Fresh Picked Prose

Sundays at 5:18 pm

Along with cotton and corn, pecans and pines, the rich soil of north Florida is good for writers. At Florida State University, we raise a good crop every year: memoirists, short story writers, essayists, novelists, journalists, cross-over poets--it's a delicious mix. Some of these young practitioners are doing degrees in Creative Writing; some aren't. Some have published; some haven't--yet. A few will become famous. Have a listen on Sundays at 5.18 pm and be astonished at how much luxuriant growth can be packed into a two-minute story.

Fresh Picked Prose: Kate Kimball “Time”

Jul 19, 2015

Kate Kimball is a PhD student in Fiction at Florida State University.  Her work has appeared in Kestrel, Ellipsis, The Hawaii Review, Weber, and Arcadia, among others.  Her novel was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.  She has worked over 50 jobs, many at the same time, and is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her work draws on many of these experiences.

Iheoma Nwachukwu has won fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, and the Chinua Achebe Center for Writers, Bard College, New York. His fiction has been published in Internazionale, Kwani, and Black Renaissance Noire. His poetry was published most recently in The Rusty Toque.

Leah F. Cassorla, MFA, MA, PhD candidate at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Billy Hallal “Dr. Z”

Jun 7, 2015

Billy Hallal was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He studies creative writing at Florida State University, where he will soon receive his MFA.

Sakinah Hofler is from Newark, New Jersey. She is an MFA candidate at Florida State University where she serves as Assistant Fiction Editor for The Southeast Review. She is also a  2015-2016 recipient of the Kingsbury Fellowship. Besides fiction, she loves writing poetry and screenplays.

Latifa Ayad is an MFA candidate at Florida State University.

Iheoma Nwachukwu has won fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, and the Chinua Achebe Center for Writers, Bard College, New York. His fiction has been published in Internazionale, Kwani, and Black Renaissance Noire. His poetry was published most recently in The Rusty Toque.

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, Visiting Faculty at FSU is an Ohio native. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Pleiades and many other literary magazines.

Billy Hallal was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He studies creative writing at Florida State University, where he will soon receive his MFA.

Sakinah Hofler is from Newark, New Jersey. She is an MFA candidate at Florida State University where she serves as Assistant Fiction Editor for The Southeast Review. She is also a  2015-2016 recipient of the Kingsbury Fellowship. Besides fiction, she loves writing poetry and screenplays.

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