Fri, 01/31/2020 - 4:36pm
English Department faculty member Professor Aruni Kashyap discusses how he captures the complexity of India, his home state of Assam, and identity, through his fiction and poetry on Asia Art Tours' "The Arts of Travel Podcast."  Hear the full interview here.
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:07pm
The University of Washington hosted a staged reading of LeAnne Howe's new play-in-verse, Savage Conversations, directed by UW Drama MFA directing student Andrew Coopman.  This event took place on Wednesday, January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Henry Auditorium at Henry Art Gallery.  Cast included: MARY TODD LINCOLN played by Maureen Miko SAVAGE INDIAN played by Steven Davis THE ROPE played by Antonio Mitchell And The Daily of the University of…
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 8:58am
Lana Turner #12 has a 10-page feature about Creative Writing Professor Andrew Zawacki and poet Anne Portugal.  The magazine also published Dr. Zawacki's poem "Haint." For more info or to purchase the latest issue, visit the Lana Turner website.
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 1:04pm
The Chicago Review of Books created a list of 22 books by Indigenous authors to read during Native American Heritage Month.  Included on the list was Eidson Professor of American Literature LeAnne Howe's SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS.  About the list, Professor Howe writes:  “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx. I laugh every time I think of Groucho Marx with a…
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 2:05pm
First year Ph.D. student Laura Theobald has published a book of poetry with Disorder Press.  Kokomo is now available for purchase. From the press's website: "Theobald’s poems unabashedly invite us to escape with her to the private island of her mind. On these invisible beaches, loneliness and desperation reign, and comfort is found in the companionship of a cat or in holding your favorite stuffed animal, in baking cakes and stuffing butterflies…
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:20pm
Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W 52nd St. in New York City, will host a reading of Savage Conversations, Tuesday, October 8th at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. 
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:04pm
Eidson Professor LeAnne Howe reads from her new fiction at the Oklahoma Book Festival  on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ida Sutton Williams Headliner Tent, Boat House District in Oklahoma City.  More than 100 authors, poets, and book illustrators will gather with thousands of book fans and readers at Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District on for the second annual Oklahoma Book Festival. The event is presented by the Oklahoma…
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:41am
University of Georgia English Ph.D. student Paul Cunningham has a full-length book of translation forthcoming from OOMPH Press.  Words, by Swedish poet Helena Österlund and translated from Swedish by Cunningham, is forthcoming in October. According to Cunningham, “In “Words,” the future often feels reminiscent of the past. At first glance, there’s a deceivingly minimalistic sparseness to the poems. Visibly, the language might appear simple, but…
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:43am
Professor LeAnne Howe will have two events at the Decatur Book Festival on Sunday, Sept. 1st.  LeAnne Howe is also the panel moderator for “Reading Indigenous Stories Against the Grain,” September 1, 2019, 12 noon, at the Marriott Conference Center Auditorium. The panel features Mandy Suhr-Sytsma’s Self-Determined Stories: The Indigenous Reinvention of Young Adult Literature, and Gina Caison author of Red States, Indigeneity, Settler…
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:00pm
Dr. Andrew Zawacki published a guest blog post, titled, "A Whole Other System: ‘Paris photo graff’ Continued," for Poetry Foundation. In the post, Zawacki writes: "Whether committed to interruption or uplift, or both, the community building and aesthetic ingenuity available at the writers’ corners in the early 70s were enabled by the exhilaration—with exclusivity at its core, of course—of wielding, as Wicked Gary proudly claimed, “our own…