Our alumni have been up to many great things, and we are excited to share just a few with you here. In addition to being published in many journals, our alumni have been winning awards and publishing collections, including:
- T.J. Sandella (poetry, 2013) has been chosen as one of the Best New Poets 2014. He has also won awards including the William Matthews Poetry Prize (2014, Asheville Poetry Review), the Academy of American Poets Prizes and the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize.
- Will Torrey (fiction, 2010) won "Zone 3's" 2011 Editors' Prize for his story "Trajabar." Read his August 2013 "Working Writers Series" interview online at "The Missouri Review."
- Miller Oberman (2006) is a past recipient of the Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Her collection "Useful" was a finalist for the 2012 National Poetry Series. Read “Old English Rune Poem,” a new translation published in "Poetry" (July/August 2013).
Ashlee Adams Crews's (2006) story “Bird Feed” (in "McSweeney’s) won a Pushcart Prize in 2010. Her story “Church Time” won NC State’s 2011 James Hurst Prize. In 2012, her collection "Called Out" was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and in 2013 she received the "Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award." Read her story “Restoration” online at "Shenandoah."
- Bill Torgerson’s (2007) most recent novel is "Horseshoe" (Cherokee McGhee, 2012). He teaches at St. John’s University. Check out his blog “The Torg”.
Keep in touch with all our outstanding alumni as well as current MFA students and happenings at the program’s Facebook page!
ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.
Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.