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Meet the Team

We're very pleased to introduce our spring 2018 Ashland MFA Faculty. We hope you're as excited about these names as we are. Included are a few links to help you get acquainted with these writers and their work: interviews, book reviews, short publications, excerpts.

For a full listing of faculty including their bios and additional information, visit our website's Faculty Page.



Poetry

Dexter Booth

Author of Scratching the Ghost, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Booth’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Blackbird, VQR, and elsewhere.

Grist Journal review of Scratching the Ghost
“Love in the Time of Revolution” (Blackbird)
“Queen Elizabeth” (VQR)
“Insomnia Poem” (Waxwing)


Gaylord Brewer

Author of nine collections of poetry including Country of Ghost and Give Over, Graymalkin. Brewer has published over nine hundred poems in journals and anthologies including Best American Poetry and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.

Smartish Pace Interview
Three Poems from Ashe…

Calls for Submission-- August 2017

Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. Listed below are this month's calls for submissions. 

Journal Submission
The Woven Tale Presswelcomes unsolicited submissions. Since their mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the World Wide Web, they want to be able to link back your work; you must have a blog or website address. Rolling submissions accepted. https://thewoventalepress.submittable.com/submit
The Southern Review’s submission period is open, with submissions for prose remaining open until December 1, 2017. They accept mail submissions in all genres and online submissions in fiction and nonfiction. http://thesouthernreview.org/submissions/?utm_content=a51e37b2f4a940eca52d362f075dc7fa&utm_campaign=TSR09-2016&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email
The Southeast Review is currently accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and book review submissions for …

Calls for Submission-- June 2017

Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. Listed below are this month's calls for submissions. 

Journal Submissions
Mothers Play/Mothers Work is the theme for Mom Egg Review’s 16th annual print issue. They publish work by writers who are mothers or by others about motherhood.The upcoming issue ofMom Egg Reviewwill be looking at PLAY and WORK through the lens of motherhood. Submissions due August 15, 2017. For more information, visit: http://momeggreview.com/submit/
The Woven Tale Presswelcomes unsolicited submissions. Since their mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the World Wide Web, they want to be able to link back your work; you must have a blog or website address. Rolling submissions accepted. https://thewoventalepress.submittable.com/submit
The Southern Review’s submission period is open, with submissions for prose remaining open until December 1, 2017. They …