Tag Archives: Maurice Irvin

  • Dan Beachy-Quick’s new book Of Silence & Song is officially published on December 12. It can be found here: https://milkweed.org/book/of-silence-and-song
  • On Friday 12/8, Doug Cloud held a workshop to the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) Leadership Fellows titled “Communicating ‘Controversial’ Science with ‘Skeptical’ Audiences: Some Tools for Scientists.”
  • Harrison Candelaria Fletcher will be the featured nonfiction writer in the 2018 Rosenberry Writers’ Conference at the University of Northern Colorado on March 5-7 2018. A new experiment, “Identity Theft,” is also out in the latest issue of JuxtaProse http://www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/identity-theft-by-harrison-candelaria-fletcher/
  • Maurice Irvin’s short story “Scrape” has been nominated by Portland Review for consideration in The Best American Short Stories anthology.
  • Kiley Miller will be working with Semester at Sea in the upcoming Spring 2018 semester. She will be an Instructional Coordinator in Global Studies, the required course for all students to help them prepare to interact successfully within the variety of cultures encountered. She’ll be blogging her way through 10 countries, sharing her experiences in the classroom and on the ground at “Team Wiley Wanders.” Read and follow the blog here: https://teamwiley.blog/
  • Susan Harness (2006 MA in Anthropology, 2016 MA in English – Creative Nonfiction) has had her memoir, Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption, accepted for publication by the University of Nebraska Press.  The book, to be released fall 2018, is a personal account of her experience as an American Indian transracial adoptee. University of Nebraska Press hopes Bitterroot will serve as a textbook for courses in history, anthropology, social work, ethnic studies, and literature courses that discuss social theory.  To learn more about Susan and her experience, read the article in CSU’s College of Liberal Arts Magazine, at https://magazine.libarts.colostate.edu/article/an-anthropological-search-for-belonging/.
  • If you asked Paul DeMaret’s fifth-grade self, he would tell you that he was going to be a marine biologist studying sharks. His obsession for sharks didn’t last, but Paul did find a new passion while at CSU: teaching. Read this article by Mary Ellen Sanger and Jill Salahub, “Uncharted Waters and an Unexpected Calling,” https://magazine.libarts.colostate.edu/article/uncharted-waters-csu-alumnus-follows-interest-in-english-and-discovers-unexpected-calling/ and check out the rest of the Winter 2017 issue of the College of Liberal Arts Magazine to see CLA alumni, students, and faculty tackle what it means to live a meaningful life.


College of Liberal Arts Award Winners 2017-18

CLA Distinction in Outreach Award: Todd Mitchell, Department of English

CLA Outstanding Service Award: Sue Doe, Department of English

Faculty Development Award, (The Faculty Development Fund supports annual awards for outstanding research and creative activity by tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts. The award is made in the form of summer salary stipend of $5000): Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker, Department of English, “Discipline-specific use of language patterns: The case of Engineering”

Creative & Performing Arts Scholarship 

Congratulations to the winners of the Creative & Performing Arts Scholarship!



Paige Moses for her poems “The Lost King”, “He Who Has No Name”, “fin”

Kevin Enns for his poems “The Bear Snooze Berceuse”, “Storm Stroked”, “Existential Shoreside Thoughts”, “Bird Kind”, “Like Peach Gelato”

Sarah Danielle Cyr for her poems “Monogamous Haunting”, “Traveler”, “Seafood”, “Socratic Method”

Rosemary Alyce Pineau for her poems “Dei-ssection”, “Alison’s Wonderland” “Ophelia”, “To Hate the Things You Like”, “Like a Pimp”

Cole Gerome for his poems “Untitled”, “I’m so sorry”, “Mine is not a lover…”, “Ox”, “And so the last letter is erased…”

Hilary Pearce for her poems “Reasons”, “The Problem of Romance”, “American”

Megan Dunn for her poems “Pulse”, “Infinity”, “Divinity”

Caitlin Dendas for her poems “Autumnal Equinox”, “Clone’s Throne”, “Women’s March on Washington…”, “Needless Greed…” “I long for the day…”

Hannah Tani for her poems “Obsidian”, “Bone”, “Outcast”

Emma Kerr for her poems “River Rocks”, “Free Way”, “Tubercle”, “sh”, “Which Craft”



Regan Goodrich for “Something May be Broken”

Julianne Enquist for “Our Restless Tides”

Hilary Pearce for “Sinatra Street”



Colin Sheehan “Trans-22”

Hilary Pearce for “The October Thieves”

Meg Strauss for “Let Me Tell You a Story”


New URL for Library English Literature & Language Web site


The English page is now at this URL: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English


Please take note so URLs on your Spring syllabi are accurate. So for example:

Shakespeare: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English/shakespeare

Beat Writers: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English/beatwriters

Finding Literary Criticism in Books: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English/litcriticismbooks

Finding Literary Criticism in Journal Articles: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English/Criticisminjournals

Searching MLA Bibliography by Author: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English/MLAbyauthor

Searching MLA Bibliography by Subject: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English/MLAsubject

Writing and the Body: https://libguides.colostate.edu/English/writingbody


Does anyone have a desire for a new page? Ask your librarian: Naomi.Lederer@colostate.edu

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Today, April 17, is National Haiku Day (image by Jill Salahub)

  • The Crisis & Creativity Workgroup, comprised of writers, artists, scientists, and community members, has had a proposal exploring species extinction through poetry/art awarded a grant from the School of Environmental Sustainability — Dan Beachy-Quick and Cedar Brant are principal investigators with this project. More information can be found here: http://source.colostate.edu/school-global-environmental-sustainability-announces-global-challenges-research-teams-resident-fellow-awards/
  • Roze Hentschell attended the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Atlanta, April 6-8, where she discussed her paper, “John Marston at Paul’s,” an examination of Marston’s plays written for the boy actors at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the early seventeenth century.
  • EJ Levy was interviewed as part of her recent visit to UMass-Lowell; the interview appears here: https://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2017/EJ-Levy.aspx
  • Dan Robinson’s third novel, Death of a Century, will be re-released in paperback next week.  Of the novel, The Manhattan Review of Books wrote, Robinson “deals with the main character’s shellshock with a great deal of care and sympathy, while paralleling the brutality of the world off the battlefield. This is a book not to be missed; it is a mystery, thriller, historical drama in one package,” and Publisher’s Weekly wrote, “Robinson’s atmospheric tale of betrayal and revenge paints a passionate picture of the Lost Generation…”
  • Barbara Sebek contributed a paper, “Archy’s Afterlives: Temporal Mash-ups During Times of Crisis,” to a seminar at the Shakespeare Association of America conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  The paper discusses the traces left by King James’s court jester, Archibald Armstrong.
  • One of Maurice Irvin’s MFA thesis stories was accepted for publication in Portland Review‘s upcoming Spring Issue.
  • Kylan Rice will be pursuing a PhD in English Literature at UNC Chapel Hill in the fall.
  • What Goes Down” by Kayann Short (BA 81, MA 88) has just been published in Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction (Outpost19). Her flash fiction story “When It Was Lost” will appear in the spring issue of Dash.
  • Over the past year, we have lost quite a few members of our English department family.  Each year, CSU hosts a Rams Remember Rams Service.  Here are the details: Our campus community is invited to a candlelight ceremony Monday, April 17, 5 p.m. honoring CSU students, faculty, staff, and retirees who passed away this academic year.  The 15-minute ceremony will be held on the north steps of the Administration Building and will include a reading of the names – along with time for silent reflection. The Danforth Chapel will be open until 6 p.m. as a quiet place for personal contemplation.

CSAL Roundtable Discussion 

Sue Doe wishes to announce that the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) will host a roundtable discussion of the CSU “Proposal for Re-Envisioning Faculty Appointments” (authored by the Committee on Non Tenure-Track Faculty –CoNTTF) featuring leaders of the academic labor movement on April 27 at 3 PM. Visiting campus will be Maria Maisto of the New Faculty Majority, Joe Berry, faculty member in the Chicago Labor Education Program and  author of Reclaiming the Ivory Tower, John Curtis, former research director of the American Sociological Association, Marisa Allison, founder of the Women & Contingency Database and doctoral candidate at George Mason University’s Public and Applied Sociology Program, and Jim Walsh, University of Colorado-Denver Political Science Professor, social justice activist, and founder/director of the Denver Romero Theatre Troupe.


New York City author Deborah Clearman and CLC’s Mary Ellen Sanger read from their books on life “south of the border” at Wolverine Letterpress and Publick House on Thursday, 4/20 at 8pm. Deborah writes evocative stories of Guatemalan realities, and Mary Ellen writes of the women she met when unjustly imprisoned in Mexico. There will be wine and beautiful cookies!

TEFL/TESL Advocacy Week 

On behalf of the TEFL/TESL Student Association, we are proud to promote our yearly event, Advocacy Week!

This week helps us achieve our central goals of promoting intercultural, linguistic, and literacy awareness in the community. To give back to the community, we have chosen to run a bookdrive for the Larimer County Jail. Bring in used or new paperback books to stock their shelves! Donation boxes can be found in the English Department office and around campus.

To engage the larger community, this week will feature presentations from Dr. Sue Doe, Dr. Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala, Dr. Kristina Quynn, the TEFL/TESL MA cohort, and TEFL/TESL alumni, focusing primarily on L2 and interdisciplinary writing. Find more details in the “2017 Advocacy Week Schedule” flyer.

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Lastly, we are excited to welcome our keynote speaker, Dr. Eli Hinkel to present “Teaching and Learning Vocabulary for Academic Writing” on Friday afternoon. Dr. Hinkel comes to us with over thirty years of experience and multiple publications which have influenced her work with ELL writers.

This year’s guest speaker

We look forward to hosting you at another successful and engaging Advocacy Week!

The Human Library 

The Fort Collins Rotaract Club will be hosting an event on Friday, April 21 from 4:30-8p.m called the Human Library.

The Human Library is a concept created in Copenhagen 17 years ago in order to establish a safe conversational space, where the people are the books. A “Living Book” is someone who represents various backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. Books challenge prejudice and help connect people through respectful conversation with those who come to borrow them as “readers”. Each Book has a title that relates to their experiences, backgrounds, and/or identity. However, we challenge people to not judge a book by its cover and come with an open mind!

Conversations during the event are offered for 5-15 minutes, depending on what questions the reader has for the Living Book. Checking out a Book is a first come, first serve basis so people can come and go as they please.

Come engage in the conversation! If you would like to participate in an event that creates an atmosphere of storytelling, promotes community building, and celebrates differences then we would love to see you there.

Some featured Living Books include:

My Life in 2 Bathrooms
Muslim Citizen
Chief of Police

CSU Location: Lory Student Center Cherokee Park
Event Contact Name: Lisa Evans
Event Contact Email: levans2@rams.colostate.edu
Event Contact Phone: 9704818230
Audience: Alumni, Community, Faculty, Retiree / Emeritus Faculty, Staff, Student, Youth, Other
Cost: Free!

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