The sky over Ingersoll Hall today.
The sky over Ingersoll Hall today.
  • Stephanie G’Schwind is pleased to announce that the Center for Literary Publishing’s grant request to the National Endowment for the Arts has been funded for 2015 in the amount of $15,000. The grant will go toward printing, mailing, and author payments for Colorado Review and to support the publication of two new titles in the Mountain West Poetry Series (forthcoming in June and November 2015). Stephanie is very grateful to Catherine Coleman Kane, Director of Research Support in the Dean’s Office, for all her help with shaping and submitting this grant, and to Amparo Jeffrey, for providing assistance with the budget.
  • Dan Beachy-Quick gave a reading at Harvard this past week with Fanny Howe, Peter O’Leary, and Patrick Pritchett.
  • “Imagining the Planet: Arts & Environment”: Part of the monthly “Managing the Planet” series run by CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), this panel will include SueEllen Campbell (English), Erika Osborne (Art), Liz Hobbs (Landscape Design), and Kurt Fausch (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology). Free and open to the public. Avo’s, Wednesday December 10, 5-6:30 pm.
  • Debby Thompson has a blog post on Assay, the new journal of nonfiction studies, as part of the “My Favorite Essay to Teach” series. Her post discusses teaching Gerry Callahan‘s essay “Chimera.” Her post can be read at:
  • Kristin George Bagdanov’s poems “Monster Body” and “Fault Line” were accepted for publication in The Laurel Review.
  • Mandy Billings will be leaving CSU Friday, Dec. 5th to pursue other opportunities in San Francisco. She would like to say thank you and best of luck to all her colleagues and friends in the English Department.
  • Four of Joanna Doxey’s poems were selected for publication in CutBank literary journal. CutBank 82 will be issued in the winter.
  • Samantha Iocovetto, Creative Nonfiction program alumna, has an essay on Roxanne Gay’s new website on The Toast. Sam’s essay, “Highlights from the Apocalypse,” which some of you may remember from her reading last spring, was a chapter in her thesis “The American Dream Starts Here” and can be read at:
  • Chloe’ Leisure’s (MFA, Spring 2006) Chapbook, The End of the World Again is being published by Finishing Line Press.