Many MAPH alumni go on to write in a variety genres and through wide ranging platforms. Here are just a few of the books, articles, blogs and projects written by MAPH graduates. If you want to share your recent writing with MAPH please email us.
David Alm ('03) helped launch and served as chief writer for Kenneth Cole's Awearness Blog, providing daily commentary on cultural, political, and social issues, until the project ended in May, 2010. He now serves as the anchor for Contrary Blog, freelances for print and online magazines, and he teaches journalism at Hunter College and NYU's School for Continuing and Professional Studies.
Angela Argentati (’09) currently blogs for Contrary and previously served as a contributing writer for Seattle Sound Magazine (now merged with City Arts Magazine). She has also put pen to paper for the Chicago Weekly.
Shaindel Beers ('00) has published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in numerous journals and anthologies. She is currently an instructor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, in Eastern Oregon’s high desert and serves as Poetry Editor of Contrary. Her first full-length poetry collection, A Brief History of Time, was released by Salt Publishing in 2009. Find her online at shaindelbeers.com.
Shevi Berlinger ('07) has written for Borough of Manhattan Community College's Inquirer journal, for Crain's New York Business, for the Onishi Gallery in New York, for Columbia (the alumni magazine for the university), and for Contrary. She strives to reduce food waste in New York City by writing at Egg in a Box.
Malkah Bressler ('09) has published book reviews with Newcity magazine.
Thea Brown ('07) has published reviews and interviews in "The L Magazine" and other publications and is attending the University of Iowa Writers Workshop on a Truman Capote Fellowship.
Laura M. Browning ('06) is a staff writer for Chicagoist.com, covering the arts, and a monthly columnist for Is Greater Than. She writes book reviews and serves as associate editor for the online literary journal Contrary and has written for print publications including Outdoor Illinois magazine.
Halley Cohen ('02) writes "Choose Your Own Adventure" halleycohen.blogspot.com.
Kristin Cordova ('09) has written for Seattle Metropolitan magazine.
Hilary Dobel ('08) has poems forthcoming in the Autumn issues of The Spoon River Poetry Review and the Crab Creek Review. She previously published in Contrary. She has just begun study toward an MFA in poetry at Columbia.
Joseph Drogos ('06) writes a column on Chicago's cultural history, The Silver Colored Yesterday, in the Chicago literary magazine MAKE and on their website. His essays have also been published by Midnight Mind and Contrary magazines.
Dana Dunham ('04) is one of five authors of a new first-year writing textbook, Gateways: Entering the Argument, published this year by Kendall Hunt. Dana is a lecturer in DePaul University Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse.
Lara Ehrlich ('04) has written for Goodman Theater, STET!, Guide to Literary Agents, and other publications She is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary Inc., and is currently revising her first YA novel, THE HERO, for submission. Lara blogs at laraehrlich.com.
Beth Ferrari Morris ('03) writes about going vegan, baking, and the events that happen in between at http://vegbakerjd.blogspot.com/
B. E. Hopkins ('03) is a freelance editor, writer, and English teacher. His fiction, articles, and translations have appeared in PEN International, Steppe magazine, and Boma Books' A Book of Jews in the UK; Contrary and The Independent in the US; and the catalogs of Paris-based artist Matthieu Kavyrchine in France. He is working to release his first novel, The Impediments to Joy, by early 2011. Visit his Web site at behopkins.com.
Anna Jarzab ('07) published her first novel, All Unquiet Things, with Delacorte Press (Random House) in 2010. The novel began as a MAPH thesis. Her second novel, The Opposite of Hallelujah, will also be released by Delacorte in October 2012.
Debra Kamin is the breaking news editor for the Jerusalem Post, based out of Tel Aviv. She took the position after 15 months as an editorial assistant for The New York Times. Prior to MAPH, she was the editor of the San Diego Jewish Journal.
Alan Kellner is co-author of “Dumbledore, Plato, and the Lust for Power” (with David Lay Williams), in The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles, ed. Gregory Bassham (Oxford: Wiley Publishing, 2010): 128-40. He is currently a Senior Writer/Research Analyst at Revenue Cycle Academy.
Rebecca Kosick ('06) works as a writer and lecturer in the Department of English at Penn State University. She writes about food for the Huffington Post and at meals; for moderns, and has contributed to Proximity Magazine. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Bailliwick, the Dill Pickler, The New-York Ghost, and The Recluse, among other places. She is translator of Fanny Rubio's Reverso. Selections from this translation have appeared in Bailliwik and are forthcoming from the Iowa Review.
Gregory Lawless ('04) published his first collection of poems, I Thought I Was New Here, through BlazeVox. His first published poem, Snapshots of the Epic, won a Best of the Net Award in 2007. His poems, books reviews and interviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from such venues as Contrary, The Hollins Critic, Artifice, The Cortland Review, H_NGM_N, Zoland Poetry, Third Coast, Cider Press Review, and Best of the Net 2007.
Abraham Orden ('06) published "A. Salt & Battery" in Northwind Magazine.
Kiki Petrosino ('04) published her first book of poetry, Fort Red Border, with Sarabande Books in 2009. It garnered reviews in The Believer and Rain Taxi, and was shortlisted for the Foreword Book of the Year Award in Poetry. Petrosino was profiled in Poets and Writers as part of the 2010 Debut Poets Roundup. She currently teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Louisville. In 2011 she and a colleague launched a biannual poetry journal, Transom.
Andrew Rostan ('10) published a graphic novel, An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, in 2011. His work has been reviewed in USA Today and elsewhere on the web.
Douglas E. Riggs ('04) blogs and reviews at douglaseriggs.com.
Elizabeth SanFilippo ('08) is the Chicago Hot Dog Examiner.
Pierre Tchetgen ('03) published his first book of poetry, Dirges of Becoming, in 2010, and performed his poetry on a tour of the East Coast in the Spring and Summer of 2010.
Joanna Topor Mackenzie ('02) has written about film for UGO, Time Out Chicago, Screen Talk, The Deadbolt, Screenwriter's Voice, Newcity Chicago, and Venus Magazine. She is an assistant literary agent at Browne & Miller in Chicago.
Mai Vukcevich ('02) writes about efficiency at missmai11.wordpress.com.
Eugenia Williamson ('06) is a staff writer for the Boston Phoenix and has written for the Boston Globe, Time Out Chicago, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and a number of Chicago-based publications that no longer exist.
Kate Zambreno ('02) published her first novel, O Fallen Angel, with Chiasmus Press in 2010 after winning the press's 2008 Undoing the Novel contest. A collection of essays inspired by her blog, Frances Farmer Is My Sister, will be published by Semiotext(e)'s Active Agents series in Fall 2011.
Many MAPH alumni have published poems, stories, commentaries, or reviews with Contrary, a literary journal founded by MAPH alumni in 2003. In addition to many of the writers listed above, these writers include: Angela Argentati, Thea Brown, Gregory Byala, Gabriel Check, Mike Frechette, Ted Frisbie, Harriett Green, Jen Harris, Chris Ingraham, Leigh Knittle, Laura Kolb, Courtney MacNeil, Monika Elise Nagy, Patrick Reichard, David M. Smith, Linda Smith, Tracey Steinhandler, Rafael Torch.