English - Reading Series
ABOUT THE READING SERIES:
We believe that the literary arts offer an opportunity for exchange between the internal landscapes of the author and the reader. Often, this exchange is a solitary act between those two entities, separated by time, space, and circumstance. What readings offer, then, is another wonderful dimension in which we’re able to engage with the writer as s/he literally gives voice to her/his landscape-- the solitary experience becomes a shared, communal one. The writer becomes real to us, and we, to her/him. This exchange, so often potent and opening, is what we are excited to offer our students and the Dubuque community by hosting this reading series.
Each semester, emerging and established contemporary writers come to campus to share their work and discuss their professional and creative processes. We invite you to join us!
For more information about future events, or to schedule a reading, please contact Lauren K. Alleyne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the links below to see video of recent visitors!
Thursday, January 31st, 7pm
|Performance Poetry The J-term English 281 class gives a performance of their original poetry.|
Thursday, May 2nd
Patricia Foster received an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. She is the author of the memoir All the Lost Girls, winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, a book of essays, Just beneath My Skin, and a novel, Girl from Soldier Creek (Fred Bonnie Award for first novel). She is the editor of Minding the Body: Women Writers on Body and Soul; Sister to Sister, and co-editor of The Healing Circle and Understanding the Essay (with Jeff Porter). A recipient of a Florida Arts Council Award, a Dean’s Scholar Award, and an Alabama Voices Award, Foster’s work has appeared in numerous journals. She has been a professor in the MFA Program in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa for nineteen years.
|Aliki Barnstone and Monica Hand
Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, and editor. Her books of poems are Blue Earth (Iris, 2004), Wild With It(Sheep Meadow, 2002), a National Books Critics Circle Notable Book, Madly in Love (Carnegie-Mellon, 1997),Windows in Providence (Curbstone, 1981), and The Real Tin Flower (which was introduced by Anne Sexton and was published by Macmillan in 1968, when she was twelve years old). Other books are The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation (W.W. Norton, 2006) and Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson's Poetic Development(University Press of New England, 2007). She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize twice. She edited A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (Schocken, 1980; second edition, 1992), The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era(University Press of New England, 1997), The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry (Shambhala, 1999; 2003), and she introduced and wrote the readers' notes for H.D.'s Trilogy (New Directions, 1998). Her poems and translations have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, New Letters, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She has recorded a collaborative CD with musician Frank Haney. She has a book forthcoming: Pique, a book of poems (the Sheep Meadow Press). Barnstone spent the fall of 2006 in Greece as a Senior Fulbright Scholar. Her Fulbright project is a book of poems in the voice of an imaginary poet, Eva Victoria Perera, a Sephardic Jew from Thessaloniki, who survives the Holocaust.
|Monica A Hand, author of “me and Nina,” (Alice James Books, 2012), is also a book artist. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including Aunt Chloe, Black Renaissance Noire, Naugatuck River Review, The Sow’s Ear, Drunken Boat, Beyond the Frontier, African-American Poetry for the 21st Century, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade and American Creative Writers on Class. She has a MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University and last year had two poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has attended residencies at Poets House in New York and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A Cave Canem alum, she is also a founding member of Poets for Ayiti a diverse collective of poets formed on the wake of the earthquake in Haiti to draw attention to the work of Haitian poets and to celebrate the endurance of the Haitian people. Currently, she is a PhD candidate – Creative Writing – Poetry at the University of Missouri- Columbia.|
FALL 2012-- The Non-Fiction Edition!
Yes! UD's Poet-in-Residence writes prose too! Lauren K. Alleyne's non-fiction has appeared in journals and anthologies such as The Crab Orchard Review, The Movable Nest, Women's Studies Quarterly, among others.
Roxane Gay's writing appears or is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2012, New Stories From the Midwest 2011 and 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She writes regularly for Salon, The Rumpus, and The Wall Street Journal. She teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University.
Marianne Choquet was born and raised in Dubuque, IA, obtained a BA in English Literature from the University of Iowa and went on to travel, live and work around the world. While abroad, she acquired a Certificate de Lange Franciase from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. and an MA in Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Barcelona, where she will return to defend her composite PhD in early 2013. She writes fiction and non-fiction, and her scholarly work has been published in Canada and Spain.
|Lauren Alleyne, Joanna Elefthariou, Claire McQuerry|
|Seamus Cashman and Joan McBreen|