Monthly Archives: February 2014

Center for Literary Publishing Awarded $10,000 Grant


Stephanie G’Schwind, director of CLP and editor of Colorado Review, is happy to report that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Center for Literary Publishing.

The grant will support the publication of two more titles in the Mountain West Poetry Series (Rebecca Lindenberg’s Logan Notebooks, forthcoming June 2014, and Derek Henderson’s Songs, forthcoming November 2014), as well as payments to Colorado Review authors.

Ms. G’Schwind says, “As a teaching press — the only one of its kind in Colorado — we are passionate about providing students an environment in which to learn about and participate in small press publishing. By doing this, we are feeding the literary ecosystem, training the next generation of editors.”

Humans of Eddy (and Beyond)


The English Department has two new interns, Brianna and Evelyn, working on telling our story in various ways. One of the ways they are doing so is a project we are calling “Humans of Eddy,” (inspired by the project “Humans of New York“). We plan to showcase the people of Eddy in their “natural habitat,” doing what they do here.

We’ll introduce you to the vibrant and diverse humans who inhabit Eddy Hall (and beyond) and all the interesting things they are working on and thinking about.

English Department Communications Interns

From Jill Salahub, English Department Communications Coordinator: “I am so happy to introduce the English Department’s Communications Interns for Spring 2014, Brianna Wilkins and Evelyn Vaughn. Just like the position description stated, these two are engaged, self-motivated, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic CSU students with good communication and writing skills who are going to help tell the story of the English Department. Some of the projects they are currently working on: faculty and alumni profiles, articles about department readings and events, regular features for the department’s upcoming blog, and a project we are calling Humans of Eddy Hall.”


Brianna and Evelyn

Brianna says, “I am currently finishing my senior at Colorado State University, and will receive my bachelor’s degree May of 2014. I’m an English and Journalism double major, and what I enjoy most about both is that I can use my words to inform people about topics that I’m passionate about. I hope to find a career in public relations after I graduate, and use the critical thinking skills that I’ve gained from the English Department to advocate for and advance the company that I work for. When I’m not busy with school I love to spend time with my friends and family, or catch up watching my favorite TV shows and movies on Netflix.”

Evelyn says, “I’m an English major at CSU with a concentration in Creative Writing. I am currently a junior. Before coming here, I went to Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO and I have lived in Colorado for almost ten years. Aside from being a student, the things that fill my time are reading, writing, playing videogames, and watching sitcoms. Sitcoms because I can’t sit still for any longer than a half hour to watch TV! On a related note, I also love hiking, backpacking, and river rafting. I make excellent coffee, and I have FIVE younger brothers. I’m excited to be interning for the English Department, and look forward to getting to know it and its people better!”

Welcome, Brianna and Evelyn!

Notes from the Chair


Hello! My name is Louann Reid. I have been department chair since 2011 and a faculty member at CSU for 20 years. I am thrilled that we are launching this department-wide blog. In it we can showcase the people, programs, and publications that are the life and shape of our vibrant and diverse department.  We hope that alumni, faculty, and both current and potential students will find much of interest here.

Under the editorship of Jill Salahub, posts from our communications interns and others, and feedback from you, the readers, this blog will become a virtual community of readers, writers, and thinkers who are passionate about all that English studies offers. In my posts, I will highlight department news or comment on relevant topics circulating on the Internet or on social media. Sometimes, like today, I will share a favorite text. This is one of my favorite poems by CSU Professor Emeritus Mary Crow and comes from her collection, Borders.

Hard Things: Colorado

Home: Goat mountain, frozen hillside,
shale rubble on the slope
where I struggled to climb
against the slipping and slippery
scrim up to the small caves,
lairs of mountain lions, or old graves
full of fine dark dust.

I used to drive home, feeling the weight
lift off my shoulders mile after mile.
Friends asked how I could bear
living so far out, but I loved
driving toward the light, turning into the gate,
the dog and horses racing to greet me,
the sound of the river pounding against
my ego, my pitiless self.