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Check out this interview with Steve Henn, whose new book of poems, Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year, was published by Wolfson Press. He will give a reading at IUSB in fall 2017!

From the introduction to the interview:

Sometimes the most interesting minds are hiding in plain sight. Maybe it’s some guy at work in the break room quietly reading A Confederacy Of Dunces while FOX News blasts in the background. Maybe that guy at the local Starbucks making you a peppermint mocha has a Masters in Psychology and has written nine unpublished novels but fell on hard times. Or possibly that woman in your kitchen that wakes you up in the mornings to go to school who’s currently making your dinner. Maybe she used to travel the world and was passionate about the dada movement and had dreams of being an artist and living in a mud hut off the grid before you showed up. Or maybe that teacher of yours. The one you have for 5th period that quotes Vonnegut and you see reading George Saunders short stories at his desk before class. Maybe he’s a gifted poet that writes about life’s ironies and tragedies in a humanistic way.

Well that last one might just be Mr. Steve Henn. Henn’s a Midwestern poet who teaches high school English by day, raises four smart kids, and when time allows writes poems about life (yours and his, and everyone else’s that’s ever felt both the swelling sting and innate beauty of living.) Henn has been published in the past (check out his works at therealstevehenn.com) and he recently released his newest collection called Indiana Noble Sad Man Of The Year through Wolfson Press.

 

 

 

 

Join us THIS FRIDAY (4/14) at 7pm to celebrate the successes of our English literature and writing students, a reading and performance by poet James Armstrong, and the release of this year’s ANALECTA. There will be food and drink, and books for sale and signing. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Student Writing Awards featuring the poet, James Armstrong
ANALECTA debut!
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 pm in EA 1011
IU South Bend campus

 

2017 Excellence Award Winners

Writing: Niall Garvin

Literature: Sadie Sukich

2017 Writing Award Winners

Undergraduate Poetry

First Prize:  Adam Schelle, “Witness No. 1”

Second Prize:  Lucas Burkett, “The Massacre of Bowling Green”

Honorable Mention: Diane Passero, “Dear Em”

 

Undergraduate Prose

First Prize: Sarah E. Bull “A Study of Ambition”

Second Prize: Melanie Garcia, “Letters of Sensucht”

 

Graduate Poetry

First Prize: Austin Veldman, “Clandestine”

Second Prize: Michael Kouroubetes, “With the Ardor of a Fly in a Cell”

Graduate Prose

First Prize: Austin Veldman, “The Orange Boys”

Second Prize: Helen Wright, “The Recovering Vampire: A Journey to Vegetarianism”

And congratulations to English Majors who were recognized for their work at the 2017 IU South Bend Undergraduate Research Conference:

–Nargiza Amirova, best Social Sciences presentation, for “Exploitation of Immigrants by Immigrant Owned Restaurants”
–Melanie Garcia, best Creative Arts presentation, “Opulent Dreams”
–Savannah Welnetz, honorable mention for Humanities presentation, for “Sherlock Holmes-Paranormal Investigator: Reading the Hound of the Baskervilles as a Work of the Supernatural”

Join us THIS FRIDAY (4/14) at 7pm to celebrate the successes of our English literature and writing students, a reading and performance by poet James Armstrong, and the release of this year’s ANALECTA. There will be food and drink, and books for sale and signing. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Student Writing Awards featuring the poet, James Armstrong
ANALECTA debut!
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 pm in EA 1011
IU South Bend campus

James Armstrong is a Midwestern native: he grew up on the sand plains of southern Michigan and went to Northwestern University as an undergraduate. He has an M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Boston University. Armstrong’s scholarly essay on John James Audubon appeared in Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History (Routledge 1997). Armstrong has taught creative writing and American literature at Northwestern University and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Writing Program.

He has published poems and essays in TriQuarterly, RHINO, Porcupine, Gulf Coast, Orion, Poetry East and other journals. Armstrong received the PEN-New England Discovery Prize for poetry in 1996, and he has been awarded both an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in poetry and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in poetry. He was an artist in residence at Isle Royale in 1994 and on Grand Island National Recreation Area in 2004. His first book of poems, Monument in a Summer Hat, was published in the fall of 1999 (New Issues Press). His latest book, Blue Lash, came out in April, 2006, from Milkweed Editions.

His poem, “The Wreck,” was anthologized in Where One Voice Ends, Another Begins, a collection of Minnesota poetry published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (2007). In October of 2007, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Winona. Armstrong lives in downtown Winona with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters, Dot and Pippa.

Now Hiring Editors for 2017-18 Student Publications

* Analecta * New Views on Gender * Undergraduate Research Journal * Undergraduate Research Journal of History * Graduate Journal *

Deadline to apply: Monday April 17, 2017
The Student Publications Committee is now accepting applications for the position of Editor for each of our student journals. Duties include: advertising for submissions, reading and selecting submitted work for publication with a team of readers, finding and working with an artist on the cover and design, submitting the final file to the publisher, working with the publisher to make sure the journal is available in April, etc. This is a paid position ($1,200 for the academic year).
To apply, please submit a resume and a formal letter of application that describes your interest and experience. Email both documents to the journal’s faculty advisor:

For Analecta, please contact Prof. Kelcey Ervick at: parkerk@iusb.edu

For New Views on Gender, please contact Prof. Christina Gerken at: cgerken@iusb.edu

For the Undergraduate Research Journal, please contact Prof. Peter Bushnell at: pbushnel@iusb.edu

For the Undergraduate Research Journal of History, please contact Prof. Tom Murphy at: murphyjt@iusb.edu

For the Graduate Journal, please contact Craig Finlay at scfinlay@iusb.edu

 

Thanks so much to Steve Henn for visiting Kelcey Parker Ervick’s A190 and W206 classes today! He read some poems and showed some of his kids’ awesome illustrations from his new Wolfson Press book, Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year.

Here he is showing off his poetry tour t-shirt: 

 Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Marnie Galloway and Scott Roberts talk about their comic art! It was an inspiring event and a great crowd!  
    
   

comic event

 

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