New faculty publications and awards reveal the diversity of scholarly and creative strengths in this department.
- Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat, Generation Vet: Composition, Student-Veterans, and the Post-9/11 University
- Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England
- Tobi Jacobi (with co-author Ann Folwell Standford), Woman, Writing, and Prison: Activists, Scholars, and Writers Speak Out
- Todd Mitchell, Backwards, winner of the 2014 Colorado Author’s League Award, and a finalist for the 2014 Colorado Book Awards
- Sasha Steensen, House of Deer
- Steven Schwartz, Little Raw Souls, 2014 Colorado Book Awards Literary Fiction Winner
It’s been a productive time for not only the publication of books but also for essays, poems, book reviews, and creative nonfiction pieces. Current and emeritus faculty with new work include (but are not limited to) Leslee Becker, Tony Becker, John Calderazzo, SueEllen Campbell, Pam Coke, Pattie Cowell, Mary Crow, Sue Doe, Judy Doenges, Camille Dungy, Aparna Gollapudi, Stephanie G’Schwind, Roze Hentschell, Tobi Jacobi, Lisa Langstraat, Ellen Levy, David Milofsky, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen, Airica Parker, Dan Robinson, Bruce Ronda, Jill Salahub, Barb Sebek, Sarah Sloane, Debby Thompson, and Bill Tremblay.
We are also happy to share the news of recent alumni publications.
- Justin Hocking, (MFA, ‘02), The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, which was recently chosen by the much celebrated author Hector Tobar as his favorite book of 2014 in Publisher’s Weekly, (http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20141208/64963-pw-s-top-authors-pick-their-favorite-books-of-2014.html) and is on the Kirkus Review’s best books of 2014 list, (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/issue/best-of-2014/section/nonfiction/?page=5), which says of the book, “Through stylistic understatement and perfect tonal pitch, this memoir somehow achieves its outlandish ambitions.”
- Steve Church, (MFA, ‘02), Ultrasonic, “a collection of linked essays that explore how sound can be used to search for deeper meaning beneath the surface of everyday life.”
- Chloe’ Leisure, (MFA, ’06), Poet Laureate of Fort Collins, The End of the World Again, a collection of poems scheduled to release on February 7th, 2015 from Finishing Line Press.
In other publishing news, 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).