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.

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.

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

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.

Fresh Picked Prose: Lauren Lee Fusilier

Apr 24, 2014

Lauren Lee Fusilier hails from the heart of Cajun country in Louisiana. Florida State University, where she earned an MFA in Fiction, brought her out to Tallahassee.

Fresh Picked Prose: Ron Paul Salutsky

Apr 24, 2014

This May, Ron Paul Salutsky will graduate with the PhD in English from FSU.  A native Kentuckian, Salutsky's first book, Romeo Bones, was published in 2013 by Steel Toe Books.

Fresh Picked Prose: Micah Dean Hicks

Apr 11, 2014

Micah Dean Hicks is a PhD student in creative writing at Florida State University. He writes stories about Southern experience and modern fairy tales. His book, Electricity and Other Dreams, was published in November.

Fresh Picked Prose: Charlie Beckerman

Apr 11, 2014

Charlie Beckerman is a 3rd year MFA in Fiction at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Chris Mink

Apr 11, 2014

Chris Mink is a 4th year PhD poet at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Laura Steadham Smith

Apr 8, 2014

Laura Steadham Smith is a third-year MFA student Florida State University.

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