Students, alums, and faculty were busy making us proud this summer and into September:
Joe Sacksteder‘s sound poems were published at textsound: http://textsound.org/index.php?ISSUE=13. Joe also had a story published in Booth (Sept 7): http://booth.butler.edu
Peter Markus was named a Kresge Arts Fellow for 2012.
Elizabeth Mikesch, Gerard Breitenbeck, and Ned Randolph spent two weeks on a cultural exchange and workshop in Lisbon, Portugal.
Brynne Barnes‘ children’s book, Colors of Me, won its third award: The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for First Published Work: http://www.gelettburgesscenter.com/2012_honors.php.
Kudos to everyone for their awesome achievements!
Congratulations to Creative Writing alumnus Joe Sacksteder! Parts of his 2011 grad thesis have been accepted for publication. The Collagist accepted one piece for their February issue (http://www.dzancbooks.org/the-collagist/2012/2/8/scratch-where-it-itches.html), and Sleepingfish accepted a substantial portion as well (http://www.sleepingfish.net/Xi/Sacksteder.htm).
Additional congratulations go to 2010 almuna Brynne Barnes! Her book, Colors of Me, won the 2012 Friends of American Writers Award for Juvenile Literature! For more info about the book, check out Brynne’s website: http://www.brynnebarnes.com/
Way to go, Joe and Brynne!
Creative Writing student Sean Kilpatrick is this year’s recipient of the Writing Award given by the Department of English Language and Literature. Congratulations Sean!
Be sure to see Sean present at the Graduate Research Fair on March 26 at the Student Center in Room 222 at 3:30 p.m. His presentation will focus on “The Buff Ruins,” a lyric essay that “compares the recent economic downfall of Detroit with the diseased memoirs of an author who has endured several failed personal relationships.”
Read more about Sean here.
Congrats go to Creative Writing grad student Joe Sacksteder for being chosen as the 2011 Writing Award Winner by EMU’s Department of English Language and Literature.
Joe is currently working on his MA project, a book of poetry. Congratulations Joe!
First year Creative Writing Grad Student Joe Sacksteder was a finalist in two recent contests, one for poetry with the Mississippi Review and one for short fiction in Big Muddy. Check it out:
Here’s the link to the Mississippi Review announcement:
And here’s one for Big Muddy:
Way to go, Joe!
CRTW graduate Barry Graham has been named a finalist for the Next Generation Indie (NGI) Book Awards for Short Story / Fiction for his short story collection, The National Virginity Pledge. Congratulations Barry!
Associate Professor Christine Hume has been honored with the 2009 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Creative Activity. Congratulations Professor Hume!
Focus EMU Online has an article about Hume and the award. Read it here.
Congratulations to the following 2007 Cellar Roots Pushcart nominees. Good luck with your nominations!
John Biando – It Must Sound To You
Benjamin Fidler – Wholesome Food is Caught Without a Net
Barry Graham – The Way He Preferred It
Rebecca Woodward – The Good Doctor
Cara Zellner – Death by Disintegration
McKenny Award Poetry:
Evan Eustice – Inner Sun
*To read these pieces in the 36th issue contact the editor at: cellarroots.editorinchief <at>gmail.com