The Spring 2016 edition of the CLA online magazine was released today. Besides many other great articles, including a special farewell from Dean Gill, English has five feature stories (check out our archive for the Fall 2016 stories):
- “Words for the Earth“ by Dan Beachy-Quick, with Louann Reid, Debby Thompson, and Jill Salahub. The Words for the Earth award is being created in honor of John Calderazzo and SueEllen Campbell, on the eve of their retirement from CSU.
- “Dan Beachy-Quick Selected as a Finalist for the Colorado Book Awards“ by Jill Salahub and Louann Reid. Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book announced that Dan Beachy-Quick is a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards in Poetry for his latest work (gentlessness), and we asked him about it – the book’s origins, his process, and being selected as a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards.
- “Alumna Runs Ram Tough at Olympic Trials“ by Anica Wong. On February 13, Sarah ‘Mac’ Robinson was among the elite runners who lined up in Los Angeles at the U.S Olympic Team Marathon Trials, attempting to be one of three women to represent the country at the Rio Olympics next summer.
- “Alumna Felicia Zamora Wins 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize“ by Jill Salahub. Alumna Felicia Zamora has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for her book Of Form & Gather, and we asked her about it – its origins, her process, and being selected for this prize.
- “Pulitzer Prize Winner Komunyakaa Returns to CSU for Poetry Reading“ by Jill Salahub. The North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center was full the night of April 21, with a large crowd eagerly awaiting English alumnus Komunyakaa. Professor Emeritus Bill Tremblay, who has known Komunyakaa since he was a graduate student at CSU and was involved in nominating him for the College of Liberal Arts Honor Alumnus Award, said that “it was clear from the beginning he was very special.”