MARC student Sam Garcia has been selected as this year’s Outstanding Graduate Student in English.
MFA poetry graduate and Lecturer Melanie Robinson’s poem “Kaboom” was published in Black Bough Poetry: https://ab383967-0580-4a42-9850-61bcae6657e9.filesusr.com/ugd/065db4_5cffa562ef404520a743896c16baf2fd.pdf
John Blair’s poem “The Shape of Things to Come” is the winner of the 2019 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize. John will receive $1000, a two-year subscription to Duotrope, and publication in the February 2020 issue of The Ocotillo Review.
“Parable,” a poem by MFA poetry graduate and Lecturer Katherine Stingley, was named a top-four finalist for the 2019 Poetry Prize from The Penn Review. It will be published in the Spring issue next May.
Susan Morrison gave the keynote address, “Beyond the Language of Literary Waste: Gradual Affect, Enduring Impact, and Slow Practice,” at the International Colloquium: “Beyond Waste: Literature and Social Sciences in Dialogue” [“Au delà du déchet. Littérature et sciences sociales en dialogue”], held in Tours, France on November 19, 2019.
Steve Wilson’s poem “The gar” will appear in the February 2020 issue of The Ocotillo Review. He’ll read at Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston) in January.
Rebecca Bell-Metereau’s Transgender Cinema has received the Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice. The books on this year’s list of awardees were selected from 4,800 reviews and includes 513 titles and 9 internet resources. Choice explains that “winning titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as important treatment of their subject.”
Anne Winchell has been awarded Nontenure Line Faculty Workload Release for Spring 2020, allowing her time to work on her young adult fantasy novel Rise of the Phoenix.