- SueEllen Campbell and John Calderazzo recently gave a talk at Northern Arizona University, “The Real Work: Facing Climate Change.” They were also interviewed on the local NPR station. John also spoke to an environmental communications class.
- A portfolio of essays on “The Work of Poetry” has just been released by Free Verse, including, among various riches, work by Matthew Cooperman and Dan Beachy-Quick. The special feature marks the 25th edition of Free Verse, and can be found at http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/freeverse/Archives/2014/prose/WorkOfPoetry.html
- The most recent issue of Shakespeare Studies, vol. 42, is now available. This issue includes Barbara Sebek’s contribution to a forum on “Diet and Identity in Shakespeare’s England,” edited by Kim Coles and Gitanjali Shahani Chopra.
- Todd Mitchell ran two writing and craft sessions at ReadCon — a High Plains Library District Event in Greeley to celebrate texts and the creation of texts. Here’s an article from Thursday’s Greeley Tribune with more information on the event: http://www.greeleytribune.com/entertainment/13486821-113/readcon-greeley-downtown-event Lit Pick recently did an author interview with Todd Mitchell. If you’re curious to learn how love letters, DFW, and snakes have influenced Todd, you can find the interview here: http://www.litpick.com/author/todd-mitchell
- Daniel Owen, INTO adjunct, has accepted an appointment as an English Language Fellow from the Department of State. He will have a 10-month Fellowship in Yamousoukro, Cote d’Ivoire. He will be teaching at National Polytechnic Institute Felix Houphouet Boigny (INPHB). INPHB is a prestigious public university with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in sciences, engineering, and business. He will be teaching general English courses and business English at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
- Sue Ring deRosset, (MA, Creative Nonfiction, Summer 2013), teaches creative writing workshops at Front Range Community College, recently taught a workshop through Northern Colorado Writers, and is a freelance editorial consultant for memoirists and novelists. Chapter 1 of her thesis, a memoir, appeared in the Spring 2013 Front Range Review as a stand-alone essay titled “The Chambered Nautilus.” Since graduation, she’s had poems published in the Rocky Mountain NP Poetic Inventory and online, and an essay published in the Fort Collins Courier. A book on vultures, the first in a series of limited-edition, hand-bound, letterpress books, is forthcoming from Wolverine Farm Publishing.
- Greyrock Review Fundraiser Reading at Cranknstein Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 pm to raise money for publication. Camille Dungy, Matthew Cooperman and others will read, and there will be many fabulous prizes!
- Greyrock Review is now accepting submissions! Greyrock Review is an undergraduate anthology at Colorado State University. Submissions are open from October 6, 2014 to December 1, 2014 for original work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts. Any undergraduate at CSU may submit their work at https://greyrockreview.submittable.com/submit for free and will be notified by December 15, 2014. Any questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulitzer Prize-winning Beat poet & eco-activist Gary Snyder will be reading at the Organ Recital Hall this Wednesday, Sept. 17th, at 7:30 p.m. NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. It is first come, first served, so people should arrive early.
In other news:
- This summer, Jacket2 released a feature on the second-wave Objectivist poet John Taggart, edited by Matthew Cooperman. A collection of 17 essays, appreciations, reviews, poems and career appraisals, the 200 page feature included, among other things, a group poem, “Seeds Sown for John Taggart,” composed by Matthew and recent MFAs, including Joanna Doxey, Lincoln Greenhaw, Anamika Dugger, Kaelyn Riley, Hannah Holler Blair, Sarah Louise Pieplow, Rachel Linnea Brown and Mickey Kenney. The poem (and the feature) evolved out of a Graduate Poetry Workshop back in 2011, where they read Taggart’s new and selected poems, Is Music. More information can be found at: http://jacket2.org/feature/reasons-singing-john-taggart
- EJ Levy gave a reading at Politics & Prose in DC last weekend; she will read at DePauw, give the Beck lecture at Denison, and read at the Kenyon Literary Festival next month as winner of the 2014 GLCA New Writers Award in Fiction. Her essay on marriage appeared in Salon this summer: http://www.salon.com/2014/07/29/im_a_lesbian_marrying_a_man/
- Sasha Steensen and Dan Beachy-Quick have published essays in the Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art. Sasha’s essay, “With Pleasure: Gertrude Stein and the Sentence Diagram” can be found at http://www.taosjournalofpoetry.com/with-pleasure-gertrude-stein-and-the-sentence-diagram/, and Dan’s essay, “Of Time and Timelessness in the Poetic Sentence,” can be found at http://www.taosjournalofpoetry.com/of-time-and-timelessness-in-the-poetic-sentence/
- Debby Thompson’s essay “The Four Stages of Cancer,” which was published in Upstreet, has been nominated by that journal for a Pushcart Prize.
- Kristina Quynn taught a TILT seminar this week, “Reading Closely: Harnessing the Power of Literary Studies to Boost Student Learning.” In attendance were CSU faculty and graduate students from a range of departments, including Veterinary Science, Economics, Sociology, Computer Science, and many more.
- Poems by Mary Crow have been accepted for publication in several literary magazines: “And Then” by Illuminations, “Blown Away” by Mojave River Review, “Full Circle” by Big Muddy, and “Double Agent” by Driftwood Press Literary Review.
On August 7th, CSU alum Keith Jentzsch was severely beaten by an unnamed assailant while investigating late-night fireworks in his neighborhood. He remains in intensive care, and will face a long recovery. To aid in his convalescence a number of writers and artists in the community are holding a benefit reading and silent auction Friday, September 12th, with all proceeds going to his long-term care.
Besides getting his MFA in Art, Keith was also the Programs and Exhibitions Coordinator for the University Art Museum, and the person responsible for maintaining the gallery during all of our reading events there. We cordially invite you to come out to the event and contribute to Keith’s recovery.
The reading/auction will be held at the Downtown Artery, 252 Linden Street, 6-10 p.m. Readers include Dan Beachy-Quick, Sasha Steensen, Matthew Cooperman, Aby Kaupang and Grant Souders, among others. Details for the event can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/454322678043305/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
English Department Office Hours: The English Office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (closed during lunch, 12:00-1:00 p.m.). We are located in the Behavioral Sciences Building, Room A105.
- Omnidawn will be publishing a chapbook by Dan Beachy-Quick titled Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs this spring. Poems from it have just appeared on The Academy of American Poets “poem-a-day” site as well as large selection at the online journal Fogged Clarity.
- Leslee Becker has received a writing residency at the Brush Creek Foundation Ranch in Wyoming.
- Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker, Yana Rozanova, and Tony Becker will be presenting their topic, Examining ESP Course Materials: Language Exposure and Learning Opportunities, on September 26th at the 2014 American Association for Corpus Linguistics in Flagstaff, AZ.
- Matthew Cooperman and Dan Beachy-Quick both have poems up at the latest Fogged Clarity. In addition, there are interviews with both of them, and snappy photos. http://foggedclarity.com
The sun is shining on Eddy Hall this Friday afternoon, and there are many other good things to celebrate as well. Such as,
- Dan Beachy-Quick will be presenting the Wittreich Lecture at University of Louisville. He’ll be reading an essay titled: “Poetic Geometries: Moby-Dick as Primer to Creative Crisis.” There’s a review of his book on John Keats up at The Philadelphia Review of Books: http://philadelphiareviewofbooks.com/2014/03/24/so-fair-a-form/ And a small collection of his poems from FREE POETRY is just out, titled Drone & Other Poems.
- John Calderazzo and SueEllen Campbell are giving the Atmospheric Science Department Colloquium on March 29, on the topic of “Talking to Non-Scientists.”
- SueEllen Campbell took part in a roundtable/workshop in Dallas this week with faculty and professionals in the fabric, textiles, and clothing industry, helping (as a climate change and sustainability educator) with a USDA-funded curriculum project for students in these fields.
- Matthew Cooperman’s had new poems accepted by New American Writing and The Literary Review. A new review of Imago for the Fallen World is up at Coldfront, http://coldfrontmag.com/reviews/imago-for-the-fallen-world/
- Antero Garcia has a new co-authored article in Educational Policy. The work is titled “Schooling Mobile Phones: Assumptions About Proximal Benefits, the Challenges of Shifting Meanings, and the Politics of Teaching” and can be accessed here: http://epx.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/26/0895904813518105.abstract
- The North American Review has invited Steven Schwartz to deliver the fiction keynote address at their bicentennial conference in June 2015.
- Leif Sorensen presented a paper “Sounds of the Post-Dictatorial City: Punk Mappings of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and São Paulo” in a seminar “Punk and the City” at the 2014 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in New York City on March 21.
- Wastershed Review has accepted three of Jerrod Bohn’s poems for publication.
- Kristin George Bagdanov’s poem “Exchange Body” was given an honorable mention in the 2014 AWP Intro Journals Project competition. Her paper proposal “The Anthropocenic Lyric” was accepted for the 2015 MLA panel, “Anthropocene and Deep Time in Literary Studies,” which is co-sponsored by the divisions of 20th-Century American Literature and Literature and Science.
- Samantha Iacovetto will be an MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at The Ohio State University. She will be attending on a fellowship.
- Vani Kannan’s article “Model Minority or Potential Terrorist? Affective Economies, Rhetorics of Silence & the Murder of Sunando Sen” appears in the March 2014 issue of Studies on Asia and can be accessed online here: http://studiesonasia.illinoisstate.edu/seriesIV/vol4-1.shtml
- Karen Montgomery Moore presented her paper “The Unrealized Potential of Metaphor in Relation to Cancer” this weekend at the “Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind” graduate student interdisciplinary conference at Indiana University-Bloomington. Grateful thanks to Debby Thompson and Katie Adkison for their critical feedback on this work.
- Tanya Mykhaylychenko (MA in Literature, Summer 2009) has been, since graduating, an OWL tutor for a major publishing and education company, a full-time proposal writer for a small IT staffing agency, and is currently a freelance writing consultant. Following her long-time interest in film theory and history, she was recently admitted to a graduate program in film studies at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University (Montreal) and awarded a two-year fellowship.