What Our Writers Are Up to Now: 2003

Since the Dogwood publication in the spring of 2003, our authors have been hard at work striving to further their careers. Many of our authors have made achievements, receiving awards and publishing new works.

Marilyn L. Taylor, “Notes from The Good-Girl Chronicles, 1963”

Marilyn L. Taylor is the author of six collections of poetry. She is a Contributing Editor for The Writer magazine, where her articles on craft appear bi-monthly.

Constance Campana, “From Here”

Constance Campana has an M.F.A. and BA from Brown University and is a Teaching Associate in English at Wheaton College. Her new poem, “Pinkville” will be published in 2012 in 491 Magazine.

Patti White, “Kingdom Come”

Patti White co-founded Slash Pine Press in 2009. Her poem, “Kingdom Come” published in Dogwood appeared in her own collection, “Yellow Jackets” in 2007. A new collection, “Chain Link Fence” is forthcoming from Anhinga Press in 2013.

Ed Frankel, “The Tenth Muse”

Ed Frankel is a faculty member of the UCLA English Department Writing Programs and also teaches literature, poetry, and creative nonfiction at Antioch University. Ed was shortlisted for the Strokestown International Poetry Festival Prize in 2011 in Ireland.

Nate Pritts, “Foreshadowing”

Nate Pritts is the founder and principal editor of H_NGM_N, an online journal and small press. He recently published a fifth book of poetry, Sweet Nothing.

Michelle Bitting, “Sick Kids”

Michelle Bitting has taught poetry in the U.C.L.A. Extension Writer’s Program, at Twin Towers prison with a grant from Poets & Writers Magazine and is proud to be an active California Poet in the Schools. Her book Notes to the Beloved, won the 2011 Sacramento Poetry Center Award and will be published in 2012.

Veronica Patterson, “You Came Skating”

In 2006, two of Veronica Patterson’s poems co-won the Campbell Corner Prize. She then went on to publish a new full-length poetry collection, “Thresh & Hold,” in 2009. It won the Gell Prize and Lola Haskins Prize.

Helen Marie Casey, “Jeanne, After the Battle is Won”

Since Helen Marie Casey’s appearance in Dogwood, she won the Black River Poetry Competition with her chapbook of poems about Quaker martyr, Mary Dryer: Inconsiderate Madness in 2007. In 2011, Casey published the biography My Dear Girl: The Art of Florence Hosmer.

Nalini Jones, “This is Your Home Also”

Nalini Jones is the author of a story collection, What You Call Winter, published in 2007. She teaches in the graduate writing program at Fairfield University and is currently at work on a novel.

Bruce Pratt, “Lydia”

Bruce Pratt is a novelist, short story writer, poet, dramatist, essayist, musician, and teacher. In 2007, his poetry collection Boreal was published by Antrim House Books, and in 2011 his novel The Serpents of Blissfull was published by Mountain State Press.

Richard Weems, “A Memorial for Hammerhead”

Since Richard Weems’ appearance in Dogwood, he has published a full-length story collection, Anything He Wants, winner of the Spire Fiction Prize and finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. This past summer, Richard published a set of eBooks.

Annie Dawid, “Salesgirl:1916”

Annie Dawid is a former English professor and director of creative writing at Lewis and Clark College. Her piece, “Salesgirl: 1916” which appeared in the 2003 Dogwood issue is now part of her published book And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family, which won the Litchfield Review Award for Short Fiction in 2008.



Did you contribute to the 2003 issue of Dogwood? Contact dogwoodliterary@gmail.com with any important updates. We’d love to hear from you!


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