Kudos to Fresno Writers: Spring 2019 Journals

Kudos to #FresnoWriters is a monthly 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 Jefferson Beavers and Rodolfo Avelar
5/15/2019

L.S. Arévalo (Creative Writing post-bac student) — Published the poem “Fogged Beams” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the poem “Xicana haiku” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Rodolfo Avelar (English undergrad student) — Published the poems “Little Brown Boy Watching Telenovelas with His Mom” and “I Had a Dream My Dad Died Before I Could Tell Him I’m Gay,” and also the story “El Prieto” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Averie Basch (English undergrad student) — Published the story “The Bystander” in the San Joaquin Review journal. Published the poem “Heart for Sale” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine.

Yaritza Beltran (BA English) — Published the visual art “Valley Views” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Elizabeth Bolaños (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the story “Monsters” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the visual art “Joaquin the Nightcrawler” for the (559) JOU-RNAL zine. Interviewed the author Monique Quintana in the San Joaquin Review online.

Caleigh Camara (English undergrad student) — Interviewed the author Ethan Chatagnier for the San Joaquin Review online.

Amber Carpenter (BA English) — Published the story “Mothers and Sons and Grabs at Control” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Alexandra Carrillo (BA English) — Published the poems “Form Letter Gone Awry” and “Two Kitchens” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the poem “Fresno to Casa de Fruta to Los Banos” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Aidan Castro (BA English) — Published the poems “777” and “Justice in the Form of a Milkshake” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Also published the poem “Mornings in Fresno” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Ethan Chatagnier (BA English) — Published the story “Marsh Creek Lament” in the San Joaquin Review online. Interviewed by Caleigh Camara for the San Joaquin Review online.

Anthony Cody (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poem “Variations on a Walk, Winter 2019” and also the visual art “flux~US” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Mary Cruz (English grad student) — Published the poem “Sandpaper” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Ronald Dzerigian (MFA Creative Writing) — Published the poem “Ode” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the poem “Long Distance Runners” in the San Joaquin Review journal. Published the poem “Let Them Eat” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine. Published the poems “Sunbathing” and “Horse Passage” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Karissa Ellison (BA English) — Published the story “Anonymous” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Roman Elrich (English undergrad student) — Published the story “Most Likely” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine. Published the essay “Ring” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Ashley Ferdinandsen (Creative Writing undergrad student) — Published the story “Dog Days” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine.

Kristin FitzPatrick (MFA Creative Writing) — Published the story “Honeymooners” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Chris Galvan (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poem “Sighing as I Stare at a Facebook Debate on My Phone” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Esmeralda Gamez (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poem “After Lunch Thursday Afternoon” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the poem “Crush” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine. Published the poems “La Carnicería” and “Lo Que Hace Esa Gente” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Angel Gonzales (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the poem “Water Lillies, 1914-1915” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Rachel Greenmyer (English undergrad student) — Published the essay “Disneyland is for the Weak” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

J.J. Hernandez (MFA Creative Writing) — Published the visual art “flux~US” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets.

Patrick D. Hogan (English undergrad student) — Published the story “Money” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Ahlam Khadra (English grad student) — Published the poem “Helpless” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine. Published the poems “Empty” and “Moe” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Yia Lee (Creative Writing grad student) — Interviewed the author Tim Z. Hernandez for the San Joaquin Review online.

Michelle Leiva (Creative Writing undergrad student) — Published the story “Tales from El Codejo” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Andrea Marin Contreras (Creative Writing undergrad student) — Published the poem “Cold Body” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Carolina Mata (English undergrad student) — Published the story “The Great Storyteller” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Marisa Mata (English undergrad student) — Published the poem “To Be a Girl” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the poem “In the months following Nana’s death” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Michaela Mendoza (English Education undergrad student) — Published the essay “Homage to Their/My Hands” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Monique Quintana (MFA Creative Writing) — Interviewed by Elizabeth Bolaños for the San Joaquin Review online.

Breanna Ngo (English undergrad student) — Published the essay “Scrambled Egg Pancakes” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Angela Person (English grad student) — Published the essay “Going Home” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Chlorissa Prothro (Creative Writing undergrad student) — Published the essay “Hall of Mirrors” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Erica Ramirez-Ledesma (English Education undergrad student) — Published the poem “[er-i-kuh]” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine. Published the poem “Valle Central” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Ernesto Reyes (English undergrad student) — Published the story “Summer Days” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Zeyda Romero (English Education undergrad student) — Published the poem “New Year’s, 2019,” and also the visual art “Self-portrait” and “Have you seen me?” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Emily Saeteurn (English Education undergrad student) — Published the essay “Native Tongue” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Nohemi Samudio Gamis (English undergrad student) — Published the poems “in mexico” and “Only in Ingles” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the story “The Second Name de Lou” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine. Published the story “A Story for Him” and also the essay “Where My Father Went to Die, I Was Born” in the San Joaquin Review online.

Paul Sanchez (MFA Creative Writing) — Published the poem “Prose Poem Translation of ‘Evening Prayer’ by Rimbaud” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Manivone Sayasone (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the visual art “A Sky Blanked by White Space” and “Containment” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the visual art “Monoliths on the Horizon” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine.

Oscar Torrez (English undergrad student) — Published the poem “My Soul Less Worth Than That of Gold and Silver” in the San Joaquin Review journal.

Abigail Wise (English Education undergrad student) — Published the story “Dear Ruth” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine.

Jer Xiong (Creative Writing grad student) — Published the essay “Losing Language” in the journal Flies, Cockroaches & Poets. Published the essay “A Path to the Ancestors” in the (559) JOU-RNAL zine.

Did we miss your accomplishment? Submit this short form or contact staff Jefferson Beavers by email or at 559.278.1569.

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