Current Creative Writing Grad Students

Creative Nonfiction and Fiction MFA Students

Laura Gaddis

MS, Loyola College
BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Creative and Research Interests: creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, braided essays

Rachel Giesel Grimm

BA, Allegheny College

Creative and Research Interests: novel writing, short fiction, identity literature, feminism, magical realism, hybrid forms, experimental storytelling

Madison Krob

BFA, Chatham College

Creative and Research Interests: digital humanities, constructed realities, interactive & immersive mediums, accessible and engaged pedagogy, landscapes of rurality & identity, virtual media and the space of storytelling 

Chris Murphy

BA, Lafayette College

Creative and Research Interests: the short story, war writing, medical humanities

Frenci Nguyen

BA, University of North Texas

Creative and Research Interests: hermit crab essays, cultural identity, cultural diaspora, LGBT studies/issues, personal narrative essays, and memoirs

Brianna Verdugo-Chow

MA, California State University
BA, California State University 

Creative and Research Interests: ghosts, ghouls, and goblins; Karl Marx and the devil

AZ Zahoor

BA, Forman Christian College

Creative and Research Interests: narrative stylistics; prose poem; rhetoric of fiction; poetics of Charles Baudelaire

Poetry MFA Students

Sara Baxter

MA, Indiana University East 
BA, Indiana University East

Creative and Research Interests: 20th-century American poets and the New York School of Poetry

Ariel Clark-Semyck

BA, University of Notre Dame

Creative and Research Interests: gurlesque and confessional poetry, gender studies, therapeutic writing, performance writing, camp, and parody

Nathan Hoil

BA, University of Iowa

Creative and Research Interests:

Jack Nachmanovitch

BA, Pratt

Creative and Research Interests: Poetries of excess, overflow, estrangement, new and old. Surreal writing. Experimental writing. Post-conceptual writing. Evolution, geology, cosmogony. Feedback loops between micro and macro.

Low Residency MFA Students: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry

Kari ArnettKari Arnett

BS, Manchester University

Creative and Research Interests: literary fantasy, young adult fantasy, poetry, creative nonfiction, technical writing, and digital marketing

Luke DurlingLuke Durling

BA,Siena Heights University

Creative and Research Interests: poetry, pop culture, animation, integration of pop culture into poetry, normalization and recognition of fan-based writings and pop culture inspired pieces, free verse, confessional poetry, parody, poetry regarding disabled and/on underprivileged perspectives.

Kim GrierKim Grier

BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Creative and Research Interests: literary fiction, exploring dysfunctional family relationships, creative nonfiction, science, medicine, and hospice, and anything associated with the way society relates to death.  

Bing Hinton

MD, Medical University of South Carolina
BA, Bucknell University

Creative and Research Interests: creative nonfiction, memoir, hybrid forms, narrative approaches

Andy Lindenfeld

BS, Miami University

Creative and Research Interests: personal essays, literary journalism, fiction; particular interest in worldbuilding, discussing and unpacking mental health issues, and writing fantasy and science fiction (esp. for tabletop games)

Roy Nickerson

MA, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Western Kentucky University

Creative and Research Interests: contemporary fiction, comedy, contemporary fantasy, speculative fiction, political-military thrillers, crime fiction, flash fiction, young adult fiction, character development, creative nonfiction

David SchererDavid Scherer

BA, The Ohio State University

Creative and Research Interests: writing novels and screenplays that tell the journey of complicated, human characters typically in science fiction and adult high fantasy. Exploring the possibilities of interactive storytelling using video games, where the player is the protagonist.

Whitney Shupert

BA, College of Wooster

Creative and Research Interests:

Sally Ziph

MLS, University of Michigan
BA, University of Wisconsin

Creative and Research Interests: experimental poetry, the prose poem, flash fiction; with a particular interest in humor and surrealism