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Feb. 25 / The Annual Information Email Blast on WSCU MFA Poetry Program

This is the informational email blast we send out each year. Please feel free to link to it or copy and send it around to prospective students and anyone who else who may have an interest in the program. We can’t attach the syllabi and informational packet here, but the syllabi are elsewhere on this… Continue reading

Feb. 10 / “Don’t Just Sit There” 2.2 Now Available

Don’t Just Sit There, Vol. 2.2 is just out. This journal is edited by David J. Rothman, the Poetry Concentration Director at WSCU’s MFA, with Martha Kalin as Associate Editor (and she did most of the work….). It features poets and writers from Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, where Rothman also teaches, and therefore also… Continue reading

Feb. 1 / Catching up with Dave Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate and WSCU Advisory Board Member

Feb. 1 / This just in from Dave Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate and WSCU Poetry Concentration Advisory Board Member. We asked him for a summary of what he’s been up to, and it’s prodigious. What a great year he’s had — we are tremendously fortunate to have him working with us! *** This has been… Continue reading

Jan. 21 / Faculty Member Ernest Hilbert Releases Recording of Poems with Original Score

Great news from WSCU Professor Ernest Hilbert about the release of his recording. *** What would it sound like if a book of poetry had its own musical score, like a film, written specifically to match the poems word for word and line for line? In 2009, after the release of his book Sixty Sonnets,… Continue reading

Jan. 7 / WSCU Makes 9 Credits of MFA Courses Available to Non-Matriculated Students

Jan. 7, 2013 / BIG NEWS! Thanks to the very hard work of MFA Director Mark Todd, WSCU has now decided to allow us to offer MFA courses (up to 9 credit hours total) to students who are not yet enrolled as degree candidates in our program. We haven’t yet decided which courses we will… Continue reading

Dec. 10 / Upcoming Conference Panels Featuring WSCU Faculty

Dec. 10 / Over the next several months, WSCU faculty will be participating in a number of exciting panels at conferences around the country. On March 6 – 9 AWP holds its annual enormous blowout conference, which takes place this year in Boston. David J. Rothman will Chair a panel there titled “’Money is a… Continue reading

Oct. 30 / Peter Bridges Joins Advisory Board

Exciting News! Peter Bridges has joined the WSCU MFA in Poetry Advisory Board. We are quite fortunate in this. Peter was born in New Orleans in 1932 and was raised in Chicago. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. (in Slavic languages) from Columbia University. After two years’ enlisted service in the… Continue reading

Oct. 28 / Reading to Celebrate Publication of David Yezzi’s New Chapbook at Lori Bookstein Gallery in New York

To celebrate the publication of WSCU faculty Devid Yezzi’s new chapbook, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, from Exot Books, the Lori Bookstein Gallery will hold a reading and reception on November 17. The gallery is located at 138 10th Ave., in New York (between 18th and 19th), and the event will run from 5:30 to 7:00. Program… Continue reading

Oct. 23 / WSCU Poets to Read This Coming Friday, October 26, at Milagros Coffee House in Alamosa

This coming Friday, October 26, WSCU MFA poetry student Ben Longfellow (coach of the Adams State Rugby Team…!), has organized a poetry reading by WSCU MFA poets at Milagros Coffee House in Alamosa. Milagros is at 529 Main Street, in downtown Alamosa. The reading begins at 7 pm and is free and open to the… Continue reading

Oct. 21 / Todd and Milbrodt to Read at Savage Library

Two of WSCU’s creative writing faculty will read from their recent publications on Friday, October 26, 7pm, Savage Library. Mark Todd, Director of the MFA program and Professor of English, will preview his new science fiction time-travel novel, Strange Attractors, which comes out in trade paperback this fall. The story spins a tale about thirty-something… Continue reading