Alumni Updates

Aneesha Capur (fiction ’10): Aneesha’s novel, Stealing Karma (2011, HarperCollins India) debuted at the Beijing International Literary Festival in March 2011 and was featured in the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia in October 2011. Stealing Karma was picked as Essential Reading in the Sunday Guardian, was featured on CNN-IBN and WHSmith’s Bestsellers List, and was listed in the Top 5 Fiction Picks in The Hindu, India’s leading newspaper.

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Martha Carlson-Bradley (poetry ’89): Martha’s fourth collection, If I Take You Here, was published by Adastra Press in the spring of 2011. She taught at the 2011 Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching.

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Patrick Donnelly (poetry ’03): Patrick has directed one iteration of the Advanced Seminar, one of three summer poetry conferences at The Frost Place.  He is making plans for Advanced Seminar 2012. He would like to thank Wallies Adrian Blevins (faculty), Maudelle Driskell (Executive Director), and special guest Ellen Bryant Voigt for their contributions to last semester’s Seminar. Patrick has also proofed the final galleys for his second book of poems, Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Stahlecker Selections), available April 1 from Four Way Books. The Wind from Vulture Peak: the Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Era, a collection of classical Japanese poems co-translated with Stephen D. Miller, will be released in 2012 from Cornell East Asia Series.

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Michelle Gillett (poetry ’82): Michelle’s book The Green Cottage (2011, The Ledge Press) was selected as winner of The Ledge 2010 Poetry Chapbook Award.

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