Candice Iloh (WFYP, June 2017) has an essay in LitHub, “The Complex Grief of Losing a Mother You Already Mourned.”

A.J. Verdelle (Fiction, MFA Faculty) has an excerpt from her new literary memoir Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison published in Vanity Fair.

Celeste Mohammed (Fiction, June 2016) is the winner of the overall 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for her debut novel-in-stories, Pleasantview. She talks about her writing journey in an article in The Trinidad Express. Pleasantview has also been shortlisted for the UK Society of Authors 2022 McKitterick Prize.

Cindy House (Fiction, June 2017) will be launching her book Mother Noise on Monday, May 16th at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT. She will be in conversation with Leah Glennon (Fiction, June 2017). Mother Noise was also listed as one of “12 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in May” on PureWow.com.

Andrea Wang’s (WFYP, June 2011) picture book Watercress has been awarded the 2022 New Generation Book Award from I’m Your Neighbor Books. Watercress was also listed as an AAPI Recommended Picture Book by the New York Public Library’s Teen Reading Ambassadors.

Clarissa Adkins (Poetry, June, 2018) has a poem “Straws” in the May 2022 issue of Hare’s Paw Literary Journal, published by Olivia Thomes (Poetry, June 2019).

Michael Mercurio (Poetry, January 2017) has a poem “each jaw is just a lever used to crush” in the May 2022 issue of Hare’s Paw Literary Journal, published by Olivia Thomes (Poetry, June 2019).

Rex Arrasmith (Poetry, June 2020) has a poem “The Killing Curse” in the May 2022 issue of Hare’s Paw Literary Journal, published by Olivia Thomes (Poetry, June 2019).

Robbie Gamble (Poetry, January 2017) has a poem “Nectar” in the May 2022 issue of The Madrigal.

Benjamin Roesch (Fiction, January 2016) has a debut novel Blowin’ My Mind Like A Summer Breeze forthcoming in July 2022. Preorder details available soon.

Jodi Sh. Doff (Nonfiction, January 2013) has an essay “Saying No, Fifty Years Later” in Oldster Magazine.

Leah Young (Nonfiction, January 2018). founder of Powher Books, books by, for, and about women, is pleased to announce that she is establishing a publishing division, Pohwer Books Publishing.

Do you have any recent writing successes or news you’d like to share with the Cambridge Common Writers community? Let us know  by reaching out to us at lesleycambridgecommon@gmail.com!

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