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Student Writing Awards & Poetry Reading by Martín Espada

Join us for a celebration of our Student Writing Awards in Honor of Lester Wolfson
and the release of the 2014 ANALECTA

The Department of English at IU-South Bend

Martín Espada
Wiekamp Hall Auditorium 1001
April 12th
7:00 p.m.

Martín Espada has published eight books of
poetry, including Imagine the Angels of Bread,
winner of an American Book Award, and
Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002,
which received the Paterson Award for Sustained
Literary Achievement.
Espada is a professor in the English Department
at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
where he teaches creative writing.

This event is co-sponsored by the IU Labor Studies Program,
IUSB’s Civil Rights Heritage Center, and the University of
Notre Dame Department of English.

Prof. Rebecca Brittenham was awarded the IU South Bend Distinguished Teaching Award and featured at Inside IU.

Mark your calendars for the Fall 2013 Author Series:

Louise Mathias (poetry), Wed. Sept. 25 at 7:30, DW Bridge
Bill Rasmovicz (poetry), 42 Miles Press, Thurs. Oct. 17 at 7:30, DW Bridge
Gabrielle Robinson (nonfiction), Thurs. November 14, 7:30, DW 1001
Heather Christle and Chris DeWeese (poetry), Thurs. Nov. 21 at 7:30, DW Bridge

A poem from the 42 Miles Press book, Gross Ardor by Bill Rasmovicz, is featured today on the popular poetry site, Verse Daily.



The life of former colleague Chuck Harrington was celebrated at IUSB on Sept. 9. Click here to read an elegant tribute written by another former colleague, Tom Vander Ven: "When an old and valued friend dies, we want to reach out and furl him in superlatives and memories that somehow trump mortality."


English major Jenni Jones was awarded a 2013 AAUW South Bend Local Scholarship worth $500.

Recent M.A. graduate Joy Bye has two poems forthcoming in The Milo Review.

Kelcey Parker's article "Reading Like a Writer: A Creative Writer's Approach to New Formalism" was published in New Formalisms and Literary Theory (Palgrave Macmillan).

Bobby Meyer-Lee's article,  “Lydgate’s Major Poems,” was published in A Companion to Fifteenth-Century Poetry.

David Dodd Lee has poems published or forthcoming in The Fiddleback, Ocean State Review, Construction Magazine, Pleiades, and Barn Owl Review.

STUDY ABROAD: This summer, English faculty members Lee Kahan and Kyoko Takanashi took students to London and Edinburgh. Elaine Roth and Jake Mattox led students on a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico (photo below). For more information on IUSB's Study Abroad programs, click here.



All events are free and open to the public.


Louise Mathias
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
7:30 pm, DW Bridge
will read poems from her new
book, The Traps
42 Miles Press Reading:
Bill Rasmovicz
Thursday, October 17, 2013
7:30 pm, DW Bridge
will read from his newly released book,
Gross Ardor, published by 42 Miles Press
Gabrielle Robinson
Date TBA (November)
will read from her book
7:30, DW Bridge
Chris DeWeese and Heather Christle
Thursday, November 21, 2013
will both read poems from their
latest books, at 7:30 pm, DW Bridge
Kelcey Parker
January, TBA
will read from her new book, Liliane's Balcony
7:30 pm, DW Bridge
Joseph Bates
February, TBA
will read from his story collection, Tomorrowland
7:30 p.m. DW Bridge
Martin Espada
Saturday, April 12, 2014
7:00 DW Bridge
Student Creative Writing Awards in honor of Lester Wolfson
Analecta Release Day event
co-sponsored event