cloudbank Books, 2004). Professor of creative writing at Linfield College.

EMILY RUSKOVICH (B.A. 2007): Idaho (stories, Random House, 2013). Winner of the 2012 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship.

CAROL ANN RUSSELL (M.F.A. 1979): Gypsi Taxi (poetry, Backwater Press, 2005); Silver Dollar (poetry, West End Press, 1995); Feast (poetry, Loonfeather Press, 1993); The Red Envelope (poetry, University Presses of Florida, 1985). Recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Professor of creative writing at Bemidji State University.

SHARMAN APT RUSSELL (M.F.A. 1980): Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist (nonfiction, Basic Books, 2009) New Mexico Book Award finalist and one of Booklists' top ten religious books of 2008; Hunger: An Unnatural History (nonfiction, Basic Books, 2005); An Obsession with Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair with a Singular Insect (nonfiction, Perseus Books, 2003); Anatomy of a Rose: Exploring the Secret Life of Flowers (nonfiction, Basic Books, 2002); The Last Matriarch (fiction, University of New Mexico Press, 2000); The Humpbacked Fluteplayer (fiction, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994) Songs of the Fluteplayer (nonfiction, Addison-Wesley, 1991) winner of the 1992 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award and New Mexico Zia Award.

GLORIA SAWAI (M.F.A. 1977): A Song for Nettie Johnson (stories, Coteau Books, 2001) winner of Canada's Governor General's Award.

PHILIP SCHAEFER (M.F.A. 2014): Smoke Tones (poetry chapbook co-authored with Jeff Whitney, Phantom Limb Press, 2015).

STERLING SCHILDT (B.A. 2005): Winner of the 2010 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship.

ROB SCHLEGEL  (M.F.A. 2004) January Machine (poetry, Four Way Books, 2014); Bloom (poetry, GreenTower Press,winner of the 2010 Midwest Chapbook); The Lesser Fields (poetry, University of Colorado Press, winner of the 2009 Colorado Prize).

KEITH SCRIBNER (M.F.A. 1991): The Oregon Experiment (novel, Vintage/Random House, 2012 and Knopf, 2011 with a French translattion); Miracle Girl (fiction, Riverhead, 2003); The Goodlife (fiction, Riverhead 1999). Recipient of Wallace Stegner and John L'Heureux Fellowships in Fiction from Stanford. Professor of creative writing in the MFA program at Oregon State University-Portland.

FRANK SENNETT (M.F.A. 1993): Groupons Biggest Deal Ever (St. Martin's Press, 2012); FUNdraising (Corwin Press, 2007); 101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement (Corwin Press, 2004); 400 Quotable Quotes From the World's Leading Educators (Corwin Press, 2004).

DANIEL SHAPIRO (M.F.A. 1980): The Red Handkerchief and Other Poems (Dos Madres Press, 2014); Child with a Swan's Wings (poetry, Diaz Grey Editores, 2013); Cipango, poetry by Tomas Harris, translation by Shapiro (Bucknell University Press, 2010).

BRANDON SHIMODA (M.F.A. 2006): Portuguese (poetry, Tin House/Octopus Books, 2013); O Bon (poetry, Litmus Press, 2011);The Girl Without Arms (poetry, Black Ocean, 2011); The Bowling (with Sommer Browning, poetry chapbook, Greying Ghost Press, 2010); The Inland Sea (poetry chapbook, Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008); The Alps (poetry, Flim Forum Press, 2008); Lake M, One (poetry chapbook, Corollary Press, 2008).

SHARMA SHIELDS (M.F.A. 2004): The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac (Holt, 2015); Favorite Monster: Stories (Autumn House Press, 2012).

AARON SHULMAN (M.F.A. 2009): Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, Guatemala 2009.

DEBORA SIEGEL (M.F.A. 1998): Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); Only Child: Writers on the Singular Joys and Solitary Sorrows of Growing Up Solo (co-edited with Daphne Uviller, Three Rivers Press, 2008).

JOCELYN SILER (M.F.A. 1977): The Essential Rhetoric (Longman, 1999); The Responsive Writer (Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997). Professor Emeritus of composition and literature at the University of Montana.

SANDRA SIMONDS (M.F.A. 2003): Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012); Used White Wife (poetry, Grey Book Press, 2009); A Teeny Tiny Book of War (Teeny Tiny, 2008); Warsaw Bikini (poetry, Bloof Books, 2008); Tomorrow's Bright Bracelets (poetry, Kitchen Press, 2008); The Humble Travelogues of Mr. Ian Worthington, Written from Land & Sea (poetry, Cy Gist Press, 2007); Pete, Sorry (poetry, The Cultural Society, 2007); The Tar Pit Diatoms (poetry, Otoliths, 2006).

ED SKOOG (M.F.A. 1996): Rough Day (poetry, Copper Canyon Press, 2013); Mister Skylight (poetry, Copper Canyon Press, 2009); Tool Kit (Merriam-Frontier Award, 1995).

JEREMY SMITH (M.F.A. 2005): Growing a Garden City (nonfiction, Skyhorse Publishing, 2010). Poet-in-Residence for the Missoula Writing Collaborative.

TERI MCFERRIN SMITH (M.F.A. 1983): False Starts (novel, Knopf, 1988).

M.L. SMOKER (M.F.A. 2003): I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights (co-edited with Melissa Kwasny, Lost Horse Press, 2009); Another Attempt at Rescue (poetry, Hanging Loose Press, 2005).

JAMES SOULAR (M.F.A. 1992): The Thousand Yard Stare (fiction, AuthorHouse, 2004).

DIANA SPECHLER (M.F.A. 2003): Skinny (novel, Harper, 2011) chosen by Target as recommended reading title for summer; Who By Fire (fiction, Harper Perennial, 2008).

J.W. SWARTZ (B.A. 1992): Leaning (novel, 2011).

LEHUA M. TAITANO (M.F.A. 2010): A Bell Made of Stones (TinFish, 2013): appalachiapacific (fiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2010).

CATHERINE THEIS (M.F.A. 2001): The Fraud of Good Sleep (poetry, Salt Books, 2011); In Fortune (poetry, with Lauren Levin and Paul Stanley, dusie, 2006); The Maybook (poetry, Your Beeswax, 2005).

GARY THOMPSON (M.F.A. 1975): To the Archaeologist Who Finds Us (poetry, Turning Point Books, 2009); On John Muir's Trail (poetry, Bear Star Press, 1999).

LISE THOMPSON (M.F.A. 2000): Go Fish (fiction, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2000).

KIM TODD (M.F.A. 1998): Sparrow (nonfiction, Reaktion Books Ltd., 2012); Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis (nonfiction, Harcourt, 2007); Tinkering with Eden: A Natural History of Exotics in America (nonfiction, Norton, 2001).

PATRICK TODD (M.F.A. 1977): A Farm Under Poplars (poetry, Eastern Washington University, 2000).

HEATHER TONE (B.A. 2001): "Likeness": winner of the 2011 Boston Review Poetry Contest judged by Tomaz Salamun. Finalist for the 2011 Slope Editions 10th Annual Book Prize with Hopeful Monster.

RACHEL TOOR (M.F.A. 2006): On the Road to Find Out (young adult novel, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014); Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running (nonfiction, University of Nebraska Press, 2008); The Pig and I (nonfiction, Hudson Street Pres, 2005); Admissions Confidential: An Insider's Account of the Elite College Selection Process (nonfiction, St. Martin's Press, 2001). Assistant Professor of creative writing at the Inland Northwest Center for Writers in Spokane, the graduate writing program of Eastern Washington University.

JAY TREIBER (M.F.A. 1989): Spirit Walk (novel, Torrey House Press, 2014).

TIFFANY TRENT (M.F.A. 1999): The Unnaturalists (YA novel, Simon & Schuster, 2012); In the Serpent's Coils (Mirrorstone, 2007) a Booksense Autumn 2007 Children's Pick and a New York Library Book of the Teen 2008--the remaining books in the Hallowmere series--By Venom's Sweet Sting, Between Golden Jaws, Maiden of the Wolf, Queen of the Masquerade and Oracle of the Morrigan.

ROBIN TROY (M.F.A. 2004): Liberty Lanes (novel, University of Nevada Press, 2011) finalist for the 2012 High Plains Book Awards; Floating (novel, MTV Books/Pocket Books, 1998). Professor of English and Director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Southern Connecticut State University.

DALE ULLAND (M.F.A. 1984): Winner of the 2005 Best of the West Awards for Headline Writing with the Denver Post.

MICHAEL UMPHREY (M.F.A. 1989): The Power of Community-Centered Education: Teaching as a Craft of Place (R & L Education, 2007); The Breaking Edge (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 1989); Lit Window (poetry, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1987).

PAMELA USCHUK (M.F.A. 1986): Crazy Love (poetry, Wings Press, 2009) winner of a 2010 American Book Award; Without the Comfort of Stars: New and Selected Poems (Sampark Press, New Delhi and London, 2007); One Legged Dancer(poetry, Wings Press, 2001); Finding Peaches in the Desert (poetry, Wings Press, 2000); Scattered Risks (poetry, Wings Press, 2000). Uschuk's poetry has been translated into a dozen languages.  Editor-in-Chief of Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts. Associate Professor of creative writing at Fort Lewis College in Durango.

JODI VARON (M.F.A. 1982): Drawing to an Inside Straight: The Legacy of an Absent Father (nonfiction, University of Missouri Press, 2006); The Rock's Cold Breath: The Selected Poems of Li He (translated from the Chinese by Jodi Varon). Co-Directs the low-residency MFA program at Eastern Oregon University and edits basalt magazine.

GEORGE VENN (M.F.A. 1970): Keeping the Swarm: New and Selected Essays (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2012); Darkroom Soldier: Photographs and Letters from the South Pacific Theatre WWII (rpt. Caxton Press, 2014); Soldier to Advocate: C. E. S. Wood's 1877 Legacy (nonfiction, Wordcraft of Oregon, 2007); West of Paradise (poetry, Wordcraft of Oregon, 1999, includes Poetry Society of America "Poetry in Motion" selection, Andres Berger Poetry Award, Oregon State Library “150 Oregon Books.”); Oregon Literature Series Vols. I-VI (historical anthologies, OSU Press, 1993-94, winner of Stewart Holbrook Award & NEA Exemplary Programs Grant); Marking The Magic Circle (multi-genre collage, OSU Press, 1987, winner of Oregon Book Award,1988, & listed on Oregon Cultural Heritage "Literary Oregon: 100 Books, 1800-2000."); Off The Main Road (poetry, Prescott St. Press, 1978, includes Pushcart Prize poem, 1980); Sunday Afternoon: Grande Ronde (poetry, Prescott St. Press, 1975).  Eastern Oregon University Professor of English (1970-2002).  Director of Creative Writing & Ars Poetica Reading Series (1970-1988). 

MILES WAGGENER (M.F.A. 2001): Sky Harbor (poetry, Pinyon Publishing Press, 2011); Phoenix Suites (poetry, The Word Works, 2003, winner of the Washington Prize); Portents Aside (poetry chapbook, Two Dogs Press, 2008). Professor of creative writing at the Writer's Workshop, University of Nebraska-Omaha.

JOSH WAGNER (B.A. 2013): Smashing Laptops (novel, Impossible Clock Productions, 2011); Deadwind Sea (novel, Impossible Clock Productions, 2009); The Adventures of the Imagination of Periphery Stowe (BAM Publications, 2004).

JONI WALLACE (M.F.A. 1998): Redshift (poetry, Kore Press, 2001). Teaches poetry in the Arizona State Prizon and at the University of Arizona, Extended University.

AMANDA EYRE WARD (M.F.A. 1997): Close Your Eyes (novel, Random House, 2011) named Kirkus' Best Book of 2011 and winner of the Elle Magazine Fiction Book of the Year; Love Stories in This Town (Ballantine Books, 2009); Forgive Me: A Novel (Random House, 2007); How To Be Lost: A Novel (MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2004) published in fifteen countries; Sleep Toward Heaven: A Novel (MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2003) winner of the Violet Crown Book Award and optioned for film by Sandra Bullock and Fox Searchlight.

LIZA WARD (M.F.A. 2002): Outside Valentine: A Novel (Henry Holt, 2004).

ELIZABETH WEBER (M.F.A. 1977): Porthole Views of the World: Poems and Paintings (in collaboration with artist Hazel Stoeckeler, Nodin Press, 2008); The Burning House (poetry, Main Street Rag 2005); Small Mercies (poetry, Owl Creek Press 1983). Associate Professor of English at the University of Indianapolis where she directs the Kellogg Writers Series.

BRUCE WEIDE (M.F.A. 1988): Tales of Two Canines (Mountain Press Publishing, 1998); There's a Wolf in the Classroom (Carolrhoda Books, 1995); Trail of the Great Bear (Falcon Press Publishing, 1992).

CONSTANCE WEINEKE (M.F.A. 1991): Jackson Hole: Crossroads of the West (nonfiction, Farcountry Press, 1996).

ANN WEISMAN (M.F.A. 1974): Playing the Same Messages Twice: Poems and Collaborations (Rose Rock Press, 2002); Eye Imagine: Performances on Paper (Point Riders Press, 1991); Open Air (Riverrun Press, 1984).

JAMES WELCH (M.F.A. Class of 1967): The Heartsong of Charging Elk: A Novel (Doubleday, 2000); Killing Custer: the battle of Little Bighorn and the fate of the Plain Indians (nonfiction, Norton, 1994); The Indian Lawyer (fiction, Norton, 1990); Fools Crow (fiction,Viking, 1986); The Death of Jim Loney (fiction, HarperCollins, 1979); Riding the Earthboy 40 (poetry, Harper & Row, 1976); Winter in the Blood (fiction, HarperCollins, 1975).

KELLIE WELLS (M.F.A. 1991): Fat Girl, Terrestrial (Fiction Collective 2, 2012); Skin (fiction, University of Nebraska Press, 2006); Compression Scars (fiction, University of Georgia Press, 2002). Recipient of the 2001 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and a 2002 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. Professor of creative writing in the MFA program at the University of Alabama.

JACQUES S. WHITECLOUD (M.F.A. 1994): The Sin Eater (novel, IUniverse, 2001).

ELISABETH WHITEHEAD (M.F.A. 2003): A Pilgrim's Traveling Kit (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2008). Lecturer in creative writing at Wake Forest University.

JEFF WHITNEY (M.F.A. 2012): Smoke Tones (co-authored with Philip Schaefer, Phantom Limb Press, 2015); The Tree with Lights in It (poetry chapbook, Thrush Press, 2014); Note Left Like Silver on the Eyes of the Dead (poetry chapbook, Slash Pine Press, 2013); De Rerum Natura (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2011).

CAELI WOLFSON WIDGER (M.F.A. 1999): Real Happy Family (novel, New Harvest, 2014).

APRIL WILDER (M.F.A. 2006): This Is Not An Accident (stories, Viking/Penguin, 2013). Winner of the 2006 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship.

FLORENCE WILLIAMS (M.F.A. 1994): Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History (W.W. Norton & Co., 2012).

ANNE MARIE WIRTH CAUCHON (M.F.A. 2010): Nothing (novel, Two Dollar Radio, 2013)

SANDRA ADELUMD WITT (M.F.A. 1980): Aerial Studies (poetry, New Rivers Press, 1994).

ROBERT WRIGLEY (M.F.A. 1976): Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems (poetry, Penguin, 2013) Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award; Beautiful Country (poetry, Penguin, 2010); Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems (Penguin, 2006); Lives of the Animals (poetry, 2003); Reign of Snakes (poetry, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award, 1999); In the Bank of Beautiful Sins (poetry, winner of the San Franscisco Poetry Center Book Award and Lenore Marshall Award finalist, 1995); What My Father Believed (poetry, 1991); Moon in a Mason Jar (poetry, 1986); The Sinking of Clay City (poetry, 1979). Recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award ($100,000), five Pushcart Prixes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation. Professor of creative writing at University of Idaho-Moscow.

GRETA WROLSTAD (M.F.A. Class of 2006): Night is Simply a Shadow (poetry, Tavern Books, 2013); Notes on Sea & Shore (poetry, Tavern Books, 2011).

KHATY XIONG (M.F.A. 2013): Deer Hour (poetry chapbook, The New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM, 2014): Elegies (poetry, Merriam-Frontier Award, 2013).

MATT YURDANA (M.F.A. 1995): Public Gestures (poetry, University of Tampa Press, 2005). Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

SUSAN YUZNA (M.F.A. 1976): Her Slender Dress (poetry, University of Akron Press, 1997) winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.

PAUL ZARZYSKI (M.F.A. 1976): Wolf Tracks on the Welcome Mat (poetry, Oreana Books, Winner of the 2004 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America); Blue-Collar Light (poetry, Redwing Press, 1998); The Garnet Moon (poetry, Rainshadow Edition, University of Nevada, 1990); and The Make-Up of Ice (poetry, University of Georgia, 1984).

KIM ZUPAN (M.F.A. 1984): The Ploughman (novel, Holt, 2014).