Way To Go!

Posted November 8, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Join us in congratulating these past and present WITS writers and students:

Chuck Carlise’s new chapbook A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t Stairs is now available on Amazon.

WITS student Jasmine Davis, who works with WITS writer Melanie Malinowski, won Honorable Mention for her essay “My Life with Clorox” for the Kidney Times Essay Contest.

WITS Summer Camp teacher Aime Gallardo won the 2011 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award.

Hannah Gamble won the National Poetry Series. Her book Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast will be published by Fence Books in 
2012.

News about Van Garrett’s trip to Latvia can be found on his website. Writers in the Schools supported this project through Amy Storrow at the Department of State. Van was featured in a TV story here.

Artist Raul Gonzalez (artist in residence with WITS) was the featured artist for Houston Community College Southwest’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Janine Joseph was named one of the Best New Poets of 2011.

Former WITS writer Marc McKee published a new book titled Fuse.  You can purchase your copy at amazon.com.

Executive Director Robin Reagler’s chapbook Dear Red Airplane was published  by Seven Kitchens Press.

Tria Wood and partner-in-art Tara Conley announced that their art installation, My Life as a Doll, will open at DiverseWorks on November 11th, 2011—that’s right, 11/11/11!

Where Are We Now: Marc McKee

Posted August 25, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

Former WITS writer, Marc McKee, will have a collection of poems titled, Fuse, published in May 2011 by Black Lawrence Press.  Marc is no stranger to publication, however; his chapbook What Apocapypse, won the 2008 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM Chapbook Competition.  His work has also appeared in Boston Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Forklift Ohio, The Journal, LIT, and Pleiades, just to name a few.

Marc McKee is originally from Big Sandy, Texas, and earned his MFA at the University of Houston, after receiving his BS from Indiana University.  These days he is working on his PhD at University of Missouri at Columbia where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray.