Recap: 2nd Fall 2017 BathHouse Event featuring Joanna Ruocco

Thank you to all of those in attendance at our 2nd Fall 2017 BathHouse event featuring Joanna Ruocco and a special thank you to all of those who participated in the discussion following her reading.  Pictures from the event are posted below. Keep in mind that we are still accepting submissions for reviews.

“Image and Text” Artists’ Panel Discussion

Date / Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2008  – 6 p.m.
Location: 208 Wilson Hall
Hosted ByOakland University Art Gallery
In conjunction with the current exhibition, “Image and Text,” the participating artists will discuss their work. The event is free and open to the public.

For more info:
Phone: (248) 370-3005
Fax: (248) 370-4208
E-mail:  goody<at>oakland<dot>edu

Poetry Night in Ann Arbor this Friday (1/18)

The 7th annual Poetry Night in Ann Arbor takes place this Friday!  This year’s celebration of language, literacy and creative culture will feature poets from the nationally lauded VOLUME Youth Poetry Project plus performances from the dyanimic collegiate spoken word troupe Ann Arbor Wordworks.  Out-of-town guests include New York City’s Aracelis Girmay (who Poets & Writers just named one of the top 12 debut poets of 2007) and San Francisco’s Dennis Kim (a.ka. Denizen Kane of the underground hip hop group Typical Cats).

It all takes place on Friday night, January 18th, beginning @ 7pm in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in the MichiganLeague, 911 N. University at Fletcher Street in Ann Arbor.  Doors will open @ 6:30.  Admission is $7 for students, $5 in advance; $12 for general public, $10 in advance. Contact Jeff Kass @ 734-223-7443 or eyelev21<at>aol<dot>com for more information.

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference: Jan 18-21, 2008

FYI for folks interested in The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference…

Next conference: January 18-21, 2008
The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference provides the faculty, connections, and method necessary to set poets with a completed manuscript or manuscript-in-process on a path towards publication.  It includes workshops, consultations with press editors, evening poetry readings, editorial panel Q&A, group critique of selected poems, and an after-conference strategy session. Faculty for the January ’08 conference include editors and publishers Jeffrey Levine (Tupelo Press), Jeffrey Shotts (Graywolf Press) and Chase Twichell (Ausable Press); workshop leaders include Founding Director of the Concord Poetry Center, Joan Houlihan, and Suffolk University Creative Writing Program Director Frederick Marchant. The cost of the January conference is $1,295 (when you register by December 21), and includes tuition, pre-conference materials, lodging and meals. The January conference takes place in the Brandt House, a turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival manor nestled in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.

For an application and complete guidelines, please visit

Additional information is also available by phone 978-897-0054, e-mail or by writing to Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Concord Poetry Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742-2418.


Several of the December Creative/Imaginative Writing graduation candidates have expressed interest in an end-of-the-year public reading.

There is already an end of the academic year Creative Writing showcase scheduled for April and this additional reading will not affect those graduates who would like to read at that time. This is an additional reading to specifically honor our December graduates and all are invited!

Please let Prof. Tracie Morris know if you are a CRTW student graduating in December and would like to read for the 12/11/07 celebration. It’ll be in the Corillon room of Halle library on the Third floor from 5:30 – 8:30 on 12/11/07. Work will also be on display for multimedia art.

The order will be: undergrad December candidates, Graduate December candidates, a brief break and then…

There will also be a general open mic presentation for the campus community right after the reading/presentation of the CRTW graduates. Actors, slam poets and multidisciplinary arts performers are invited to join the festivities! This is officially an English department event, but we hope that non-majors, future majors, graduate students and those who just like to write and read aloud, will join us for the reading. There is no genre or discipline limitation for the open mic. Just bring your best “game”!

If you’d like to sign up, send an email along to Prof. Tracie Morris at: tmorris4 <at>

Looking forward to seeing you in December!

Upcoming BathHouse Reading with Ander Monson and Ron Padgett

THE EMU Creative Writing Department is Pleased to Welcome
Ander Monson
and Ron Padgett
(Co-sponsored by Campus Life)
Friday, Nov. 9
Event 1: 3:30pm – Talk with Ron Padgett “When Poet Meets Painter: The Pleasures of Collaboration”
Event 2: 5pm – Reading with Ander Monson and Ron Padgett
Halle Library Auditorium, Eastern Michigan University Campus

Ander Monson lives in Michigan where he edits the magazine DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press. He is the author of three books: Neck Deep and Other Predicaments: Essays (Graywolf Press, February 2007), Other Electricities (a sort-of novel, Sarabande Books, 2005), and Vacationland (poems, Tupelo Press, 2005).

Ron Padgett’s recent books include You Never Know (poems), If I Were You (collaborative works), and two memoirs, Oklahoma Tough: My Father, King of the Tulsa Bootleggers and Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard. Padgett is the editor of The Handbook of Poetic Forms as well as the translator of Blaise Cendrars’ Complete Poems. He has collaborated with artists such as Jim Dine, Alex Katz, George Schneeman, and Joe Brainard. In September Coffee House Press will publish his new collection of poems, How to Be Perfect. Go to