Alumni Accomplishments

Recent Accomplishments

Sarah Rogers (’12) is an Editorial Assistant at Red Mountain Press in Santa Fe.

Ariana Lombardi (’12) launched KNACK magazine with fellow alumni to create a community for emerging artists. She’s recently worked as a freelance editor and writer for Santa Fe’s The Essential Guide and just completed her TESOL training. She previously worked as an intern at Pasatiempo, SITE Santa Fe, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Colby Gates (’11) was one of twelve students nationwide accepted into the 2012 Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets at Bucknell University. During the month of June, he had the opportunity to write and receive guidance from established poets through writing workshops, lectures, discussions, readings, and individual conferences.

Zoë Etkin (’09) received the Beutner Family Award for Excellence in the Arts, a scholarship of up to $50,000, from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in March 2011. Etkin, a Los Angeles–based poet, completed her MFA in Writing at CalArts in May 2012.

Perrin Drumm (’08) is now an associate web editor at DETAILS magazine. She has also written as a regular contributor for the Art and Culture section of Sundance Channel’s SUNfiltered website.

Rebecca Podos (’08) is an associate agent at Rees Literary Agency. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College where she won the Graduate Program Award for Best Thesis. Rebecca’s fiction has appeared in literary publications such as Glimmer Train, Glyph, CAJE, Bellows American Review, Paper Darts, and is forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly.

Farren Stanley (’05) completed her MFA in 2012 at the University of Alabama. While there, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Black Warrior Review, UA’s award-winning national literary magazine. Currently she reviews books for Publishers Weekly and is a contributing faculty member at SFUAD and the Institute for American Indian Arts.

Joanne Dwyer (’05) had her first book of poetry, Belle Laide, published by Sarabande Books in May 2013. Dwyer has published work in The American Poetry Review, Conduit, FIELD, The Massachusetts Review, the New England Review, and TriQuarterly. Dwyer received a 2008 Rona Jaffe Award and won the 2011 Anne Halley Poetry Prize for her poem “Bull’s-eye.”

Christopher Johnson (‘05) reviews books for the Photo Eye blog, The Philadelphia Review of Books, Coldfront Magazine and is an editor for Meow Wolf publishing.

Jose Angel Araguz (2004) is a student in the PhD program in Creative Writing at University of Cincinnati. He is a 2014 CantoMundo Fellow and will be attending CantoMundo’s summer 2014 workshops. CantoMundo offers workshops “specifically devoted to the craft of poetry…firmly rooted in social concerns” to honor “the sociopolitical underpinnings of Latina/o poetry.”

Danielle Deulen (’01) had two major book publications in 2011. Lovely Asunder won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Arkansas Press. Deulen’s collection of essays, The Riot (University of Georgia Press), won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the 2012 New Writers Award in creative non-fiction from the Great Lakes Colleges Association. Deulen is currently an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati. The Iowa Review praised Deulen’s award-winning memoir, The Riots, saying she “has hit her stride and shows no signs of slowing. In a one-two punch, she has demonstrated her strength in prose and verse with recent successes in the awards circle.

Joseph Fitzpatrick (’99) is the Chief Operating Officer and Dean of Students at Shimer College in Chicago.

Dan George (’99) had poems accepted for publication in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of The American Poetry Review. In 2012, he also published work in Black Warrior Review and American Letters & Commentary.

Gabe Gomez (’96) holds an MFA in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College of California. His first book of poems The Outer Bands won the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize from the University of Notre Dame Press in 2006. He published his second collection of poetry, The Seed Bank (Mouthfeel Press) in 2012. He is currently the Director of Communications for St. John’s College in Santa Fe.

Carol Carpenter (’96) is an acclaimed playwright and author of numerous dramas, including Sweet, Sweet Spirit, Good Lonely People, Wild Dogs, and Conscience and Grace. Her plays have been produced in New York City and all around New Mexico. Sweet, Sweet Spirit was produced at New Mexico State University in Fall 2012. It was also part of The Barrow Group’s 2012–2013 development series in New York City and Acadiana Repertory Theatre’s New Works Festival. Her newest play, The Guadalupe, was part of On the Square Productions’ (NYC) 2012 development season.