Current M.F.A. Students
Jenny Lentz Brosseau grew up in South Carolina and spent her early adulthood in Philadelphia, where she met her husband artist Mark Brosseau. Her short fiction has won awards from The Baltimore Review, Writer's Digest, and Spire Magazine, among others, and has appeared in several literary magazines and in the anthologies Slower Traffic Keep Right and Prompted. She holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Bryn Mawr College. She's the quiet one in the corner mentally recording everything you do.
Julia Carey writes fiction and poetry, often both at the same time. While pursing her MFA in fiction writing, she has also attained a minor in American Literature. She has known life as a concert pianist, a wife, a scapegoat, a restauranteur, and New Mexican. The winner of the 2010 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition in poetry, her work can be found in the anthologies Louisiana in Words and New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost as well as the journals Mason's Road, The Dudley Review, and Tiferet. Julia has served as fiction editor of the New Delta Review and co-President of the English Graduate Student Association and was a 2011 John Mills Scholarship recipient to the Prague Summer Writing Program.
Becky Kaiser is a Midwestern girl that flew south for the winter and forgot to fly back. Originally from Minnesota, Becky spent her much of her college career and after exploring life below the equator in Tanzania, East Africa, and life below the Mason-Dixon in Texas and Louisiana. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction. She is not very tall.
Min Kang was born in Busan, South Korea. She has lived in the United States since 1996. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and San Francisco State University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Asia Literary Review, Pho for Life: A Melting Pot of Thoughts, and the anthology for Thymos, an Asian-American awareness and activism group based in Portland, Oregon.
Victoria Mansberger got taller, older, and fatter mostly in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the best city in America. She graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University with a BA in Latin, English, and Gender and Women's studies. She scribbles thoughts, snaps photos, and talks too much. Most folks find her irritating, but those who can stand her have learned a great deal about sexism, reality TV, and socialist politics. She has unrealistic notions of one day being president of these United States. She has romantic notions of writing for 30 Rock. She is certain Tina Fey would love her. She is considered strange by those family members from whom she is not estranged (a short list). She gave birth to her son, Milo, in 2006 and spends most of her time trying to make him the smartest and kindest person in the world. You can read two of her poems, "Carne Mal" and "Love in Motel Rooms", in an upcoming anthology, entitled Fuck Poems, edited by LSU MFA alum Vincent Cellucci.
Sarah Maxwell is a writer, but for the sake of genre, she'll say she is a poet. Originally from western Pennsylvania, Sarah believes in the pleasure and liveliness of text. Her work can be found in the December 2011 issue of Ruminate, in Muse & Stone, and on connotationpress.com, an online artifact. Sarah is the assistant poetry editor for the *New Delta Review* and the submissions manager for OH NO Magazine.
Emily Nemens is a writer and illustrator from Seattle, Washington. Between Brown University (B.A. in Art History and Studio Art) and Baton Rouge she worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays, often about art, architecture, and baseball. Publications include a collection of short stories, Scrub (Shady Lane Press, 2007), a chapter in Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation (New Press, 2009) and fiction on Esquire.com.
Alyson Pomerantz is from Newburgh, New York. Currently she is in her second year of the MFA program at LSU, concentrating in fiction. Prior to coming to LSU, she was an attorney in New York City.
Ana Reyes is a first-year MFA candidate at Louisiana State University, where she also serves as Assistant Fiction Editor of The New Delta Review and works as a graduate teaching assistant. Publications include short fiction and poems in Pear Noir, The Best of Foliate Oak (2011), and Danse Macabre. She is a nominee for the 2012 James Kirkwood Literary Prize.
Rachel Van Sickle is finishing her screenwriting thesis from Toledo, Ohio where she works as the Residency and Clerkship coordinator in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She continues to write every evening.
Kim Vodicka grew up in Lafayette, LA and received her B.A. in English from UL Lafayette in 2010. She is currently working on her MFA in Poetry at LSU, where she is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Co-Coordinator of Delta Mouth Literary Festival. She is Editorial Intern at the weekly Baton Rouge magazine, Dig. She also hosts a psychedelic rock show, "Shangri-La-La Land," on KLSU. Her artwork has been published in Tenderloin, and she has had poems published in Shampoo and Ekleksographia. Her first full-length book of poetry, Asthesia Balderdash, is forthcoming in Fall 2012 from Trembling Pillow Press.