Brandon Fury and Karla Lamb, MFA '16 - read about their experiences

This is a small sample of recent publications by alumni of Carlow University's MFA program. 

Tess Barry was shortlisted for the 2015 Manchester Poetry Prize (England/UK). Twice a finalist for North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize and Aesthetica Magazine's (England/UK) Poetry Award, she was also shortlisted for the 2014 Bridport Poetry Prize (England/UK). She has been a featured guest on NPR affiliate WESA's national weekly radio show, Prosody, featuring the work of national writers) and in 2015 was featured on Ireland's RTE One's national weekly radio program, Sunday Miscellany. Her work recently appeared in in North American Review and Cordite Poetry Review (Australia) Barry is a Fellow of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project and teaches English, literature, and creative writing at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Julienne Osborne-Mcknight is the author of four Irish historical novels: I Am of Irelaunde, Daughter of Ireland, Bright Sword of Ireland,  and Song of Ireland. She teaches creative writing and literature at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Beth Peyton is the author of Clear Skies, Deep Water: A Chautauqua Memoir (SUNY Press). She writes for the Jamestown Post-Journal in central New York and other publications. 

Celeste Gainey's first full-length collection of poetry, the GAFFER, was published March 2015 from Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press. Her chapbook, In the land of speculation & seismography ( Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), was runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize, established to recognize a chapbook of poetry by a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer writer. 

Molly Prosser's poetry collection, Rubbernecking, was published in 2016 by Word Poetry. She is the former Creative Director for ModCloth and is a freelance Editor and Content Strategist for e-retailers and internet start-ups.

Jane Harrington's novel manuscript Way Out Farm was named honorable mention in the Leapfrog Press 2016 Fiction Contest. She has written four books for the youth market (Scholastic, Lerner), all of which have been recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and/or the Junior Library Guild. She is currently a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University. 


By Nicole Lacy (current student): http://www.tinhouse.com/blog/36282/a-crush.html

By Brandon Fury (current student): http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/the-leaving/Content?oid=1888925

By Karla Lamb (current student): http://awomensthing.org/blog/poem-alisha-karla-lamb/