Alexander Lumans

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Alexander Lumans

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Alexander Lumans was awarded a 2018 NEA Creative Writing Grant in Fiction. He was also awarded a fellowship to the 2015 Arctic Circle Residency and was the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Paris Review, Electric Literature, Guernica, Glimmertrain, The Walrus, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Off Assignment, Story Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, American Short Fiction, Sycamore Review, Forty Stories from Harper Perennial, Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, and The Normal School, among others. He has received support from MacDowell, Yaddo, Arteles Creative Center (Finland), Jentel, ART OMI, VCCA, Brush Creek, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, among others; he’s also received scholarships to the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. He graduated from the M.F.A. Fiction Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and now he teaches at University of Colorado Denver.

Classes with Alexander Lumans


4-Week: Revising Novel Chapters

October 17, 2023

Draft a Short Story

4-Week: Draft a Short Story

November 14, 2023

This was my first class with Lumans, but it won't be my last. In addition to the central text, he offered excellent supplementary stories, articles, and reviews that resonated beautifully. The same can be said for his inspiring writing assignments. Lumans is warm, funny, unpretentious, all-inclusive, infinitely curious, smart, endlessly enthusiastic. In short: great class. Thanks, Lumans!
Ginny Threefoot

Alexander Lumans's Articles

The Lookout

What is Present

March 10, 2017

In Donald Barthelme’s short story “See the Moon,” from his collection Sixty Stories, the narrator says, “Fra