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image by Jill Salahub

image by Jill Salahub

Did you know that Eddy Hall is undergoing a remodel? It will begin soon and take about 16 months. This week, they put up one panel of the new facade on the south side of the building (see above image), and half of the third floor is packing their things into boxes to be temporarily moved into other locations while the work takes place. The English Department main offices will move over to the Behavioral Sciences Building, Rooms 104-112, (the phone number will remain the same). Stay tuned!

Today is the last of Spring 2014 classes! Good luck to everyone on finals, as well as final papers and projects, teachers and students, and a special wish for the best of luck to our graduating seniors.

  • Libby James (MA English ’71) is a local and national running legend who lives here in Fort Collins. She is featured in this great story on ESPNW, Libby was also featured recently in an article in the Denver Post, “Libby James, 75, ready for Colorado Running Hall of Fame.”
  • Leslee Becker’s story, “The Bonaventure,” has been accepted for publication in The Vermont Literary Review.
  • Two of Camille Dungy’s poems were translated into French and published in a special section of Siècle 21: Littèrature & Société edited by Marilyn Hacker.
  • EJ Levy will judge Tupelo Quarterly’s Open Prose Contest (Prize $1,000): May 27, 2014, deadline. For additional information, see: https://tupeloquarterly.submittable.com/submit/29128  EJ’s essay “Bread” appears in the current issue of The Normal School. EJ’s short-short story “Talk to Her” appeared in Kenyon Review online in April.
    https://www.kenyonreview.org/kr-online-issue/2014-spring/selections/e-j-levy-342846/
  • Sasha Steensen’s new book House of Deer is now out with Fence Books: http://www.fenceportal.org/?page_id=5195. She has several new poems out in the latest issue of Jubilat, and next week she leaves for a week-long reading tour on the east coast.
  • Beth Lechleitner’s mezzo-soprano daughter, Kate Mathews, will be presenting Copland’s settings of 12 Emily Dickinson poems on June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Music Studio (210 W. Magnolia, Corner of Magnolia and Mason). Tickets available at: http://emilydickinson.brownpapertickets.com/ To learn more about Kate, visit her website:  http://www.katemathews.com/
  • Man in the Moon: Essays on Fathers & Fatherhood, published by the Center for Literary Publishing and distributed by the University Press of Colorado, is now available (www.upcolorado.com or amazon.com). The anthology features essays selected from several literary magazines and includes work by our own Debby Thompson and Dan Beachy-Quick, plus many other fine writers.
  • The University of Nebraska Press, observing that they consider it a “lasting contribution to Western literature,” recently released a Bison Books paperback edition of David Mogen’s memoir, Honyocker Dreams, Montana Memories (2011).

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The Eddy Redbud tree is in bloom.

The Eddy Redbud tree is in bloom.

  • There’s a podcast interview with Dan Beachy-Quick at Poetry Northwest.
  • Leslee Becker won First Prize in the Boston Review’s 2014 Fiction Contest for her story, “Severance.”
  • Basic Veterinary Immunology co-authored by Gerry Callahan and Robin Yates was published this month by University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Co.
  • Antero Garcia is the featured guest on the Connect Learning Alliance Podcast today. I talk about “Making Learning Relevant.” The program can be streamed or downloaded here: http://clalliance.org/whatsnew-main/antero-garcia-podcast-making-learning-relevant/
  • Tobi Jacobi gave a presentation on developing self-care strategies for volunteers working in jail/prison writing programs at recent workshop on “Innovations in Prison” sponsored by UCLA and the UK Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Elise Yenne (CLC intern) won 1st place for her service-learning poster presentation for the 2014 CSU CURC competition.  She highlighted her work as an intern and writing workshop facilitator with the Larimer County Detention Center men’s writing group.
  • Rachel Linnea Brown’s poem “Memento” has been selected for publication by Gulf Coast.  She has also accepted a position at University of Kansas as a PhD student of Nineteenth-Century American Literature.  Rachel will be attending KU with a research fellowship, a department fellowship, and a $5,000 Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship for graduate studies.  She is excited to begin her KU studies in the fall.
  • Kristin George Bagdanov’s poems “Damage Body” and “Commodity Body” were accepted for publication in Word Riot.
  • This year’s issue of the Greyrock Review is now available for purchase! Please stop by the English Department office, Eddy Building, Room 359. The Journal is $12 and T-Shirts, white with this year’s cover and green with the Greyrock logo are $20.00. Stickers are available in black & white and green & gold for $2 each.

Alumni News: Kayann Short, PhD, (CSU, Alumna 1988) has received the following awards: for A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography:

  • Sarton Memoir Award Finalist from Story Circle Network
  • Nautilus Silver Award in Green Living & Sustainability

The Sarton Memoir Award is presented annually by Story Circle Network, an international network of women lifewriters. The award is named in honor of May Sarton (1912-1995), distinguished American poet, novelist, and author of twelve memoirs and journals.

Nautilus “Better Books for a Better World” Awards recognize exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change.

Published by Torrey House Press, A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography is a memoir of reunion with a family’s farming past and a call to action for farmland preservation through community supported agriculture today. These awards exemplify the way A Bushel’s Worth engages readers across generations and diverse backgrounds through stories that portray the relationship between food, farming, and the environment.

A retired award-winning teacher from the University of Colorado-Boulder, Short farms and teaches writing at Stonebridge Farm, the first community-supported agricultural farm (CSA) in Boulder County. Established in 1992, Stonebridge is committed to small-scale, organic farming and agricultural land preservation on the Front Range. Short offers writing workshops to community groups, libraries, and book clubs. She also teaches at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon coast. She will offer a “food preservation stories” workshop September 18-19 at her farm outside Lyons, CO.

A Bushel’s Worth is a books-in-a-bag selection of the Longmont Public Library. More about A Bushel’s Worth, including a virtual book tour, press kit, links to reading videos and digital excerpts, and book group suggestions and discussion questions are available at http://abushelsworth.com

 

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Things are greening up and the bike racks are full at Eddy Hall, image by Jill Salahub

Things are greening up and the bike racks are full at Eddy Hall, image by Jill Salahub

  • Barbara Sebek led a seminar on “Reimagining Topicality” at the Shakespeare Association conference in St. Louis earlier this month. A group of scholars wrote papers addressing the wide variety of ways that topical references operate in the work of Shakespeare, Jonson, and others. Her essay on how Shakespeare’s Falstaff participates in cultural debates over beer, ale, and increasingly popular Spanish wines will soon appear in Shakespeare Studies volume 42. The essay is called “More natural to the nation: Situating Shakespeare in the Querelle de Canary.”
  • Mary Crow has had several poems accepted for publication: “In My Beginning” by Common Ground Review, “Variations” and “Walking Thoughts” by Cimarron Review, “Due Diligence” by Tulane Review, “Into the Desert” by Packington Review, “Seals Bobbin in the Sea” by Pinyon Poetry. She has also been accepted for a week in August at the Ashbery Home School. “The Ashbery Home School of Hudson, New York is a one-week writing conference from August 10th to August 15th, 2014 which welcomes poets who seek to redefine their practice through a radical consideration of the other arts—music, cinema, the visual arts, dance as well as other media. Featuring daily workshops, guest seminars & readings by visiting poets and nightly film screenings, AHS is a concentrated, unique engagement between poetry and the arts in the historic setting of Hudson, New York,” (http://ashberyhomeschool.org/).
  • Department alumna Colleen Fullbright (1990s) has recently revised her 2005 book Cancer: How to Help a Friend Who Has Cancer and it will be published by the American Cancer Society.

Upcoming Events of Interest

  • April 27, 2014: Slamogadro Poetry Slam – Avogadro’s Number will be hosting a Poetry Slam on the final Sunday of every month, April 27th is the first one. 7:00 pm signup, 7:30 start – All are welcome.
  • May 1, 2014: Reading Series – Kaelyn Riley & Ben Findlay MFA Thesis Reading (Poetry & Fiction), Thursday, 7:30pm University Art Museum.
  • May 9. 2014: Final day of classes, Spring 2014
  • May 12th – 16th: Finals Week

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Things are blooming at Eddy Hall

Things are blooming at Eddy Hall, image by Jill Salahub

  • There’s a review of various work Dan Beachy-Quick has written at Pleiades: http://www.ucmo.edu/pleiades/news/Tayson.html, and a short essay about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, “The Fragile Bow: On Imagination and Atrocity” is published at Ghost Proposal: http://www.ghostproposal.com/issue4/danbeachyquick.php
  • Tatiana Nekrasova-Becker and Tony Becker will be presenting their topic, Evaluating a Project-Based Activity: Moving from Theory to Practice at the K-12 and University Level (Integrating STEM Content and Foreign Language Education), on April 19th at the 2014 Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes in Boulder, CO.
  • Lisa Langstraat, Sue Doe, Emily Morgan, Nancy Henke, and Vani Kannan presented a roundtable at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 4C’s, on March 21. The presentation focused on the CO150 course reader, The Ethics of Higher Education, and a research study conducted in the fall on the potential effects of curriculum and curricular intervention on student, faculty, and public attitudes toward academic labor issues. Maria Maisto, President and Executive Director of the New Faculty Majority, was respondent.
  • The latest issue of AWP Writer’s Chronicle includes a feature interview on Camille Dungy.
  • Last weekend, Roze Hentschell participated in a seminar at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in St. Louis. She presented new work, “Paul’s Boys: Actors, Choristers, Students, and Children in St. Paul’s Cathedral Precinct,” which is part of her book-in-progress.
  • Airica Parker’s poetry will appear in CALYX Vol. 28, No. 2.

Upcoming Events of Interest

  • April 21, 2014: Literature MA Showcase at Cranknstein, 215B N. College Avenue. Monday, 4:00-7:00pm – Remarks and presentations start at 4:45 pm.
  • April 24, 2014: Reading Series – Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman (Poetry), Thursday, 7:30pm North Ballroom in the Lory Student Center.
  • April 27, 2014: Slamogadro Poetry Slam – Avogadro’s Number will be hosting a Poetry Slam on the final Sunday of every month, April 27th is the first one. 7:00pm signup 7:30 start – All are welcome.
  • May 1, 2014: Reading Series – Kaelyn Riley & Ben Findlay MFA Thesis Reading (Poetry & Fiction), Thursday, 7:30pm University Art Museum.

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  • Dan Beachy-Quick is speaking at the Finding Moby-Dick Symposium at Northwestern University. His  long poem, “Inf-, Inf-” has been accepted by The Seattle Review. And, there’s a new review of his John Keats book at New Pages: http://www.newpages.com/bookreviews/2014-04-01/#Brighter-Word-Than-Bright-Dan-Beachy-Quick
  • Tony Becker, Tatiana Nekrasova-Becker, and Bert Vermeulen have had their proposal, Teaching Content and Language to International Engineering Students, accepted for inclusion at the ACTFL 2014 Convention in San Antonio, TX.
  • Who Are Your Favorite Poets?, a post on the Creative Writing Program blog by Camille Dungy. “When I am asked, as I am almost weekly asked, if I can list my favorite poets, I recount a list of five to ten writers. The list invariably includes Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman. Imagine how excited I am that these two writers are coming to Fort Collins to celebrate National Poetry Month at CSU.” Hass and Hillman are coming to campus April 24th (Lory Student Center, North Ballroom, 7:30 pm). This event is free and open to the public.

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Find this donation box on a table across from the Eddy Computer Lab if you have some books to share

Find this donation box on the table across from the Eddy Computer Lab if you have some books to share

  • John Calderazzo recently spoke on climate change at the Steamboat Springs Library speaker series. Next week he will speak at The Loveland Connection presentation series on “My Joyful & Difficult Life Helping Scientists Talk to the Public.” In June he’ll speak on communication at a meeting of the American Meteological Society. Later in June he’ll co-lead a three-day yoga/creative writing workshop with department M.A. alum and yoga teacher Jessica Patterson.
  • Gerry Delahunty‘s abstract, A Comparative Analysis of the Rhetorical Moves and Stancetaking in Fundraising and Amnesty International (AI) Appeal Letters, has been accepted for presentation at the Societas Linguistica Europaea conference, 11 – 14 September 2014, in Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
  • Todd Mitchell will be attending and presenting at the Colorado Teen Literature Conference in Denver on April 5th. He’ll be giving a presentation on “Using Creative Nonfiction to Inspire Literacy and Creativity,” and another on “Bullying and Suicide Prevention Through Books.” His novel, Backwards, was recently selected as a finalist for the Colorado Author’s League Book Award in the Young Adult Fiction category.
  • Kristin George Bagdanov presented her paper “Barry Lopez’s Ethic of Desire: Learning to Love the Wasteland” last weekend at University of Wyoming’s graduate conference, Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape.
  • Bill Tremblay‘s poem, “The Colonel Comes Calling,” from Magician’s Hat: Poems on the Life and Art of David Alfaro Siqueiros, Lynx House Press: 2013 was just published in With Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century, West End Press, Albuquerque: 2014, which will also feature Sam Hamill, Margaret Randall, Bruce Weigl, Afaa S. Weaver, Teresa Mei Chuc, and Yusef Komunyakaa as well as poets from five continents around the world. Bill will read his poems and do a workshop at the University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL) on April 15-16. Bill will judge a poetry contest and do a workshop he’s calling “The Turn” at Arapaho C.C.’s (in Littleton, CO) annual Writer’s Studio on Saturday. He will read with Leslie Ullman. Call Kathryn Winograd 303 797 5815 for details. Or email: Kathryn.Winograd@arapahoe.edu.

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image by Jill Salahub

image by Jill Salahub

The sun is shining on Eddy Hall this Friday afternoon, and there are many other good things to celebrate as well. Such as,

  • Dan Beachy-Quick will be presenting the Wittreich Lecture at University of Louisville. He’ll be reading an essay titled: “Poetic Geometries: Moby-Dick as Primer to Creative Crisis.” There’s a review of his book on John Keats up at The Philadelphia Review of Books: http://philadelphiareviewofbooks.com/2014/03/24/so-fair-a-form/ And a small collection of his poems from FREE POETRY is just out, titled Drone & Other Poems.
  • John Calderazzo and SueEllen Campbell are giving the Atmospheric Science Department Colloquium on March 29, on the topic of “Talking to Non-Scientists.”
  • SueEllen Campbell took part in a roundtable/workshop in Dallas this week with faculty and professionals in the fabric, textiles, and clothing industry, helping (as a climate change and sustainability educator) with a USDA-funded curriculum project for students in these fields.
  • The North American Review has invited Steven Schwartz to deliver the fiction keynote address at their bicentennial conference in June 2015.
  • Leif Sorensen presented a paper “Sounds of the Post-Dictatorial City: Punk Mappings of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and São Paulo” in a seminar “Punk and the City” at the 2014 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in New York City on March 21.
  • Wastershed Review has accepted three of Jerrod Bohn’s poems for publication.
  • Kristin George Bagdanov’s poem “Exchange Body” was given an honorable mention in the 2014 AWP Intro Journals Project competition. Her paper proposal “The Anthropocenic Lyric” was accepted for the 2015 MLA panel, “Anthropocene and Deep Time in Literary Studies,” which is co-sponsored by the divisions of 20th-Century American Literature and Literature and Science.
  • Samantha Iacovetto will be an MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at The Ohio State University. She will be attending on a fellowship.
  • Karen Montgomery Moore presented her paper “The Unrealized Potential of Metaphor in Relation to Cancer” this weekend at the “Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind” graduate student interdisciplinary conference at Indiana University-Bloomington. Grateful thanks to Debby Thompson and Katie Adkison for their critical feedback on this work.
  • Tanya Mykhaylychenko (MA in Literature, Summer 2009) has been, since graduating, an OWL tutor for a major publishing and education company, a full-time proposal writer for a small IT staffing agency, and is currently a freelance writing consultant. Following her long-time interest in film theory and history, she was recently admitted to a graduate program in film studies at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University (Montreal) and awarded a two-year fellowship.

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