Elise Yenne (Community Literacy Center 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.
Airica Parker’s poetry will appear in CALYX Vol. 28, No. 2.
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.
Karen Montgomery Moore presented her paper “The Unrealized Potential of Metaphor in Relation to Cancer” 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.
Vani Kannan’s article “Model Minority or Potential Terrorist? Affective Economies, Rhetorics of Silence & the Murder of Sunando Sen” appears in the March 2014 issue of Studies on Asia and can be accessed online here: http://studiesonasia.illinoisstate.edu/seriesIV/vol4-1.shtml
Samantha Iacovetto will be an MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at The Ohio State University. She will be attending on a fellowship.
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.
Katie Naughton’s poem “Tuesday” was featured as Lambda Literary’s “Poetry Spotlight” the week of January 14. http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/poetry-spotlight/01/14/katie-naughton-tuesday/