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Jane Springer
Springer Awarded MacDowell Fellowship

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Jane Springer has been awarded a prestigious  MacDowell Fellowship for a residency at the Colony in Peterborough, N.H. , from Sept. 19 – Oct.  17.  The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony; it nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.  More ...

Jane Springer
Springer to Read at Poetry Festival

Assistant Professor of English Jane Springer will read at the Poetry Society of America’s New York City Poetry Festival on Saturday, July 27.  More ...

Will Newman '14 sorts and organizes a large cache of materials by the late poet Agha Shahid Ali in Burke Library's Special Collections.
Poet Agha Shahid Ali’s Legacy Lives On In Special Collections

Poet Agha Shahid Ali taught at Hamilton for only five years, but in that short time he established lasting connections and friendships at the college. For this reason, the Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust donated his collection of manuscripts, letters, and other writings to Hamilton after his death in 2001. This summer, Will Newman ’14 is working with Burke Library’s Special Collections to organize the materials so that they are accessible to scholars, ensuring that Shahid’s legacy at Hamilton lives on.  More ...

Senior Fellow Marty Cain '13
Capturing Rural Decay Through Poetry and Film

With hundreds of Walmarts and large malls spreading across the United States, shoppers can enjoy more convenient, sometimes cheaper goods, from groceries to car tires. While smooth highways bridge millions of Americans to glossy new shopping opportunities every year, the nation places less value on the quiet pastoral state that it once treasured. Marty Cain ’13 is exploring this dichotomy of lifestyles for his senior fellowship, The Poetic Art of Rural Decay: Reinterpreting the Pastoral with a Surreal Sense of Place.  More ...

Martin Cain '13
Cain '13 Explores Pastoral Poetry Through Emerson Grant

Creative writing concentrator Martin Cain’s poetry has already appeared in a number of literary journals, so his award of an Emerson Foundation Summer Research Grant to pursue a study focused on “pastoral” poetry should come as no surprise. Cain ’13 was also the youngest writer to attend Middlebury College’s prestigious Bread Loaf Conference in 2011.  More ...

Steven Yao
Yao Named American Council on Education Fellow

Professor of English Steven Yao has been named an American Council on Education (ACE)  Fellow for 2012-13. The announcement was made by Molly Corbett Broad, president of ACE.  More ...

Iain Haley Pollock
Poet Iain Haley Pollock to Conduct Workshop, Read From His Work

Prize-winning poet Iain Haley Pollock will conduct a workshop and read from his work on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Hamilton.  The workshop "Too Black": The Intersection of Identity, Politics and Creativity in Contemporary Poetry" will take place at 4 p.m. in the Days-Massolo Center. Pollock's reading will begin at 8 p.m. in Dwight Lounge. Both events are free and open to the public.  More ...

Don Bogen
Cincinnati Review Poetry Editor to Read

Poet Don Bogen will visit Hamilton and read selections from his award-winning poetry on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. The reading is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jane Springer
Springer’s Poems Published

Several poems by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jane Springer have recently been published in literary magazines.  More ...

Onno Oerlemans
Oerlemans Presents at ASLE Conference

Professor of English Onno Oerlemans presented a paper titled “Poetry as Field-Guide: Can you Capture a Ptarmigan in a Poem?” at a conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) on June 24 at the University of Indiana.  More ...

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