By Jefferson Beavers | Image: Ashley Wells, Anthony Cody, Monique Quintana, Erik Wilbur | Read full story at FresnoStateNews.com
Four alumni authors from Fresno State’s Master of Fine Arts Program in creative writing published their first books in 2019 and 2020, including National Book Award for Poetry finalist Anthony Cody.
Founded in 1995-96, the University’s Master of Fine Arts program celebrates its 25th anniversary this academic year. In those 25 years, a total of 38 alumni from the program have published their first books.
Alumni who can this year count themselves as first-time book authors are:
- Monique Quintana (2016) — “Cenote City,” a novella published in 2019 by Clash Books.
- Anthony Cody (2020) — “Borderland Apocrypha,” a poetry collection published in 2020 by Omnidawn Publishing.
- Ashley Wells (2012) — “The Cowgirl and the Racehorse: A Recovery,” a memoir published in 2020 by Lantern Publishing & Media.
- Erik Wilbur (2018) — “What I Can Do,” a poetry chapbook published in 2020 by Chestnut Review Press.
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- 2020 College of Arts and Humanities Gift Guide
- Fresno State alumnus Anthony Cody finishes as finalist for National Book Award for Poetry, shares influential books
- Extended interviews with many of the program’s published authors can be read as part of the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts blog’s occasional On the Books series.