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Summer Session
MFA in Creative Writing

Student & Alumni Accomplishments

We love to brag about our students and alumni. Here's a short list of their accomplishments.

(Get the full details and latest publishing news for students and faculty here.) 


Kaveh Akbar (’15) Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Alice James Books 2017.

Allyson Horton (’14) Quick Fire, Third World Press Forthcoming 2018

Douglas Manuel (’13) Testify, Ren Hen Press 2017.

Ashley Petry (’15) 100 Things to Do in Indianapolis Before You Die, Reedy Press 2015.

Ashley Petry (’15) Secret Indianapolis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, Reedy Press Forthcoming 2018.

Annie Sullivan (’12) A Touch of Gold, Blink/HarperCollins Forthcoming 2018.

Journals & Magazines + Anthologies

Kaveh Akbar (’15) The New Yorker, Poetry, Tin House, Ploughshares, Best New Poets 2016

Andrea Boucher (Pen: A. Lyn Carol) Windmill, Redivider, Hippocampus, The Rumpus

Maria Cook (’10) Marie Claire

Laura Kendall (’15) Creative Nonfiction, Vela, Tahoma Literary Review, Eastern Iowa Review

Allyson Horton (’14) It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop (Minor Arcana Press)

Mark Lilley Poet Lore, Nagatuck River Review, Connecticut Review, Southern Indiana Review

Douglas Manuel (’13) Poetry Northwest, Rhino, North American Review, The Chattahoochee Review, New Orleans Review

Katie O’Neill (’15) The MacGuffin, Word Riot, Hippocampus Magazine, 34th Parallel

Ashley Petry (’15), Midwest Living, Condé Nast Traveler, Indianapolis Monthly, Indianapolis Star

Ty Sassaman Georgia Review, Sun Magazine

Chris Speckman ('13) Cimarron Review, It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop (Minor Arcana Press), Passages North, Pank, Word Riot

Awards & Prizes

Kaveh Akbar (’15) 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, Pushcart Prize.

Andrea Boucher Redivider 2017 Beacon Street Prize in Nonfiction; Pushcart nomination and Redivider 2016 Blurred Genre Contest.

Suzette Hackney Salute to Excellence Award for Commentary by the National Association of Black Journalists, 2017.

Other Accomplishments

Kaveh Akbar (’15); PhD Candidate, Florida State University; Visiting Professor, Purdue University

Suzette Hackney Indianapolis star editorial board

Laura Kendall Owner Second Flight Books, Lafayette Indiana

Douglas Manuel PhD Candidate, University of Southern California

Katie O’Neill PhD Candidate, University of Louisiana