Fresh Picked Prose

Dyan Neary is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker from New York City. Her feature stories and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Elle, The New York Times, GO, In These Times, The Southeast Review, ZMag, The Independent, and elsewhere, with a focus on human rights, public health, and criminal justice issues. She was the 2017 winner of the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition and the Lillian Smith Writer-in-Service Award, as well as grants from Type Investigations for her reporting.

Desire Ameigh is a recent graduate of the MA in Literature program at Florida State University.  She is part of the editing team for the Florida State Senate and an online developmental college writing instructor for Thomas University.

Whitney Gilchrist grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from Millsaps College, she worked both as a bookseller and as a high school teacher with Mississippi Teacher Corps, during which time she earned a master's degree in teaching. She completed an MFA in creative writing at Florida State University in 2019 and is working on a novel set in Brooklyn, Jackson, and the Mississippi gulf coast.

Dyan Neary is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker from New York City. Her feature stories and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Elle, The New York Times, GO, In These Times, The Southeast Review, ZMag, The Independent, and elsewhere, with a focus on human rights, public health, and criminal justice issues. She was the 2017 winner of the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition and the Lillian Smith Writer-in-Service Award, as well as grants from Type Investigations for her reporting.

Tanya Grae is the author of the forthcoming book Undoll (YesYes Books 2019), a National Poetry Series finalist, and the chapbook Lethe (Five Oaks Press 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, New South, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Grae is a second year PhD student at Florida State University.

Dyan Neary is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker from New York City. Her feature stories and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Elle, The New York Times, GO, In These Times, The Southeast Review, ZMag, The Independent, and elsewhere, with a focus on human rights, public health, and criminal justice issues. She was the 2017 winner of the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition and the Lillian Smith Writer-in-Service Award, as well as grants from Type Investigations for her reporting.

Ösel Jessica Plante earned an MA and MFA in poetry from the University of North Texas and UNC Greensboro, respectively.  In 2019 she completed a PhD from Florida State University. Her poetry and fiction can be found in Best New Poets 2018, Best Small Fictions 2016, blackbird, Adroit, Mississippi Review, and Passages North among other notable literary journals. She is also the winner of the 2018 Meridian Prize in poetry and a former Vermont Studio Center Fellow. More about her work can be found at oseljessicaplante.com. She grew up in New England.

Tanya Grae is the author of the forthcoming book Undoll (YesYes Books 2019), a National Poetry Series finalist, and the chapbook Lethe (Five Oaks Press 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, New South, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Grae is a second year PhD student at Florida State University.

Desire Ameigh is a recent graduate of the MA in Literature program at Florida State University.  She is part of the editing team for the Florida State Senate and an online developmental college writing instructor for Thomas University.

Ösel Jessica Plante earned an MA and MFA in poetry from the University of North Texas and UNC Greensboro, respectively.  In 2019 she completed a PhD from Florida State University. Her poetry and fiction can be found in Best New Poets 2018, Best Small Fictions 2016, blackbird, Adroit, Mississippi Review, and Passages North among other notable literary journals. She is also the winner of the 2018 Meridian Prize in poetry and a former Vermont Studio Center Fellow. More about her work can be found at oseljessicaplante.com. She grew up in New England.

Whitney Gilchrist grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from Millsaps College, she worked both as a bookseller and as a high school teacher with Mississippi Teacher Corps, during which time she earned a master's degree in teaching. She completed an MFA in creative writing at Florida State University in 2019 and is working on a novel set in Brooklyn, Jackson, and the Mississippi gulf coast.

Tanya Grae is the author of the forthcoming book Undoll (YesYes Books 2019), a National Poetry Series finalist, and the chapbook Lethe (Five Oaks Press 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, New South, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Grae is a second year PhD student at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Huma Sheikh “Flight”

Dec 4, 2017

Huma Sheikh is a PhD student at Florida State University. She was born in Kashmir, then came to the United States where she received multiple degrees in Creative Writing, English literature, and Journalism and Communication Studies. She has taught writing and literature classes at University of South Dakota, Texas A&M University, and Long Island University (Brooklyn). Her first book of Creative Nonfiction and a book of poems are in progress. Her work has appeared in various journals and magazines.

Danielle Wirsansky is a graduate student in the History Department at FSU where she studies WWII and the Holocaust. She is a founding member and President of White Mouse Productions, a Tallahassee Theatre company devoted to social change. Danielle also serves as the History Graduate Student Association Communications Officer and as the FSU Campus Editor of Uloop News. To learn more about her work, visit www.DanielleWirsansky.com.

Whitney Gilchrist is a Mississippian and MFA student in fiction writing at Florida State University.

CD Davidson-Hiers is a recent graduate of FSU in Creative Writing and French. She works as a journalist for the Tallahassee Democrat.

Alexandra Pushkin is a Media and Communication Studies graduate student at Florida State University. She's previously written for Tallahassee Magazine, Northwest Florida Weddings, and Tallahassee Woman as an intern, and currently contributes to Reflect and Refresh, an online publication. When she's not writing, Alexandra enjoys painting old houses and adding to her bookshelf and movie list.

Tanya Grae is the author of the forthcoming book Undoll (YesYes Books 2019), a National Poetry Series finalist, and the chapbook Lethe (Five Oaks Press 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, New South, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Grae is a second year PhD student at Florida State University. Find out more at: tanyagrae.com

Tanya Grae is the author of the forthcoming book Undoll (YesYes Books 2019), a National Poetry Series finalist, and the chapbook Lethe (Five Oaks Press 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, New South, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Grae is a second year PhD student at Florida State University. Find out more at: tanyagrae.com

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke is a visiting faculty member at Florida State University and the book reviews editor for Pleiades.

https://www.tupelopress.org/the-3030-project-2/

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke is a visiting faculty member at Florida State University and the book reviews editor for Pleiades.

https://www.tupelopress.org/the-3030-project-2/

Brandi Bradley’s work has recently been published in the Lincoln Humanities Journal and is also forthcoming in Juked. She is a PhD student at Florida State University studying for a doctorate in Creative Writing/Fiction. She also received an MFA from Spalding University in Louisville, KY.

Follow her on Twitter @bebebradley or check out her website brandibradley.com

Eric Schlich is a PhD candidate in fiction and Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University. He is the Nonfiction and Production Editor for The Southeast Review. He earned his MFA at Bowling Green State University, where he was the Assistant Fiction Editor for Mid-American Review. His stories have appeared in or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Electric Literature, Redivider, Nimrod, Jabberwock Review, and New South.

Sean Towey has work published or forthcoming in Hobart, the minnesota review, Word Riot, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He was a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award at Black Lawrence Press. He is working on a PhD in English/Creative Writing at Florida State University, where he was the recipient of an Emerging Writer Award, chosen by Debra Monroe. He serves as the Online Editor for Southeast Review. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife Erin.

Fresh Picked Prose: Sandie Hanna "Feelings"

Jul 21, 2016

Sandie Hanna is a local educator.

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