Eddy Hall behind blooms, image by Jill Salahub
  • Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dan Beachy-Quick has been named a fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Beachy-Quick was one of 175 scholars, artists and scientists selected to receive a 2015 Guggenheim fellowship and one of 10 recipients in the organization’s poetry category, (there were more than 3,100 applicants). He is the first CSU professor from the humanities to win the prestigious award and only the fourth professor from the university. The award will enable Beachy-Quick, who also is a CSU Monfort professor (he was the first humanities professor to be awarded that title) to spend the next year writing. Read more here: http://source.colostate.edu/csu-creative-writing-professor-wins-guggenheim-fellowship/
  • Dan Beachy-Quick is on two panels at this year’s AWP, one for Omnidawn Press, and the other, the 35th Anniversary Reading for Milkweed Editions. He also has been awarded a Woodberry Poetry Room Creative Grant at Harvard University for 2015-2016 to continue work on his long, meandering essay “A Quiet Book.”
  • Leslee Becker’s story, “The Other Party,” has been accepted for publication in Breakwater Review.
  • In mid-May, at CSU’s Mountain Campus, John Calderazzo will be conducting a science communication workshop on story-telling for the graduate fellows of the Center for Collaborative Conservation.
  • Better: Culture & Lit has published three poems by Sarah Louise Pieplow; the poems were selected as finalist entries in Better’s 2014 Better contest. http://bettermagazine.org Sarah is pleased to share the company of CSU’s Deborah Thompson in Issue Six.
  • Gazing Grains Press has also published a miniature of a poem from Sarah Louise Pieplow‘s 2013 finalist chapbook, golem.
  • Communications Coordinator Jill Salahub contributed to a series Marianne Elliott is hosting on courage, “I showed up. I opened my heart. I stayed.
  • Our own Abby Kerstetter has been named as one of the winners of this year’s AWP INTRO Awards, and her poem “Blackout” will be published in a forthcoming Hayden Ferry’s Review. The Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in AWP member programs. Program directors are invited to nominate students works, which are selected for publication in participating literary journals. Congratulations, Abby!  Here’s the link: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/intro_journals_project_overview
  • Come enjoy the grand release party of the Greyrock Review. Sunday, April 26th will be the day to celebrate our writing communities flourishing Writers & Artists. Anyone is welcome. Our hosts, Equinox Brewing will kindly give us the stage at 6:30 to present the Greyrock journals published authors. Meet the Greyrock team that brought together a brewing company, a surprise food truck and artists for a release party you shouldn’t miss.