Alumni Books

Recent & Forthcoming

R E D by Chase Berggrun (Birds LLC, Forthcoming)


The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst (Algonquin, October 2017)

• Ranger Games by Ben Blum (Doubleday, September 2017)


• Marlena by Julie Buntin (Henry Holt, April 2017)

• So Many Olympic Exertions by Anelise Chen (Kaya Press, June 2017)


• The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein (Bloomsbury, June 2015)

• Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman (Harper, March 2016)

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder (Flatiron Books, June 2017)

Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash (Coffee House, June 2017)

• The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker (HarperCollins, August 2017)


• Olio by Tyehimba Jess (Verse, April 2016)


• House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson (FSG, September 2016)


Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar (Little Brown, March 2017)

• Outside Is the Ocean by Matthew Lansburgh (University of Iowa Press, October 2017)


• Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis (Knopf, September 2015)


Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón (Milkweed, September 2015)


There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker (Tin House, Feburary 2017)

• Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont (Random House, July 2015)


• Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey (Ecco, September 2017)


Look by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf, July 2016)


Swimmer Among the Stars by Kanishk Tharoor (FSG, March 2017)


• M. by Peng Shepherd (HarperCollins, January 2018)

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Dial Press, March 2017)


The Glass Eye: A Memoir by Jeannie Vanasco (Tin House, October 2017)


• Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong (Copper Canyon, April 2016)


Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Random House, February, 2017)


• Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora (Copper Canyon, September 2017)


See below for a more comprehensive list of books by our esteemed alumni, including Kazim Ali, Nick Flynn, Nell Freudenberger, Aracelis Girmay, Mitchell S. Jackson, Gregory Pardlo, Elissa Schappell, Darin Strauss, Hannah Tinti, and many more. 




Pearl Abraham

The Romance Reader. Riverhead, 1995.

Giving Up America. Riverhead, 1998.

The Seventh Beggar. Riverhead, 2005.


Anya Achtenberg

I Know What the Small Girl Knew. Holy Cow! Press, 1983.

The Stone of Language. West End Press, 2004.

The Stories of Devil-Girl. Modern History Press, 2008.


Anjail Rashida Ahmad

Necessary Kindling. Louisiana State University Press, 2001.


Kazim Ali

The Far Mosque. Alice James Books, 2005.

The Fortieth Day. BOA Editions, 2008.

Sky Ward. Wesleyan University Press, 2013.


William Allen

The Man on the Moon: Poems. Persea Books, 1987.

Sevastopol: On Photographs of War. Xenos Books, 1997.


Zoe Anglesey

ed. Ixok Amar. Go: Central American Women's Poetry for Peace. Granite Press, 1992.

ed. !Word Up! Hope for the Youth Poetry. El Centro de la Raza, 1993.ed.

Stone on Stone: Poetry by Women of Diverse Heritages. Open Hands Publishing, 1994.


Jacob M. Appel

The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up. Cargo, 2012.

The Biology of Luck. Elephant Rock Books, 2013.

Phoning Home: Essays. University of South Carolina Press, 2014.

Scouting for the Reaper. Black Lawrence, 2014.

Einstein's Beach House. Pressgang, 2014.

Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets. Black Lawrence, 2015.


Daphne Beal

In the Land of No Right Angles. Vintage/Anchor Books, 2008.


Amy Bartlett

Afterwards. Persea, 1985.


Rachel Basch

Degrees of Love. W.W. Norton, 1998

The Passion of Reverend Nash, W.W. Norton, 2003

The Listener, Pegasus Books, 2015


Olivia Birdsall

Notes on a Near-Life Experience. Random House, 2007.


Jacqueline Bishop

Snapshots from Istanbul. Peepal Tree Press, 2009

My Mother Who Is Me: Life Stories from Jamaican Women in New York. Africa World Press, 2006.

Fauna. Peepal Tree Press, 2006.

The River's Song. Peepal Tree Press, 2007.

Writers Who Paint, Painters Who Write. Peepal Tree Press, 2007.


Paula Bohince

Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods. Sarabande Books, 2008.

The Children. Sarabande Books, 2012.


Courtney Brkic

Stillness: And Other Stories. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2003.

The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living. Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 2004.

The First Rule of Swimming. Little, Brown and Company, 2013.


Judy Budnitz

Flying Leap. Picador, 1998.

If I Told You Once. Picador, 1999.

Nice Big American Baby. Vintage, 2006


James Byrne

White Coins. Arc, 2015.


Luis Cabalquinto

The Ibalon Collection. Kalikasan Press, 1991.

Bridgeable Shores: Selected Poems and New (1969-2001). Kaya/Muae, 2001


Penny Cagan

City Poems. Chatoyant, 1997.

And Today I am Happy. Chatoyant, 2000.


Julie Carr

Sarah--Of Fragments and Lines. Coffee House Press, 2010.

100 Notes on Violence. Ahsahta Press, 2010.

Mead Epithalamion. University of Georgia Press, 2010.


Margaret Castaldo

The Foreigner. Pocket Books, June 2001.


Fran Castan

The Widow's Quilt. Canio's Editions, 1996.

Venice: City That Paints Itself. Canio's Editions, 2011.


Patricia Chao

Monkey King. HarperCollins, 1997.

Mambo Peligroso. HarperCollins, 2006.


Colin Cheney

Here Be Monsters. University of Georgia Press, 2010.


Carol Conroy

The Beauty Wars. W. W. Norton, 1991.


Karin Cook

What Girls Learn. Pantheon/Vintage, 1997.


Galaxy Craze

By the Shore. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999.

Tiger, Tiger. Grove Press, 2008.


Angie Cruz

Soledad. Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Let it Rain Coffee. Simon & Schuster, 2005.


Adam Day

Badger Apocrypha. Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship, 2010.


Joanne Diaz

The Lessons. Silverfish Review Press, 2011.


Tory Dent

What Silence Equals. Persea, 1993.

HIV, Mon Amour. Sheep Meadow Press, 1999.

Black Milk. Sheep Meadow Press, 2005.


Toi Derricotte

The Empress of the Death House. Lotus, 1978.

Captivity. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.

Tender. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997

Natural Birth. Firebrand Books, 2000.


Rebecca Dinerstein

Lofoten. Aschehoug, 2012.
The Sunlit Night. Bloomsbury, 2015. 


Matt Donovan

Vellum. Mariner Books, 2007.


Cameron Dougan

Because She is Beautiful. Random House, 2001.


Helen Ellis

Eating the Cheshire Cat. Scribners, 2000.


J. Saunders Elmore

The Amateur American. Random House, 2009.


Louisa Ermelino

The Black Madonna. Simon & Schuster, 2001.

The Sisters Mallone: Una Storia Di Famiglia. Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Joey Dee Gets Wise. Kensington, 2004.


Nick Flynn

Some Ether. Graywolf, 2000.

Blind Huber. Graywolf, 2002.

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. W. W. Norton, 2004.

The Ticking is the Bomb. W. W. Norton, 2011. 

My Feelings. Graywolf, 2015.


Jan Freeman

Autumn Sequence. Paris Press, 1993.

Hyena. Cleveland State University Press, 1993.


Nell Freudenberger

Lucky Girls. Ecco, 2003.

The Dissident. Ecco, 2006.

The Newlyweds. Knopf, 2012.


Ifeona Fulani

Seasons of Dust. Harlem River Press, 1993.


Rita Gabis

The Wild Field. Alice James Books, 1994.


Cassandra Garbus

Solo Variations. Dutton/Penguin, 1998.


Danielle Legros Georges

Maroon. Curbstone Press, 2001.


Aracelis Girmay

Teeth. Curbstone Books, 2007.

Kingdom Animalia. BOA Editions Ltd, 2011.


Lise Goett

Waiting for the Paraclete. Beacon Press, 2002.


Kathleen Graber

The Eternal City: Poems. Princeton University Press, 2010.


David Grand

Louse. Arcade, 1989.

The Disappearing Body. Harvest Books, 2003.,

Mount Terminus. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.


Stephanie Grant

The Passion of Alice. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Map of Ireland. Scribner, 2008.


Nora Hague

Letters from an Age of Reason. HarperCollins, 2001.


Megan Harlan

Mapmaking. BkMk Press, 2010.


Rashad Harrison

Our Man in the Dark. Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2012


A. M. Homes

Jack. Macmillan, 1989.

The Safety of Objects. Random House, 1991

In the Country of Mothers. Knopf, 1993.

The End of Alice. Scribner, 1996

Appendix A: an elaboration on the novel The End of Alice. Scribner, 1996.

Music for Torching. Harper Perennial, 1999

Things You Should Know. Harper Perennial, 2002.

This Book Will Save Your Life. Viking Adult, 2006.

The Mistress's Daughter. Penguin, 2007.

May We Be Forgiven. Viking, 2012.


Ishion Hutchinson

Far District. Peepal Tree Press, 2010.

The House of Lords and Commons. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016. 


Maria Jacketti

trans. Pablo Neruda: Heaven Stones. Cross Cultural Communication.


Mitchell S. Jackson

The Residue Years. Bloomsbury, 2013

Oversoul, The Collections House, 2012


Tyehimba Jess

African American Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy. Citadel, 2004.

Leadbelly. Verse Press, 2005.

Olio. Verse Press, 2016.


Rachel Kadish

From a Sealed Room. Putnam, 1998.

Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story. Mariner Books, 2007.


Julia Kasdorf

Sleeping Preacher. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.

Eve’s Striptease. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.


Tsipi Keller

trans. Dan Pagis' Last Poems. QRL, 1991.

The Reverse Turn of the Heart. Sifriat Poalim, 1995.

Leverage. Sifriat Poalim, 1997.

Translation from the Hebrew of Irit Katzir's And I Wrote Poems. Carmel 1999.

Jackpot. Spuyten Duyvil, 2004.

Retelling. Spuyten Duyvil, 2006.

Poets on the Edge: An Anthology of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry. SUNY Press, 2008.

The Hymns of Job & Other Poems. (A Lannan Translation Selection.) BOA Editions, 2008.

The Prophet of Tenth Street. SUNY Press, 2012.

Elsa. Spuyten Duybil, 2014.


Jennifer Knox

A Gringo Like Me. Soft Skull Press, 2005.


Sharon Kraus

Generation. Alice James Books, 1997.


Austin LaGrone

Oyster Perpetual. Lost Horse Press, 2011.


Robin Coste Lewis

Voyage of the Sable Venus. Knopf, 2015.


Mari L’Esperance

Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. Prairie Lights Books / University of Iowa Press, 2013.

The Darkened Temple. University of Nebraska Press, 2008.


Jeffrey Ethan Lee

Strangers in a Homeland. Chapbook. Ashland University: Ashland Poetry Press, 2001.

Invisible Sister. Many Mountains Moving Press book, 2004.

Identity Papers. Ghost Road Press, 2006.


Dana Levin

In the Surgical Theatre. American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, 1999.

Wedding Day. Copper Canyon Press, 2005.


Julia Lisella

Always, WordTech Editions, 2014.

Terrian, WordTech Editions, 2007.

Love Song Hiroshima, Finishing Line Press, 2004.


Sabra Loomis

The Rose Tree. Alice James Books, 1989.

House Held Together by Winds. Harper Perennial, 2008.


Allison Lynn

Now You See It: A Novel. Touchstone, July 2004.


Pearson Marx

On the Way to the Venus de Milo. Simon & Schuster, 1995.


Donna Masini

About Yvonne. W.W. Norton, 1997.

That Kind of Danger. Beacon Press, 1994.

Turning to Fiction. W.W. Norton, 2006.


Mary Ann McFadden

Eye of the Blackbird. Four Way Books, 1997.


Molly McQuade

An Unsentimental Education: Writers and Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Stealing Glimpses: Of Poetry, Poets and Things in Between. Sarabande Books, 1999.

Barbarism. Four Way Books, 2000.

The Long Meanwhile: Stories of Arrival and Departure. Hourglass Books, 2007.


Jillian Medoff

Hunger Point. Harper Collins, 1998.

Good Girls Gone Bad. Avon A, 2003.


Ana Menéndez

In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd. Grove Press, 2001.

Loving Che. Grove Press, 2003.


Maaza Mengiste

Beneath the Lion's Gaze. W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.


Dante Micheaux

Amorous Shepherd. The Sheep Meadow Press, 2010


Ellen Miller

Like Being Killed. Penguin, 1998.


Katherine Mosby

Private Altars. Random House, 1995.

The Book of Uncommon Prayer. Harper San Francisco, 1996.

The Season of Lillian Dawes. Harper Perennial, 2003.

Twilight. Harper Collins, 2005.


Malena Mörling

Ocean Avenue. New Issues Press, 1999.

Astoria. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.


John Murillo

Up Jump the Boogie. Cypher Books, 2010.


Bruce Murphy

Sing, Sing, Sing. NYU Press, 1991.


Yannick Murphy

Stories in Another Language. Knopf, 1987.

The Sea of Trees. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Here They Come. McSweeney's Books, 2006.

Ahwoooooooo. Clarion Books, 2006.

Signed, Mata Hari. Little, Brown and Company, 2007.


Mariko Nagai

History of Bodies. Red Hen Press, 2007.

Georgic. BkMk Press, 2010.


Meera Nair

Video: Stories. Pantheon, April 2002.


Laura Newbern

Love and the Eye. Kore Press, 2010.


Angelo Nikolopoulos

Obscenely Yours. Alice James, 2013.


Gregory Pardlo

Totem. APR, 2007.

Digest. Four Way Books, 2014.


Matthew Pitt

Attention Please Now. Autumn House Press, 2010.


Lucyna Prostko

Infinite Beginnings. Bright Hill Press, 2009.


Emily Raboteau

The Professor's Daughter. Henry Holt, 2005.


John Radanovich

Wildman of Rhythm: The Life and Music of Benny More.  University of Florida Press, 2009.


Jane Ransom

Without Asking. Story Line Press, 1989.

Bye-Bye. Washington Square Books, 1999.

Scene of the Crimee. Story Line Press, 1998.


Jan Richman

Because the Brain Can be Talked into Anything. Louisiana State University Press, 1995.


Agnes Rossi

Athletes and Artists: Stories. NYU Press, 1987.

The Quick. W. W. Norton, 1992.

Split Skirt. Random House, 1994.

The Houseguest. Plume, 2000.


Shannan Rouss

Easy For You. Simon & Schuster, 2010.


Kerri Sakamoto

The Electrical Field. Knopf Canada, 1998.

One Hundred Million Hearts. Harvest Books, 2005.


Elissa Schappell

Use Me. William Morrow, 2000.

Blueprints for Building Better Girls. Simon & Schuster, 2011.


Jason Schneiderman

Sublimation Point. Four Way Books, 2004.

Striking Surface. Ashland Poetry Press, 2010.


Ben Schrank

Miracle Man. William Morrow, 1999.

Consent. Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003.

Love Is a Canoe. Sarah Crichton Books/FSG, 2013.


Laura Schecter (as Lauren Oliver)

If I Should Fall. Bowen Press, 2010


Lisa Sewell

The Way Out: Poems. Alice James Books, 1998.

Name Withheld. Four Way Books, 2006.


Matthew Shaer

Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights. Wiley, 2011.


Lara Stapleton

The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing. Aunt Lute Books, 1998.


Bianca Stone

Someone Else's Wedding Vows. Tin House / Octopus Books, 2014


Darin Strauss

Chang and Eng. Dutton Adult, 2000

The Real McCoy. Plume Books, 2003.

More Than it Hurts You. Dutton Adult, 2008.

Half a Life. McSweeneys, 2010.


Hwee Hwee Tan

Foreign Bodies. Persea, 1997.


Richard Tayson

The Apprentice of Fever. Kent State University Press, 1998.

Look Up for Yes. Viking Penguin, 1998.

The World Underneath. Kent State University Press, 2008.


Holly Thompson

Ash. Stone Bridge Press, 2001

The Wakame Gatherers. Shen's Books, 2007

Orchards. Delacorte/Random House, 2011

Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction--An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories. Stone Bridge Press, 2012

The Language Inside. Delacorte/Random House, 2013


Hannah Tinti

Animal Crackers. Delta, 2005.

The Good Thief. The Dial Press, 2008.

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. The Dial Press, 2017. 


Jonathan Tropper

Plan B. St. Martin's Press, 2000.

The Book of Joe. Delta, 2005.

Everything Changes. Delta, 2006.

How to Talk to a Widower. Bantam Discovery, 2008.


Michael Vizsolyi

The Lamp with Wings. Harper Perennial, 2011.


Ocean Vuong

Night Sky With Exit Wounds. Copper Canyon Press, 2016.


Kate Walbert

Where She Went. Sarabande, 1998.

The Gardens of Kyoto. Scribner, 2002.

Our Kind. Scribner, 2004.


Sara Wallace

The Rival. University of Utah Press, 2015.

Edge. Center for Book Arts, 2014.


Courtney Weaver

Unzipped. Headline, 1999.


Debra Weinstein

Rodent Angel: Poems. New York University Press, April 1996

Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z. Random House, 2004.


Joe Wenderoth

Disfortune. Wesleyan University Press, 1995.

It Is If I Speak. Wesleyan University Press, 2000.

Letters to Wendy's. Wave Books, 2000.

The Holy Spirit of Life: Essays Written for John Ashcroft's Secret Self. Wave Books, 2005

No Real Light. Wave Books, 2007.


Sung J. Woo

Everything Asian. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2009.


Jeffrey Yang

An Aquarium. Graywolf Press, 2008.