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The Visiting Writers Series presents Joyelle McSweeney on Sept. 24

The English Department’s Visiting Writers Series invites you to an evening with poet, playwright, and publisher Joyelle McSweeney on September 24th at 7:30 PM in Bracken Library 104.

Who is Joyelle McSweeney?

Poet, novelist, publisher, and critic Joyelle McSweeney explores the way that writing is impacted by and transcends genre, language, and medium.

What does she write?

While McSweeney may be best known for her award winning poetry, her books span the range of literary genres, including the novel Flet, a work of speculative fiction, which has been compared to iconic novels like 1984 and Brave New World.

McSweeney is also co-founder of Action Yes Online Quarterly, an online journal that includes diverse forms of creative writing and visual art, and Action Books, a press focused on publishing poetry and prose translations.

She is the author of seven books of poetry and prose including, most recently, Salamandrine, 8 Gothics (stories and a play), and Percussion Grenade (poems and a play).

Where does she live and teach?

McSweeney is associate professor of English and the director of creative writing at University of Notre Dame.

Meet Joyelle September 24th at 7:30 PM in Bracken Library 104. All students and faculty are encouraged to attend. 

If you plan to attend, please add the event to your calendar and tell your friends on social media.

Professor Peter Davis Publishes His Third Poetry Book: ‘TINA’

Assistant professor of English Peter Davis recently published “TINA,” his third complete poetry book, in April 2013. In 2010, he published “Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!”, and in 2006, he published “Hitler’s Mustache.” For an inside look on “TINA,” read the interview below conducted by English department intern Daniel Brount. 

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In Print Interview: Marcus Wicker, Poet

Marcus Wicker is this year’s poet for the In Print Festival of First Books, which will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week! His debut collection of poems, Maybe the Saddest Thingwas selected for the National Poetry Series and published last year by Harper Perennial. Below, Wicker discusses his book, inspirations, and writing experiences among other topics in an interview conducted by Makayla Sickbert. Also, be sure to check out interviews with In Print Festival’s fiction author Eugene Cross and nonfiction author Elena Passarello, and don’t forget to join us on March 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM in the Student Center Ballroom for the 8th annual In Print Festival of First Books!

*Photo provided by Marcus Wicker

*Photo provided by Marcus Wicker

Marcus Wicker’s first book Maybe the Saddest Thing was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by Harper Perennial in 2012. He has received fellowships from The Poetry Foundation, Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Indiana University. Wicker’s work has appeared in Poetry, Beloit, Third Coast, and Ninth Letter, among other journals. He is assistant professor of English at University of Southern Indiana and poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review.

The following interview was conducted by Broken Plate 2013 student faculty member Makayla Sickbert.

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The Visiting Writers Series Presents Danielle Cadena Deulen

On Wednesday, February 13, The Visiting Writers Series will present a reading by writer Danielle Cadena Deulen. The Riots, her book of personal essays, won the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers Award. Her collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, won the Miller Willams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Be sure to join us on Wednesday in Letterman 125 at 7:30 PM for this free event!

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Poetry reading: Peter Davis, Michael Meyerhofer, Jared Sexton, and Todd McKinney

Tonight there will be a poetry reading starring BSU faculty Peter Davis, Michael Meyerhofer, Jared Sexton, and Todd McKinney. The reading will take place at Motini’s in Muncie’s village area, which is a 21+ venue. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and looks to be a great time. It’s always fun to hear your BSU professors’ own work, so come on out!