Welcome (Back) Trish Marshall

Welcome (Back) Trish Marshall

The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College is delighted to announce that one of its alumni, Trish Marshall (poetry, ’17) will return as its new MFA Project Manager: Academic Affairs.  Her office expertise, knowledge of MFA practices and policies, and abiding passion for the program will all be invaluable assets in this role. Trish will join the office team on September 12.

Pictured: Trish and her fellow Project Manager, Caleb.

“Dark Money” by Ross White (poetry, ‘

A poem by Ross White (poetry, ’08) appears in Foundry:

Dark Money

Of all lies, the worst is The truth will set you free.
I don’t think truth unshackled my father.
Truth paid his moving expenses, set him up
in his grandmother’s house with his new wife ―
his former secretary ― and two children he didn’t know
how to talk to. Truth banished him

[ . . . continue reading here.]

Four Poems by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Four Poems by Gabrielle Calvocoressi appear in The Kenyon Review Online:

[There’s a point]

There’s a point where it all gets still,

    when the Bandleader’s there between the branches

of my fingers. When I cover my eyes

   as if to block 𝄋 out. To the left of us,

to the left of the city an hour away,

[. . . continue reading ‘[There’s a point]’ and three other poems here.]


Rocket Fantastic by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s new book of poems, Rocket Fantastic, is available Sept. 12th through Persea Books.

In addition, her poem “The Sun Got All Over Everything” appears as the featured poem in Poetry Daily:

The Sun Got All Over Everything

Over the boys and girls by the pool,
over the bougainvillea, which got so hot
my palms stayed warm for minutes after.
It made a mess of a day
that was supposed to be the worst
and lured me outside so I forgot her death entirely.
And also the polar bears scrambling

[. . . continue reading here.]

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of Apocalyptic Swing, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, winner of the Connecticut Book Award. She is Editor-at-Large for Los Angeles Review of Books, and teaches in the MFA program of Warren Wilson College and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is currently Assistant Professor of English and Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry. (Author photo by Levi Shand)

To pre-order a copy of Rocket Fantastic, click here.

“Human Technology” by Nomi Stone (poetry, ’17)

A poem from Nomi Stone (poetry, ’17) appears in Plume:


Human Technology

Sunlit & dangerous, this country road.
We are follicle & meat & terror &

the machines leave their shells naked on the ground.
One soldier makes a museum in his basement.

Each mannequin in brass, unburnable coats:
I am walking between their blank faces

[. . . continue reading here.]