Where Have Our MFA Graduates’ Works Been Published?

Here are just a few of our MFA graduates who have recently published in a variety of formats:

Clara Burghelea, MFA ‘20

Clara Burghelea, MFA ‘20, published her poetry collection The Flavor of The Other (Dos Madres Press) in 2020. The Romanian-born poet also is the review editor of Ezra, an online journal of translation.

Danielle Barnhart, MFA’15, and Iris Mahan, MFA ’14

Danielle Barnhart, MFA’15, and Iris Mahan, MFA ’14, edited Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (O/R Books, 2018), a poetry collection that counts Adelphi’s own Jacqueline Jones LaMon, JD, among the contributors. Barnardt and Mahan also cofounded the New York-based literary community, Village of Crickets.

Nii Akrofi Smart-Abbey, MFA ’20

Nii Akrofi Smart-Abbey, MFA ’20a native of Ghana, launched “Africa Talk Podcast” in 2022 as a magazine-style show featuring news and interviews with guests.

Benny Sisson, MFA ’20

Benny Sisson, MFA ’20published American Lake, a poetry collection, in June 2022 from the Ghost City Press Summer Micro-Chapbook Series and is working on a young adult novel about a teenager who comes out as transgender.

Departmental Awards in English

The Department of English awards the Roundtable Prize for Graduate Studies, honors in creative writing, honors in English and the Donald Everett Axinn Awards in Creative Writing.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)

All graduate students are enrolled as members of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). This organization provides professional and artistic support and assistance in finding positions. AWP members can take advantage of its job-listing and dossier-forwarding services.

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