LUMINA, the literary magazine of the graduate writing program of Sarah Lawrence College, was originally conceived in the fall semester of 2000 by a group of three poetry and fiction students. It was the first graduate magazine to be produced on the campus since 1991. After consulting with those who had worked on Sarah Lawrence’s previous literary magazines, and a year of working to secure the necessary funding, the magazine was officially launched as LUMINA in December of 2001. The students’ efforts are supported by faculty advisors and by the writing program’s administrative staff, all of whom assist in making the production of LUMINA possible.
LUMINA has been honored to feature exceptional selections from the following authors, and many many more: Stephen Dobyns, Lorna Blake, Vijay Seshadri, Suzanne Gardinier, Gretl Claggett, Rachel M. Simon, Lynn C. Pitts, Eamon Grennan, Mark Wunderlich, Patrick Rosal, Kate Knapp Johnson, Cynthia Yoder, Mary LaChappelle, Amy Hempel, Suzanne Guillette, Kevin Pilkington, Martha Rhodes, Dennis Nurkse, Kathleen Hill, David Hollander, Maria Negroni, Mark Doty, Kimiko Hahn, Brenda Hillman, Denise Duhamel, Bill Knott, Matthea Harvey, Neil Arditi, Carolyn Ferrell, Rick Moody, Lucy Rosenthal, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Cathy Park Hong, Ross Gay, Jeffrey McDaniel, Tina Chang, Alexi Zentner, Bob Thurber, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Phillip Lopate, Sloane Crosley, Karol Nielson, Ben Greenman, Jeff Simpson, Mira Ptacin, Ben Yagoda, Catherine Foulkrod, Zach Schomburg, Justin Taylor