Vol. 10 No. 1
Life of a Writer
W. S. Merwins
Migration Is Book in Common
On the Subject of Poetry 25
Students entering ENG620 in the fall write a 2-4 page essay (due August 3) and should also focus primarily on poems from the list. Approaches to the required essay may be chosen from the following possibilities: (1) a close reading of any one poem, (2) a comparison of two poems in terms of subject, structure, and style, (3) imagery and/or tonal variety in several poems, (4) Merwins ideas about language and poetry, about nature, about other thematic matters, (5) technique in line length or line breaks, (6) organizational principles. (top)
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Priscilla Atkinss poems are featured in the Spring 2006 issues of several literary magazines. Publication credits include Poetry London: The Kitchen, The Day I Made Potato Latkes; Prairie Schooner: Last Rites, We Thought O, The Baboon Spirits of the First Hour of the Night; The Bellingham Review: It Begins with M, I Wake in Twilight; and The Midwest Quarterly: thirteen poems, under the title Drinking the Dark.
Teneice Delgados chapbook, Flame Above Flame, has won second honorable mention in the New Womens Voices Chapbook Competition at Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Ky. It is to be published this year in their New Womens Voices Series.
Joan Donaldson was given a scholarship to attend the University of Michigans Bear River Writing Conference held the first weekend in June. She studied nature writing with Jerry Dennis. Joan signed on with Bennett and West Literary Agency to represent the YA novel that she worked on with Luke Wallin.
Ann Eskridge won two awards at the Moondance International Film Festival, also known as the American Cannes. Her play Downhearted Blues was a semi-finalist in the stage play category and won a Gaia award. This award is given to encourage and inspire contemplative, meditative, spiritual and inspirational films and scripts. Her film script No Thanks, written with her partner Brian Webster, was a finalist in the Kids Feature Screenplay. It also won the Sandcastle Award for male and female writing or filmmaking teams. (top)
Darlyn Finch is the December 2006-February 2007 Jack Kerouac writer in residence. Writers from all over the world competed for a chance to live and write for three months, rent-free, in the College Park, Fla., house where famous Beat Generation writer/poet Jack Kerouac wrote Dharma Bums and where he was living when he got word that On the Road had been published. Writers are selected on the basis of work samples and letters of intent. The residency also includes a food stipend. Finch is the first Central Florida writer to be selected for the residency program. Darlyn also won Honorable Mention in the Thomas Burnett Swann Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association of Florida, for her poem Slumming. The poem was published in the 2006 issue of Revelry.
CoCo Harris-Ogugua was selected to participate in Hurston/Wright Writers Week 2006. Writers Week takes place during the week of July 17-21 at the American University in Washington, D.C. The Zora Neal Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation was founded by award-winning author Marita Golden as an encouraging breeding ground for up-and-coming African-American writers. The Foundation offers annual literary awards as well as workshops instructed by esteemed African-American authors. Writers Week alumni include Spaldings own Crystal Wilkinson.
Patricia McFaddens early chapter book, Dragon Dilemma: Book One of the Magic Pet Shop Chronicles, is to be performed as a childrens play on July 22-23 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia, Colorado. It was first performed last December by the Shoestring Childrens Theater in Denver. The second book in the Magic Pet Shop series, Unicorn Upset, is scheduled for publication in October by Green Turtle Press.
Beth Newberrys article on the history and significance of the word Affrilachian appeared in the Encyclopedia of Appalachia (University of Tennessee Press, 2006) this spring. She has been named vice-president of the Louisville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She received a grant from the Toyota Alumni Fund, a program of the Kentucky Governors School for the Arts, to attend the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest in Dallas in July.
Rick Neumayer, for the second year in a row, has an original new
musical drama produced this summer on the riverfront in Jeffersonville,
Ind. Little Bear of the Miami: The Frances Slocum Story, written
with Bill Corcoran, is to be performed at 8:30 p.m. on July 8, 9, 15 and
16 at RiverStage. The summer ampitheatre series is free and open to the
public. Last summer, Neumayers David and Bathsheba premiered. (top)
Rosanne Osborne was guest lecturer in June at Wartime in America, an institute for teachers sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Osborne lectured on poetry written in response to the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam. (top)
On April 19, Dianne Aprile hosted a tribute to National Poetry Month as part of her Jazz & The Spoken Word reading/improvisation series at The Jazz Factory, which she co-owns with her husband. Invited readers included Kathleen Driskell and Erin Keane (Spring 2004) and Laverne Zabielski (Spring 2004). MFA alumnus Frank X Walker (Spring 2003) also appeared at The Jazz Factory in April with a touring group of four poets (and a pianist) reading from work inspired by African-American jazz and blues musicians. Dianne published an essay with photos in The Courier-Journal on Sunday, June 18, after returning from the Kentucky Authors Mountaintop Removal Tour, a two-day trip through Eastern Kentucky inspired by Wendell Berry to increase awareness of the economic and cultural violence created by mountaintop removal mining. ( http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060618/OPINION04/60617022/1054/OPINION In the August issue of Pitch, a new arts magazine, Dianne has a story on Joan Didion, based on an interview with the author, and in the same issue, a story she wrote on Flamenco appears. On June 21, Dianne hosted a tribute to the poetry and nonfiction of Kentucky author and monk Thomas Merton, and on April 19, she organized a National Poetry Month tribute as part of the Jazz & The Spoken Word reading/improvisation series at The Jazz Factory. Dianne also gave a reading on June 4 at an event in Louisville, sponsored by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.
Julie Brickman has published two reviews in the Sunday Books supplement of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Four Play, a review of Julia Glasss new novel, The Whole World Over, appeared on June 18, and A Bridge Between Eras, a review of Emily Bartons Brookland, on March 19. She was also the guest fiction editor of the Spring 2006 issue of The Louisville Review. (top)
Ellie Bryants short story Dares Tractor is to appear in the upcoming Tartts 2 Anthology, which includes stories chosen from collections submitted to the University of West Alabamas Tartt Award competition.
Richard Cecil, who was awarded an Indiana University Traveling Fellowship to follow in the footsteps of Odysseus, is currently in Greece, doing same. He taught a workshop this June at the Indiana University Writers Conference.
K. L. (Kenny) Cooks novel, The Girl From Charnelle, was published in April 2006 by William Morrow/Harper Collins. Kennys articles Every Student Is an Honors Student: Advising at Prescott College and Interdisciplinary Team Teaching: Family Systems in Film & Literature (co-authored by Dr. Wayne Regina) appeared in the anthology Teachable Moments: Essays on Experimental Education (University Press of America 2006). He chaired two panels at the March 2006 Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Austin: Whats in a Name?: Short Story Cycles, Linked Stories, & Novels-in-Stories and Developing an Excellent Undergraduate Creative Writing Program. On April 18, he was one of the featured authors for the Southwest Writers Series in Prescott, Ariz. On April 26, he was a featured author for the Library Trustees Luncheon at the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston. And on May 6, he was a guest author at Springridge Academy, a therapeutic boarding school for teenage girls, in Mayer, Ariz. For more details, visit Kennys website at http://www.klcook.net (top)
On June 13, Debra Kang Dean read with Richard Cecil and Richard McCann as part of this years Indiana University Writers Conference. She also taught introductory poetry and fiction classes during the conference. On June 18, Debra read with Jonathan Weinert (Fall 2005) in the Poetry Factory Reading Series at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Mich. Marci Johnson (Spring 2004) hosted the reading, which was sponsored by the Berien Artists Guild. Single-lens Reflex, originally published in River Styx 71 (2005), was reprinted online at Verse Daily, and Hail, included in Precipitates, was reprinted in Never Before: Poems about First Experiences (New York: Four Way Books, 2005). She also received two Pushcart Prize nominations for poems published in 2005. She is to teach an undergraduate workshop this fall at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Connie May Fowler recently gave a reading from her latest novel, The Problem with Murmur Lee, at Malaprops in Asheville, North Carolina. The novels paperback edition, which was published in late March, is now in its third printing. Connie May blogs at www.conniemayfowler.com
Richard Goodman is to teach a weeklong course, Using the Techniques of Fiction to Make Your Creative Nonfiction Even More Creative, at the Cape Cod Writers Conference, August 20-25 in Osterville. (http://www.capecodwriterscenter.org/Writers%20Conference.htm ) His recent essay, A Modest Addition: Renzo Piano Transforms the Morgan Library, was the cover story for the May/June 2006 issue of Fine Books & Collections.
Roy Hoffmans feature story, Mending Time at Beauvoir, about efforts to rebuild Jefferson Daviss antebellum home in Biloxi, Miss., in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is in the July/August issue of Preservation: The Magazine of the National Trust of Historic Preservation. Roys article No Closure, about the murder of civil rights marcher William Moore in Alabama in 1963, was a Sunday front page story in the Mobile Press-Register on June 18. No Closure was based on a visit with Moores widow in Pennsylvania and her anguish that her husbands killer was never brought to justice. This link is to a Newhouse News wire version of the story: http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/hoffman062906.html (top)
Silas House is collaborating on a film with actress Ashley Judd that is to begin filming in spring 2007. The movie is being produced by Alex Rose, producer of such films as Norma Rae and The Other Sister. Silas was recently honored by the Kentucky Highway Department when they erected a sign identifying Lily, Ky., as his hometown. In the past semester, he has spoken at more than a dozen venues, including the Tennesee Williams Literary Festival in New Orleans, the University of South Carolina, Western Carolina University, the University of Louisville, and others.
Joyce McDonald co-chairs the 35th annual One-on-One Plus Conference, sponsored by the Rutgers University Council on Childrens Literature, held on October 21, 2006. One-on-One Plus is a unique one-day conference that gives aspiring childrens book writers an opportunity to work one-on-one with editors, agents, and published authors. A record number of editors and agents (50) and authors (25) have volunteered their time for this years conference. For information on how to apply, visit http://www.ruccl.org. Joyces Devil on My Heels has been nominated for five state awards.
Latin Lovers, Cathleen Medwicks review of Jaime Manriques novel, Our Lives Are the Rivers, appeared in the June 4 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Her article Workaholics Dream: Fixing Up a Fixer-Upper appeared in the June 9 issue of The New York Times (Escapes section), and her summer books roundup, What Youre Really Going to Want to Read This Summer appeared in the July issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Sena Jeter Naslund has returned from travels in Sweden, Russia, and Portugal, where she spoke and read from The Disobedience of Water: Stories and Novellas at an international meeting of the Society for Studies in the Short Story in English. Senas new book, Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette (pub date October 3, 2006), has received starred pre-publication reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Her national book tour begins October 7; the next newsletter is to carry a list of dates and places on the tour. (top)
Molly Peacock finished a successful run of her Off Broadway show, The Shimmering Verge, and lectured as the Elliston Poet at the University of Cincinnati. In June she was the Poet-in-Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.
Charlie Schulmans musical The Fartiste premieres
in New York City at the Harry De Jur Playhouse, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt
Street on the Lower East Side): Friday, August 11, at 10:15 p.m.; Sunday,
August 13, at 3:45 p.m.; Friday, August 18, at 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, August
19, at 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, August 20, at 7 p.m. All tickets are general
admission, $15, and may be bought in advance beginning July 30 by going
Jennifer Anthony (Spring 2005) recently published a short story titled Tessa Rae in the summer issue of The First Line ( http://www.thefirstline.com ). She was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about her experience sharing her teenage angst-written material in San Franciscos production of Mortified (http://www.getmortified.com). She has also published new travel stories in two webzines: a story about Argentina in the June issue of http://www.pology.com and another story in the June issue of http://www.tangodiva.com . An upcoming trip in July to Vietnam to volunteer with children in Hanoi should provide her with more stories.
Myra Bellins (Fall 2005) essay Birds in Bloom was published on April 11 in the Philadelphia Inquirer under the headline Lessons in a Window Box. Her essay Living Among Tourists appeared on June 14 in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (top)
Holly Brockman (Fall 2003) conducted an interview with Wendell Berry that was published in the February issue of New Southerner and is to be anthologized in the magazines first print edition. The interview was short-listed for inclusion in University of Mississippi Presss upcoming anthology Conversations with Wendell Berry, edited by Morris Grubbs. Her essays Shes a Mom/Writer, Rejection Letter, Rejection Letter II, and Country Girl aired in May 2006 on WFPLs (Louisville) community commentary. The Cape and On the Wagon aired in June. She currently teaches in Spaldings School of Liberal Studies and is to teach freshman composition and freshman literature at Oldham County High School this fall in a new program designed for high school students who want the rigors of college courses before high school graduation.
Susan Christerson Browns (Fall 2003) essay Circling the Center is forthcoming in Branchwood Journal and was recently part of a salon-style reading at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Ky.
Bobbi Buchanan (Fall 2004) participated in a reading on June 20 at Indiana University Southeast. She and Cameron Lawrence read essays and literary nonfiction to Michael Jackmans creative writing class. Bobbi is working on the print edition of New Southerner, which debuts this summer and includes works by Spalding MFA graduates Heather Shaw, Leslie Townsend, Erin Keane, Katy Yocom, Terry Price, Zola Noble, Aimee Zaring and Holly Brockman and essays by Spalding MFA faculty members Dianne Aprile and Silas House. The print edition is available for purchase online, by mail and at bookstores. (top)
R. L. Burkhead (Spring 2004) published the summer 2006 issue of The Trunk, the official literary journal of The Writers Loft creative writing program. The issue included creative work from such Spalding MFA students and alumni as Charlotte Rains Dixon, Terry Price, Diana M. Raab, Bobbi Buchanan, and Janelle Rodgers. In addition, Roy helped the Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company promote their Summer 2006 Travel Writing Festival by writing the stores press release, publicizing the event to United States Internet and media outlets, and working with event participants to write a feature story on the event, which he is shopping around to American magazines. Starting July 5, Roy is to leave MTSU and return to a corporate writing career as a technical writer with American Standard/TRANE in Clarksville, Tenn. In April, Roy participated in a literary night with other area writers in the home of Nashville writers Walt and Sue Schaefer in celebration of the arrival of Charlotte Rains Dixon, who came to town for a weeklong writing sabbatical. MFA alumnus Terry Price (Spring 2006) attended the event as well. Roy also attended the Tennessee Writers Alliances inaugural Writers Conference, held June 9-10 at Cumberland University. He attended a photography exhibit at MTSUs Baldwin Photographic Gallery titled The Face of Poetry.
Amy Clark (Fall 2004) participated with other staff members of Poetry International in a reading at Barnes & Noble in San Diego. She has a poem forthcoming this summer in the Sows Ear Poetry Review.
Amy Watkins Copeland (Spring 2006) has poems forthcoming in the Dos Passos Review and the Blue Collar Review.
A second edition of Albert DeGenovas (Spring 2005) book Back Beat (including new work since the 2001 edition) has been released by Fractal Edge Press (http://www.fractaledgepress.com ). Back Beat combines poetry with memoir to trace the influences of two contemporary poets (Albert co-authored with Charles Rossiter) who continue the Beat tradition in their work. Of Back Beat, Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote, Back Beat beats everything for being beater than the Beats. Albert performs his poetry regularly throughout the Chicago metro area in a poetry duo with Charles Rossiter. The poetry duo is called AvantRetro; a spoken word CD titled AvantRetro was released in April and is available at http://www.cdbaby.com . The CD features Albert reading his poetry and playing saxophone. (top)
Kathryn Eastburns (Spring 2006) story The Sacred Feast, about a sacred harp singing and dinner on the grounds in northern Alabama, appears in the June issue of Saveur magazine. Saveur is a beautiful glossy food magazine, usually found next to Bon Appetit and Gourmet at newsstands. Kathryns story is a twelve-page spread beginning on page 78.
Lucrecia Guerrero (Fall 2005) was awarded a fellowship ($5,000) from the Montgomery County Cultural Arts District based on an excerpt from her novel, Tree of Sighs.
Marci Rae Johnsons (Spring 2005) poem Parallel was recently published in the Spring 2006 issue of 32 Poems magazine. Marci is director of the Poetry Factory (http://www.poetryfactory.net ) reading and workshop series in St. Joseph, Mich., and poetry editor for WordFarm publishers, http://www.wordfarm.net .
Cyn Kitchens (Spring 2005) essay, The Ugly Truth Behind My Adorable Neighborhood Coffeeshop appears in the June/July 2006 issue of New Southerner magazine.
Michi Haza Lafuente (Fall 2004) received her MA in Childrens Literature from Hollins University. She also is working as an editor for a creative design firm in Bethesda, Maryland.
Aimee Mackovics (Fall 2005) poem Encounter with Priscilla was published recently in the online journal Blood Lotus. In addition, Aimees poem Exercise in Futility is forthcoming in Barbaric Yawp. (top)
Cate McGowans (Spring 2003) pedagogical piece, Micro-Papers: Rhetoric in Creative Nonfiction and Students Finding Their Place, appears in the most recent collection of the AWPs Pedagogy Forum Papers, an annual anthology of the years best creative writing teaching essays. She also had a short story, Come to Me, published in the January edition of Tank Magazine, a fashion magazine in England. Another story, Its Not Your Hat, appears in the current print and online issues of the Vestal Review (Issue 26) http://vestalreview.net When shes not writing her novel (a neverending prospect), shes toiling away as a full-time free-lance travel writer and as an editor for the online lit mag at http://www.sfwp.org .
Richard Newman (Fall 2004) is to be a Walter E. Dakin Fellow this summer at the Sewanee Writers Conference. Garrison Keillor recently selected and read one of his poems on Writers Almanac. This summer, he and co-editor Erin Keane (Spring 2004) put out a new edition of Garbanzo! at http://www.garbanzo.us
Linda Busby Parkers (Fall 2003) novel Seven Laurels has been selected by the Spartanburg, South Carolina, school system as part of their required reading program for high school students. The novel is to be read by rising seniors and by honors and AP English classes. The Spartanburg School Board appropriated funding for each high school student to receive one summer reading book. The Spartanburg program, which requires and supports summer reading, is being reviewed by the National Blue Ribbon Commission on Schools as a model for the nation. Linda travels there in August for the opening days of school to meet with students and faculty. Beginning in the fall of 2006, she is to teach fiction writing at the University of South Alabama (Fairhope campus). Also, she was on the program of the Baldwin Writers Annual Writing Conference at Bay Side Academy in Daphne, Ala. Her topic was Conflict: The Foundation of Fiction. Linda also received a scholarship for the RopeWalk Writers Retreat in New Harmony, Ind., and was there from June 11-17. From there, she traveled to a short story workshop in Columbus, Ohio taught by C. Michael Curtis, former fiction editor of The Atlantic Monthly. (top)
Mary Popham (Fall 2003) reviewed Frank X Walkers (Spring 2003) poetry collection, Black Box, for The Courier-Journal on January 1. In March, her poem, Fragile, was published in Pegasus, from the Kentucky Poetry Society. Marys profile of playwright Nancy Gall-Clayton appeared in the June/July issue of New Southerner magazine, and on June 21, she read from her novel, Landing Run, at the Jazz Factorys Jazz and the Spoken Word, as part of a tribute to the Trappist monk Thomas Merton.
Michele Ruby (Spring 2005) has poems forthcoming in Roanoke Review, Dogwood, and Pearl. Her short story Visiting Hours was a finalist for the Inkwell prize.
Heather T. Shaws (Fall 2004) poem Wilsons Cove is forthcoming in The Antigonish Review. She continues to serve as food editor at New Southerner magazine, where her bi-monthly column also appears, http://www.newsoutherner.com
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Spring 2003) was guest author for two weeks at the Singapore American School and did a reading/book signing at Wordstock Literary Festival in Portland. She is a new faculty member in the Whidbey Writers Workshop low residency MFA on Whidbey Island, Wash.
Kathleen Thompsons (Fall 2003) essay, Aim for Love:
A Tribute to Arthur Gordon (1912-2002), was published in the spring
2006 Oasis Newsletter. She judged the junior high division of the Network
Newspaper Essay Competition in April. That month she also presented a
workshop, Lets Write a Pantoum, for the Alabama State
Poetry Society. Kathleen is a Road Scholar for the Alabama
Humanities Foundation Speakers Bureau for a two-year term beginning in
November 2006. Her poetry workshop, Nine Bean Rows: Planting
the Divine Detail, is to be listed as a teacher in-service
program in conjunction with the new SUPER (School and University Partners
for Educational Renewal) program. (top)
Jonathan Weinert (Fall 2005) has poems forthcoming in Pleiades and The Louisville Review.
Tina Wilson-Pleiness (Fall 2003) gave a reading of her short story Across a Crowded Room at the SPACE Art Opening, sponsored by Crossroads Community Church, on May 8 in Cincinnati. SPACE is a community of people from Crossroads who explore the creativity of God through art; creative writing, poetry and music have recently been included as a part of this quarterly event. This is the second time Tina has read at SPACE; back in February she read the opening of her novel-in-progress, Cuchina Dreams, to a warm and receptive audience.
Deidre Woollards (Fall 2003) story Natural Resources
won third prize in the Seacoast Writers Association Writing Contest. Her
story is to be published in their next anthology. (top)
Advisory Committee (FAC)
Connie May Fowler, Fiction
Books in Common
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Fall 2006 semester in preparation for a discussion with authors at the Fall 2006 residency.
Fiction: Kenny Cooks The Girl from Charnelle
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