February Good News Roundup


Jennifer McGaha (Vol. X) published creative nonfiction work in The Brooklyner, Toad Suck Review, Now and Then, Switchback, Mason’s Road, and an anthology honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and has work forthcoming in Your Impossible Voice, Gravel, and Baltimore Fishbowl.

Justin Taylor (Vol. X) co-edits a limited-edition arts annual called The Agriculture Reader with the poet Jeremy Schmall, and will be at AWP this year launching the 6th issue, which features excerpts from a “visual translation” of The Odyssey by Polly Duff Bresnick (an SLC MFA alum), a full-length poetry collection by Greg Purcell, short fiction by two amazing young writers, and a whole lot more besides. They will be at the bookfair Thursday – Saturday at a table with Coldfront magazine, and would love it if some Lumina/SLC folks came up to say hello.

Joseph De Jesus (Vol. X, Vol. XI poetry prize winner) has had poems appear in Guernica, Kin Poetry Journal, and Devil’s Lake. He also has a poem forthcoming in this spring’s issue of Rhino.

Jessica Cuello (Vol. XI) won The New Letters Poetry Prize.

Inara Cedrins (Volume XI) has been working on a manuscript of deceased Latvian poet Peters Bruveris. She made the cover and did eight illustrations for selected poems.

Joe Ponepinto (Vol. XII) will be at AWP and will moderate a session titled Stoking the Fire: Maintaining the Passion for Writing When Success Eludes; taking place Friday, 2/28/2014, 9:00:AM – 10:15:AM in Room 101, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 1. His co-publisher, Kelly Davio, and he will also introduce a new publication, Tahoma Literary Review. A meet the publishers event will be held in the Sheraton’s Daily Grill Bar at 4:30 pm on Friday.

Dennis Lang researched a story involving a self-described guru/healer named Mahendra Trivedi which became part of a twenty-page report presented by attorney Mark Anfinson to the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual meeting on January 24.

Erika Anderson (Vol. XIII) will be featured in the February 23rd edition of the New York Times (Metropolitan section). Her essay, titled “On Being Both the Wolf and the Lamb” is currently available online. Erika will be appearing and reading at our Vol. XIII launch at AWP on Friday, February 28th (full event details on our home page).