Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian’s The Wide Road

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Creative Writing professor Carla Harryman, together with Lyn Hejinian, recently celebrated the release of The Wide Road, a collaborative work by the pair, roughly 20 years in the making.  Here’s the official blurb from Belladonna Books:

What would have happened…had Thelma and Louise not driven off the cliff but stayed on the road? In Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian’s picaresque novella, friendship lives on to follow eros through a polymorphic landscape where their fearless, inquisitive “we” encounters “hunger in two places at once.”

The Wide Road was collaboratively composed by Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian between 1991 and 2010. The cover art was drawn for this manuscript by the artist Nancy Blum, and the first edition is printed with two different cover designs.

The Wide Road pre-release date was December 1, 2010. The official release date is March 15, 2011. Find out more at:

BathHouse issue 7.1 now live!

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The new issue of the hypermedia journal BathHouse is now online.  Check out issue 7.1 by visitng  Inside you’ll find visual art by Andrew Abbott and Sarah Walko, a sound piece by Meghan Lamb, as well as text-based creations by Emileigh Barnes, Rebecca Mertz, and Felicia Shenker.

You can also find BathHouse on Facebook; it’s a great way to learn more about BathHouse and other hybrid arts events.

If you are a current student at EMU, “join” BathHouse on the student orgs web portal. Login using your normal e-mich name and password, click “organizations,” and search for BathHouse.  You aren’t committing yourself to anything by joining, but you will be showing your support and gaining access to news and events on the BathHouse student orgs page.

If hybrid arts are your thing, and you’re interested in helping out with future BathHouse issues, e-mail Editor-in-chief Joe Sacksteder at

New Releases: Cellar Roots v.39 and 52/48

Two new EMU-based publications made their debut on Apirl 14: the 2010 edition of Cellar Roots (v.39), EMU’s student-produced annual literary/arts journal, and 52/48, an anthology of writing from EMU’s Creative Writing department.  Get copies for yourself and your friends now, and enjoy the creative work of fellow EMU students (and a few others) in the realms of short fiction, poetry, visual art, and more.

To find out how to get copies of Cellar Roots, call (734) 487-6940 or e-mail .

For copies of 52/48, contact Bill Barr at

New book “Shot” from Christine Hume

Shot by Christine HumeShot, a new collection of poetry from Professor Christine Hume,  is now available.

Find out more and read an excerpt at publisher Counterpath Press’s web site.

Here’s a little about the book from the publisher’s web site:

In alternating currents of prose and verse, Shot reaches beyond the tradition of the nocturne to illuminate contradictory impulses and intensities of night. Shot inhabits the sinister, visionary, intimate, haunted, erotic capacities to see and hear things at night, in the fertile void containing our own psychological and physical darkness. Via Levinas who locates self-knowledge and ethical contract in insomnia, this darkness is one “stuck full of eyes.” Here the insomniac falls into a Beckettian pattern of waiting, in an inextricable dialogue with a selfhood that cannot settle down. In a perpetual play between empirical and abstract knowledge, tantrum and meditation, Shot creates torque that drives beyond material experience.