Find out what our contributors have been up to lately …



Walter Cummins‘s essays have been collected into a Spring 2019 book release, Death, Cancer, Madness, Meaning. Published by del Sol Press, it includes his contribution to our pages, “Commitment: On consigning a wife to others’ care.”
Harry Kollatz, Jr., has published a novel about Carlisle Montgomery, his nine-fingered guitar-playing dream child.
Robert Alter has completed a three-volume, 3,500-word translation of the Hebrew Bible, available in a uniform edition as of December 2018.
Dawn Whitmore mounts a solo show, “A house is like a mind that holds everything,” in Arlington, VA, from October 13 to December 15, 2018.
Valley Haggard has a new book, new ventures … Surrender Your Weapons mixes memoir and writing tips. Valley is also the 2018 winner of the Emyl Jenkins Award for service to the writing community, from James River Writers.
Paisley Rekdal‘s new book, The Broken Country, evaluates Vietnam’s legacy in 2018.
Caitlin Hamilton Summie Takes Silver in the 2018 Indie Awards.
Deborah Jiang-Stein is honored at L’Oréal’s 2017 “Women of Worth” event.
Bea Chang’s “The River My Father Promised” is designated a Notable Essay of 2017 from the Best American series.
September 2017: From Pantyhose to Spandex: Writers on the Job Redux  is published, featuring essays about odd jobs by contributors Susann Cokal, Walter Cummins, and Thomas E. Kennedy.
Costume Designer Paloma Young is Tony-nominated again in 2017.
Susann Cokal is awarded a 2014 Printz Honor for The Kingdom of Little Wounds.
The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai  is now a book, translated by Robert Alter.
Paisley Rekdal wins the 2013 Rilke Prize.


True stories, honestly.