This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles which was founded by Los Angeles’ first poet laureate, Eloise Klein Healy. The memorable occasion is being commemorating with a special edition of Lunch Ticket, a literary and art journal from the MFA community which is now in its fifth year of publication.
Lunch Ticket Special: Celebrating 20 Years of Antioch’s MFA in Creative Writing features seventy pieces, including new and previously published works by Antioch MFA alumni, such as Gayle Brandeis, F. Douglas Brown, Steve De Jarnatt, Joe Jiménez, Jillian Lauren, Alistair McCartney, Bernadette Murphy, Daniel José Older, Wendy C. Ortiz, Anna Scotti, and Susan Southard. The issue also features an essay on Eloise Klein Healy by previous core faculty and author, Tara Ison, an essay by the program chair, Steve Heller, and the reflections of Lunch Ticket’s previous editors.
“We hope to highlight the strides our alumni are making as literary citizens as each carry on their unique interpretations of the general mission statement,” said Diana Odasso, Lunch Ticket Special Editor in Chief. “In this way, Eloise Klein Healy’s original vision continues to ripple outwards affecting change with published word and illuminating the scope of our varied landscapes.”