Alumni

John Grogan, Marley & Me (William Morrow 2005). New York Times Bestseller. From AudioFile: "Dog lovers will delight in the antics of Marley, a yellow lab, as he happily terrorizes the Grogan household. John Grogan, columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, reads this account of life with, arguably, one of the world's worst dogs. The listener gets to delight in Marley's mischief without having to deal with the mess or the embarrassment of such a dog. You can hear the affection in Grogan's voice, even as he relates his frustrating, humbling, and humiliating experiences with such a lovable menace. Grogan starts out reading a bit stiffly, but he soon finds his groove and delivers a listening experience that will keep one wishing for a longer commute."

Travis Mulhauser, Greetings from Cutler County, stories and a novella, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2005.  Mulhauser completed his BA at CMU before receiving the MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where he is now a lecturer.

Keith Taylor, Guilty at the Rapture, a collection of poems, short stories and creative non-fiction, will be published by Hanging Loose Press in 2006. Taylor, who earned his MA from CMU in 1982, is Coordinator of the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan.  Author of five poetry chapbooks and a collection of very short stories, Taylor also co-edited The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed (University of Michigan Press, 2000) and What These Ithakas Mean: Readings in Cavafy (Athens, Greece: E.L.I.A., 2002).

Philip Sterling, Significant Others, poems, was published in the Main Street Rag Editor’s Choice Chapbook Series, 2005.  Mutual Shores, poems, was published by New Issues in 2000.  Sterling earned his MA from CMU in 1974, and teaches at Ferris State University.

John Repp, MA 1980, has recently published Time to Get Some Things Straight (March Street Press 2005) and Gratitude (Cherry Grove Collections 2005).  In 2004, he published the chapbook White Doe (Mayapple Press) and the full-length The Fertile Crescent (Cherry Grove Collections), winner of the Lyre Prize, 2003.  March Street Press published his chapbook The Meaning of Rock and Roll, 2002.  Repp’s first book, Thirst Like This, won the Devins Award from University of Missouri Press . Repp teaches at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Rochelle Savren, The Common Fire, poems, was published by Red Hen Press, 2004.  Savren, MA 1974, teaches at Oxnard College.

John Chavez, Heterotopia, poetry chapbook, was published by  Noemi Press, 2004.  Chavez earned his MA from CMU in 2001.

Paula McLain, Stumble, Gorgeous, was published by New Issues in 2005. Like Family a memoir, was published by Little Brown in 2003.  New Issues published McLain’s Less of Her, poems, 1999.  McLain completed her MA at CMU in 1993, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, 1996. She teaches in the low residency  MFA program at New England College.

Robert Baldwin, Light & Darkness, poems, was published by Finishing Line Press, 2003.

David James, Dance Back, poetry chapbook, was published March Street Press, 2002. Do Not Give Dogs What Is Holy, poems, was published by March Street in 1994, and  A Heart Out of This World, poems, by Carnegie Mellon, 1984.  His one-act play, “After Godot," was produced off-Broadway at the Theatre-Studio in September 2003. The author’s other one-act plays include, "The Aftermath" and "Finding the Muse,” both of which were produced off-Broadway at the American Globe Theatre in April 2003 and April 2002, respectively. The Buckham Alley Theatre in Flint, Michigan, produced James’ full-length play, “Like Ships in the Night,” in September 2002. James, CMU MA 1979, holds an Ed.D. from Wayne State University and is currently an English Instructor at Oakland Community College.

Marc Sheehan, Greatest Hits, poems, was published by New Issues in 1998.  Ridgeway Press published The Cursive World, poems, 1991.  Sheehan received his MA from CMU in 1979, holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, and is employed by Feris State University.

Paula Gover, White Boys and River Girls, was published in hardback by Algonquin Books, 1995, and in paper by Simon & Schuster, 1996.