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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Congratulations to graduating senior Lydia Cyrus, who's accepted a fully funded position at Purdue University’s MFA…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 

Congratulations to graduating senior Lydia Cyrus, who’s accepted a fully funded position at Purdue University’s MFA program!

During her time there, she’ll be studying with poet Kaveh Akbar and New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay, among others.

Check out some of Lydia’s work: “When You’re Grieving” from Luna Luna Magazine; and “What It Means to Be an Empath” picked up for syndication by Ravishly!

 


Monday, 9 April 2018

Congratulations to graduating senior Dalton Monk, who's accepted a fully funded position in the MFA program at Georgia…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, April 9, 2018

 

Congratulations to graduating senior Dalton Monk, who’s accepted a fully funded position in the MFA program at Georgia College & State University!

He also has a piece, “The Lively Dead Boy,” forthcoming in Asterism, the Ohio State University’s undergraduate literary journal.

 


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Congratulations to graduating senior Susan Kay Will: her poem “Ode to a Nowhere Man” was accepted for publication in All…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

 

Congratulations to graduating senior Susan Kay Will: her poem “Ode to a Nowhere Man” was accepted for publication in All Roads Will Lead You Home, by Visual Artists Collective!

You can read it here.

We previously sent you another of her pieces–go read “Coal Dirt” here!

 


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Congrats to graduating senior Sarah Canterbury! 🎉Her essay, “M O V I N G L E T T E R S,” is set to appear in GNU…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 

Congrats to graduating senior Sarah Canterbury! 🎉

Her essay, “M O V I N G L E T T E R S,” is set to appear in GNU Journal, sponsored by National University;

AND, in addition to that, her essay “James Dickey: the Unknown Magical Realist” will appear in the 2018 issue of The James Dickey Review!

You can read a little more about Sarah (and her experiences as co-president of our Student Advisory Board) right here, on our website.

GNU’s Spring 2018 issue will be up soon here.

 


Monday, 19 February 2018

Congratulations to graduating senior Susan Kay Will! Last summer, her short story, "Coal Dirt," was published in…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, February 19, 2018

 

Congratulations to graduating senior Susan Kay Will! Last summer, her short story, “Coal Dirt,” was published in Adelaide Magazine. Recently, “Coal Dirt” was a finalist for their 2018 Adelaide Voices Essay Award, and will appear in the Best of 2018 anthology! 🌞

Go read “Coal Dirt” here!

 


Friday, 9 February 2018

Professor emeritus Mary B. Moore, who retired in 2014, has published three poets books in the past 18 months, all of…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Friday, February 9, 2018

 

Professor emeritus Mary B. Moore, who retired in 2014, has published three poets books in the past 18 months, all of them winners of awards. Eating the Light won the Sable Books Chapbook Contest in 2016, and our very own A. E. Stringer said of it that her “eye is the painter’s: vividly clear.” Allison Joseph said, “whatever [she] turns her attention to, we her readers are bound to be delighted.” A full-length collection, Flicker, won the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. Carol Frost says that “…with fresh nuanced language––words and the sounds of words––the poet affirms reality and creates something else, something familiar and entirely new.” According to Greg Fraser: “Flicker is a book that shimmers with invention, insight, and ‘the jumpy translucent of flame.'”

But, of course, that’s not all: now, her latest collection, Amanda & the Man Soul, has won the Emrys Foundation’s 2017 Chapbook Prize. Dorianne Laux calls it “one of those books that can’t be put down, that overwhelms us with the mystery of what it means to be human and alive in a body, to be in possession of a soul, or maybe twin souls.”

On that recommendation, you can find Mary’s award-winning collections at Sable Books, Broadkill River Press and Emrys Foundation Press.

You can check out an interview with Mary, all about Amanda and the writing process (including advice for young writers) on Speaking of Marvels.

 


Monday, 5 February 2018

Congratulations to graduating senior Lydia Cyrus:Her poem “The Big Lunch” is forthcoming in Moonchild Magazine;…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, February 5, 2018

 

Congratulations to graduating senior Lydia Cyrus:

Her poem “The Big Lunch” is forthcoming in Moonchild Magazine;

she’ll be presenting a paper on gender representation in the film Captain Fantastic at the 2018 West Virginia undergraduate symposium;

and, finally, her article “Community, Murder, and Feminism on the Podcast My Favorite Murder” (picture highly relevant) is being republished on Ravishly!

Congrats, Lydia 💀🎉!

You can check out Lydia’s article, originally published in Luna Luna Magazine, here.

 


Friday, 26 January 2018

Join us in congratulating Literary Studies and Creative Writing major (and Yeager scholar) Victoria Endres on THREE 😮…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, January 29, 2018

 

Congratulations to Literary Studies and Creative Writing major (and Yeager scholar) Victoria Endres on THREE recent publications!

Her nonfiction essay “Skinny” appears in the Manhattanville Review.

Next, her poem “Tattoo” appears in issue eight of the Underscore Review.

And, finally, her nonfiction essay “Mirror, Mirror” is in volume sixteen of Thoreau’s Rooster.

 


Thursday, 25 January 2018

Rachel Rinehart’s debut collection, The Church in the Plains, is now available from Anhinga Press!“The Church in the…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Friday, January 26, 2018

 

Rachel Rinehart’s debut collection, The Church in the Plains, is now available from Anhinga Press!

The Church in the Plains tells the story of a German Lutheran farming community in the 1830s. These poems focus on the community’s relationship with the church and the land. Farmers have always had a fraught relationship with development. It provided them with tractors and drainage tiles to farm the rich flood-plain soil, yet also gave rise to a burgeoning urban population, which oozes at a troubling pace toward family farms. Where, for instance, do a grandmother’s memories go when they bulldoze her childhood home to make way for another pre-fab neighborhood? How does this community continue to exist even as the church languishes?”

Grab The Church in the Plains now on Amazon.

You can check out more of Rachel’s work in The Georgia Review, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Mid-America Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and Colorado Review.

 


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah A. Chavez, featured in yesterday's Sunday edition of the The Herald-Dispatch! Follow the link and read all about it:

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, November 13, 2017

 


Thursday-Saturday, 19-21 October 2017

http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/2017/09/29/marshall-university-host-conference-sermon-studies/Join us and Assistant…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Organized by Assistant Professor of English and director of the Center for Sermon Studies, Robert Ellison, the first Marshall University Sermon Studies conference welcomes scholars and faith leaders from all over the nation to give and hear presentations and discussions on faith, theory and preaching.

Special guests include George Drance, performing “*mark: The Gospel of Mark in the First Century,” and Marc Saperstein’s presentation “Jewish Pulpit Responses to Nazi Persecution and Mass Murder, 1922-1945.”

 


Monday, 16 October 2017

Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through, by Dr. Forrest Roth, is available now from What Books Press!…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through, by Forrest Roth, is available now from What Books Press!

“Unemployed, aimless, stuck in a mundane relationship with a burned-out social worker, an anonymous writer (of some sort) awaits the phone call that he believes will change their fortunes: his being hired to script a television commercial featuring renowned actor Gary Oldman. In preparation for the momentous day, his various obsessions connected to Oldman’s cinematic career hold forth, including the return of his girlfriend’s marginally “famous” sister from a Los Angeles psychiatric ward and her ensuing disappearance, as well as his questionable attraction to them both. But once the quasi-narrative of assorted characters he creates for her consolation over the lost sister begins, the only story to prevail may be an inescapable echo chamber of Oldman’s dialogic influence into which everything and everyone must fall.”

You can purchase Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through on Amazon.

Check out more of Forrest’s work in Caketrain, NOON, Juked and Denver Quarterly, and his prose poem collection The Sullen Pages, or his novella Line and Pause.

 


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

 

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

 

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 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.