Kudos to Fresno Writers – Spring 2020 Journals

Kudos to #FresnoWriters

Kudos to #FresnoWriters is a regular series on the Fresno State MFA blog, celebrating the professional accomplishments of students, alumni, and faculty in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English at Fresno State.

If you have a special announcement, a professional or creative success, or an inspiring story that you’d like us to share, please submit this short form.

Compiled by Jer Xiong
9/30/2020

Rodolfo Avelar (BA English Literature alum) — Published the poems “Lx Otrx Tierra Or, Chicanxs in the Future” and “Homophobia” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Mialise Carney (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the story “Not All Swamps Have Monsters” in the San Joaquin Review

Mia de la Cerda (English Literature undergrad student) — Published the poems “White Vans and Orange Community Coolers Under the Beating Sun” and “To the People Who Assume I’m White Because of the Color of my Skin” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Anthony Cody (MFA Creative Writing alum) — Published the poem “After the Egrets Arrived, West Fresno, December 2019” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Andrea Marin Contreras (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poems “REBELDE,” “wild tongue,” and “Canaries” in hais: a literary journal.

Stephanie Duarte (BA English Literature alum) — Published the poems “Choose One” and “Libra” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Will Freeney (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poem “Murrieta Marginalia” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Esmeralda Gamez (MFA Creative Writing alum) — Published the photograph “Oaxaca” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the poem “Holding My Father’s Hand for the First Time In Years” in hais: a literary journal.

Nohemi Samudio Gamis (BA English Literature alum) — Published the poems “Nuestra lengua,” “‘our’ life,” “A poem to the personifications of WebMD & their remedies,” and “Adam&Eve and me” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Desiree Garza (BA English Education alum) — Published the poems “I Remember Being a Little Mija” and “Sopa” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the essay “3 Times, I Know” in hais: a literary journal.

Ahlam Khadra (MA English alum) — Published the poems “Isra” and “Feras” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Javier Lopez (MFA Creative Writing alum) — Published the photographs “〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)(〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜” and “✿⍲◡⍲” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Alexxis Lee (Creative Writing undergrad student) — Published the essay “Traditional, Ritual” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Lee Lee (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poem “Home” in hais: a literary journal.

Phoua Lee (English Literature undergrad student) — Published the poem “All that Glitters” in hais: a literary journal.

Ceci Hernandez Monjaras (Creative Writing undergrad student) — Published the poem “low on H20” in the San Joaquin Review. Published the poems “Pinto,” “V-29,” and “Chopped X Off,” as well as the artworks “Fresno After Sunset,” “Untitled,” “Tiger’s Eye,” “Flight,” and “Downtown Alley” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the poem “Fading Star” and the artwork “erasure” in hais: a literary journal

Victoria Monsivaiz (English Literature undergrad student) — Published the poem “The Feathers That Gave Me Flight” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

M. O’ Ann (BA English Literature alum) — Published the essay “I Don’t Know It / Kuv Tsis Paub Le” in hais: a literary journal.

Delaney R. Whitebird Olmo (Creative Writing graduate student) — Published the poems “A Learning Shaman” and “Honoring Mother” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Also, published the poems “Sun Woman Rises” and “From the Earth” in hais: a literary journal.

Ramón Jiménez Ortega (English Literature undergrad student) — Published the poem “Do Not Look At This” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Paul Sanchez (MFA Creative Writing alum) — Published the poem “The Piece We Move is Ourselves” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Bradley Samore (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poems “Conviction,” “Ecstasy,” and “Cycle” in hais: a literary journal

Manivone Kai Sayasone (MFA Creative Writing alum) — Published the artworks “Readers on Roses” and “Stipply the Stippled Shark” in hais: a literary journal

Graciela Sierra-Moreno (English graduate student) — Published the story “Callate” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Sheng Thao (English Education undergrad student) — Published the story “Cua Ntsawj” in hais: a literary journal.

Marivi Toledo (English Education undergrad student) — Published the essay “Illegal Dreams” in hais: a literary journal.

Soul Vang (MFA Creative Writing alum) — Published the poems “Modern Battle” and “Philadelphia” in hais: a literary journal.

Tony Vang (English Education undergrad student) — With Gaoyong Yang-Vang, published the essay “Our Not-So-Traditional, Traditional Wedding” in hais: a literary journal.

Laramie Woolsey (BA English Education alum) — Published the essay “Old Womun Hollar” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Gaoyong Yang-Vang (Creative Writing grad student) — With Tony Vang, published the essay “Our Not-So-Traditional, Traditional Wedding” in hais: a literary journal.

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