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Friday, 8 September 2017

Dr. Sarah A. Chavez’s poetry collection, Hands That Break and Scar, is available now from Sundress Publications!ire’ne…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Friday, September 8, 2017

 

Dr. Sarah A. Chavez’s poetry collection, Hands That Break and Scar, is available now from Sundress Publications!

ire’ne lara silva, poet and author of Blood Sugar Canto, says “Chavez chronicles the passage from childhood to young womanhood in California’s Central Valley, negotiating culture, language, identity, sexuality, love, and meaning. [. . .] the lines blur between violence and love, joy and struggle, memory and transcendence, the sacred and the mundane. One thing flows into another and back again. Hands That Break & Scar will leave an indelible mark on your heart, reminding you that poetry, beauty, and life are everywhere—within and without.”

You can purchase Hands That Break and Scar from Amazon.

Or directly from the publisher.

You can find more of Sarah’s work at The The Poetry and Connotation Press.

And, of course, at https://www.sarahachavez.com/pub.

 


Friday, 1 September 2017

Dr. Kristen Lillvis’s book, Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination, is out now from University of Georgia…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Friday, September 1, 2017

 

Dr. Kristen Lillvis’s book, Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination, is out now from University of Georgia Press! You can buy Dr. Lillvis’s book directly from University of Georgia Press right now: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/posthuman_blackness.

A critical study on black identity through posthuman thought (a study in current and future transhumanity, history, and the self, its potential and its greater place in the world), Posthuman Blackness examines the speculative and future-focused art and stories created by black women artists—like musician Janelle Monáe, writers Toni Morrison and Octavia Butler and filmmaker Julie Dash—that inspire a present black identity, from future potential, that goes far beyond history and transcends past, present and even future.

 


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Congratulations to Professor Eric Smith, winner of the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, for his forthcoming…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 

Congratulations to Professor Eric Smith, winner of the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, for his forthcoming collection, Black Hole Factory! The judges—UT faculty editors of the Tampa Review—praised Eric’s “profound and accomplished manuscript of deep personal engagement graced by moving, open flights of lyricism.” You can read Black Hole Factory, to be published by the University of Tampa Press, in 2018. Until then, you can find Eric’s poetry in Best New Poets 2010, the Southwest Review, 32 Poems, Five Points, the Indiana Review and The New Criterion Review, as well as critical prose in Pleiades and The Rumpus.