MFA Students

Kathleen Boland Kathleen Boland
Alicia Alicia Dennis
Garrett Garrett Hazelwood
Shannon Shannon Kenny
Grace Grace Liew
Alanna Lindley
William Moran
Ronald Peltier
Michael Rands
Vanessa Vanessa Saunders
Mary Mary Sellers
Phillip Phillip Spotswood
Alec Vanthournout
Andrew Zolot

Recent Graduates

  Adam Atkinson
Jesus Avila
  Julia Carey
Allison Grifa
Min Kang was born in Busan, South Korea. She has lived in the United States since 1996. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and San Francisco State University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Asia Literary Review, Pho for Life: A Melting Pot of Thoughts, and the anthology for Thymos, an Asian-American awareness and activism group based in Portland, Oregon.
  Jacqueline Kari
  Victoria Mansberger got taller, older, and fatter mostly in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the best city in America. She graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University with a BA in Latin, English, and Gender and Women's studies. She scribbles thoughts, snaps photos, and talks too much. Most folks find her irritating, but those who can stand her have learned a great deal about sexism, reality TV, and socialist politics. She has unrealistic notions of one day being president of these United States. She has romantic notions of writing for 30 Rock. She is certain Tina Fey would love her. She is considered strange by those family members from whom she is not estranged (a short list). She gave birth to her son, Milo, in 2006 and spends most of her time trying to make him the smartest and kindest person in the world. You can read two of her poems, "Carne Mal" and "Love in Motel Rooms", in an upcoming anthology, entitled Fuck Poems, edited by LSU MFA alum Vincent Cellucci.
Sarah Maxwell
Allyson Pomerantz is from Newburgh, New York. Currently she is in her second year of the MFA program at LSU, concentrating in fiction. Prior to coming to LSU, she was an attorney in New York City.

Kim Vodicka is the author of Aesthesia Balderdash (Trembling Pillow 2012). She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University (2013) and is a former coordinator of Delta Mouth Literary Festival. Her artwork has been published in Tenderloin, and her poems have been published in Shampoo, Ekleksographia, Dig, Spork, Unlikely Stories, RealPoetik, Cloudheavy Zine, TheThe Poetry, Finery, Women Poets Wearing Sweatpants, Epiphany, Industrial Lunch, Salt, Moss Trill, and Smoking Glue Gun. Her forthcoming collection, Psychic Privates, was a 2014 Braddock Prize semifinalist.

Tyler Williams was born in Dallas, Texas. His work can be found in absent magazine, thieves jargon, and at National Public Radio.