Sylvia Byrne Pollack ‘93

Sylvia Byrne Pollack ‘93 (Seattle, MA) was featured in an article in the Seattle Times. Pollack is a Seattle poet and scientist who, at the age of 80, published her first book of poetry, entitled Risking It. She had a long career in research and was named research professor emeritus at the University of Washington. She did some early work in journalism for the local newspaper but never lost her passion for creative writing. Her book was inspired by a trip she took to Antarctica with her wife where they were caught in a hurricane while aboard. When she returned she became involved in her local poetry community and in 2019 was named Jack Straw Writer. Her poems include humor and characters through which she explores mental illness and hearing loss. Read the Seattle Times article here.

 

 

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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