What Our Writers Are Up to Now: 2004

Joshua Mehigan, “Promenade,” “The Umbrella Man”

Joshua Mehigan’s book, The Optimist, was published in 2004, was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His work has been published in The New York TimesThe New RepublicPoetry Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. He was also the recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Faith Vicinanza, “The Dead Keep a Vigil”

Ms. Vicinanza founded the Wednesday Night Poetry Society in 1995 and although she stepped down as the sole leader of the group in 2007, she remains active in the governing committee. It is the longest running open mic poetry series in the state of Connecticut (http://wedpoetry.wordpress.com/).

Helen Marie Casey, “Mary Dyer’s Courtship”

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.

Jeff Walt, “Becoming a Regular”

Since appearing in Dogwood, Mr. Walt has appeared in numerous anthologies, and has received awards. Along with his Djerassi fellowship, he has also received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Centrum, and Kalani.

Judith H. Montgomery, “Discretion, Interview: Eurydice”

Since appearing in Dogwood, Ms. Montgomery has published the full length collection of poems, Red Jess (2006) and recently published a new chapbook, Pulse & Constellation.


Did you contribute to the 2004 issue of Dogwood? Contact dogwoodliterary@gmail.com with any important updates. We’d love to hear from you!




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